Santa Maria Philharmonic Society - The "Big One" Annual Fundraising Event 2021-22

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Welcome to the annual fundraiser & membership drive for the Santa Maria Philharmonic Society! SMPS is committed to providing live, local, musical experiences for all people and all ages.  Donations and memberships pay musician and staff salaries, cover concert expenses, and support music education events for children and youth in our community.  By donating today, you make it possible for the Phil to keep playing on as we return to concerts in the coming year – with your help, we will Listen – Local – Live once more!

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Enjoy Maestro Nowak and the Santa Maria Philharmonic performing the beloved children’s classic, Peter and the Wolf. This work, a "symphonic fairy tale for children", was written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936. Our narrator, Kitty Balay, of PCPA fame, tells the story, while the orchestra illustrates with character “themes” for each character. Artwork from students at Ontiveros Elementary makes it even more fun!

Peter and the Wolf is Prokofiev's most frequently performed work, as well as one of the most frequently performed works in the entire classical repertoire. Children of all ages will enjoy this wonderful performance!

Violin 1

Mary Beth Woodruff, Concertmaster

Emily Lanzone

Sara Bashore

Talia Honikman

Junia Work

Sally Dalke

Violin 2

Marie Hebert, Principal

Lynne Garrett

Eva Werner

Patricia Bromberger

Ingrid Kovacs

Valarie Koos


David Hennessee, Principal

Carson Rick

Mark Kovacs

Dorothy Rose


Hilary Clark, Principal

Min Lee

Nan Hamilton

Aidan Woodruff


Ken Hustad, Principal

Ed Harris


Carol Houchens


Jessica Hoffman


Caroline Tobin


John Dilworth


Jennifer Galvan, Principal

Allen Smithson

Greg Magie


David Johns


Bruce Wagner


John Beck


John Astaire

Kitty Balay through cooperation with Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Narrator

Audio Recording by Barbara Hirsch, Opus 1 Mobile Recording

Video by Zach Mendez

THANKS to our generous granting agencies for sponsoring this video, including:

Altrusa Club of the Central Coast

California Retired Teachers Association

Roy & Ida Eagle Foundation

Santa Barbara Bowl Outreach

Santa Barbara Arts Making Impact

Smith Family Foundation

Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation

Thanks to the following for donating their time/talents to help produce this video:

Artwork Coordinator: Diane Borad-Mirken, Friend and former SMPS Board Member

Artwork: Courtesy of students at Ontiveros Elementary (Gayle V., principal)

and Ballard Elementary, Solvang

Catering: The Moxie Cafe

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Peter und der Wolf, Op. 67: Kaum war Peter fort, da kam aus dem Wald...


Michael Heltau

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SME (on behalf of Sony Classical)


Peter and the wolf, Op.67 (Narration In Dutch)


Leonie Jansen, Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams

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UMG (on behalf of Decca Music Group Ltd.); Wise Music Group, and 3 Music Rights Societies


Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: VII. In the Meantime


Dame Edna Everage, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, John Lanchbery


PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf / BRITTEN: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Children's Classics)

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Naxos Digital Services US, Inc (on behalf of Naxos); Abramus Digital, LatinAutorPerf, and 2 Music Rights SocietiesSHOW LESS

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Santa Maria Philharmonic Society

A 501(c)(3) organization

EIN 77-0288378