Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium307 Church StreetSanta Cruz, CA 95060
Richard Wagner’s celebratory and stirring Prelude to his comedic opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg begins our vocally themed program.
Next is Richard Strauss’ visionary and transcendent Four Last Songs with Metropolitan Opera star and frequent guest Michelle Bradley. The songs are "Frühling" (Spring), "September", " Beim Schlafengehen"(When Falling Asleep) and "Im Abendrot" (At Sunset).
One Thousand and One Nights, also known as The Arabian Nights, is the inspiration for Rimsky-Korsakov’s sweepingly epic Scheherezade, once again featuring our concertmaster, Nigel Armstrong.