FEBRUARY 25, 2018 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Family Concert for audience members of all ages



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 LinkUp 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 be joined by the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony directed by Nathaniel Berman, Cabrillo Youth Chorus directed by Cheryl Anderson, Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band directed by Terrel Eaton, Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre directed by Robert Kelley, and the Santa Cruz High Drumline directed by Christina T.



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”