Gilles Apap to perform in S. B.


The popular violinist Gilles Apap, former concertmaster with the Santa Barbara Symphony, will perform a wide variety of music Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. at the Marjorie Luke Theater, 721 E. Cota St., Santa Barbara. Compositions will include The Bluegrass Boys, Children of the Barn, Growling Old Geezers, Gaptooth Mountain Ramblers, and Bayou Seco.

The performance, a CD release concert sponsored by Nellie Flanagan and Apapaziz Productions, is expecting a sell-out crowd according to Janet Nelson, a spokesman with Santa Barbara Sheet Music, also a sponsor of the event.


Apap said his new album is an hour of solo music that he would play everywhere. ďIíve been doing this for years, just going on the road with my fiddle,Ē he explained. Apapís music has been described as a crossover between classical, Bluegrass, old-time Americana, Irish, gypsy, and club-style swing. He also ventures into Indian music and other folk music.

Tickets, $30 for general admission and $20 for seniors and students, are available at Santa Barbara Sheet Music, 1036 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara.