The Festival’s Community Night is becoming a tradition. It’s when we open our doors and say, “Come on in! Bring your friends! Connect with the artists!” And of course, savor a fun and enriching concert—music of our time, performed by superb musicians from around the world. This year, a string ensemble of the Festival Orchestra will present an encore performance of Entr’acte by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw. Shaw describes the piece’s unexpected shifts as taking us “to the other side of Alice’s looking glass.” This is also a chance to hear soloists Lara Downes and Stewart Goodyear, playing intimate solo piano works in advance of their performances during the Festival’s final weekend. Community Night is for Cabrillo veterans and newbies alike—and it has proven to be wildly popular. So get your tickets, available on a “pay what you can” basis. All seating is general admission, so arrive early and grab yourself a place in the front row for this memorable night. “It’s for everybody, and it’s so uniquely Cabrillo,” says Music Director Cristi Macelaru. “It’s a community gathering that’s born out of this special place—this beautiful community that is Santa Cruz.” He adds this: Everyone is invited to hang around after the show to sip wine and meet the musicians. Join us.