Author Archive | Fleur Williams

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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Capitola Plein Air 2018 – 4th Annual Festival

November 1st marks the launch of the fourth annual Capitola Plein Air Art Festival, when forty professional artists will leave their studios behind to paint outdoors along the idyllic California coast. The three day live painting event invites the participating artists to set up easels and capture images of natural landscapes and village life around the historic […]

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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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Ebb & Flow 2018: Interview with BANDALOOP

  Pioneering vertical dance group, BANDALOOP, brings their dynamic performance art back to local walls this weekend for Arts Council Santa Cruz County’s annual two-day river arts festival, Ebb & Flow. BANDALOOP merges intricate choreography with innovative rock climbing technology, creating work that re-imagines dance and changes the perspectives of international audiences. Based in Oakland, CA, […]

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Ebb & Flow 2018: Interview with Visual Endeavors

Ebb & Flow Festival 2018 kicks-off on First Friday June 1, celebrating the San Lorenzo River with innovative forms of art and entertainment happening throughout the day and into the night. Launched in 2015 by Arts Council Santa Cruz County, the free, two-day festival connects creativity, nature, and community by bringing attention to the San Lorenzo River […]

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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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Ann Hazels - 2018 NEXTies Artist of the Year

Interview with Ann Hazels : 2018 Nexties Artist of the Year

The annual NEXTies award show is returning to the Rio Theatre on Friday, March 23, 2018. Now in its 9th year, the event celebrates Santa Cruz County’s talented locals who stand out for their outstanding achievements in industries ranging from food and fitness, to tech and the arts. This year, the Artist of the Year award is going […]

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