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Music of the Spheres

The Santa Cruz Symphony Soars to New Heights with “Music of the Spheres”

The Santa Cruz Symphony’s 60th Anniversary season began this past weekend with a cosmic presentation of Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and Gustav Holst’s The Planets. The spine-tingling music and resounding applause from the Symphony performances are no doubt still reverberating around the walls of the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium and Watsonville Mello Center. The […]

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The Santa Cruz Symphony Uplifts Us Again

The Santa Cruz Symphony has once again done what it does best: commemorating world-famous scores and composers from the past, spotlighting distinguished contemporary musicians, and bringing audiences to the edge of their seats with news of exciting music to come. Their “Fratres” concert last weekend offered vibrant string arrangements led by Music Director Daniel Stewart and […]

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Yuja Wang and the Santa Cruz Symphony

Santa Cruz Symphony’s Historic Concert with Yuja Wang

Superstar pianist Yuja Wang has been featured with almost every legendary orchestra in the world. Last weekend, the celebrated artist lit up the stage for a rare appearance with the Santa Cruz Symphony at the Civic Auditorium and the Henry J. Mello Center. Yuja’s performances with our local orchestra showcased the striking virtuosity and vibrant personality that she […]

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The SC Symphony’s Musical Menagerie

Last weekend the Santa Cruz Symphony celebrated the animal kingdom and the arts in a Family Concert designed to entertain and educate an audience of all ages. Presented at the Civic Auditorium, Carnival of the Animals featured the orchestra in collaboration with four other significant local performing arts organizations. The annual Family Concert encourages children and young adults […]

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The Santa Cruz Symphony presented The Barber of Seville to packed audiences.

SCS Triumphs with The Barber of Seville

Last weekend marked the first concert-opera presentation by the Santa Cruz Symphony – Gioachino Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia. The comedy is one of the classical music world’s most popular operas, and one of the prolific Italian composer’s best-known works of art. Featuring world-class guest soloists and a powerhouse orchestra, the Symphony’s production of the […]

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Nigel Armstrong, the Santa Cruz Symphony's new Concertmaster.

Nigel Armstrong: Santa Cruz Symphony’s Concertmaster

On October 22nd, the community was officially introduced to the Santa Cruz Symphony’s new Concertmaster, Nigel Armstrong, in an evening performance at Cabrillo College’s Samper Recital Hall. Accompanied by guest artist Elizabeth Dorman on piano, and the Symphony’s Music Director Daniel Stewart on viola, Armstrong’s dynamic presentation as a solo violinist defines why the Santa […]

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