&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
26th July 2016
Cabrillo 2016

When Marin finishes this year’s Cabrillo Festival, which runs July 31-Aug. 13, she will take her final bow after 25 years at the helm as Music Director, showcasing new music by living composers.

3rd March 2016
Cabrillo 2016

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America’s longest running festival dedicated to new music for orchestra, has announced its 54th season program running from July 31 – August 13, 2016. The 2016 Festival will be Marin Alsop’s final year as she steps down as Music Director after 25 years.

2nd June 2015

An exciting two week celebration of new music is fast approaching as composers, artists and the Cabrillo orchestra all come together for the 2015 Festival. Although not until August (2-16), behind-the-scenes it’s busier than ever as preparations get underway. As the weeks lead-up to the Festival, Marin will be providing her own insight into the work that goes into being Music Director, often from the other side of the world!

14th April 2015

From August 2-16, Santa Cruz will become a nexus of creativity as Marin Alsop and the amazing Festival Orchestra, 12 composers in residence and 5 international guest artists come together once again for an incredible festival dedicated to contemporary music.

24th December 2014

2014 has been another busy year for Marin Alsop. Although the year has been tinged with sadness after losing both her parents and her dear friend Mary Whitaker, there have also have been many highlights. Here is a summary of just some of the many events that have taken place this year.

25th April 2014
Marin Alsop (credit Alessandra Fratus)

Music Director Marin Alsop returns to lead the Festival in an extraordinary offering of new music and a remarkable line-up of guest artists with a program featuring thirteen composers in residence, three world premieres, two US premieres and four West Coast premieres.

3rd May 2013
Marin Alsop (credit Alessandra Fratus)

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. This year Marin Alsop welcomes young international talents for their debuts, and presents works by thirteen composers, with ten in residence.

22nd February 2011
20 years at Cabrillo

In Santa Cruz, California, July 31 through August 14, the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music will celebrate Marin Alsop’s 20th anniversary season as Music Director/Conductor. Fifteen composers-in-residence will join Marin …