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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
Tickets: $12

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.

Post-Concert Talkback

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.

Pre-Rehearsal Talks

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)