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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 and SC Ballet Theatre

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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Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker Ballet with Live Orchestra

Of the many local artistic holiday traditions, one that continues to be an annual favorite is the Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre’s December performances of The Nutcracker. Next week, SCBT will raise the curtain for its 15th original production of the classic two act ballet, with five spectacular dance shows performed at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium with a […]

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Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium – 1948

This Post Card celebrating the opening of the the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium was sent from Santa Cruz to Worcester Massachusetts 68 years ago.Ma Green was surprised to see the weather doing fine and the trees all in bud during November. Its fun to recognize these Santa Cruz weather oddities that we see regularly and […]

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The Santa Cruz Symphony

The Santa Cruz Symphony

In March 1958, a group of local musicians placed an ad in the Santa Cruz Sentinel calling for symphony orchestra members. What started as a small gathering of six quickly grew to a group of seventy musicians. After only ten rehearsals, the group presented their first concert at the Civic Auditorium, receiving a standing ovation […]

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Lisa Bibbee, Free Mother Earth. Photo by Jana Marcus, 2015.

FashionArt Santa Cruz

When gallery owner Angelo Grova hosted a parking lot fashion show in support of a friend studying fashion design, he did not anticipate how much local enthusiasm and widespread creativity this informal event would generate. To his surprise and delight, more than 400 people attended the show. Since that first successful evening back in 2006, […]

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