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Concert Season 2021–2022

Youth Symphony Fall 2021 Concert

Saturday, November 20, 2021, 3 p.m.
Peace United Church, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
FREE admission for students ages 18 and younger (no ticket required)

Tickets for Adults ($15), Seniors ($10), and College Students ages 19–24 ($5) are available online or at the door

Program:

  • Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 (Christmas Concerto)
  • Henry Cowell: Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 3
  • Gabriel Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Op. 80
  • Frank Ticeli: In C-Dorian

Family Concert with the Santa Cruz Symphony

“The Orchestra Swings”
Sunday, March 27, 2022, 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

“The Orchestra Swings”
Monday morning, March 28, 2022, at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Tuesday morning, March 29, 2022, at the Mello Center in Watsonville
Students from throughout Santa Cruz County will attend these concerts for free

Youth Symphony Spring 2022 Concert

Sunday, May 22, 2022, 3 p.m.
Samper Recital Hall, Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Adults $15, Seniors $10, College students ages 19–24 $5; Students 18 and younger $3; Premium seats $30
Purchase your tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/3tkmsbbe

Program:

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto in A, 1st movement
  • Anton Dvorak: Slavonic Dance No. 1
  • Aaron Copland: An Outdoor Overture
  • Florence Price: Juba Dance
  • Kevin Day: Lightspeed

Chamber Music Academy Performances

CMA Concert One
Saturday, January 15, 2022, 2 p.m.
United Methodist Church of Santa Cruz, 250 California Street, Santa Cruz 95060

Program:

  • Carl Stamitz: Triosonate in F Major, Op. 14, No. 5, 1st movement
  • Herman Beeftink: Twilight
  • Brett Thompson: Exotic Dance
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 589, 1st movement
  • Jeremy Cohen: Tango Toscana
  • Ensembles include a string quartet, a flute/violin/cello trio, and a flute/piano ensemble
  • Free admission

CMA Concert Two
Saturday, April 30 , 2022, 2 p.m.
United Methodist Church of Santa Cruz, 250 California Street, Santa Cruz 95060

Program:

  • Georg Philipp Telemann: Suite No. 2 in B-flat Major, Dolce
  • Carl Philipp Stamitz: Trio Sonata in F Major, Op. 14, No. 5, Allegro non molto
  • Johann Joachim Quantz: Trio Sonata in C Moll, Andante moderato, Vivace
  • Herman Beeftink: Trio for Piccolo, Flute, and Alto Flute, Birdsong (from Birds)
  • Jeremy Cohen: Tango Toscana
  • Alexander Borodin: Quartet No. 2 in D Major, Nocturne
  • Ensembles include a string quartet, a flute/violin/cello trio, a flute/oboe/piano trio, and a piccolo/flute/alto flute trio
  • Free admission
  • A reception after the concert

Concert Season 2020–2021

Youth Symphony Fall 2020 Presentation

Sunday, December 13, 2020, 4 p.m., on Zoom. Available to watch any time on YouTube.

Program:

  • Modest Mussorgsky: The Great Gate of Kiev, from Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Ludvig von Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, 2nd movement: Allegretto
  • Selected improvisations, composed and performed by members of the Youth Symphony

Youth Symphony Winter 2021 Presentation

Saturday, March 20, 2021, 4 p.m., on Zoom. Available to watch any time on YouTube.

Program:

  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 Finale
  • Henry Cowell: Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 3
  • Selected improvisations, composed and performed by members of the Youth Symphony

Youth Symphony Spring 2021 Presentation

For our Spring 2021 set, the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony worked remotely with Bay Area composer Danny Clay on a multi-media collaboration called “Sounding Puzzles.” The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music co-presented the world premiere of “Sounding Puzzles” on August 1, 2021, as part of their virtual season. Also included in the program was the world premiere of “Violin Quartet,” composed by recent SCCYS graduate Eli Gilbert and performed by the Fourtés, an ensemble from our Chamber Music Academy. Composers Danny Clay and Eli Gilbert both provide commentary on their pieces, and the Fourtés speak about their experience working on a piece composed expressly for them.
 

Concert Season 2019–2020

Youth Symphony Fall 2019 Concert

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 3 p.m.
UC Santa Cruz Recital Hall, 402 McHenry Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Adults $15, Seniors $10, College students ages 19–24 $5; available online or at the door
Free admission for students ages 18 and younger (no ticket required)

Program:

  • Malcolm Arnold: Four Scottish Dances
  • Aaron Copland: Saturday Night Waltz and Hoe-Down, from Rodeo
  • Charles T. Griffes: Poem for Flute and Orchestra
  • Arturo Márquez: Danzón No. 2
  • Miranda Yu: Reflections of a 16-Year-Old Girl

Family Concert with the Santa Cruz Symphony

“The Orchestra Sings”
Sunday, March 1, 2020, 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

“The Orchestra Sings”
Monday, March 2, 2020, 9:30 a.m., Henry Mello Center, Watsonville
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 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 2020 Concert

Sunday, May 24, 2020, 3 p.m. [CANCELED due to coronavirus]
Samper Recital Hall, Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Adults $17, Seniors $12, College students ages 19–24 $5; available online (coming soon) or at the door
Free admission for students ages 18 and younger (no ticket required)

Program:

  • (canceled)

Chamber Music Academy Performances

CMA Concert One
January 18, 2020, 2 p.m.
Calvary Episcopal Church, 532 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

  • Music by Glinka, Quantz, Corelli, Janáček, Ignaz Lachner, and Raymond Luedeke
  • Ensembles include a violin trio, two wind ensembles, and The Fourtes violin quartet
  • A reception after the concert
  • Free admission

CMA Concert Two
May 2, 2020, 2 p.m. [CANCELED due to coronavirus]
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos, CA 95003

  • (canceled)

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

June 2020 [CANCELED due to coronavirus]
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Suggested donation: $20
Tickets available online (coming soon) or at the door

Program:

  • (canceled)

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 Fourtés
CMA’s violin quartet, The Fourtés, 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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