SUNDAY, AUG 9 • 5pm west/8pm east


Cabrillo Festival Music Director and Conductor Cristian Măcelaru joins composer Stacy Garrop to introduce her latest work, The Battle for the Ballot, and discuss the making of a virtual orchestra premiere. Commissioned by the Cabrillo Festival, and closing out the Festival season, will be the world premiere of Garrop’s new 16-minute symphonic work commemorating the centenary of women’s suffrage in America. Narrated by Santa Cruz actor and director Julie James of Jewel Theatre, the work features texts from seven American suffragettes–including Carrie Chapman Catt, Carrie W. Clifford, Jane Addams, Mary Church Terrell, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Susan B. Anthony, and Adella Hunt Logan. In an artistic and technological feat achieved by percussionist Svet Stoyanov, The Battle for the Ballot features sixty (yes, 60!) members of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, all recorded from their homes around the world.

local patrons: dinner to-go!

Celebrate Cabrillo Festival’s Closing Night with a community at-home dinner!

To stay connected even while we are apart, we have coordinated with restaurants across the county who have been such great supporters of the Festival over the years, and we welcome you to support them in return! Place your dinner order by Saturday for pick up Sunday to enjoy at home while you watch the concert.