Distinguished Artists Concert and Lecture Series


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Established in 1985, The Distinguished Artists Concert & Lecture Series (DACLS) is located in Aptos, California. The mission of DACLS is to bring together artists of international and local reputation, various musical and service organizations, educational institutions, and professional and ethnic groups in a variety of diverse and stimulating creative projects that reach a broad cross-section of the community. Our concerts in Santa Cruz are a fun and engaging way to expand your artistic horizons and to dive into the life of an artist or group of artists.

To date, the series has presented hundreds of performing artists, lecturers, and composers from around the globe at Peace United Church and other venues in Santa Cruz County. Our schedule of performers is constantly expanding and evolving to include new types of music from all over the world, providing classical music concerts in Santa Cruz that are both enlightening and fresh. The artistic and executive director of DACLS is Dr. John Orlando, D.M.A., music instructor emeritus from Cabrillo College.

Past events

Pianist Alon Goldstein Celebrates Beethoven's 250th

Sunday, Dec 6, 2020 7:00 PM PST

  • Composers: Beethoven
  • Instruments: Piano
  • Tickets: $3 to purchase concert

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Audrey Vardanega & Tanya Tomkins celebrate Beethoven's 250th

Monday, Dec 7, 2020 7:00 PM PST

  • Composers: Beethoven
  • Instruments: Piano, Cello
  • Tickets: $3 to purchase concert

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Jonathan Biss performs Beethoven's Sonata's Op. 90 'Pathetique' & Op. 111

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020 7:00 PM PST

  • Composers: Beethoven
  • Instruments: Piano
  • Tickets: $3 to purchase concert

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Pianist Garrick Ohlsson: 'Hammerklavier' & 'A Therese'

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020 7:00 PM PST

  • Composers: Beethoven
  • Instruments: Piano
  • Tickets: $3 to purchase concert

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Distinguished Artists Presents: Beethoven's 250th Celebration

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020 7:00 PM PST

  • Composers: Beethoven
  • Tickets: $6 to purchase concert

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An evening with Pianist and Raconteur Brian Ganz: Romanticism and the Revolutionary Spirit in the works of Chopin and Delacroix

Sunday, May 23, 2021 5:00 PM PDT

  • Composers: Chopin
  • Instruments: Solo piano
  • Tickets: $3 to purchase concert

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An informative and inspiring lecture demonstration on the music of Debussy and the paintings of Monet and other French Impressionists

Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 5:00 PM PDT

  • Composers: Paul Roberts
  • Instruments: piano
  • Tickets: $3 to purchase concert

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