"Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings opened the concert with quiet contemplation...a subdued mood that was reinforced by clean attacks and excellent intonation throughout. The long melodic lines were balanced for utmost clarity.
The Santa Cruz Symphony strings showed their maturity and skill in the final work, Serenade for Strings in C by Tchaikovsky…The orchestra achieved a fullness of sound that was gratifying to hear. The Waltz movement was elegantly played. The high point of the performance was the third movement, Elegy, delivered with heartfelt phrasing and warm sound. A high level of performance marked this concert throughout."