Espressivo 9/19/21

Santa Cruz Community Church 411 Roxas St,, Santa Cruz, CA

Espressivo presents "A Mozart Symphony" at Santa Cruz Community Church. Music includes Corelli's Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, Nr. 3, Wolf-Ferrari's Concerto for English Horn and Mozart's Symphony Nr. 29, K. 201 Due to the rise of the Delta variant of the COVID19 virus, we will require everyone to wear masks at our next concert. Please […]

Symphony Spotlight 10/3/21

Samper Recital Hall 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Symphony Spotlight series presents "Nigel and Friends" at Samper Hall, Cabrillo College featuring Nigel Armstrong, violin, Audrey Vardanega, piano and Saul Richmond-Rakerd, cello. All persons accessing the venue will be required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination (with matching photo ID) or negative PCR test taken within 72 hours (with matching photo ID). Mask wearing will also be […]

Distinguished Artists 10/17/21

Distinguished Artists presents pianist Paul Roberts with an informative and inspiring lecture demonstration online on the music and Art of the 19th century French Impressionists. For more information, and to register online, go to https://distinguishedartists.org/.

Santa Cruz Symphony 10/23/21

Civic Auditorium 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Symphony presents "Remembrance & Rejuvenation" at the Civic Auditorium, featuring BARBER Adagio for Stringsm CORELLI Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8, MONTGOMERY Starburst and TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings. Proof of vaccination or a recent negative PCR test must be shown to enter, and masks are required. For more information about cost  and Symphony health guidelines, go […]

Santa Cruz Symphony 10/24/21

Mello Center 215 E Beach St, Watsonville, CA

Santa Cruz Symphony presents "Remembrance & Rejuvenation" at the Mello Center in Watsonville, featuring BARBER Adagio for Stringsm CORELLI Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8, MONTGOMERY Starburst and TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings. Proof of vaccination or a recent negative PCR test must be shown to enter, and masks are required. For more information about cost  and Symphony […]

Ensemble Monterey 10/31/21

Peace United Church 900 High St, Santa Cruz, CA

Ensemble Monterey presents "Halloween - Be Afraid" at Peace United Church of Christ. Join us for Notes from the Conductor (s) at 6 pm. For tickets and more information, go to https://ensemblemonterey.org/.

Santa Cruz Chorale 12/18

Holy Cross Church 210 High St, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Chorale offers Christmas with the Chorale at Holy Cross Church. "We are delighted to be able to share our music with you again! After too long a silence, we are planning to celebrate “Christmas with the Chorale” again. The choir members are all vaccinated, we’ll be singing with masks, and the audience must […]

Santa Cruz Chorale 12/19

Holy Cross Church 210 High St, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Chorale offers Christmas with the Chorale at Holy Cross Church. "We are delighted to be able to share our music with you again! After too long a silence, we are planning to celebrate “Christmas with the Chorale” again. The choir members are all vaccinated, we’ll be singing with masks, and the audience must […]

Ensemble Monterey 1/6/22

Crocker Theater, Cabrillo College 6500 Soquel Dr,, Aptos, CA

Ensemble Monterey presents "Befana - A Christmas Fable" at Crocker Theater, Cabrillo College. Staged performances January 6-9. Composed by Kirke Mecham. For cost and more information, go to https://ensemblemonterey.org/.

Ensemble Monterey 1/7/22

Crocker Theater, Cabrillo College 6500 Soquel Dr,, Aptos, CA

Ensemble Monterey presents "Befana - A Christmas Fable" at Crocker Theater, Cabrillo College. Staged performances January 6-9. Composed by Kirke Mecham. For cost and more information, go to https://ensemblemonterey.org/.

Ensemble Monterey 1/8/22

Crocker Theater, Cabrillo College 6500 Soquel Dr,, Aptos, CA

Ensemble Monterey presents "Befana - A Christmas Fable" at Crocker Theater, Cabrillo College. Staged performances January 6-9. Composed by Kirke Mecham. For cost and more information, go to https://ensemblemonterey.org/.

Ensemble Monterey 1/9/22

Crocker Theater, Cabrillo College 6500 Soquel Dr,, Aptos, CA

Ensemble Monterey presents "Befana - A Christmas Fable" at Crocker Theater, Cabrillo College. Staged performances January 6-9. Composed by Kirke Mecham. For cost and more information, go to https://ensemblemonterey.org/.

Santa Cruz Symphony 1/15/22

Civic Auditorium 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Symphony presents "Rites of Passage" at the Civic Auditorium. Music includes COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man, SHAW Entr’acte, WINEGLASS Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked and BRAHMS Symphony No. 4. Proof of vaccination of recent negative PCR test required for entry. Masks must be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status. For information on cost, tickets and Symphony health guidelines, […]

Santa Cruz Symphony 1/16/22

Mello Center 215 E Beach St, Watsonville, CA

Santa Cruz Symphony presents "Rites of Passage" at the Mello Center in Watsonville. Music includes COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man, SHAW Entr’acte, WINEGLASS Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked and BRAHMS Symphony No. 4. Proof of vaccination of recent negative PCR test required for entry. Masks must be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status. For information on cost, tickets and […]

Espressivo 1/23/22 POSTPONED

Espressivo has postponed this concert with regrets. Espressivo presents "Bouquet" at a venue to be determined. Music includes Debussy "L'après-midi d'un faune", Ravel Introduction and Allegro, Ravel Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé and Farrenc Nonet. For cost and more information, go to https://espressorch.org/concerts.php

Santa Cruz Chamber Players 1/29/22 – POSTPONED

Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Santa Cruz Chamber Players presents Gabriel Fauré and His Circle of Influence at Christ Lutheran Church, featuring music by Martinů, Boulanger, Saint-Saëns, Kodály, Bloch and Fauré. Played by the Nicene Ensemble: Cynthia Baehr-Williams, Concert Director and Violin; Chad Kaltinger, Viola; Kristin Garbeff, Cello; and Kumi Uyeda, Piano. All tickets must be purchased online or through […]

Santa Cruz Chamber Players 1/30/22 – POSTPONED

Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Santa Cruz Chamber Players presents Gabriel Fauré and His Circle of Influence at Christ Lutheran Church, featuring music by Martinů, Boulanger, Saint-Saëns, Kodály, Bloch and Fauré. Played by the Nicene Ensemble: Cynthia Baehr-Williams, Concert Director and Violin; Chad Kaltinger, Viola; Kristin Garbeff, Cello; and Kumi Uyeda, Piano. All tickets must be purchased online or through […]

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival 2/5/22

UCSC Music Center Recital Hall Heller Dr and Meyer Dr, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival presents "Love & Lust" at the UCSC Music Recital Hall, featuring Elizabeth Hungerford, soprano and Andrew Arceci, lyra viol. Join us for the triumphal return of the pure soprano voice from London that inspired standing ovations at her previous Baroque Festival performances, now with her phenomenal accompanist playing the rare lyra […]

Santa Cruz Symphony 2/12/22

Civic Auditorium 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Symphony presents "Beethoven & The Hill We Climb" at the Civic Auditorium. Music includes BEETHOVEN Coriolan Oveture, CHIN Subito con Forza, BEETHOVEN/GORMAN Moonlight Sonata & The Hill We Climb, TRADITIONAL/MUHAMMAD Butterfly Jig, MUHAMMAD/WONG We Are the Ones, BEETHOVEN/STEWART String Quartet no. 15 op 132, BEETHOVEN Symphony no. 6 mov 5, and MONCAYO Huapango w/ Esperanza de Valle. Proof of […]

Santa Cruz Symphony 2/13/22

Mello Center 215 E Beach St, Watsonville, CA

Santa Cruz Symphony presents "Beethoven & The Hill We Climb" at the Mello Center in Watsonville. Music includes BEETHOVEN Coriolan Oveture, CHIN Subito con Forza, BEETHOVEN/GORMAN Moonlight Sonata & The Hill We Climb, TRADITIONAL/MUHAMMAD Butterfly Jig, MUHAMMAD/WONG We Are the Ones, BEETHOVEN/STEWART String Quartet no. 15 op 132, BEETHOVEN Symphony no. 6 mov 5, and MONCAYO Huapango w/ Esperanza de […]

Santa Cruz Chamber Players 2/19 POST-PONED

Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Santa Cruz Chamber Players presents "Beethoven, Bagatelles, and Music for Winds and Piano" at Christ Lutheran Church. Music by Beethoven, Françaix, Ligeti, Jon Scoville, Couperin performed by Ivan Rosenblum, Concert Director and Piano; Lars Johannesson, Flute; Peter Lemberg, Oboe; Erica Horn, Clarinet; Michelle Reem, Bassoon and Susan Vollmer, French Horn. Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebrations started […]

Santa Cruz Chamber Players 2/20 POST-PONED

Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Santa Cruz Chamber Players presents "Beethoven, Bagatelles, and Music for Winds and Piano" at Christ Lutheran Church. Music by Beethoven, Françaix, Ligeti, Jon Scoville, Couperin performed by Ivan Rosenblum, Concert Director and Piano; Lars Johannesson, Flute; Peter Lemberg, Oboe; Erica Horn, Clarinet; Michelle Reem, Bassoon and Susan Vollmer, French Horn. Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebrations started […]

Celebrate Piano Ensemble! 2/27/22

Samper Recital Hall 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Celebrate Piano Ensemble! will meet you at Samper Recital Hall, Cabrillo College for its annual concert, raising funds for music scholarships for school-age students in Santa Cruz County. Come join us to enjoy the lush sounds of the beautifully matched Steinway grand pianos in this acoustically outstanding venue. Music played by local music teachers and […]

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival 3/6

Holy Cross Church 210 High St, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival has a Mid-Season Fundraiser, Transformations Through Hope, at Holy Cross Parish Hall. Join us for an afternoon of Medieval entertainment and elegant conviviality at Holy Cross’s Parish Hall, with its breathtaking views of Santa Cruz and a spacious and well ventilated interior. Delightful snacks and wonderful wine provided by Hallcrest Vinyards will […]

Santa Cruz Chamber Players 3/12

Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Santa Cruz Chamber Players presents "Elegant Exuberance" at Christ Lutheran Church. Music by Grieg, Schubert, Schumann performed by Roy Malan, Concert Director and Violin; Susan Freier, Violin; Polly Malan, Viola; Stephen Harrison, Cello and James Winn, Piano. Merriam-Webster defines exuberance as “the quality of being joyously unrestrained or enthusiastic,” and never in a concert of chamber […]

Santa Cruz Chamber Player 3/13

Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Santa Cruz Chamber Players presents "Elegant Exuberance" at Christ Lutheran Church. Music by Grieg, Schubert, Schumann performed by Roy Malan, Concert Director and Violin; Susan Freier, Violin; Polly Malan, Viola; Stephen Harrison, Cello and James Winn, Piano. Merriam-Webster defines exuberance as “the quality of being joyously unrestrained or enthusiastic,” and never in a concert of chamber […]

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival 3/20/22

Peace United Church 900 High St, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival presents "Bach organ Transformations" at Peace United Church, featuring Vlada Moran, solo Pipe Organ. J. S. Bach learned by copying and arranging the works of all those composers he admired and wished to emulate. Especially he valued the Italian works that he could borrow (or steal) from the library of his […]

Santa Cruz Symphony 3/27/22

Civic Auditorium 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Symphony presents its Family Concert at the Civic Auditorium. Music includes GEORGE GERSHWIN I Got Rhythm, TRADITIONAL When the Saints Go Marching In, LEONARD BERNSTEIN “Riffs” from Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, DUKE ELLINGTON Duke’s Place, DUKE ELLINGTON. It Don’t Mean a Thing, FLORENCE PRICE Juba from Symphony no. 1 and COURTNEY BRYAN Do Your Thing. Proof of vaccination of recent […]

Ensemble Monterey 3/27/22

Peace United Church 900 High St, Santa Cruz, CA

Ensemble Monterey presents "Seven Gets You Eleven!" at Peace United Church. Join us for Notes from the Conductor (s) at 6 pm. For cost and more information, go to https://ensemblemonterey.org/.

Santa Cruz Chamber Player 4/2

Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Santa Cruz Chamber Players presents "The Hero’s Journey" at Christ Lutheran Church. Music by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Lili Boulanger, Ben Dorfan performed by Ben Dorfan, Concert Director and Piano; Jeff Gallagher, Clarinet and Narration; Shannon Delaney D’Antonio, Violin and Kristin Garbeff, Cello. In this concert, we explore the theme of overcoming challenging circumstances. Beethoven’s Op. 11 Trio is […]

Santa Cruz Chamber Players 4/3

Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Santa Cruz Chamber Players presents "The Hero’s Journey" at Christ Lutheran Church. Music by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Lili Boulanger, Ben Dorfan performed by Ben Dorfan, Concert Director and Piano; Jeff Gallagher, Clarinet and Narration; Shannon Delaney D’Antonio, Violin and Kristin Garbeff, Cello. In this concert, we explore the theme of overcoming challenging circumstances. Beethoven’s Op. 11 Trio is […]

Espressivo 4/9/22

Espressivo presents "Jazz, Le Jazz, Der Jazz" at a venue to be determined. Music includes Milhaud La Création du Monde, Michael Daugherty Blue Like an Orange and Kurt Weill Mahagonny Songspiel, with Vocal Ensemble. For cost and more information, go to https://espressorch.org/concerts.php

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival 4/10/22

Holy Cross Church 210 High St, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival presents "Scarlatti: Spanish Folk to Classical" at Holy Cross Church, featuring Lillian Gordis, solo Harpsichord. Based in Paris, the American virtuoso harpsichordist Lillian Gordis is quickly building an international reputation as an interpreter of the works of Scarlatti, the Italian composer-performer commanded to follow Princess Maria Barbara da Bragança at the […]

Musical Soulmates 4/10

Peace United Church 900 High St, Santa Cruz, CA

Musical Soulmates presents Transcendence and Transformation: Art Songs at Peace United Church. This Soulmates Concert, again raising funds for Music in May and Juneteenth, Santa Cruz, explores the world of the American Art Song.Diane Syrcle and Leberta Lorál again grace the Soulmates stage with their transcendent voices, supported by Kate Saphir Alm, piano. Ms. Syrcle will […]

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival 4/24/22

UCSC Music Center Recital Hall Heller Dr and Meyer Dr, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival presents "Transformed Bach" at UCSC Music Recital Hall, featuring Alissa Roedig, Baroque flute, Edwin Huizinga & Grijda Spiri, Baroque violins, Erik Andersen, viol & Baroque ‘cello and Linda Burman-Hall, Harpsichord. Eventually all sound-streams lead to Bach, whose name in German literally does mean ‘stream’, the joining of cooperating currents flowing confidently […]

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival 4/27/22

Peace United Church 900 High St, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival presents "From Hotteterre to Hot Jazz" at Peace United Church, featuring Lars Johannesson & Alissa Roedig, Baroque flutes, Linda Burman-Hall, harpsichord, Erik Andersen, viol and Nina Treadwell, theorbo with Paul Contos, Jazz Flute and Sax, Dale Mills, clarinet. Ned Boynton, guitar and Joe Dolister, bass. In the early 18th Century, when Jacques-Martin […]

Santa Cruz Chamber Players 4/30

Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Santa Cruz Chamber Players presents "Hidden Gems, Arrangements, and New Commissions" at Christ Lutheran Church. Music by Mozart, von Weber, Spohr, Glazunov, Golijov, de Falla, Tchaikovsky, and Chad Cannon played by  FARALLON QUINTET: Matthew Oshida, Concert Director and Violin; Jose Gonzalez Granero, Clarinet; Ani Bukujian, Violin; Elizabeth Prior, Viola and Evan Kahn, Cello. The clarinet quintet genre—string […]

Santa Cruz Symphony 4/30

Civic Auditorium 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Symphony presents KALEIDOSCOPES at the Civic Auditorium. Music includes SEKON: Aptos Sound Project World Premiere, BRUCH:  Kol Nidre, SAINT-SAENS;  Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso and MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition. For cost and other information, go to https://santacruzsymphony.org/concerts-events

Santa Cruz Symphony 5/1

Mello Center 215 E Beach St, Watsonville, CA

Santa Cruz Symphony presents KALEIDOSCOPES at the Mello Center. Music includes SEKON: Aptos Sound Project World Premiere, BRUCH:  Kol Nidre, SAINT-SAENS;  Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso and MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition. For cost and other information, go to https://santacruzsymphony.org/concerts-events

Santa Cruz Chamber Players 5/1

Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Santa Cruz Chamber Players presents "Hidden Gems, Arrangements, and New Commissions" at Christ Lutheran Church. Music by Mozart, von Weber, Spohr, Glazunov, Golijov, de Falla, Tchaikovsky, and Chad Cannon played by  FARALLON QUINTET: Matthew Oshida, Concert Director and Violin; Jose Gonzalez Granero, Clarinet; Ani Bukujian, Violin; Elizabeth Prior, Viola and Evan Kahn, Cello. The clarinet quintet genre—string […]

Santa Cruz Chamber Players 5/7/22 – POSTPONED

Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Santa Cruz Chamber Players presents Gabriel Fauré and His Circle of Influence at Christ Lutheran Church, featuring music by Martinů, Boulanger, Saint-Saëns, Kodály, Bloch and Fauré. Played by the Nicene Ensemble: Cynthia Baehr-Williams, Concert Director and Violin; Chad Kaltinger, Viola; Kristin Garbeff, Cello; and Kumi Uyeda, Piano. All tickets must be purchased online or through […]

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival 5/8

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival presents Music in the Garden, an annual Mother's Day event. Join us as we visit the lush tropical-look garden of our Artistic Director on the banks of the San Lorenzo River. Enormous redwoods, exotic palms and dozens of colorful Japanese maples and other exotic Asian trees surround an enormous koi pond. […]

Santa Cruz Chamber Players 5/8/22 – POSTPONED

Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Santa Cruz Chamber Players presents Gabriel Fauré and His Circle of Influence at Christ Lutheran Church, featuring music by Martinů, Boulanger, Saint-Saëns, Kodály, Bloch and Fauré. Played by the Nicene Ensemble: Cynthia Baehr-Williams, Concert Director and Violin; Chad Kaltinger, Viola; Kristin Garbeff, Cello; and Kumi Uyeda, Piano. All tickets must be purchased online or through […]

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