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Santa Cruz Symphony’s Invocations

The Santa Cruz Symphony conjured up an otherworldly experience last weekend with Invocations, a concert featuring the musical sophistication of four guest Metropolitan Opera soloists and Cheryl Anderson’s Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus alongside Daniel Stewart’s illustrious orchestra. The final program of a brilliant 2018-19 Season opened with Esa-Pekka Salonen’s “Karawane”, a 30-minute piece based on a […]

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Symphonic Fire - Santa Cruz Symphony

Symphonic Fire – Santa Cruz Symphony With Cellist Jonah Kim

Santa Cruz Symphony lit up local stages last weekend with Symphonic Fire, a program presenting two final works written by legendary composers Antonin Dvořák and Sergei Rachmaninoff. The program opened with Dvořák’s tremendous Cello Concerto in B Minor featuring Jonah Kim, an SCS principal cellist and two-time Grammy-winning chamber musician of international renown. As a […]

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Santa Cruz Symphony - Enlightenment

Santa Cruz Symphony’s “Enlightenment”

Under Maestro Daniel Stewart’s visionary direction, the Santa Cruz Symphony proves yet again its commitment to present groundbreaking music on local stages. Last weekend’s production of Enlightenment was no exception, with radiant music by Emmy Award-winning local composer John Wineglass, 2017 Klein Competition grand prize winner and cellist Jeremy Tai, and the illustrious Maestro Stewart […]

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Brass Over Bridges

Spotlight on Brass Over Bridges : Santa Cruz Symphony Recital

Last weekend, the Cabrillo College Samper Hall hosted a dazzling performance by Brass Over Bridges, a brass instrument quintet featuring musicians from the Santa Cruz Symphony. The Spotlight on the Symphony recital celebrated some of the Bay Area’s most talented brass musicians performing a selection of work by composers who have influenced American classical sounds. Brass Over […]

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Rites of Spring - Santa Cruz Symphony

Rites of Spring : Santa Cruz Symphony Concert

The Santa Cruz Symphony spun a musical fantasy in Rites of Spring, the second concert of the 2018-19 season featuring work by Debussy, Gershwin, and Stravinsky. As much as Santa Cruz Symphony (SCS) performances are uniquely interpretive, they also show a remarkable understanding of the composers’ visions. Opening the program with Claude Debussy’s “Prelude to […]

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Fidl Fantazye

Santa Cruz Symphony Opening Concert : Fidl-Fantazye

The Santa Cruz Symphony began its 2018-19 season last weekend with a program featuring world-renowned soloists from the Berlin Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera. The season’s opening concert was an exciting reminder of Maestro Daniel Stewart’s imagination as Music Director. Through his visionary leadership, the Santa Cruz Symphony (SCS) continues to introduce us to internationally […]

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Madeline Jarzembak, the Principal Harp of the Santa Cruz Symphony

Spotlight on Madeline Jarzembak: Santa Cruz Symphony’s Principal Harp

The curtain has risen on the 2018-2019 Santa Cruz Symphony concert season, opening with the first recital of the Spotlight On The Symphony series on September 16. The Spotlight series introduces audiences to the individual talent of Symphony musicians in the intimate setting of the Cabrillo College Samper Recital Hall. Last Sunday’s program celebrated Madeline […]

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Santa Cruz Symphony’s “Resurrection”

Santa Cruz Symphony’s “Resurrection”

Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in C-minor, “Resurrection”, contemplates the human experience. The composer raises questions about the purpose of life, the inevitability of death, the possibility of afterlife, and the probability of rebirth. “Resurrection” was the Santa Cruz Symphony’s 5th and last Classic Concert of its 60th Anniversary Season, and one of its most life-affirming productions. Mahler’s profound messages were powerfully transmitted […]

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Santa Cruz Symphony – Celebration!

The Santa Cruz Symphony’s recent production, Celebration!, was a gift to the romantic imagination, reminding us with music of the rapture associated with being alive. As always, SCS fostered a memorably vibrant exchange between the orchestra and soloists; performers and audience. Reviving work by iconic composers and introducing us to innovative music and musicians, the […]

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Jonah Kim

Jonah Kim – Santa Cruz Symphony’s New Principal Cellist

Last weekend, the Santa Cruz Symphony (SCS) presented a debut recital featuring its new Principal Cello, Jonah Kim. The two time Grammy award winning cellist is an outstanding addition to our local Symphony. Kim’s extensive work across a range of genres with world-renowned artists, his expressive stage presence and talent as a cellist makes him […]

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