Audio Library


Audio Samples

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

Musicians playing wind instruments

Sticks & Reeds: Percussion & Oboe

In 2016, Marin Alsop’s final season, we shone a spotlight on the spectacular musicians of our oboe and percussion sections with a very special chamber music concert titled “Sticks & Reeds.”

Principal bass Ted Botsford

Ted Botsford: Rhapsody

In 2017, Cabrillo Festival’s principal bass Ted Botsford brought a very special solo bass piece to our Donors Concert.

Roomful of Teeth musicians

Roomful of Teeth in Concert

In 2019, Roomful of Teeth made their Cabrillo Festival debut for a full weekend of appearances. They have generously agreed to share a recording of that concert.

Robert Simonds playing violin in front of audience

Robert Simonds Violin Recital

In 2015, for the Cabrillo Festival’s inaugural Donors Concert, Festival violinist Robert Simonds conceived and performed a solo violin recital for a core group of the Festival’s most ardent supporters, held at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.

Emily Wong playing piano

Cabrillo Festival Musician-Composers

Commissioned by Cabrillo Festival, two longtime Festival Orchestra members—also accomplished composers—wrote pieces to premiere at our 2019 Community Night concert.


Archival Audio: Festival Influencers

A collection of historic interviews, panel talks, and in-depth musical analysis that demonstrate the sweep of the Festival’s influence under artistic leaders.

Violinist speaking on stage to audience

2017 Donors Concert

In 2017, Maestro Cristi Macelaru’s inaugural year, we held our second annual pre-season Donors Concert at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. The concert is offered in two short sections with a slideshow.

Lou Harrison

For the Love of Lou

As we remember Lou Harrison on the occasion of his centenary there is great joy in seeing his music and his legacy remain very much alive around us.

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