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Santa Cruz County Symphony Season Opening Concert
Saturday, October 05, 2013, 08:00pm - 10:30pm
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The Santa Cruz County Symphony opens its 2013-2014 Season with the inaugural concert of its new Music Director, Daniel Stewart. In addition to his position in Santa Cruz, Maestro Stewart leads the Metropolitan Opera's Lindeman Program, is an accomplished composer and violist who's played for the nation's top orchestras. To 'Celebrate' the occasion, Maestro Stewart has welcomed to the stage the world renowned pianist Jeffrey Kahane, who is well-known in the classical music world for his performances with the nations top orchestras including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, and the Chicago, St. Louis, Boston, Baltimore and Houston Symphonies. He is also known for collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Bell. Mr. Kahane will perform Mozart's stunning Piano Concerto No. 25. The program begins with the bubbly, exuberant overture to Strauss' Die Fledermaus and concludes with Tchaikovsky's towering Fourth Symphony. Join the celebration!
Location : Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Contact : For tickets call 831.420.5260 or visit SantaCruzSymphony.org.
$22 - $67

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“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

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