The Santa Cruz Symphony's mission is to inspire, educate and engage through artistic excellence, distinctive musical performances and varied activities that celebrate and enhance the cultural vibrancy of our community.
Leading through creativity and excellence, our vision is to be a cornerstone of the performing arts in the Greater Monterey Bay and San Francisco Bay Areas, inspiring our community to embrace the importance of music in our lives through a variety of shared musical experiences and artistic excellence.
We celebrate our musician’s singular interpretive contributions, their technical skills and discipline, and their scholarship of styles and contexts.
We invite and welcome all, presenting a sophisticated art form in a manner that anyone can enjoy.
We explore and embrace the full spectrum of human experience, emotion and our collective aspirations through music.
We go beyond traditional offerings, utilizing the vibrant artistic and modern spirit of our region.
We optimize the use of resources in service to our mission and our community
We are committed to achieving the highest artistic and professional standards, in our art and operations.
We engage both traditional and unconventional partners in our work, both in the music and behind the scenes.
We work as a team, leveraging one another’s strengths and expertise, respecting the unique contributions each person makes.
We promote and foster lifelong appreciation and understanding of music’s beauty, complexity and power to transform lives.