Valerie Joi and Cristian Macelaru

Music is a Heart Opener

Although I promised myself I would refrain from making any hackneyed puns, I can’t resist the truth: Valerie Joi is a joy. She works with generosity, illumination, and empowerment—a heart opener for everyone touched by her music as a rigorous practice of spiritual and social transformation.

ITW composers 2022

Recasting Self and Other

Guest Blogger Kendall Grady reflects on Cabrillo Festival’s 2022 In the Works composers, drawing connections between their respective world premiere works.

When There Are Nine artists take a bow

2022 Season Announcement

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Celebrates its 60th Anniversary Season and Returns to In-Person Concerts.


Audio Samples

Listen to excerpts of performances by the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra conducted by Cristian Macelaru.

Four composer headshots

Composers in Conversation Vol. 5 – Video

Maestro Cristi Macelaru continues our new monthly series LIVE on Saturday, July 3 at 11am PDT when he moderates this conversation between composers Karim Al-Zand, Missy Mazzoli, and Carlos Simon.

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