CALENDAR

WEEK OF Apr 30–May 8

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CLASSICAL

Apr 30, 7pm: “SUNSET IN MY HAND”  Ensemble Monterey gives world premiere of new commission by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds, featuring Cantiamo Cabrillo!, plus the late Stephen Tosh’s Piano Concerto. Peace United, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz. Click HERE or on ad, left.

Apr 30, 3pm: “DANCES OF THE WORLD”  Youth Music Monterey orchestras, Farkhad Khudyev conducting music by Brahms, Grieg, Borodin, Dvořák, more. Sunset Center, San Carlos & 9th, Carmel. Click HERE

Apr 30, 7:30pm: TENOR PASQUALE ESPOSITO  With pianist Russel Norman. Carmel Mission, 3080 Rio Road, Carmel. (408) 528-6308.

May 4, 6:30pm: ORCHESTRA IN THE SCHOOLS  Two guitar ensembles, four orchestras; 85 young musicians. Performing Arts Center, Santa Catalina School, 1500 Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey. Click HERE

May 4, 7:30pm: “THE FRENCH CONNECTION”  Cabrillo piano concert. Cabrillo Samper Recital Hall, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Click HERE

May 5, 7:30pm: CABRILLO CHAMBER ENSEMBLES  Student recital. Cabrillo Samper Recital Hall, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Click HERE

May 5, 7:30pm: UCSC ORCHESTRA POPS CONCERT  Bruce Kiesling conducts. Music Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz. Click HERE

May 6, 7:30pm; May 7, 2pm: GIUSEPPE VERDI REQUIEM  Daniel Stewart conducts Santa Cruz Symphony, soloists from the Met Opera & Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus. May 6: Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz. May 7: Mello Center, Lincoln & E Beach Streets, Watsonville. 462-0553. Click HERE or on ad, left.

May 6 & 7, 8pm: “SALUTE TO SAL!”  Sal Ferrantelli conducts I Cantori di Carmel in his retirement concerts. Carmel Mission, 3080 Rio Road, Carmel. 644-8012. Click HERE or on ad, left.

JAZZ, RAGTIME & BLUES

May 1, 7pm: BILL CHARLAP TRIO  Kuumbwa Jazz, 320 Center Street, Santa Cruz. Click HERE

May 4, 7pm: KUUMBWA JAZZ HONOR BAND  Elite high school ensemble. Kuumbwa Jazz, 320 Center Street, Santa Cruz. Click HERE

May 7, 3-6pm: WILL WALLACE LIFE CELEBRATION  Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Monterey, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey. 

May 8, 7pm: GERALD CLAYTON TRIO  Kuumbwa Jazz, 320 Center Street, Santa Cruz. Click HERE

POP, ROCK, GOSPEL, WORLD

Apr 30, 3pm: “BACK TO THE GARDEN”  Redwood Chamber Choir in new and traditional “immersive” multisensory choral arrangements and rituals. Apr 28: Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright, Santa Cruz. Apr 29: Live Earth Farm, 172 Litchfield Lane, Watsonville. Apr 39: St John’s Catholic, 120 Russell Avenue, Felton. Click HERE

Apr 30, 7:30pm: INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC  Featuring Prahlad Singh Tipanya. Music Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz. Click HERE

Apr 30, 7:30pm: ZAKIR HUSSAIN & RAHUL SHARMA  Indian classical. Rio Theatre, Soquel & Seabright Avenues, Santa Cruz. Click HERE

May 5, 7pm: WOLFF-CLARK EXPEDITION FEAT  Kuumbwa Jazz, 320 Center Street, Santa Cruz. Click HERE

May 5, 8pm: CINCO DE THRASHO  Fox Theater, 241 S Main, Salinas. Click HERE

May 6, 8pm: MARIACHI REYNA DE LOS ANGELES  World Theater, 6th Avenue, CSU Monterey Bay, Seaside. Click HERE

DANCE

May 5 & 6, 7:30pm; May 7, 2pm: CABRILLO SPRING DANCE CONCERT  Cabrillo Crocker Theater, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Click HERE

May 6, 8pm: WILY MINX EXTRAVAGANZA  Kuumbwa Jazz, 320 Center Street, Santa Cruz. Click HERE

THEATER, COMEDY, POETRY

May 5, 7pm; May 6, 2 & 7pm: EB White’s CHARLOTTE’S WEB  Ariel Theatrical student production. Wilson Children’s Theatre, 320 Main Street, Salinas. Click HERE

Apr 30, 2pm; May 4-6, 7pm; May 7, 2pm: GREASE  San Lorenzo High School Theater production. Music, singing, dancing, SLVHS Performing Arts Center, 7105 Highway 9, Felton. Click HERE 

May 5 & 6, 7:30pm; May 7 2pm: Tom Parks’ THE LAST WORD  A premiere. Cherry Center, Guadalupe & 4th, Carmel. Click HERE

May 3 & 4, 7:30pm; May 5 & 6, 8pm; May 7, 2pm: AR Gurney’s SYLVIA  Jewel Theatre revival with their original cast. Colligan Theater, 1010 River Street, Santa Cruz. Click HERE or on ad, left.

May 4, 9pm: LAFFTINO COMEDY NIGHT  Robert Zapata & Friends. Fox Theater, 241 S Main Street, Salinas. Click HERE

May 5 & 6, 8pm: Christopher Durang’s VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE  Directed by Peter Gelblum. Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street, Ben Lomond. 336-4777. Click HERE or on ad, left

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