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Friday

Free Open Rehearsal of the Santa Cruz Symphony - CATHARSIS

at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Witness music coming to life! Enjoy a behind the scenes look as the musicians, soloists and our Maestro rehearse for their performances. Rehearsals …

Saturday

Santa Cruz Symphony presents CATHARSIS

at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Catharsis Mahler’s Symphony no. 5 begins with the most famous four notes since Beethoven’s 5th, includes his greatest love song, the Adagietto, a…

Saturday

In a Medieval Garden

at Holy Cross Church

The roots of our beloved classical music spring from prehistory, from the primordial forest of sacred chant and sung poetry illuminated by an occasion…

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