HORIZONS
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

HORIZONS

Dvorak’s explosive Symphony no. 7 is paired with Esa-Pekka Salonen’s mesmerizing Violin Concerto, performed by our internationally acclaimed concertmaster Nigel Armstrong.

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HORIZONS
Nov
3
2:00 PM14:00

HORIZONS

  • Mello Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dvorak’s explosive Symphony no. 7 is paired with Esa-Pekka Salonen’s mesmerizing Violin Concerto, performed by our internationally acclaimed concertmaster Nigel Armstrong.

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League: Laguna Seca Race Track Tour
Nov
24
11:30 AM11:30

League: Laguna Seca Race Track Tour

Come drive with the Symphony League, at one of the premier race tracks in the world, WeatherTech’s Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, CA. The League is offering car enthusiasts and anyone who wishes to experience the rush of driving his/her own car on a world-renowned race track - a once in a lifetime opportunity for most.

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CATHARSIS
Feb
1
7:30 PM19:30

CATHARSIS

Mahler’s Symphony no. 5 begins with the most famous four notes since Beethoven’s 5th, includes his greatest love song, the Adagietto, and charts the course from inner agony to ecstasy of the soul. 

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CATHARSIS
Feb
2
2:00 PM14:00

CATHARSIS

  • Mello Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mahler’s Symphony no. 5 begins with the most famous four notes since Beethoven’s 5th, includes his greatest love song, the Adagietto, and charts the course from inner agony to ecstasy of the soul. 

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The Orchestra Sings - Family Concert
Mar
1
2:00 PM14:00

The Orchestra Sings - Family Concert

Melody is one of the universal elements of music. Composers and musicians create melodies, which can be sung or played on instruments. The orchestra sings when its musicians play melodies on their instruments. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra sings.

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League Preview: Metamorphoses
Mar
27
4:00 PM16:00

League Preview: Metamorphoses

Join us for the fourth Preview of the season, "Metamorphoses,” with Klein String Competition winner Alex Zhou and Maestro Daniel Stewart as they demonstrate and discuss the music for the concert. Composers include Massanet, Saint-Saens, Moncayo, and Prokofiev.

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METAMORPHOSES
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

METAMORPHOSES

Prokofiev’s mastery of cultural and political elements reaches it’s apotheosis in his visionary Symphony No. 5.

The program opens with Moncayo’s Huapango which celebrates zapateado dance traditions of Mexico, while Massenet’s breathtakingly beautiful Meditation from Thais and Saint-Saëns’ thrillingly virtuosic Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso will feature Klein String Competition winner Alex Zhou.

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METAMORPHOSES
Mar
29
2:00 PM14:00

METAMORPHOSES

  • Mello Center for the Performing Arts (map)
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Prokofiev’s mastery of cultural and political elements reaches it’s apotheosis in his visionary Symphony No. 5.

The program opens with Moncayo’s Huapango which celebrates zapateado dance traditions of Mexico, while Massenet’s breathtakingly beautiful Meditation from Thais and Saint-Saëns’ thrillingly virtuosic Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso will feature Klein String Competition winner Alex Zhou.

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RAPTURE
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

RAPTURE

Orff’s awe-inspiring masterpiece returns by popular demand! The electrifying power of this musical journey around the wheel of fortune is legendary, and will continue Maestro Stewart’s tradition of featuring world renowned soloists from the Metropolitan Opera, and the beloved Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus. 

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RAPTURE
May
3
2:00 PM14:00

RAPTURE

Orff’s awe-inspiring masterpiece returns by popular demand! The electrifying power of this musical journey around the wheel of fortune is legendary, and will continue Maestro Stewart’s tradition of featuring world renowned soloists from the Metropolitan Opera, and the beloved Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus. 

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POPS CONCERT "2020: A Movie Odyssey"
Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

POPS CONCERT "2020: A Movie Odyssey"

Join us on a movie odyssey as we explore scores from such movie greats as The Godfather, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Pink Panther, Mission Impossible, Batman, and more!

The festivities start with a Street Party prior to the concert in front of the Civic Auditorium with music, food, and drink. Check back for more info!

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League: Musical Odyssey in Northern Europe
Sep
8
to Sep 17

League: Musical Odyssey in Northern Europe

Come celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday at sea, aboard the luxurious Le Dumont-d’Urville, for a nine-day cruise. We invite you to join us on this musical odyssey from Stockholm to Honfleur as we explore the rich cultural heritage of northern Europe accompanied by world-class chamber musicians performing an all-Beethoven repertoire.

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ASCENDANCE
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

ASCENDANCE

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Our season begins with world renowned pianist Jon Nakamatsu performing Beethoven’s magisterial piano concerto no. 5, 'The Emperor'. Grammy award winning composer & DJ Mason Bates joins us for performances of his wildly popular showpiece for DJ and orchestra, 'Mothership'. Stravinsky’s enchanting score to his ballet the 'Firebird' luxuriates in dazzlingly romanticism.

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ASCENDANCE
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

ASCENDANCE

Our season begins with world renowned pianist Jon Nakamatsu performing Beethoven’s magisterial piano concerto no. 5, 'The Emperor'. Grammy award winning composer & DJ Mason Bates joins us for performances of his wildly popular showpiece for DJ and orchestra, 'Mothership'. Stravinsky’s enchanting score to his ballet the 'Firebird' luxuriates in dazzlingly romanticism.

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You Make Music Happen!
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

You Make Music Happen!

  • Watsonville Civic Center Community Room (top floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an afternoon of inspiration and education as we share the stories of how our community benefits from classical music and music education. At this one-hour event we will be raising your awareness and asking your support for our classical music events and free music education programs. Concertmaster Nigel Armstrong & Maestro Daniel Stewart will be performing a violin/viola duet.

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South County Classical Overture
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

South County Classical Overture

Bring a friend and join us for our next South County Classical Overture and learn more about the Symphony - our concerts, outreach and music education programs, including the Mueller Scholarship program and Link Up.

Music by a Mueller Scholarship recipient and light refreshments are included. We will be in the upstairs meeting room of the Watsonville Library. Please RSVP at office@santacruzsymphony.org or 831-462-0553 x10.

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