Listen to excerpts of performances by the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra conducted by Cristian Macelaru.
We are thrilled to present this very special 2017 chamber concert showcasing the sensational pianist, singer and composer Clarice Assad.
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.”
In 2017, Cabrillo Festival’s principal bass Ted Botsford brought a very special solo bass piece to our Donors 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.
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.
Commissioned by Cabrillo Festival, two longtime Festival Orchestra members—also accomplished composers—wrote pieces to premiere at our 2019 Community Night concert.
A collection of historic interviews, panel talks, and in-depth musical analysis that demonstrate the sweep of the Festival’s influence under artistic leaders.
Listen to a conversation with Wynton Marsalis, pioneering musician and 2019 Cabrillo Festival composer-in-residence.
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.
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.
Robert Pollie of the 7th Avenue Project interviews Chinese-American composer Huang Ruo.