Below you will find a collection of historic interviews, panel talks, and in-depth musical analysis that demonstrate the sweep of the Festival’s influence under artistic leaders Carlos Chavez, Dennis Russell Davies, Marin Alsop, and Cristian Macelaru; and composers Lou Harrison, Aaron Copland, John Adams and others.
Composer Lou Harrison provides a talk on the evolution of contemporary music and presents a musical demonstration illustrating the influence of Eastern percussion traditions in his music, Cabrillo Festival, 1967. Duration: 30 mins.
Cristian Macelaru (Music Director 2017-present) talks about his own artistic vision for the Festival ahead of his inaugural season, including the commission of The Prisoner by Karim Al Zand, 2017. Duration: 4 mins.