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  • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium 307 Church Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 United States (map)


One universal element of music is rhythm. Composers and musicians play with elements of musical time, creating patterns of sound and silence that are expressive and exciting. A consistent groove can unite musicians, singers, and audiences in an experience of listening and performing together. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how "the orchestra rocks!"

The Santa Cruz Symphony will once again be joined by the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony, Santa Cruz Ballet Theater, Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band, Cabrillo Youth Chorus and the Santa Cruz High School Drumline.

Be sure to stay after and attend the "Instrument Petting Zoo" immediately after the concert.


Giuseppe Verdi         Anvil Chorus

Igor Stravinsky         “Dance of the Adolescents” from The Rite of Spring

Carl Orff                   “O Fortuna” from Carmina Burana

Russian Traditional   “In the Field Stood a Birch Tree”/”Vo Pole Beryioza Stoyala”

Pyotr Tchaikovsky     Symphony No. 4, fourth movement (excerpt)

Gustav Holst             “Mars” from The Planets (excerpt

Thomas Cabaniss      “Drumlines”

Earlier Event: January 28
Songs of Past, Present & Future
Later Event: March 4
Cello Recital with JONAH KIM