Music Director and Conductor Marin Alsop leads America’s preeminent new music festival in an extraordinary season featuring thirteen composers in residence, three world premieres, two US premieres and four West Coast premieres.
Photos from the 2014 season.
“There’s no concert series anywhere where such a high percentage of the music is written by people still breathing — even walking around in front of you, taking in the mellow sights of a Santa Cruz summer.” —Jeff Dunn, San Francisco Classical Voice
Photos from the 2013 season.
Nine composers in residence, two world premiere Festival commissions, two US premieres, two West Coast premieres and the 40th Anniversary of Kronos Quartet celebrated at this year’s Festival.
Photos from the 2012 season.
The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America’s longest running festival dedicated to new music for orchestra, commemorates its 50th anniversary in a historic and expanded 3-week season, July 28-August 12, 2012.
“Northern California’s most provocative summertime musical event.”—Allan Ulrich, Financial Times
The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music is pleased to announce its 49th season and a very special year for the festival – the 20th Anniversary of its celebrated Music Director and Conductor Marin Alsop, July 31-August 14, 2011.
At the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, new works are always the main course. Under music director Marin Alsop, the annual event offers a total immersion experience, exploring a full range of stylistic concerns and often presenting young composers before they become household names.
An unflagging champion of new music for nearly half a century, the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music returns for its 48th season, led by Music Director and Conductor Marin Alsop, August 1-15, 2010.
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music awarded James Irvine Foundation Grant.