Santa Cruz Youth Symphony Performs at UCSC Nov. 12

The Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony will perform their Fall 2017 Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, at the UCSC Music Recital Hall. We can’t think of a better way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon — listening to music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Shostakovich performed by our talented […]

Exclusive Interview with James Durbin

For those of you who haven’t heard, local musician James Durbin was recently announced as the new lead singer for Quiet Riot, the legendary metal band.  James was kind enough to grant an interview to AptosCommunityNews about this new musical venture. First, congratulations on joining Quiet Riot! That’s quite an accomplishment. 1) How did you […]

Twelfth Night Harp Festival

The Community Music School is putting on a Twelfth Night Harp Festival, this coming Saturday, January 7th from 2:00 to 3:30 PM at Resurrection Church in Aptos. This will be a celebration of the harp in its many forms, featuring soloists Steve Coulter (folk harp) Cathleen O’Connell (wire-strung harp), Malima Kone, (kora), the Community Music […]

Temple Beth El to Host Music Panel

New Music Works, Chadeish Yameinu Jewish Renewal and Temple Beth El invite you to join them for a panel discussion with musical illustrations about the historic and timeless musical connections that link the Middle East and West, on Friday, April 15, 8PM, at Temple Beth El. Celebrated Israeli composer and lecturer Eitan Steinberg and vocalist Etty […]

New Music Works Ensemble Performs at Cabrillo

<img src="×182.png" alt="Musical Event" width="300" height="182" class="size-medium wp-image-1960" srcset="×182.png 300w,×621 click this over here now.png 1024w,×364.png 600w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” /> Pacific Premieres Musical Event The New Music Works Ensemble Performs at Cabrillo College’s Barbara Samper Recital Hall on Saturday, April 4th at 8:00 PM. In addition, there will be a Composer-Performer […]

First Annual Santa Cruz American Music Festival

The First Annual Santa Cruz American Music Festival is set to rock Aptos Village Park on Memorial Day Weekend 2015, Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24. This year’s headline acts are Bonnie Raitt and Big & Rich, with a number of other highly talented artists including J.J. Grey, Los Lonely Boys, Coco Montoya, and many more. […]

Sunday at the Blues Festival

It’s Memorial Day Weekend in Aptos, which for the last twenty plus years has meant it’s also the weekend of the Santa Cruz Blues Festival, held down at Aptos Village Park. I haven’t been to the blues festival in years – the last time I went was to see the great Ray Charles play what […]

James Durbin Speaks in Aptos on March 29

The Monterey Herald is reporting that Santa Cruz native James Durbin will be speaking – and possibly performing a song or two – at the Cabrillo College Visual and Performing Arts Complex this coming Saturday, March 29th at 7:30 PM. James Durbin garnered wide acclaim when he appeared on the 10th season of American Idol, […]

Santa Cruz Blues Festival 2014 Lineup Announced

The lineup for the 22nd annual Santa Cruz Blues Festival has been announced – and as usual, it brings an amazing amount of talent to our little town! This year, the festival is being headlined by Gregg Allman (of Allman Brothers fame) and Chris Isaak. The Sunday show also features musical virtuoso Jackie Greene, a […]