SC Baroque Festival offers 3 off-season Special Events each year: The Fall Benefit Concert, Music in the Gardens, and the Boomeria (Organ) Extravaganza.

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Fall Movie: Amadeus and Spaghetti Dinner
Sunday November 10, at 5:30PM

The Santa Cruz Baroque Festival premieres its first fall movie night, complete with spaghetti dinner, and a screening of the 1984 film Amadeus, at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County.

Amadeus was directed by Miloš Forman and stars F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce. It received eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, as well as many other awards. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, 7807 Soquel Dr., Aptos, CA
For tickets and information call 831-459-2159

Boomeria (Organ) Extravaganza
July 12, 2014, from 1-5pm

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The grounds of Boomeria are full of surprises, including a wonderful pipe organ inside its Chapel Royal. A selection of performers brings to life the repertoire and spirit of this centuries-old synthesizer, and visitors have the opportunity to explore the organ's insides. Enjoy a unique afternoon with hours of organ music, refreshments, and wine, surrounded by the Bonny Doon area forest. Location: Private residence (address provided to ticket holders). (Photo: Preston Boomer, by Lars Johannesson Photography.)

Music in the Gardens Tour Revival!
Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 2-5pm
3 gardens - 3 music groups - snacks & wine

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The Baroque Festival’s Music in the Gardens Tour is back by popular demand. This year our tour will feature three luscious private gardens, along with snacks, drinks and wine at each location. Three different music groups complement the natural splendor and culinary selections with music of different ethnic traditions. This event is a fundraiser and proceeds benefit the continued operation of the Baroque Festival’s annual concert season. (Photo by Reinhold Roedig)


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The Santa Cruz Baroque Festival is a tax-exempt arts organization funded by your donation, ticket sales and grants from the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, corporations, and family foundations. Our programs are co-sponsored by KUSP-FM. Events at UCSC are co-sponsored by the UCSC Department of Music. All facilities are handicap accessible (there is an elevator available at the UCSC Music Center Recital Hall).

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