Each summer Cabrillo Festival brings together music lovers, community members, professional orchestra players and extraordinary composers for an inspired gathering that offers a musical experience like no other. This season, Music Director Cristi Măcelaru summons voices from around the globe and across diverse cultural backgrounds to present 18 contemporary works that reflect the human spirit and the stories we tell, the grandeur of the planet, and the vastness of the cosmos. You’re invited to journey deep into the creative process through our open rehearsals and the intoxicating experience of live performance. Cabrillo Festival delivers spectacular musicianship, coupled with a warm and welcoming environment for listeners at all levels, plus that famously special Santa Cruz vibe. There are few things more thrilling, and you’re invited to join the fun!
So much is new in 2018!
- New lower subscription price The complete package is now just $350! As a Full Subscriber you’ll enjoy the complete Festival experience!
- New $20 Youth tickets Invite your favorite young person, and inspire a future Festival fan! (for ages 6-25)
- New pay-what-you-can Community Night Concert This new event spotlights our wonderful musicians, and proves just how fun new music can be.
- Earlier concert times Our evening concerts now begin at 7pm!
- New online early ticket ordering SantaCruzTickets.com can now accept your Advance Ticket Order, donation and payment in one easy online transaction. Order now! Priority seating deadline is May 31. Click here to learn how our ticketing process works.