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 3 | dinner: 6:00pm, talk: 7:00-7:30pm
The 2018 season begins with an outdoor pre-concert talk and a special ticketed dinner served alfresco at the Civic Auditorium. Talk is free, order dinner tickets here.
KALW host Sarah Cahill talks with Music Director Cristi Macelaru, including answering questions from Festival audience members received online in advance. Submit your questions here!
MEET THE COMPOSERS
SATURDAY August 4 | 1:30pm $15, order tickets here
Inside the Civic Auditorium, a discussion moderated by Cristian Macelaru features composers-in-residence Karim Al-Zand, William Bolcom, Zosha De Castri, Dan Dediu, Gabriela Lena Frank, Vivian Fung, Kristin Kuster, Huang Ruo, Pande Shahov, and Peter Shin. Visit our Look/Listen section to watch videos of past composer forums.
THURSDAY August 2 | 6:15-6:45
Prue Ashurst talks about the After Dixieland concert program
TUESDAY August 7 | 6:15-6:45
Tim Munro moderates a panel discussion with Orchestra players, including
Matt Albert, Bharat Chandra, Jennifer Humphries, and Craig Morris.
WEDNESDAY August 8 | 6:15-6:45
Robert Pollie interviews composer John Corigliano about his Piano Concerto.
Photo: 2017 Meet the Composers (photo: r.r. jones)