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Santa Cruz Symphony

Embracing the Dance

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Civic Auditorium

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Henry J Mello Center

We open the concert with living American composer John Adams’ suave and extraordinary Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra, followed by American composer Leonard Bernstein’s exhilarating Symphonic Dances from his score for the musical West Side Story.
We end the program with Beethoven’s 7th symphony. While the funeral march from contains one of the most monumental moments in music, it is the lighter, joyful moments in the symphony that prompted Wagner to declare this work “The Apotheosis of the Dance.”

Mello Concerts: Online/Advance ticket sales for Sunday matinee concerts at the Mello end at 7:30p.m. the evening before the concert. Any remaining tickets available at the door.

Children under 6 not allowed at Symphony concerts.

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