Cristi Macelaru just spent a whirlwind two days here with us in Santa Cruz, laying the groundwork for his first season with the Cabrillo Festival. It was a joy to have him here, and gave us all such a boost! Our intrepid Maestro is in the midst of his usual globe-trotting touring schedule, and we thought we'd share his next appearances with you. Perhaps one of these is close enough for a lucky few of you to attend!
Jan. 1: Dublin, Ireland (RTE National Symphony Orchestra)
Feb. 2: Cologne, Germany (WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln)
Feb. 9, 22-26: Manchester, England (Halle Orchestra)
Feb. 14: Philadelphia, USA (Philadelphia Orchestra)
Mar. 2-3: Ljubljana, Slovenia (Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra)
Mar. 9-11: Munich, Germany (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks)
Mar. 29-Apr. 1: Montreal, Quebec (Ochestre Metropolitain)
Can't travel abroad to see Cristi? Fortunately, there are many exciting New Music events coming up right here in the Bay Area!
Jan. 28 New Music Works' Night of the Living Composer Samper Hall, Cabrillo College, Aptos
NMW Ensemble performs works by five living composers, including a newly commissioned work by Maayan Tsadka, a recent graduateof UCSC. All five composers will be will participate in a panel discussion at 6pm. Info & tickets...
Feb. 2-4 Kronos Festival 2017: Here and Now SF Jazz Center, San Francisco
With six concerts over three days, Kronos Quartet’s third annual hometown music festival will showcase the Bay Area’s innovative contemporary music community. Info & tickets... Feb. 11-26 Kevin Puts' Silent Night Opera San Jose
Puts’ Silent Night
recounts a miraculous moment of peace duringone of the deadliest wars in history. San Jose Opera presents the West Coast premiere of the work that earned Kevin a Pulitzer Prize! Info & tickets...
age 30 and under!
Score submissions accepted through March 1!
The Cabrillo Festival's Conductors/Composers Workshop
brings together leading faculty, the award-winning Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and early careerconductors and composers for a professional training program
which focuses on the creation and performance of new music. Composers age 30 and under are encouraged to submit a score for consideration, deadline is March 1
Congrats to Anna,
Lembit and Stacy!
Music Alive composers just announced:
Three composers with Cabrillo Festival ties—Anna Clyne, Lembit Beecher, and Stacy Garrop—have been tapped for New Music USA's Music Alive program. "Music Alive hopesto demonstrate the power and value of living composers working at the center of American orchestras." Anna Clyne is just starting her three-year residency with the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra!
We hope some of these offerings will tide you over until the March announcement our 2017 season. This summer we look forward to welcoming you back to downtown Santa Cruz for the Cabrillo Festival experience you've come to treasure, and so much more!
Your friends at the Festival
Save the Festival dates: July 30—August 12, 2017