An Intimate Evening of Poetry

A poetry reading with Irish Poet Marina Evans took place September 12, 2013. The intimate event was hosted by local poets & their friends. It was a delightful evening at the Darling House.  Ms. Evans drew her audience into the readings with her beautiful Irish brogue. Personal conversations & local poetry was shared with Ms. Evans during a social time following her readings.

Martina Evans

May 24, 2012 soprano Rochelle Bard, accompanied by Hadley McCarroll provided a riveting and intimate evening of Opera Arias.
The evening also featured special musical guests and members of Cadenza Orchestra. Guests enjoy chocolate confections from local favorites, which were paired with succulent wines.

New Music Works and Darling House Concert Series presented an evening of conversation and music with Korean-San Franciscan composer Hyo-shin Na and Thomas Schultz, on piano.  This event took place  April 26, 2012. The intimate setting provided opportunities to speak directly with the performers about their passion in music.Hyo-shin and Thomas

A Magical Night of Music…

Concert, April 19, 2012

During this evening
William Coulter played the guitar
Benton Grosjean played the fiddle!



January 12, 2012 New Music Works and Darling House Concert Series shared an evening of conversation and music with composer Mark Kilstofte.

A self-proclaimed Scandinavian extrovert (meaning that he looks at the other person’s shoes when he speaks to them), Mark regaled the audience on the creative process. He shared the musical and literary back-story of “Ballistic Etude 3.1” and previewed a selection from his unveiled orchestral song cycle.

photo by Jeremy Fleming


Eric Symons Performs

Recital, December 15th, 2011

In this concert Eric performed on Vihuela da Mano, a Rubio 10-course lute, a 1770 Baroque guitar, and a special Kenny Hill guitar!

Eric Symons

  • See Kino International’s 2010 release of the classic 1927 silent film ‘Metropolis’ by Fritz Lang with 25 minutes of newly discovered footage
  • Hear the WORLD PREMIERE of a new original score composed by Phil Collins, Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year 2011
  • Live soundtrack accompaniment performed by NMW Ensemble and guest artists, Timba Harris, Colleen Donovan and Ariose Singers
  • Friday, October 28th & Saturday, October 29th, 2011

AlmaNova Concert

Award-Winning, Internationally Acclaimed AlmaNova, Flute, Guitar, Santa Cruz Darling House Concert, Sept 22, Thursday 7:30 PM

AlmaNova is an innovative duo who presented an eclectic program of chamber music. Flutist Jessica Pierce and guitarist Almer Imamovic, masters of their instruments, elevated the flute and guitar ensemble to the highest level of virtuosity and artistry. Guests enjoyed this live performance filled with energy and passion!
Sponsors Hill Guitar Company, Darling House, Digital Media Factory & Cruzio
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