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Concert Season 2018–2019

Youth Symphony Fall 2018 Concert

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 3 p.m.
UC Santa Cruz Recital Hall, 402 McHenry Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Free admission for students 18 and younger
Adults $15, Seniors $10

Program:

  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Violins and Cello
  • Vittorio Monti: Czardas (soloist Xander Lee, age 13, violin)
  • Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished Symphony)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Wasps Overture
  • Sarang Kim: Concerto for Korean Instruments (World premiere of a commissioned piece!)
  • Edward Elgar: Nimrod, from Enigma Variations
  • Georges Bizet: L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2

Family Concert with the Santa Cruz Symphony

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 2 p.m.
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Tickets for the Family Concert may be purchased online from the Santa Cruz Symphony, or at the door

Outreach Concerts with the Santa Cruz Symphony

Monday, March 11, 2019, 9:30 a.m., Henry Mello Center, Watsonville
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz
Students from throughout Santa Cruz County will attend these concerts for free

Youth Symphony Spring 2019 Concert

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 7 p.m.
Peace United Church, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Free admission for students 18 and younger; $5 for students 19 to 24 (no tickets required)
Adults $15, Seniors $10

Program:

  • Frederick Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
  • Ron Miller: Aurora Australis for Orchestra and Didgeridoo
  • W. A. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, 1st movement (Eli Gilbert, soloist)
  • Jean Sibelius: Karelia Overture
  • Igor Stravinsky: Dance Infernale and Berceuse and Finale from the Firebird Suite

Chamber Music Academy Performances

CMA Concert One
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 3 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos, CA 95003

  • Music by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Jacques Ibert, and more
  • Ensembles include a string quartet, a string trio, a piano trio, and a woodwind trio
  • A reception after the concert
  • Free admission

CMA Concert Two
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 3 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos, CA 95003

  • Music by Mendelssohn, Boccherini, Jeremy Cohen, Hellmesberger, Mozart and Corelli
  • Ensembles include a string quartet, a string trio, a piano trio, and a woodwind trio
  • A reception after the concert
  • Free admission

The Fourtes
CMA’s violin quartet, The Fourtes, will also perform at the Youth Symphony’s concerts in November and May (details above)

Nisene Trio: Summer Musical Savories
A benefit concert for the Youth Symphony’s Chamber Music Academy

Saturday, June 29, 2019, 7 p.m.
Episcopal Church of St. John
125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Suggested donation: $20

Program:

  • Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B major
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 3 in C minor (first movement)
  • Astor Piazzolla: Estaciones Portenas (The Seasons of Buenos Aires: Spring, Summer, Autumn)

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