All talks are held at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium unless otherwise noted.
Pre-Concert Talk on Opening Night
Friday August 2, 7:00pm
It’s Opening Night and you’re invited to join guest artists and featured composers outside the Civic Auditorium for a pre-concert introduction to the 2013 season!
Meet the Composers
Saturday August 3, 1:30pm
One of the Festival’s prized gems! Inside the Civic Auditorium, an informal discussion takes place with composers Mason Bates, Derek Bermel, Sean Friar, Thomas Newman, Greg Smith, and Kevin Puts, moderated by Carolyn Kuan.
Visit our Look/Listen section to watch videos of past Meet the Composers forums.
Saturday August 3, post-concert.
Free with concert ticket.
Immediately following the Fire Music concert, concertgoers are invited to stay for a discussion with guest conductor Carolyn Kuan and the evening's featured artists and composers.
Thursday, August 1, 6:15-6:45
Cabrillo Festival's new Assistant Conductor Karin Hendrickson on the "Fire Music" Orchestra Concert works
Tuesday, August 6, 6:15-6:45
Composer Anna Clyne speaks about her own featured work, Night Ferry, and the mural which she created in tandem with composing the music, a photographic reproduction of which will hang in the Civic Auditorium lobby.
Wednesday, August 7, 6:15-6:45
Philip Collins, composer, lecturer and New Music Works' Artistic Director, on the "Unstuck" Orchestra Concert works
Photo: 2011 Meet the Composers participants (L-R): Zosha Di Castri, Chiayu, Mason Bates, Margaret Brouwer, Behzad Ranjbaran, Marin Alsop, Elena Kats-Chernin, Michael Daugherty. (photo by: r.r. jones)