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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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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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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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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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