• The Santa Maria Philharmonic Beloved Holiday Concert Has Arrived

    Santa Maria, CA, Dec 2, 2022 - One of Santa Maria Valley's favorite traditions, the Santa Maria Philharmonic Holiday Concert is just around the corner. This year the concert will be a Baroque Jubilee, featuring the iconic works of Corelli, Biber, Vivaldi, and Bach. 

    The jaunty rhythms of Johann Sebastian Bach represent the Germanic Baroque tradition in the program, the singing violin melodies of Antonio Vivaldi and Arcangelo Corelli exemplify the Italian style, and the unconventional tunings of Heinrich Biber add undeniable drama. 

    The Santa Maria Philharmonic Orchestra's own Mary Beth Rhodes-Woodruff and Carol Houchens, along with guest artist Sylvia Berry will perform the various soloist parts throughout the evening, showcasing the artistry and skill in the ensemble. 

    There will be a pre-concert lecture with Ann Lucas just prior to the concert that you are welcome to attend, and a cookie reception with treats from MnM's Sweet Treats at the intermission.

    The concert will be held on December 2, 2022, at 7:30 pm ath the First United Methodist Church located at 311 S. Broadway. Tickets are on sale at SMPHILHARMONIC.ORG.