Each year, just before the Cabrillo Festival season officially begins, we gather together with our donors for a special chamber music concert featuring members of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. A friendly and intimate affair, it has become another relished tradition. So, despite the distance, we gathered again in a new but meaningful way. On July 25, donors of $300+ joined an online Happy ½ Hour gathering via Zoom, when Maestro Cristi Măcelaru and his wife Cheryl Huddleston joined from Europe, and a special commemoration was made honoring Executive Director Ellen Primack’s 30 years with Cabrillo Festival. Then donors enjoyed a recorded concert of solo works performed by pianist Lara Downes, Concertmaster Justin Bruns, violinist Robyn Julyan, saxophonist Jonathan Hostottle, percussionist Scott Christian, and Principal Flute Tim Munro. Donors of $300+ are invited to watch the concert at any time, and the Zoom session was recorded and is also available to view.
Support from individual donors is at the heart and soul of how the Cabrillo Festival has come to survive and thrive for 58+ years—bringing new music to life and supporting artists and audiences. Now, perhaps more than ever, the generosity and commitment of our donors is paramount. If you haven’t already made your contribution this season, please make a donation now.
An email with the concert password has been sent to all eligible donors. If you have not received your email, please contact us right away. If you make a new $300 donation, we will send you the password too! Following the premiere, the entire event will be streamable on our website using the same password. As a reminder, this event is a donor benefit. Please do not share the link or password. Thank you.
Donors Concert Program
Carlos Simon: Between Worlds
Justin Bruns, Concertmaster
Evan Chambers: Deep Flowers
Jonathan Hostottle, Saxophone
Jessie Montgomery: Rhapsody No. 1
Robyn Julyan, Violin
David Skidmore: I Leave You the Real World; Aground
Scott Christian, Principal Timpani
Elena Ruehr: The Beyond
Guest Artist Lara Downes, Piano
Eve Beglarian: I will not be sad in this world
Tim Munro, Principal Flute