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Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

July 2020

Donors Concert

July 25 @ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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In recognition of the important commitment made by our donors of $300 or more, we are thrilled to reprise our very special Donors Concert. The event begins at 4:45pm in the lobby of the Civic Auditorium with a welcome reception featuring tempting gourmet bites paired with wines from local vintners. At 5:30 we open the hall for a chamber concert of contemporary works featuring musicians of the Festival Orchestra, including bassist Ted Botsford and violinist Rob Simonds. This intimate gathering allows…

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First Open Rehearsal (A Nation Divided)

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Come to the Civic Auditorium to watch Cristi and the Festival Orchestra play the first notes of the 2020 season! Open Rehearsals continue nearly every weekday through Friday, August 7. 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 (Violins of Hope)

July 27 @ 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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Open Rehearsal (A Nation Divided/Violins of Hope)

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 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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In The Works | Orchestra Concert

July 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

You’ll find yourself at the very center of contemporary music-making with a special free concert featuring new works by three young composers conducted in rotation by six emerging conductors, the culmination of the prestigious Conductors/Composers Workshop. The concert is a chance to hear new voices now shaping the future of orchestral music, and a fascinating look at variations offered by a conductor’s interpretation. Don’t miss the excitement when the creative sparks fly! No tickets required.

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Open Rehearsal (A Nation Divided/Violins of Hope)

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 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 (Conductors Workshop)

July 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

The culmination of the Conductors Workshop, the program features standard repertoire performed by the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra led in rotation by emerging conductors.

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Open Rehearsal (A Nation Divided)

July 30 @ 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

July 30 @ 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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Open Rehearsal (Violins of Hope)

July 30 @ 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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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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Open Rehearsal (Susan B.)

August 5 @ 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 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 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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Community Night “Pay What You Can” Concert

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Pay what you can for this fun and enriching concert—music of our time, performed by superb musicians from around the world. Everyone is invited to hang around after the show to sip wine and meet the musicians. Join us!

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Open Rehearsal (Truth to Power)

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 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 (Susan B.)

August 7 @ 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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Student Staff Concert

August 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Hear the future of new music in this free chamber concert of original works programmed, produced, performed and presented by the adventurous 16-24 year-old members of Cabrillo Festival’s 2020 Student Staff Program! No tickets are required, but please plan to arrive 15 minutes before concert time to minimize disruptions.

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Susan B. | Orchestra Concert

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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The concert begins with two new works celebrating the centenary of women's suffrage: the World Premiere of a Festival commission by composer Stacy Garrop with text by Susan B. Anthony, and a piano concerto by Paola Prestini featuring soloist Lara Downes. The concert concludes with a Festival debut of young composer Dan Caputo and a posthumous tribute to beloved composer Christopher Rouse.

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Truth to Power | Orchestra Concert

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Honoring a pair of American masters, this concert begins with a West Coast premiere by Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Harbison, and continues with a piano concerto by Joan Tower, featuring soloist Stewart Goodyear, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The Festival concludes with a World Premiere and Festival Commission by Sean Shepherd that explores the power of language to promote social change.

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