“Cabrillo is never dull, never traditionalist, and the ever-curious audience is swept along with the Alsop ground-swell…” —ArtsSF.com
From August 2-16, Santa Cruz will become a nexus of creativity. Nearly one hundred talented musicians will come together to hone their art form with an unbridled sense of discovery and adventure. The doors to that creative process will be flung wide open and you’re invited behind the scenes! Music Director Marin Alsop and the Festival Orchestra will be joined by twelve composers-in-residence and five international guest artists for multiple premieres, five orchestra programs, five chamber concerts, and dozens of activities designed to educate, entertain, and engage our community of listeners and performers. Your 2015 Cabrillo Festival Experience awaits! We hope you will take some time now to explore our concert schedule, order your tickets, and make your plans now to join us this summer.
“It is a peaceable kingdom of music festivals committed not just to hearing
new musical voices, but striving for a whole new paradigm in the
world of concert music.” —Conductor James Ross
June 16: Tickets go on sale at Noon PST via web, phone, and in-person via SantaCruzTickets.com
Aug 2: Open Rehearsals Begin
Aug 7: Opening Night
Aug 16: Grand Finale at Mission San Juan Bautista
For our friends traveling from afar, please note that summer in Santa Cruz is high tourist season. We recommend you begin planning your trip early! We have accessed special rates at two excellent local hotels—book now, supplies are limited! Our local Convention and Visitors Council is also a wealth of information, as is Santa Cruz’ Downtown Association. We look forward to sharing our delightful region of California’s Central Coast with you!
We look forward to seeing all of you this summer!