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. For the 2018 season, Music Director Cristi Măcelaru has summoned 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, talks 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. It’s a rare thrill, and you’re invited!
So much is new in 2018!
- New pay-what-you-can Community Night Concert This new event welcomes the wider community to experience just how fun new music can be.
- Earlier concert times All our evening concerts now begin at 7pm!
- New $20 Youth tickets Invite your favorite young person (age 6-25), and inspire a future Festival fan!
- New Prix Fixe Dinner on our Grand Finale night.