Cabrillo Music Festival!

Cabrillo Music Festival!

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, California’s showcase for new classical music began its current festival season on August 1st, 2010. The festival presents a groundbreaking 13 composers-in-residence, including Philip Glass, Jennifer Higdon and Kevin Puts, and guest artists that include Colin Currie, the Kronos Quartet and the kinetic chamber ensemble Eighth Blackbird.

The Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival, based in Aptos, California, is celebrating its 48th Season this year with a series of outstanding concerts, workshops, and special programs. Cabrillo has established itself as among the world’s most distinguished music festivals dedicated to contemporary music, earning a series of prestigious awards and the devotion of today’s most prominent composers.

For the past 19 years, the music director and conductor of Cabrillo has been Marin Alsop, who has steadily raised the profile and quality of the festival, and made Santa Cruz county a destination for thousands of new music fans each year. 2010 will be no exception: with new and established works being presented by top contemporary composers.

For more information on the Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival, and to purchase tickets, visit their website.

Here is Marin Alsop, talking about the first time she met Leonard Bernstein:



And here she is again, talking about her leadership of the Bernstein Project at London’s Southbank Center:


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