Cristian Macelaru, Music Director of Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (Photo credit: Cabrillo Festival)
The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America’s longest running festival of new orchestral music, has just released its 2018 Season! It will be celebrating its 56th season and the second season of its esteemed Music Director and Conductor, Cristian Măcelaru. The festival will take place from July 29 – August 12, 2018 in Santa Cruz, California. This year’s festival takes audiences around the globe with a series of new works by composers from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Macedonia, Romania, China, Korea and Sweden.
This season’s highlights include two world premieres, three US premieres and seven West Coast premieres. The Festival will also commemorate the 80th birthday of William Bolcom and John Corigliano, two of America’s musical icons.
Some of the featured composers in residence include, but are not limited to, Karim Al-Zand, William Bolcom, Anna Clyne, John Corigliano, Dan Dediu, Zosha di Castri, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Vivian Fung. It will be a record number of composers in residence, and a record number of female composers!
Special guest artists include Simon Trpčeski (piano), Mary Mackenzie (soprano), Philippe Quint (violin), Kronos Quartet, Philip Edward Fisher (piano), Nicholas Phan (tenor) and Justin Bruns (violin).
For more information on the 2018 season, click here!