Staff Report

Under the direction of Michael Nowak, the Santa Maria Philharmonic will present a free concert, “Fly Me to the Moon: From JS Bach to Mr. Spock,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26.

The concert is presented as part of the Philharmonic Society’s educational programming for fourth-grade students in the Santa Maria Valley each year, but this is the first presentation for a wider audience.  

The concert includes a multimedia presentation, light show and live music performed by the philharmonic and guest artists.

“We’re grateful to some very generous donors who’ve made the additional performance possible,” said Executive Director Fran Saveriano.  “We’re very happy to be able to present it free of charge to residents and visitors alike in the Northern Santa Barbara County community.”

“This program is designed to captivate the imagination and creative spirit in all of us as we journey from our world out into the far regions of the universe,” said Nowak, co-creator of this project with his wife, Suzette Harbour. “By blending extraordinary visuals with the world’s greatest music, we guarantee an experience that is truly ‘out of this world’.”

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