All talks are held at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, Downtown Santa Cruz, unless otherwise noted.
PRE-CONCERT DINNER & TALK ON OPENING NIGHT
FRIDAY, August 2 | dinner: 6:30pm, talk: 7:00-7:30pm Talk is free to all, tickets are required for dinner.
The 2019 season begins with an outdoor pre-concert talk and a special ticketed dinner served alfresco at the Civic Auditorium, when Tim Munro moderates a conversation about When There Are Nine with Cristi Macelaru, composer Kristin Kuster, poet Megan Levad and Roomful of Teeth Artistic Director Brad Wells.
MEET THE COMPOSERS
SATURDAY, August 3 | 1:30pm $15, order tickets
Inside the Civic Auditorium, a discussion moderated by Cristi Macelaru featuring a panel of composers-in-residence including Clarice Assad, Anna Clyne, Dan Dediu, Du Yun, Vivian Fung, Melody Eotvos, Kristin Kuster, and Nina Young.
Visit our Look/Listen section to watch videos of past composer forums.
THURSDAY, August 1, 6:15-6:45pm Free
Tim Munro hosts a Q&A panel with orchestra members
TUESDAY, August 6, 6:15-6:45pm Free
Cabrillo Festival Executive Director Ellen Primack talks about what’s involved in bringing new music to life
WEDNESDAY, August 7, 6:15-6:45pm Free
UCSC Professor Gail Hershatter talks about Nu Shu
WYNTON & CRISTI IN CONVERSATION
SUNDAY, August 11, 3:30-4:30pm $15, order tickets
Jazz legend and composer Wynton Marsalis sits down with his friend and collaborator Cristi Măcelaru to talk about music-making and the works to be performed this evening; includes questions submitted by audience in advance. Submit your questions here!
Photo: 2017 Meet the Composers (photo: r.r. jones)