Calendar of Events

July 2022
An intimate ensemble of Festival Musicians performs during the Donors Concert. photo by rr jones

Donors Concert

Donors $500+ are invited to help us kick off our 60th season with this intimate concert performed by brilliant Festival musicians. Make your annual fund now at CABRILLOMUSIC.ORG! Tickets are not required for this event. There will be a welcome/check-in table for donors for $500 or more at the Civic Auditorium doors. You may make your donation any time until doors open! ...
July 23 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Auditorium
307 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Scott Ordway Composer Talk

Presented by the Sempervirens Fund as an online streaming event! Scott Ordway discusses his work The End of Rain: Art, Emotion and Land. FREE! ...
July 26 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual
People standing and holding hands for applause

In the Works

A concert of new works performed by the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra penned by under-30 composers Wenbin Lyu, Christian Quiñones, and Marc Migo Cortes, conducted by six emerging conductors, all studying in the Conductors/ Composers Workshop. FREE! ...
July 26 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Auditorium
307 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Opening Night Cabrillo Festival crowds enjoy dinner al fresco and a pre-concert talk outside the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Photo by rr jones.

Opening Night: Pre-Concert Dinner + Talk

An outdoor Pre-Concert Talk moderated by Cristi Mācelaru. Dinner served alfresco at the Civic Auditorium; advance dinner tickets are required, the talk is free. ...
July 29 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Civic Auditorium
307 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
People standing on a field

Opening Night: The End of Rain

Opening Night includes the west coast premiere of Jessie Montgomery's powerful Soul Force, and world premiere commissions from Gabriela Lena Frank and Scott Ordway. Both premieres reflect on the impact of drought and wildfire in California. Frank's Contested Eden centers the orchestra in this performance, and Ordway's multimedia work, The End of Rain, invites vocal octet Roomful of Teeth to give voice to words contributed by fire zone residents. ...
July 29 2022
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Civic Auditorium
307 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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