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Upcoming Events

July 2017

Mahalo Monday

July 3 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hula’s Island Grill, 221 Cathcart Street
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Every Monday in July, Hula's Island Grill will generously donate 10% of evening sales to the Cabrillo Festival! So grab your friends and loved ones, and head on over to Hula's for some tasty tropical fare! Their "pupus" (small plates) and Mai Tais are legendary.

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Mahalo Monday

July 10 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hula’s Island Grill, 221 Cathcart Street
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Every Monday in July, Hula's Island Grill will generously donate 10% of evening sales to the Cabrillo Festival! So grab your friends and loved ones, and head on over to Hula's for some tasty tropical fare! Their "pupus" (small plates) and Mai Tais are legendary.

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Mahalo Monday

July 17 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hula’s Island Grill, 221 Cathcart Street
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Every Monday in July, Hula's Island Grill will generously donate 10% of evening sales to the Cabrillo Festival! So grab your friends and loved ones, and head on over to Hula's for some tasty tropical fare! Their "pupus" (small plates) and Mai Tais are legendary.

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Mahalo Monday

July 24 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hula’s Island Grill, 221 Cathcart Street
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Every Monday in July, Hula's Island Grill will generously donate 10% of evening sales to the Cabrillo Festival! So grab your friends and loved ones, and head on over to Hula's for some tasty tropical fare! Their "pupus" (small plates) and Mai Tais are legendary.

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Donors Concert

July 29 @ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free for donors of $250 or more, and all those who have made the Three Steps to the Future pledge, this special event includes a reception and a chamber concert of contemporary works featuring musicians of the Festival Orchestra. Learn more...

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Free

First Open Rehearsal

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Rehearsal for Departures

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Free

Open Rehearsal

July 31 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Rehearsal for Tributes: Part One

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Mahalo Monday

July 31 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hula’s Island Grill, 221 Cathcart Street
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Every Monday in July, Hula's Island Grill will generously donate 10% of evening sales to the Cabrillo Festival! So grab your friends and loved ones, and head on over to Hula's for some tasty tropical fare! Their "pupus" (small plates) and Mai Tais are legendary.

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August 2017
Free

Open Rehearsal

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Rehearsal for Tributes: Part One

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Free

Orchestra Concert: IN THE WORKS

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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The highlight event of the Conductors/Composers Workshop, this special free concert features three new works by composers under age 30, performed by the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra led in rotation by six emerging conductors. No tickets required.

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Free

Open Rehearsal

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Rehearsal for Departures

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Free

Open Rehearsal: Conductors Workshop

August 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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The culmination of the Conductors Training Workshop.

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$18

Touch the Sound film screening

August 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Del Mar Theatre, 1124 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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TOUCH THE SOUND film screening Followed by Q&A with Evelyn Glennie! In Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie, German documentary filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer (Rivers and Tides) turned his camera on percussionist Evelyn Glennie who is profoundly deaf and experiences sound through vibration and touch. Using Glennie’s unique musical sensibilities as a jumping-off point, he allows viewers to feel like we’re hearing the world for the very first time. A Q&A session with Glennie follows the screening! Purchase…

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Free

Open Rehearsal

August 3 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Rehearsal for Departures

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Free

Pre-Rehearsal Talk with Noah Luna

August 3 @ 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Composer and Lecturer Noah Luna on the Tributes: Part One concert.

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Free

Open Rehearsal

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Rehearsal for Tributes: Part One

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$32

Alfresco Dinner on Opening Night

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Enjoy dinner with friends on Opening Night, catered by Feast for a King and served al fresco in front of the Civic Auditorium. Paired with a talk on the outdoor stage with new Music Director Cristian Macelaru! Reservations required.

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Free

Pre-Concert Talk on Opening Night

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Cristian Macelaru, Cabrillo Festival's new music director and conductor, interviewed by radio and podcast producer Robert Pollie.

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$42 - $70

Opening Night: DEPARTURES

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Michael Gandolfi: Points of Departure (World Premiere, re-orchestrated for full orchestra, Festival commission) Clarice Assad: Percussion Concerto AD INFINITUM (Evelyn Glennie, percussion) (World Premiere, Festival Commission) Aaron Jay Kernis: Second Symphony Tickets and concert information

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$15

Meet the Composers Forum

August 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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A Q&A featuring composers in residence, moderated by Maestro Cristian Macelaru. More information...

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$37 - $65

Orchestra Concert: TRIBUTES Part One

August 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Gabriela Lena Frank: Three Latin American Dances James Stephenson: Concerto for Violin Tributes (Jennifer Frautschi, violin) (West Coast Premiere) David T. Little: The Conjured Life Commemorating Lou Harrison’s Centenary (World Premiere|Festival commission) Cindy McTee: Double Play Tickets and concert information...  

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Free

FREE FAMILY CONCERT

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Includes a Tour of the Orchestra! Michael Gandolfi: Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland (Gemma New, conductor: Cristian Măcelaru, narrator) Tickets and concert information...

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$30

In the Blue Room with Clarice Assad

August 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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A chamber concert featuring Clarice Assad (piano/vocals) with Keita Ogawa (percussion). Tickets and concert information...

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Free

Open Rehearsal

August 8 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Rehearsal for Con Brio

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Free

Pre-Rehearsal Talk with Tim Munro

August 8 @ 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Cabrillo Festival Orchestra Principal Flute Tim Munro moderates a Q&A with the composers of the Tributes: Part Two concert.

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Free

Open Rehearsal

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Rehearsal for Tributes: Part 2

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Free

Open Rehearsal

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Rehearsal for Con Brio

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Free

Open Rehearsal

August 9 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Rehearsal for Tributes: Part 2

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$200

Music in the Mountains

August 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nestldown, Santa Cruz Mountains
Los Gatos, CA 95030 United States
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A fundraiser for the Cabrillo Festival at a spectacular private retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains with wine and food tastings and silent auction, culminating in a chamber music concert featuring performances of contemporary works performed by Cristian Macelaru and special guests. Tickets and event information...

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Free

Open Rehearsal

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Rehearsal for Con Brio

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Free

Pre-Rehearsal Talk

August 10 @ 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Lecturer Kristen Silva Gruesz on Melville's Moby-Dick.

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Free

Open Rehearsal

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Rehearsal for Tributes: Part 2

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$37 - $65

Orchestra Concert: CON BRIO

August 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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William Bolcom: Symphony No. 9 (West Coast Premiere) Gerald Barry: Piano Concerto (Jason Hardink, piano) (US Premiere) Jörg Widmann: Con Brio Cindy McTee: Symphony No. 1: Ballet for Orchestra Tickets and concert information...

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Free

Student Staff Ensemble Concert

August 12 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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You've seen them as friendly ushers at Festival Orchestra concerts, now see them shine as the Student Staff Ensemble in a performance of original and innovative works! Tickets not required. The Student Staff Ensemble performs a free concert at the Santa Cruz Civic. Photo by rr jones.

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Orchestra Concert: TRIBUTES Part Two

August 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Grand Finale concert of the 2017 season! Jake Heggie: Moby-Dick Orchestral Suite (World Premiere, arranged by Cristian Macelaru, Festival Commission) Christopher Rountree: Overture to La Haine (World Premiere, Festival Commission/Pacific Harmony Foundation) Gabriella Smith: Field Study (World Premiere, Festival Commission) Karim Al-Zand: The Prisoner (Jonathan Lemalu, bass baritone) (World Premiere, Festival Commission) Tickets and concert information...

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