45% of NewMusicWorks income is derived from Individual donors.
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NewMusicWorks IN C Ensemble

Flutes: Lars Johannesson and Diane Grubbe
Oboe: Meave Cox
Clarinet: Stephen Zielinski
Bassoon: Neal Fairbairn
Saxophone: Bradley Hecht

Vibraphone: Laura McShane,

Trumpet: Craig Simmons
Trombone: Steve Wilson
French Horn: Kelli Reynolds

Violins: Shannon D’Antonio,Terre Lee and Kaethe Hostetter
Viola: Chad Kaltinger
Violoncello: Kristin Garbeff
Double Bass: Stan Poplin

Harp: Jennifer Cass
Guitars: Terrence Farrell, Giacomo Fiore, Agustine Gaytan, Kenneth Hill and Chris Mann

A Brand New Listening Station!

AGP is Back, Baby!

NewMusicWorks returns to Eric’s Island, the intriguing environs, last visited in 2008. Engaging musical and environmental paths; unique waterways with an island drinking lounge. As always, it will be something more than ordinary and adventurous for the senses. We are blessed to have again the gourmet genius of India Jozseph Schultz providing the culinary arm of the day.

NewMusicWorks’ 43rd season

Season Sponsors: Rowland and Pat Rebele

Avant Garden Party, Sunday, June 5th, 2022, 3-6pm
2888 Sandy Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
NewMusicWorks returns to the enchanted Live Oak Lagoon (14 away)

Exuberant-to-serene musical offerings, surreal surprises, gastronomic bliss of India Joze  delicacies; all with the price of admission!

ADVANCE $35 General; $30 Seniors; $15 Students with valid ID (prices do not include service fees)
AT THE GATE: $40 General; $35 Seniors; $20 Students with valid ID

INFORMATION: 831/536-5603

  • Continuous musical offerings by a dizzying variety of marvelous musicians !
  • Nonstop entrees & hors d’oeuvres by Chef India Jozseph Schultz !
  • NMW Silent Auction: deafening deals of global dimensions
  • No Host Tiki Island Wine and Beer bar
  • Hidden Peak Teahouse serving serene tea ceremonies in a quiet garden nook


Samba Cruz
Vivian Simon, flute and percussion
Pablo Riviere, guitar and vocals
Patrice Wallace, contrabass
Jeffrey Hanson, percussion
Sylvia Cuenca, drum set

Singing Wood Marimba Ensemble

Stan Poplin, double bass & Cary Nichols, electric guitar
Bill Walker, electric slide guitar
Giacomo Fiore, acoustic and electric guitars
Lars Johannesson, flute
Reynolds, French horn


The Future is Female | 7:30pm
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Peace United Church of Christ
Pianist Sarah Cahill performs music of twelve women composers

Concert Photos: Daev Roehr

We thank our dear listening friends for their extraordinary support of NewMusicWorks’ 41st Anniversary Celebrations. We could not have done it without you!

New Music Works’ season is supported in part by grants from
The Arts Council of Santa Cruz
Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
along with donations from individuals and businesses of Santa Cruz County, the Central Coast, and throughout the United States.