Winner of the League of American Orchestra and ASCAP’s 2008-2009 John S. Edwards Award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music, and winner of their Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music for 32 consecutive years (1982-2013).
Cabrillo has emerged as the western states’ leading orchestra devoted to modern symphonic repertory in the twenty-first century. The Festival’s core performance group is an ensemble of sixty-eight professional musicians who join Maestra Alsop each year in award-winning programming of contemporary music. These musicians come to Santa Cruz from all over the world, often foregoing more lucrative engagements in order to volunteer their professional services in favor of the stimulation and challenge of the Cabrillo programs. Each is a new music advocate in their own right. For over 50 years, they have earned Cabrillo an uncompromised and prestigious reputation as America’s preeminent contemporary music festival. We invite you to join us in thanking each member of the orchestra for their generosity and dedication, and for the greatness of their spirit.
Below is a listing of all Tenured/Provisional Orchestra players. *Substitute or Extra players are indicated as such.
Click player names in red to learn a bit more about them!
Justin Bruns, Concertmaster, Atlanta GA
Maximillian Haft, Sacramento CA
Rebecca Jackson, Santa Cruz CA *LOA
Robyn Julyan, Denver CO
Rita Lee, San Francisco CA
Matthew Means, Hays KS
Sarah Shellman, Tampa FL
Carol Swift, Albuquerque NM
Benjamin Tomkins, Denver CO
Matt Albert, Principal, Dallas TX
Anne Chandra, Assistant Principal, Sarasota FL
Louise Alexander, Indianapolis IN
Susan French, Long Island City NY
Andrew McCann, Chicago IL
Rob Simonds, Indianapolis IN
Charmian Stewart, San Anselmo CA
David Henderson, San Francisco CA *extra
Forrest Byram, Principal, San Francisco CA
Steve Hearn, Principal, Castle Rock CO *LOA
Nuiko Wadden, Principal, Brooklyn NY
Erik Finley, Atlanta GA
Ella M. Fredrickson, St. Petersburg FL
Orchestra photo at top by Bruce Frye