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Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
Date: 8/2/2013 - 8/11/2013
Cost: Varies per event
Location: Civic Auditorium
307 Church St
Santa Cruz, California 95060

                                          Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music


The HERE and NOW of contemporary music for a world-class orchestra! 

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music announces that Music Director and Conductor Marin Alsop will not conduct this year's Festival due to a minor hand injury. Carolyn Kuan, Music Director for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and former Associate Conductor of the Cabrillo Festival will conduct the Festival's opening weekend, August 2-3, 2013, and composer and conductor Brad Lubman, former Assistant Conductor at Tanglewood Music Center, will conduct the Festival's closing weekend, August 10-11, 2013.

For this year's Cabrillo Festival, Alsop has assembled nine composers in residence, including Mason Bates, Derek Bermel, Enrico Chapela, Anna Clyne, Sean Friar, Thomas Newman, Andrew Norman, Kevin Puts and Gregory Rians Smith. Among the artistic highlights are the world premiere of a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Puts for star flutist Adam Walker and a world premiere by emerging composer Friar. The Festival will also feature a US premiere by renowned composer Philip Glass and West Coast premieres by Rouse and Walker. Cellist Johannes Moser makes his Festival debut in Chapela's Magnetar; and the Festival presents the American debut of Emil Jonason, a charismatic Swedish clarinetist who came to the world stage with his 2012 performance at the Nobel Prize ceremonies. The Festival also welcomes back the ultimate chamber music crusaders, Kronos Quartet, who celebrate their 40th anniversary.

Programming change: Brett Dean's Fire Music will not be performed August 3rd as initially announced. Mason Bates performs electronica with the orchestra in his celebrated work, Alternative Energy, an 'energy symphony' spanning four movements and hundres of years, will be performed instead. Visit the Cabrillo Festival website for more information on the 2013 season,

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