We are pleased to announce our Spotlight on the Symphony Recital Series for the 2018-19 Season! The recitals are on Sunday afternoons at 2 pm at Cabrillo College's beautiful Samper Recital Hall.



Souvenir de Florence - September 15, 2019

The opening recital of our Spotlight on the Symphony Recital Series will feature six string musicians, including concertmaster Nigel Armstrong, Daniel Stewart on viola, principal viola Chad Kaltinger, principal cello Jonah Kim, and assistant principal cello Saul Richmond-Rakerd.

The highlight of the program will be Tchaikovsky’s beautiful sextet, Souvenir de Florence, so named because he wrote it while in Florence. However the last two movements are distinctly reminiscent of Russian folk-like melodies and rhythms.

The Soldier’s Tale (L’Histoire du Soldat) - January 12, 2020

Our second recital will feature a septet of principal musicians performing Stravinsky’s compelling parable of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil in return for unlimited economic gain. L’Histoire du Soldat was conceived by Igor Stravinsky and Swiss writer C. F. Ramuz based on a Russian folk tale (The Runaway Soldier and the Devil) drawn from the collection of Alexander Afanasyev.

The septet will include concertmaster Nigel Armstrong, double bass principal Alden Cohen, clarinet, bassoon principal Erin Irvine, trumpet principal Matt Ebisuzaki, trombone principal Esther Armendariz, and percussion principal Norm Peck.

Reverberate! - April 19, 2020

Our third and final recital will feature two of our incredibly talented percussionists, Kristen Lou and Kumiko Ito. They will be performing a variety of selections from different genres on an assortment of percussion instruments. Since their specialty is mallet instruments, you will hear selections on marimba, vibraphone, and more.


Series prices:

$130 - Regular Seating, $100 - Balcony Seating, $50 - Students

  • Series tickets are only sold prior to the first recital.

  • Look for the series tickets under the Spotlight on the Symphony Series event

  • Students must present valid student ID.

Single ticket prices:

$45 - Regular Seating, $35 - Balcony Seating, $20 - Students

  • Students must present valid student ID.


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Call the Cabrillo College Box Office at 831-479-6154. Hours are Thursday - Saturday, 12PM -6PM.


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Tickets can be purchased in person at the Cabrillo College Box Office. See map for directions. Hours are Thursday - Saturday, 12PM -6PM.  Students should be prepared to present their student ID.