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New Music Works 2017 Season

Our 38th Season Opening Concert

Night of the Living Composers

Saturday, January 28, 2017; 7pm
Barbara Samper Recital Hall, Cabrillo College
Aptos, CA 5003

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  • New chamber works by Michael McGushin, Larry Polansky, Pablo Rubio Vargas, Scott Stobbe, and Maayan Tsadka
  • Two world premieres, including a new work by UCSC graduate, Maayan Tsadka, Commissioned by New Music Works


Lou Harrison Centennial Celebration

“Lou’s Day” – A Two-concert Celebration
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Peace United Church of Christ
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Lou’s Day 3 pm Organ Concerto (matinee) Buy Matinee Tickets Now


Night Muse 7 pm Solstice (evening) Buy Evening Tickets Now


A double-Celebration of Lou Harrison’s 100th year!
Our two-concert tribute to the music of local icon Lou Harrison (1917- 2003)
involves many of the composer’s favorite collaborators performing music, dance & puppetry.
A wide lens experience of Lou Harrison’s aesthetic breadth; indefatigably experimental while breathtakingly beautiful!

Avant Garden Africa

Sunday, June 11, 2017; 2-6pm
2701 Monterey Ave. @ “The Garden”
Soquel, CA 95073

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The exuberant music and dance of West Africa highlight this year’s Avant Garden party
with a dazzling variety of music styles, dance and cuisine.


For Information: 831-425-3526