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July 2020

Opening Night: A Nation Divided | Orchestra Concert

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Pre-concert Festivities: 6:30pm Ticketed al fresco dinner catered by Feast for a King 7:00pm Free talk with Cristi Măcelaru 8:00pm A Nation Divided Orchestra Concert: Our opening program tackles hard subjects: war, the abuse of power, peaceful resistance. In the view of Maestro Macelaru, music can and should say something about the struggles of our time, in real time. The program features works by composers Iván Enrique Rodríguez, Kevin Puts, Andrea Reinkemeyer, and Mason Bates—including three West Coast premieres. Also featured is soloist Katherine…

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Opening Night Dinner

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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$32

The 2020 season begins with an outdoor pre-concert talk and a special ticketed dinner catered by Feast for a King and served alfresco at the Civic Auditorium. Talk is free to all, tickets are required for dinner.

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Pre-Concert Talk

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

The 2020 season begins with an outdoor pre-concert talk and a special ticketed dinner served alfresco at the Civic Auditorium. Talk is free to all, tickets are required for dinner. Detailed information will be available soon. Join our mailing list to receive notification!  

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August 2020

Meet The Composers

August 1 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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$30

Inside the Civic Auditorium, a discussion moderated by Music Director Cristi Macelaru featuring a panel of composers-in-residence.
Visit our Look/Listen section to watch videos of past composer forums.

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Violins of Hope | Orchestra Concert

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Maestro Macelaru and the Festival Orchestra guide us through an evening of core emotions: longing and loss, but also the rebirth of hope. The program begins with two West Coast premieres by composers Pierre Jalbert and Sarah Kirkland Snider, and culminates with the orchestral World Premiere of Intonations: Songs from the Violins of Hope by composer Jake Heggie, with text by Gene Scheer.

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Free Family Concert

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Our Free Family Concert features Disney composer Gregory Smith, who will narrate his new, interactive VIBE, performed by the incredible Festival Orchestra and conductor Cristi Măcelaru. This event also includes an up-close-and-personal Tour of the Orchestra.

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Quartet San Francisco In Concert

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Three-time GRAMMY nominated Quartet San Francisco performs a chamber music concert at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.

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Open Rehearsal (Susan B.)

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

A detailed schedule will be available by mid-July. Join our mailing list to receive notification! To see entire rehearsal schedule at once, or download a printable version in July, click here. Please note rehearsal schedule is subject to change.

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Open Rehearsal (Truth to Power)

August 5 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

A detailed schedule will be available by mid-July. Join our mailing list to receive notification! To see entire rehearsal schedule at once, or download a printable version in July, click here. Please note rehearsal schedule is subject to change.

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Pre-Rehearsal Talk

August 5 @ 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Detailed information will be available by mid-July. Join our mailing list to receive notification!

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