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Photo: Lloyd Van Zantes

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Daniel Stewart (photo: Kevin Johnson,SC Sentinel)

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Photo: Lloyd Van Zantes

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2014/2015 Season

Santa Cruz Symphony Offers Music Education Program for Local Elementary Schools


2013/2014 Season

Santa Cruz Symphony Offers Music education program for local elementary schools

Symphony Closes Season with Reverent Performance of Mozart

Santa Cruz Symphony Final Concert - Renewal

Santa Cruz County Symphony Announces 2014 / 2015 Season

Santa Cruz Symphony - Dance Prisms

Going Baroque:Santa Cruz County Classrooms Learn Classical Music

Visits to the Symphony Inspire the Love of Music

Symphony Masterfully Explores the Depths of Romantic Love

Outstanding Concert

"Immortal Love" at the Mello Center

Symphony Explores Highest Form of Romantic Love with Mahler, Wagner and Prokofiev

Fantasy and Fate at the Mello

Daniel Stewart Scores Big in Santa Cruz

New Santa Cruz County Symphony Maestro Prepares for Second Performance

Santa Cruz County Symphony - Opening Concert in its 2013-2014 Season

A New Maestro in Town

New Musical Director Daniel Stewart Opens Santa Cruz Symphony Season

Fall Arts in Santa Cruz

Appointments: California Symphony, Seattle, Santa Cruz

The Symphony's New Groove

Santa Cruz Symphony Appoints New Music Director Daniel Stewart

Santa Cruz Symphony Names New Maestro

Stewart Selected as Santa Cruz Symphony conductor


2012/2013 Season

SC Symphony Audition Concerts Conclude

Santa Cruz Symphony Closes Guest Conductor Season with Upbeat Note

Rebecca Miller Ignites the Santa Cruz Symphony

Santa Cruz Symphony in Final Concert of its 2012-2013 Season

Watsonville Schools Get Innovative with Listening Program

Santa Cruz County Symphony - Transcendence

Percussionist Drums up Lesson at Amesti School

Guest Conductor Wittry Brings Energy to Santa Cruz Symphony Performance

Santa Cruz County Symphony - Third Concert of its Season at Mello Center

Santa Cruz County Symphony Presents its Second Concert of the Season

Quartuccio Brings Energy to Santa Cruz County Symphony Performance


2011/2012 Season

Symphony's Director Celebrates 21 Years of Orchestra Leadership

Symphony's New Season Begins on Promising Note

The Santa Cruz County Symphony's New Season Features Five New Conductors in Five Concerts, Each Trying to Make a Claim on the Organization's Future

Santa Cruz County Symphony Opens New Season

Rare Chair Affair Benefits Symphony League of Santa Cruz County

Granger's Career at Symphony Ends in High Note

The Retiring John Larry Granger Conducts his Final Concert with the Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus

Santa Cruz County Symphony's Three B's Encore Concert

Santa Cruz Symphony Announces Conductor Candidates

Granger's Long Goodbye with the Santa Cruz Symphony Continues with Final Collaboration with Nakamatsu

New Conductor Search: 'One Podium, 5 Batons, and You.'

Pianist Nakamatsu's Joyous Performance

Pianist Jon Nakamatus Collaborates with Outgoing Symphony Conductor Jon Larry Granger One Last Time

For Santa Cruz County Symphony, it's a Family Affair

Musicians Share Love of Music with Students in Santa Cruz County

Symphony's Youth & Family Education Program Reaches Thousands

Organ Takes Center Stage at Symphony Concert

Santa Cruz Symphony Goes 'Organic' this Weekend

"Certified Organic" Organ Symphonies at Civic and Mello Center this Weekend

Artists Encourage Audience: Dare to Believe in your Possibilities

Treat Yourself to Some Organic... Music!

John Larry Granger is Named Recipient of Gail Rich Award

John Larry Granger Receives Gail Rich Award

Build Brilliant Performances through Communication

Santa Cruz Symphony Presents Thrilling Triple Play

Santa Cruz County Symphony - A Trio of Concertos

Santa Cruz County Symphony Performance Highlights Young Talent

Symphony Brings Back Native Talent

A Symphony within the Arts in Santa Cruz

Granger Goes to the Familiar in Symphony's Opening Concert

Granger in Paradise

Memories of a Maestro

Mr. Granger's Opus

New Symphony Season will be Granger's Last

Granger's Last Season in Santa Cruz


2010/2011 Season

Symphony Glides Confidently through "Ninth"

Symphony brings in guests to takle 'Ode to Joy'

Santa Cruz County Stories, Jan Derecho: Finding the Joy in Challenges, from Do-Re-Mi to Death Rides

Santa Cruz County Symphony announces ambitious new season

Pianist Adam Neiman Plays Liszt with Santa Cruz Symphony

Pianist Adam Neiman executes Liszt with aplomb

Santa Cruz County Symphony Announces 2011-2012 Season

Decadent Delights at the Santa Cruz Symphony this Weekend

Santa Cruz Symphony celebrates Liszt with guest pianist

Symphony's family concert showcases the 'Rhythms of Life'

Symphony to bring out the families

Symphony Plays Rhythms of Life Sunday at the Civic

Elementary school kids learn the sound of music in Watsonville

Classical Beat: Symphony triumphantly tackles Mozart, Beethoven

Classics at the Mello

Symphony goes 'Strictly Classical'

Pianist Jon Nakamatsu in Santa Cruz Symphony Benefit

Celebrated pianist returns 'home' to benefit symphony

Van Cliburn Winner in Santa Cruz

Symphony takes audience through a tour of 'The Planets"

It's a Small World