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Music in the Gardens Tour (10th annual, a fundraiser)

Sunday, May 25, 2008
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
SC Baroque Festival
P.O. Box 482; Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Location Details:
5 Santa Cruz area gardens. Maps and directions provided to ticket holders. Tickets available in advance or at the entry garden as of 1pm on May 25: 316 Myrtle Street, Santa Cruz, CA (Garden 1).

Event Information: For 10 years now Santa Cruz Baroque Festival has been presenting its annual Music in the Gardens fundraiser, with the upcoming tour taking place on Sunday, May 25, from 1 to 5 pm. As in previous years, we feature 5 of the area's finest private gardens, with snacks, drinks, and wine at each location. 5 different music groups complement the natural splendor and culinary selections with musical offerings spanning a range of folk and ethnic styles. This event is a fundraiser and proceeds benefit the continued operation of the Baroque Festival's annual concert season.

Gardens: This year's tour features 2 gardens on Spring Street, a beautiful residential neighborhood near the base of the UCSC campus, 1 garden on the Westside close to the ocean, 1 garden close to downtown Santa Cruz, and 1 Aptos garden. Music: Greek and Italian mandolin music by the Falcos, flamenco guitar by Eric Jarmie, African music with Salif Kone, Eastern-European music and dance with the David Feldthouse ensemble, and the sounds of Elizabeth Mier's harp comprise our musical assortment for the event. (For more details please see the garden descriptions available on this page:

Admission: $30 General ($25 Season & Flex Pass Subscribers).

Tickets: SCBF (, 831-457-9693); UCSC Ticket Office (, 831-459-2159; Civic Center Box Office, as well as the following local stores:

* The Garden Company (2218 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060)
* Thomas Musical Instruments (428A Front St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060)
* Hidden Gardens Nursery (7765 Soquel Drive, #A, Aptos, CA)

Map & Directions: Ticket-holders receive a map and directions and can traverse the 5 gardens as suggested or as desired.

Entry Garden: For at-the-gate ticket sales please visit Garden 1 at 316 Myrtle Street in Santa Cruz (near Chestnut & Laurel).

Visitors to the Area: Cultural travel packages that include a discount on a night's stay in SC along with a Music in the Gardens Tour ticket are available through the SC Conference & Visitors Council ( > Art in Santa Cruz Cultural Packages, 831-425-1234).

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Added to the calendar on Tue, May 20, 2008 11:09AM
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