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Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

July 30 - August 12, 2017

All tickets on sale June 13  at noon

“Northern California’s most provocative summertime musical event” ---Financial Times

It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day—for new music.
What a moment it will be when Maestro Cristian Macelaru steps up to the podium as the Cabrillo Festival’s new Music Director and Conductor! Cristi comes as a rising-star conductor with countless ideas, boundless energy, and enormous enthusiasm to forge meaningful partnerships with our extraordinary orchestra and with this community. He begins his tenure with premiere-filled programs of new works and fresh re-orchestrations by an esteemed group of composers—some familiar and others new to Festival audiences. Among this season’s highlights are seven world premieres; eleven composers in residence; a stunning roster of international guest artists, including the return of Evelyn Glennie; and two special tributes—one to commemorate Lou Harrison’s centenary, and another honoring John Adams’ 70th birthday. Cristi’s inaugural season reflects his deeply held belief that art can and must start conversations about important issues of our time, as well as spark joy and celebrate the human spirit. 2017 marks the beginning of a new era for new music, driven by the creative catalyst that is the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and guided by a visionary new leader.

Please note: No children under age six will be admitted to concerts, with the exception of the Free Family Concert. Cameras & recorders are not allowed at Cabrillo Festival concerts and rehearsals.  Please review General Event Policies for exclusions. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.  ID required to claim Will Call tickets. If you choose to have your tickets mailed to you and you do not receive them, please contact the Civic Box Office prior to the day of show.

Wheelchair Accessible and Accessible Companion seats are available in all price zones in the orchestra floor seating.

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