Sample Live Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Performances

 See: Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Live Recordings

Lars Johannesson, Baroque flute
Edwin Huizinga, Baroque flute
Linda Burman-Hall, harpsichord
David Morris, viola da gamba

From 2018 Concert III THE MUSICAL OFFERING - J.S. Bach
April 8, 2018 at UCSC Music Recital Hall


Henry Purcell: Aria: "When I am Laid in Earth"

Elizabeth Hungerford, soprano
Hideki Yamaha, 10-course Renaissance lute
Linda Burman-Hall, virginal

From 2018 Concert I: CUPID'S GIFT: Love & Enchantment
February 10, 2018 at UCSC Music Recital Hall, Santa Cruz

Traditional Syrian: 'Qadduka al Mayyas' ('I've given birth to you, O my life')

Leslie Hirsch, Arab violin
Mark Bradlyn, oud
Dror Sinai, darbuka
Linda Burman-Hall, harpsichord

From 2018 Concert IV: TRADING GIFTS: Iberia & The Arab World
April 29, 2018 at The Peace Church, Santa Cruz


Santa Cruz Baroque Festival 2019
Post-Season Events

Music in the Garden
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 1-5pm

Dean Silver, host

Our splendid treat for Mother’s Day will be held in a private downtown jewel of a garden positively brimming with exotic blooms – hydrangeas, camellias, iris and other remarkable owers and rare species including pond plants.

Join us for gourmet treats to suit all tastes while you relax indoors or outdoors sipping fine wines or other beverages, listening to exquisite early and traditional music.

Limited tickets are available to this fun-raising fund-raiser, so get yours early to secure your spot. $45 presale and $50 at door. Purchase tickets: or at the concerts.

Emerging Artist Showcase

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 4pm
Holy Cross Church
Our 6th annual presentation features the top laureates of our Youth Chamber Music Competition. The 2019 winners will perform a variety of Baroque and Classical music, and receive their cash awards onstage. We’re certain you’ll be amazed at the quality of our winners. Guaranteed to be memorable and inspiring!

Admission FREE ($10 donation requested)

Boomeria – Organ Extravaganza
Saturday, July 13, 2019 1-5pm
Bonny Doon


Castle, catacombs, galleries, and a wonderful pipe organ inside the Chapel Royal! That’s BOOMERIA in the redwoods of Bonny Doon celebrating Bastille Day, where our French-themed organic snacks, local wines, and continuously uplifting music is sure to delight!

This amazing fund-raiser is $50 presale and $60 at door. Purchase tickets: or at the concerts.


Musical Party in a Garden (British silk embroidery on canvas, 1647 – The Metropolitan Museum, New York)

In a formal garden, just a decade after the first speculative bubble known as the great ‘Tulip Mania’ burst, musical ladies perform for an appreciative audience. The hovering cupids suggest impending romance



2018 Performances from the Emerging Artists Showcase

See: Music Program for Emerging Artists Showcase 2018

2018 Honorable Mention

Telemann - Concerto for Four Violins in G Major (TWV 40:201) Largo — Allegro — Adagio — Vivace

Alexander Lee, violin, Scotts Valley Middle School 7th
Miles Crawford, violin, Quail Hollow, 7th
Olivia Kang, violin, Scotts Valley Middle School 8th
Hannah Kuo, violin, Navarra Christian, 8th (Susan Stein)

2018 Honorable Mention
CLARINET QUARTET Coach: Hye Min (Helen) Yun

W. A. Mozart The Marriage of Figaro Overture, arranged for four Bb clarinets

Jaehoon Kim, Saratoga HS 9th
Luke Nam, Leland HS, 9th
Nicole Kim, Leland HS, 9th
Amy Nam, Leland HS, 9th

2018 Honorable Mention
HANDEL DUO Coach: Sharon Li

Handel Passacaglia (arr. Halvorsen)

Skyler Li, violin - Milpitas HS - 9th (Tim Yip)
Zoe Ho, cello St. Andrews - 7th (Leonid Fridman)

TIE — 2018 Third Prize
VIOLIN DUO (won on Leclair Sonata I) Coach: Cynthia Baehr

J. S. Bach Double violin concerto in d minor (BWV 1043)
Vivace - Largo - Allegro

Laura Wang, violin Mission Hill 8th
Stanley Wang, violin Santa Cruz HS, 11th

(Harpsichord accompanist: Linda Burman-Hall)

TIE — 2018 Third Prize
MOZART PIANO TRIO Coach: Youson Park

W. A. Mozart Trio in E flat major, K. 498 Mvt I. Andante
Hannah Schendel, Piano, Henry Gunn High, 9th
Matthew Kim, Clarinet, Sacred Heart, 9th
Philemon Wong, Viola, The King's Academy, 9th

2018 Second Prize
SHOSTAKOVICH PIANO TRIO Coaches: Matt Wang, Tim Yip, Tamami Honma

D. Shostakovich Trio Nr. 2 in E minor, Mvt 4

Ethan Cotta, Redwood, 8th
Nelson Kanda, violin- Castillero 8th
Samuel Cotta, cello-Argonaut, 5th


2018 First Prize
EPSILON TRIO Coach: Michael Dahlberg

Schubert Piano Trio No. 2, 2nd movement

Ophir Horovitz, piano - Home schooled 12th
Vikram Iyer, violin - Saratoga HS 12th
Sean Lee, cello -Daugherty Valley HS 12th