Music in the Mountains returns to Nestldown! Hidden in the redwoods on acres of lushly landscaped property in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this exquisite private retreat provides an unparalleled setting. Perfect pairings of food and wine by premier restaurateurs and vintners will take place on verdant lawns amidst gardens beside a koi pond. The mix of pleasures will include a Benefit Raffle Drawing featuring irresistible prizes. This enchanting experience culminates with a chamber music concert in the cathedral-ceilinged wood hall that adjoins the garden. This year violinist Tim Fain, cellist Matt Haimovitz, and trumpet player Tine Thing Helseth will all perform, joining Concertmaster Justin Bruns and members of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra for an intimate and exceptional chamber music offering. An unforgettable night awaits.
Attendance is limited and Full Subscribers will be given priority on a date-received basis. Sincere thanks to Nestldown for their generous use of this very special venue.
BENEFIT RAFFLE DRAWING at MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS:
Support the Festival and win fabulous prizes! Tickets are $10 each and you get to pick the drawing numbers that excite you the most! Or just make a donation and accumulate GOOD KARMA. Four winners will be drawn and announced at Music in the Mountains, but need not be present to win. Call 831.426.6966 to purchase your tickets today!
GOURMET CHEF’S DINNER
Enjoy a memorable evening with friends in the comfort of your own home. Chef Mike McDonnell graduated with honors from Bauman College and currently works as a chef at Apple in Cupertino. Mike wowed Festival fans at our “Sip of Summer” event, and now offers a culinary feast of organic and farm fresh fare for eight guests. Location: your home, or, if you live outside Santa Cruz County, the home of a Festival Board Member. Wine not included, date to be arranged with Chef Mike.
You and three friends can tee up in style at two courses! Golf Digest named Pasatiempo Golf Club one of the top three courses in California. It’s a golfer’s dream come true, designed by Alister MacKenzie–and you’ll enjoy weekday play for four plus a cart! DeLaveaga Golf Course offers championship caliber golfing combined with striking natural beauty. Special thanks to Jackie Heald!
A SPECTACULAR SAN FRANCISCO TREAT
Experience two nights of old-world elegance in a Club Room at the luxurious, Italian-inspired Donatello Hotel. Located near Union Square, Hotel Donatello is in the heart of San Francisco’s fashionable shopping and theater districts. In addition, San Francisco Performances invites you to celebrate their return to the newly renovated Herbst Theatre with two tickets to hear virtuosos Thomas Adès and Gloria Cheng in a two-piano performance on October 30th. Special thanks to Richard Faggioli and Marci Smith, and Nancy Bertossa!
FLYING HIGH OVER MONTEREY BAY
You’ll be thrilled by a scenic flight for two over the Monterey Bay area in a Grumman Tiger small craft plane. Bring your camera and be prepared for amazing aerial views. You’ll depart and return to Watsonville Airport for a flight of 45 minutes+ with Cabrillo Festival Board Member John Supan as your pilot. The owner of this plane, John’s logged more than 750 hours and is instrument-rated for single engine, land aircraft. Top the experience off with a delicious meal for two at Ella’s at the Airport!
Support the Cabrillo Festival with a donation! You may not be in need of any of these prizes, but you know that giving offers the greatest reward of all! Your important donation will help continue the quality musical performances that the Festival brings to Santa Cruz each year, and support the many educational and community events provided to people of all ages.
Call 831.426.6966 to purchase your tickets today!