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Songs: Past, Present, and Future

Santa Cruz Symphony Performs Musical Poetry

Last weekend the Santa Cruz Symphony presented the third classic concert of the 2017-18 Season – Songs: Past, Present, and Future. The stirring performances brought musical poetry and exceptional local and guest talent to Santa Cruz stages, and shared the Symphony’s consistent and expansive artistic vision. The program began with the Prelude to “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” (“The Master […]

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Embracing the Dance

Santa Cruz Symphony Embraces the Dance

Last weekend, the Santa Cruz Symphony presented Embracing the Dance, the second program of the 60th Anniversary season. Performing the esteemed work of John Adams, Leonard Bernstein, and Ludwig van Beethoven, the Symphony took audiences on a dance-themed journey to China, New York City, and Europe. The concert was a celebration of music and movement […]

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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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Interview with artist Jassen Todorov

Jassen Todorov’s artistry onstage and in the air spotlights the best of northern California’s classical music and diverse natural beauty. Based in the Bay Area, Todorov is recognized worldwide for his award-winning music and photography. His photos are as bold, harmonious, and stirring as his violin music, revealing his dedication to consistent work, creative refinement, […]

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Santa Cruz Art of Guitar Exhibition and Festival

Santa Cruz is a place that inspires all forms of art, so it’s no surprise that some of the most high quality guitars being played by musicians around the world are produced by local luthiers. To celebrate this area’s influential guitar-building and music-making culture, musician Jayme Kelly Curtis introduced the first Santa Cruz Art of Guitar Exhibition and […]

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Santa Cruz Symphony

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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