Upcoming Arts and Performance in Santa Cruz

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Upcoming Arts and Performance in Santa Cruz

Feel like you’re being called to Santa Cruz? You’re probably hearing all of the outstanding music being played throughout the city this March! And if you’re visiting Santa Cruz soon, make sure to stop by the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival. It’s a festival staple for music and symphony lovers. Looking to include the family on your music excursion? Then they’ll love The Orchestra Moves – Family Concert, on Mar 10 at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. During this performance, the audience becomes part of the concert as the orchestra moves across the stage.


Santa Cruz Baroque Festival

Step back into the Baroque music era at the annual Santa Cruz Baroque Festival. The entire festival is comprised of several concerts. In March, attend either the Roots of Bach & Telemann or A North German Abendmusik with Bach performances. On Mar 3 at 3p.m., head to the UCSC Music Central Recital Hall for Roots of Bach & Telemann, performed by The Virtu Ensemble. This performance will focus on Bach’s youth and the development of his music style. The second performance will take place on Mar 23 at 7:30p.m. at Peace United Church. Listen as two virtuoso organists play Bach’s Toccata & Fugue in D Minor along with other rare pieces. Admission for both of these concerts is $25. Click here for Mar 3 tickets & Mar 23 tickets.


Hotel Near Santa Cruz Baroque Festival

Get the most out of your stay in Santa Cruz and book a night or two at the nearby Hotel Solares. It’s located right near the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival locations. At Hotel Solares, you’ll find bright décor and welcoming amenities. The best part? Your furry friends are also welcome inside!


Santa Cruz Symphony Family Concert

Be ready to move to the beat at Santa Cruz Symphony’s The Orchestra Moves – Family Concert. On Sunday Mar 10 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, the symphony will have special activities to get the whole audience involved. You can even bring your own instruments to use as the orchestra plays! If you don’t have an instrument, then join in singing as the Master of Ceremonies, Omari Tau, guides the concert. Some pieces you can expect are Beethoven Symphony No. 5 – First Movement and Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro. After the concert, make sure to visit the one-of-a-kind Instrument Petting Zoo. It’s a perfect opportunity for kids to try out different instruments and talk with the orchestra musicians. Buy tickets for this event before they sell out! And with adult tickets at $15 and children’s tickets at $8, you won’t break the bank to attend.


Answer that call to visit Santa Cruz this March. Mark your calendars and purchase tickets to either the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival or The Orchestra Moves Family Concert before it’s too late!



Hotel Solares
Characterized by its bright yellow and blue hues, this pet-friendly hotel offers the best of Santa Cruz, located within walking distance of the iconic Boardwalk and downtown scene. 600 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. 831.458.9660