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Community Night Concert

7:00pm Thursday August 9
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Cabrillo Festival and Music Director Cristi Măcelaru are opening the doors to our community in a whole new way! Newcomers and long-timers are invited to check out how much fun this “new music thing” can be. We’ve designed an appealing program of fan favorites performed here at the Festival in recent seasons; plus a few new surprises. It’s a dynamic short concert of chamber works performed by members of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and featuring our conductor Cristi Măcelaru. One fast-paced set, no breaks—just a super special offering of music by the incredibly talented artists who make the Cabrillo Festival an international treasure. After the performance there will be an opportunity to chat with these astounding performers, sip a glass of wine, and get your tickets to the weekend’s upcoming concerts. This is our invitation to anyone who wants to check us out for the very first time, or for the 100th time. Bring your neighbors! Bring your friends! All seating is general admission. Tickets are required, but pricing is on a pay-what-you-can basis to ensure access for all. It’s going to be a captivating night of live music, bring a friend!

Michael Daugherty:  Diamond in the Rough
Brad Edwards: Blue Wolf
Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer:  I lost My Savings in the Bitcoin Crash of 2014
Andy Akiho:  Stop Speaking
François Rabbath: Rhapsody 
Cristian Măcelaru:  Perpetual Tales
Thierry De Mey:  Table Music
Anna Clyne:  Within Her Arms (conducted by Cristi Măcelaru)

Please note: No children under age six will be admitted to concerts, with the exception of the Free Family Concert. Cameras & recorders are not allowed at Cabrillo Festival concerts and rehearsals.  Please review General Event Policies for exclusions. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.  ID required to claim Will Call tickets. If you choose to have your tickets mailed to you and you do not receive them, please contact the Civic Box Office prior to the day of show.

Wheelchair Accessible and Accessible Companion seats are available in all price zones in the orchestra floor seating. Tickets are subject to service charge which is included in the Grand Total in the Shopping Cart (after seats are selected).

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