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Sat 8.10 & Sun 8.11

BRAD LUBMAN, conductor

Brad Lubman, conductor/composer, is founding co-Artistic Director and Music Director of Ensemble Signal, hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most vital groups of its kind.” He has gained widespread recognition during the past two and a half decades for his versatility, commanding technique, and insightful interpretations.

Lubman's guest conducting engagements include major orchestras such as the DSO Berlin, Netherlands Radio Kamer Filharmonie, WDR Symphony Cologne, Cracow Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Orchestra (Bayerischen Rundfunks), Stuttgart Radio Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic,  Saarbrücken Radio Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, and the St Paul Chamber Orchestra, performing repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary orchestral works. He has worked with some of the most important ensembles for contemporary music, including London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, musikFabrik, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, and Steve Reich and Musicians. He makes his Cabrillo Festival debut conducting two concerts: "Unstuck," on August 10; and the Festival's grand finale performances, "Night Ferry: Music at the Mission," on August 11.

He has recorded for Albany, BMG/RCA, Bridge, Cantaloupe, CRI,  Kairos, Koch, Mode, New World, Nonesuch, Orange Mountain, and Tzadik. Lubman’s own compositions have been performed in the USA and Europe and can be heard on his CD, insomniac, on Tzadik.  

Lubman is Associate Professor of Conducting and Ensembles at the Eastman School of Music, where he has directed the Musica Nova ensemble since joining the faculty in 1997. He is also on the faculty of the Bang-on-a-Can Summer Institute.