&ldquoAs Alsop faced the cellos and drew from them the most tremendously shaped phrases with every inflection of her baton, you were aware of being in the presence of greatness.&rdquo
3rd May 2013
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music 51st season announced

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America’s longest running festival dedicated to new orchestral music, has announced the program for its 51st season taking place in Santa Cruz, California, from 2 – 11 August 2013.

Since 1992 the Cabrillo Festival has been led by Music Director and Conductor Marin Alsop. The festival gives preeminent and emerging composers, as well as musicians skilled and enthusiastic, the opportunity to work with Marin to bring new orchestral works to life.

“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.” — San Francisco Classical Voice, April 2013

This year Marin Alsop welcomes young international talents for their debuts, and presents works by thirteen composers, with ten in residence. Marin will conduct the multi-award-winning Cabrillo Festival Orchestra for two world première festival commissions by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts for star flutist Adam Walker, and a new work by emerging composer Sean Friar; two US premieres of works by preeminent composers Brett Dean and Philip Glass, and two West Coast premieres of works by Christopher Rouse and George Walker. The Cabrillo Festival will also welcome back the ultimate chamber music crusaders, Kronos Quartet, who celebrate their 40th Anniversary.

To read the full announcement on the Cabrillo Festival website click here.

For ticket information and more information about the Festival click here.