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2013

2013-01

Opening Night crowd dines al fresco outside the Civic, welcomed by guest conductor Carolyn Kuan and composers. Photo by rr jones.

2013-02

Conductor Carolyn Kuan, center, with composers-in-residence (L-R) Derek Bermel, Kevin Puts, Sean Friar, and Thomas Newman. Photo by rr jones.

2013-03

Flautist Adam Walker and Carolyn Kuan rehearse for the world premiere of Kevin Puts\' Flute Concerto. Photo by rr jones.

2013-04

(L-R) Conductor Carolyn Kuan, composer Kevin Puts, Flute Concerto commissioners Bette and Joe Hirsch, and flautist Adam Walker. Photo by rr jones.

2013-05

Adam Walker, Carolyn Kuan, and composer Kevin Puts, following the world premiere of Puts\' Flute Concerto. Photo by rr jones.

2013-06

Carolyn Kuan rehearses with Kronos Quartet and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Photo by rr jones.

2013-07

Composer Thomas Newman, Kronos Quartet, and Carolyn Kuan, following the performance of Newman\'s "It Got Dark." Photo by rr jones.

2013-08

Carolyn Kuan and composer Mason Bates introduce "Alternative Energy." Photo by rr jones.

2013-09

Composer Sean Friar and Carolyn Kuan, following the world premiere of Friar\'s "Noise Gate." Photo by rr jones.

2013-10

Concert sponsors Bruce and Linda Nicholson and Josie Little, together with composers Mason Bates, Sean Friar, Thomas Newman, conductor Carolyn Kuan, and David Harrington of Kronos Quartet. Photo by rr jones.

2013-11

Conductor Carolyn Kuan hosts a post-concert talkback featuring composers Sean Friar, Thomas Newman, Mason Bates, and David Harrington of Kronos Quartet. Photo by rr jones.

2013-12

Kronos Quartet "In the Blue Room" with special guest performer Van Anh Vanessa Vo. Photo by Bruce Frye.

2013-13

Flor de Cana brings their sweet Latin sounds to the outdoor stage of the Church Street Fair. Photo by Bruce Frye.

2013-14

Throngs of visitors enjoy two full days of free performances on the outdoor stage of the Church Street Fair. Photo by rr jones.

2013-15

SambaDa gets the crowd moving at the Church Street Fair. Photo by Patrick Hosfield.

2013-16

Carmen Leon, beloved provider of children\'s art workshops in the Creativity Tent for Kids. Photo by rr jones.

2013-17

All ages enjoy the Church Street Fair! Photo by rr jones.

2013-18

Families get up close and personal with Cabrillo Festival players during the Tour of the Orchestra. Photo by rr jones.

2013-19

Principal percussionist Galen Lemmon leads his troupe of students, along with some audience participation, during the Free Family Concert. Photo by rr jones.

2013-20

The brass section plays right along with the story of a ferret on the loose in Greg Smith\'s "The Animated Orchestra." Photo by rr jones.

2013-21

Composer/narrator Greg Smith and conductor Karin Hendrickson, following the Free Family Concert. Photo by rr jones.

2013-22

Principal percussionist Galen Lemmon is shown sincere appreciation by production intern Kristin Klehr. Photo by rr jones.

2013-23

Mason Bates\' work "Alternative Energy" called for some alternative instruments to be collected from the wrecking yard! Photo by rr jones.

2013-24

Principal violin II, Matt Albert and Carolyn Kuan makes some notes during rehearsal. Photo by rr jones.

2013-25

The seldom-seen, but much heard, and highly treasured Cabrillo Festival wind section. Photo by Bruce Frye.

2013-26

Cabrillo Festival brass section is called to their feet by guest conductor Brad Lubman. Photo by rr jones.

2013-27

Composer Anna Clyne and guest conductor Brad Lubman. Photo by rr jones.

2013-28

Composer Anna Clyne gives a talk about the mural she created in tandem with her orchestra work, "Night Ferry." Photo by rr jones.

2013-29

Clarinetist Emil Jonason and conductor Brad Lubman. Photo by rr jones.

2013-30

Composer Andrew Norman introduces his work "Unstuck" to the Festival Orchestra. Photo by rr jones.

2013-31

The bright young faces of new music for orchestra! (L-R) Dylan Mattingly, Andrew Norman, Holly Harrison, and Sean Friar. Photo by Patrick Hosfield.

2013-32

Maestro Gustav Meier works with a young participant in the Conductors Composers Workshop. Photo by rr jones.

2013-33

Maestra Carolyn Kuan instructs young conductor Elim Chan during the Conductors Composers Workshop. Photo by rr jones.

2013-34

Scott Seaton leads the Festival Orchestra in a session of the Conductors Composers Workshop. Photo by rr jones.

2013-35

Faculty Kevin Puts and James Ross, rear, surrounded by the participants, auditors, and young composers of the Conductors Composers Workshop. Photo by rr jones.

2013-36

Student Staff Ensemble members Thomas Sage (rear) and program co-director Robert Marshall bring their adventurous spirit to the Ensemble recital. Conductors Composers Workshop. Photo by rr jones.

2013-37

The Student Staff Ensemble, made up of musicians and composers age 16-24, in performance at the Civic Auditorium. Photo by rr jones.

2013-38

The spectacular grounds of Nestldown, the site of Cabrillo Festival\'s Music in the Mountains event for many years. Conductors Composers Workshop. Photo by rr jones

2013-39

Cellist Johannes Moser fills the warm and resounding interior of Nestldown\'s redwood hall during Music in the Mountains. Photo by rr jones.

2013-40

Cellist Johannes Moser rehearses for Enrico Chapela\'s "Magnetar," supported by the orchestra\'s soft and circular hand movements. Photo by rr jones.

2013-41

The Cabrillo Festival ushers are briefed on the evening\'s instruction by House Manager Jennifah Chard. Photo by rr jones.

2013-42

Cellist Johannes Moser and composer Enrico Chapela, following the Cabrillo Festival performance of "Magnetar," conducted by Brad Lubman. Photo by rr jones.

2013-43

Conductor Brad Lubman and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra enjoy applause from a full house at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Photo by rr jones.

2013-44

Festival staff and friends enjoy the company of conductor Brad Lubman and clarinetist Emil Jonason for between-concert picnicking at Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by rr jones.

2013-45

The Cabrillo Festival\'s Grand Finale concert at Mission San Juan is always a challenge to fit the entire orchestra in, but well worth the effort for the spectacular setting. Photo by rr jones.

2013-46

Clarinetist Emil Jonason enjoys an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to his American debut performance, in Magnus Lindberg\'s Clarinet Concerto. Photo by rr jones

2012

2012-01

  • Opening Night of the Cabrillo Festival’s 50th anniversary season featured a pre-concert dinner and talk with Marin Alsop and the composers and creative team of Hidden World of Girls: Stories for Orchestra. Photo: rr jones
  • 2012-02

  • Opening Night pre-concert talk. Marin Alsop (at right) introduces Hidden World of Girls’ composers (L-R) Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, Clarice Assad and Alexandra du Bois. Photo: rr jones
  • 2012-03

  • Hidden World of Girls: Stories for Orchestra, a groundbreaking multi-media project, was the Festival’s largest commission to date. Projected images are from the Braveheart Women’s Society of the Yankton Sioux/Ihanktonwan Oyate Reservation. Photo: rr jones
  • 2012-04

    Composers Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum (standing) and Laura Karpman collaborate during a rehearsal for Hidden World of Girls: Stories for Orchestra. Photo: rr jones

    2012-05

    Brazilian composer/performer Clarice Assad rehearses her vocal solo for Hidden World of Girls: Stories for Orchestra. Photo: rr jones

    2012-06

    Young Bay Area percussionist Emily Liu rehearses her marimba solo for Hidden World of Girls: Stories for Orchestra. Photo: rr jones

    2012-07


    1. Santa Cruz’ own Jacklyn Partida (a.k.a. Jackie Rocks) performs her guitar solo during Hidden World of Girls: Stories for Orchestra. Photo: rr jones

    2012-08

  • Iranian photographer Shadi Gahadrian’s images and life story inspired a composition by Alexandra du Bois, featured in Hidden World of Girls: Stories for Orchestra. Photo: rr jones
  • 2012-09

    Faith Spotted Eagle, founder of the Braveheart Women’s Society, whose story was told in the Hidden World of Girls: Stories for Orchestra. Photo: rr jones

    2012-10

    Science fiction author Pat Cadigan’s other wordly “hidden story” inspired a work by Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum for Hidden World of Girls: Stories for Orchestra. Photo: rr jones

    2012-11

  • Hidden World of Girls’ all-women composers and creative team join Marin Alsop and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra to bask in applause from a capacity crowd following the world premiere on July 28, 2012. Photo: rr jones
  • 2012-12

  • Marin Alsop is joined by Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva (a.k.a. The Kitchen Sisters) for a talk back session following the premiere of Hidden World of Girls. Photo: rr jones
  • 2012-13

    Hidden World of Girls: Stories Behind the Stories Forum panelists (L-R) Claudia Bernardi, Nikki Silva, Faith Spotted Eagle, Deborah Luster, and Davia Nelson, joined by Marta Sales-Porras of Obscura Digital. Photo: rr jones

    2012-14

    Marin Alsop and Cabrillo Festival Orchestra members celebrate at the Hidden World of Girls cast party at Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub in downtown Santa Cruz. Photo: jess frye

    2012-15

    Photographer Deborah Luster, with composers Laura Karpman, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, and Alexandra du Bois at the Hidden World of Girls cast party. Photo: jess frye

    2012-16

  • Hidden World of Girls co-commissioners Paul Johnson, Gabrielle Stocker, and 50th anniversary commissioner Mary Solari with composer Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum at the HWG Commissioners’ Dinner, on the eve of Opening Night. Photo: jess frye
  • 2012-17

    Marin Alsop joins Legacy Donors at a special dinner at Laili Restaurant. Photo: jess frye

    2012-18

    Marin Alsop coaches Andres Franco, a participant in the Conductors/Composers Workshop, an annual collaboration with the Conductor’s Guild. Photo: rr jones

    2012-19

    Conductors/Composers Workshop participant Eric Garcia with Marin Alsop. Photo: rr jones

    2012-20

    Conductors/Composers Workshop participant Ankush Kumar Bahl with concertmaster Justin Bruns. Photo: rr jones

    2012-21

    Concertmaster Justin Bruns. Photo by rr jones

    2012-22

    Cabrillo Festival trumpets supply brilliant orchestral color. Photo: rr jones

    2012-23

    Percussionist Svet Stoyanov\'s chains provided dramatic texture for John Wineglass\' Someone Else\'s Child. Photo: rr jones

    2012-24

    Principal Percussionist Galen Lemmon plays a pair of crystal wineglasses for Someone Else\'s Child. Photo: rr jones

    2012-25

    Percussionist Ward Spangler among the gongs. Photo: rr jones

    2012-26

    Festival horn section warms up for an afternoon rehearsal. Photo: rr jones

    2012-27

    Festival winds during the Free Family Concert’s Tour of the Orchestra. Photo: rr jones

    2012-28


    1. Cabrillo Festival percussionists surround composer John Mackey. Photo: rr jones

    2012-29

    The truly fearless Cabrillo Festival Scullery Crew, led by Captain Sandra Cohen, provides delicious breakfasts for our hard-working orchestra. Photo: rr jones

    2012-30

    Festival celli, all dressed up for their annual prank, this time in honor of the 50th anniversary season. Photo: rr jones

    2012-31

    Scottish composer James MacMillan and Marin Alsop prepare for the world premiere of his Woman of the Apocalypse. Photo: rr jones

    2012-32


    1. (L-R) Associate conductor Carolyn Kuan, composer Huang Ruo, concertmaster Justin Bruns, and Maestra Marin Alsop. Photo: rr jones

    2012-33

    Meet the Composers panelists (L-R) Dylan Mattingly, John Wineglass, Greg Smith, James MacMillan, Behzad Ranjbaran and Huang Ruo flank Marin Alsop, at center. Photo: rr jones

    2012-34

    Marin Alsop leads the award-winning Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Photo: rr jones

    2012-35

  • Charles Holt narrates poetry by teens incarcerated in Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall, which was the inspiration for John Wineglass’ Someone Else’s Child. Photo: rr jones
  • 2012-36

    Composer John Wineglass, narrator Charles Holt, and Marin Alsop take bows following the premiere of Someone Else’s Child. Photo: rr jones

    2012-37

    Composer Huang Ruo takes a bow following the Festival performance of his Shattered Steps. Photo: rr jones

    2012-38

    Composer James MacMillan congratulates the Festival Orchestra following the world premiere of his Woman of the Apocalypse. Photo: rr jones

    2012-39

    Two Festival ushers take a breather before the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium fills to the rafters for the Free Family Concert. Photo: rr jones

    2012-40

    Percussionist Svet Stoyanov warms up with a young colleague before the Free Family Concert. Photo: rr jones

    2012-41

    Principal percussionist Galen Lemmon prepares his students for their demonstration in the Free Family Concert. Photo: rr jones

    2012-42

    A full house of Free Family Concert audience members enjoy a percussion demo, led by principal Galen Lemmon. Photo: rr jones

    2012-43

    Violinist Ben Tomkins gets in touch with the Festival’s youngest audience members during the Free Family Concert string demonstration. Photo: rr jones

    2012-44

    Youngsters enjoy a string demonstration outdoors during the Tour of the Orchestra. Photo: rr jones

    2012-45

    Composer/narrator Greg Smith creates possibly the world’s first-ever orchestra “wave” during the premiere of his work, The Animated Orchestra. Photo: rr jones

    2012-46

    Composer Greg Smith gets the audience up on its feet during the Free Family Concert. Photo: rr jones

    2012-47

    Watsonville Taiko on the outdoor stage of the Church Street Fair. Photo: rr jones

    2012-48

    Domu Africa represents Senegal on the outdoor stage. Photo: rr jones

    2012-49


    1. Domu Africa drummer on the Church Street Stage. Photo: rr jones

    2012-50

    Desert Dream Dance enchants Church Street Fair audiences. Photo: rr jones

    2012-51

    Young artists get busy in the Creativity Tent for Kids. Photo: rr jones

    2012-52

    Mohamed Aoualou performs on the outdoor stage with the Desert Dream Dancers. Photo: rr jones

    2012-53

    Orquesta Gitano brings an electric salsa fusion sound to the Church Street Stage. Photo: rr jones

    2012-54


    1. Del Sol String Quartet takes bows following their “In the Blue Room” appearance. Photo: rr jones

    2012-55

    Composer Mason Bates, following the world premiere of Bagatelles for Amplified String Quartet and Electronica, performed by the Del Sol String Quartet. Photo: rr jones

    2012-56

    The spectacular grounds of Nestldown, where guests enjoy tastings from local food and wine purveyors, and a silent auction, before an indoor twilight chamber music concert. Photo: rr jones

    2012-57

    Staff photographer steals a moment in front of the lens with Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato. Photo: jess frye

    2012-58

    Clarinetist David Krakauer transfixes the crowd with his own work, Synagogue Wail, in the intimate setting of Nestldown, home to the Festival’s Music in the Mountains event. Photo: rr jones

    2012-59

    Young performers of the Student Staff Ensemble take the stage in an ambitious program at the Civic Auditorium. Photo: rr jones

    2012-61

    Student Staffer Robert Marshall leads Ensemble members in his own choral composition. Photo: rr jones

    2012-62


    1. 2012 Student Staff program members, age 16-24, following a performance of all original compositions. Photo: rr jones

    2012-63

    Marin Alsop leads an ensemble of eight Festival violins in Andrew Norman’s Gran Turismo. Photo: rr jones

    2012-64


    1. Marin and her eight-violin ensemble, reflected in the “pool” of a lacquered piano lid. Photo: rr jones

    2012-65

    Festival trombonists Ava Ordman and Dan Mattson take up the shofar for Osvaldo Golijov’s Rose of the Winds. Photo rr jones

    2012-66

    Marin Alsop and the Festival Orchestra rehearse with Rose of the Winds soloists Cristina Pato, Kayhan Kalhor, Michael Ward-Bergeman and David Krakauer. Photo: rr jones

    2012-67

    Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato, featured in Osvaldo Golijov’s Rose of the Winds. Photo: rr jones

    2012-68


    1. Rose of the Winds featured soloists David Krakauer and Cristina Pato share a laugh during rehearsal. Photo: rr jones

    2012-69

    Rose of the Winds soloists Michael Ward-Bergeman and David Krakauer. Photo: rr jones

    2012-70

    Marin Alsop congratulates the Festival Orchestra and Rose of the Winds soloists Cristina Pato, Kayhan Kalhor, Michael Ward-Bergeman and David Krakauer. Photo: rr jones

    2012-71

    Conductor Carolyn Kuan leads the Festival Orchestra. Photo: rr jones

    2012-72


    1. Associate Conductor Carolyn Kuan works closely with Music Director/Conductor Marin Alsop. Photo: rr jones

    2012-73

    Guest conductor Carolyn Kuan hails composer Dylan Mattingly following the world premiere of his work I Was A Stranger. Photo: rr jones

    2012-74

    Composer John Mackey and trombonist Joseph Alessi in rehearsal. Photo: rr jones

    2012-75

    Trombonist Joseph Alessi, Marin Alsop, and the Festival Orchestra rehearse John Mackey’s Trombone Concerto, Harvest. Photo: rr jones

    2012-76

  • Cabrillo Festival production crew members gently configure a lighting rig at historic Mission San Juan Bautista, home to the Festival’s Grand Finale concerts each year. Photo: rr jones
  • 2012-77

    The Cabrillo Festival’s Fearless all-volunteer usher brigade, led by House Manager Jennifah Chard. Photo: rr jones

    2012-78

    Composer Behzad Ranjbaran at Mission San Juan Bautista, following the performance of his work, Seven Passages. Photo: rr jones

    2012-79

    Composer John Mackey trombonist Joseph Alessi, and Marin Alsop triumphantly close the 2012 Cabrillo Festival at Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo: rr jones

    2012-80

    Music Director/Conductor Marin Alsop bids a sweet farewell to the Cabrillo Festival’s groundbreaking 50th anniversary season. Photo: rr jones

    2011

    2011-11

    Cabrillo Festival violinists Robyn Julyan and Ziva Patt-Rappaport, August 2011. Photo by rr jones

    2011-12

    2011 10

    Cabrillo Festival percussionist Ward Spangler reviews his score, August 2011. Photo by rr jones

    2011 07

    Cabrillo Festival principal percussionist and Associate Conductor Carolyn Kuan review scores, August 2011. Photo by rr jones

    2011 08

    Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Maestra Alsop rehearse Ranjbaran\'s Concerto for Piano, August 2011. Photo by rr jones

    2011 05

    Cabrillo Festival cellists Jennifer Humphreys and Kathleen Balfe, August 2011. Photo by rr jones

    2011 6

    Cabrillo Festival percussionists Lisa Pegher, Jim Kassis, and timpanist Steve Hearn, August 2011. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 03

    Conductors Workshop participant Jacomo Bairos leads the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, August 2011. Photo by rr jones

    2011 04

    Festival Orchestra Bassoonist Steve Vacchi clarifies his part in Gee\'s Bend with composer Michael Daugherty, August 2011. photo by rr jones

    2011 1

    Maestra Marin Alsop rehearses with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, 2011. Photo by rr jones

    2011 02

    Conductors Workshop participant David Jacobs works with Maestra Alsop and Acting Concertmaster Justin Bruns, August 2011. Photo by rr jones

    2011 13

    Marin Alsop and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, with composer Behzad Ranjbaran in the background. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 14

    Composer Bahzad Ranjbaran and Marin Alsop adress the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra before rehearsing his Concerto for Piano with Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Photo by r.r. jones.

    2011 15

    Composer Michael Daugherty in front of the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, August 2011. Photo by rr jones

    2011 16

    Composers-in-Residence Christopher Rouse, Mason Bates, Michael Daugherty and Margaret Brouwer on Opening Night, August 5, 2011. Photo by rr jones

    2011 17

    Santa Cruz Mayor Ryan Coonerty recognizes Maestra Alsop\'s 20th season with Cabrillo Festival with the key to the city and a mayoral proclamation, August 5, 2011. Photo by rr jones

    2011 18

    Maestra Alsop\'s 20th anniversary recognized by Cabrillo Festival Board President Dina Hoffman, August 2011. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 19

    Maestra Alsop receives a 20th anniversary gift from the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, represented by friend and principal trombonist, Ava Ordman. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 20

    Composer Mason Bates and Marin Alsop, following the West Coast Premiere of Bates\' Desert Transport. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 21

    Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Marin Alsop following the West Coast Premiere of James MacMillan\'s Piano Concerto No. 3, The Mysteries of Light. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 22

    The annual cello prank was \'mysteriously lighter\' than in prior years! Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 23

    Meet the Composers lunchtime forum moderated by Marin Alsop, with composers Zosha Di Castri, Chiayu, Mason Bates, Margaret Brouwer, Behzad Ranjbaran, Elena Kats-Chernin, Michael Daugherty, Shuko Mizuno, and Tina Davidson. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 24

    Hula School of Santa Cruz performs on the outdoor stage. Photo by rr jones

    2011 25

    Children\'s music duo Zun Zun perform on the outdoor stage. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 26

    A young participant in the Creativity Tent for Kids. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 27

    FLEX dance company performs on the outdoor stage. Photo by rr jones

    2011 28

    Santa Cruz\' West African reggae group Koumbemba performs on the outdoor stage. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 29

    Xochipili Compania de Danza Mexicana, performers on the outdoor stage. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 30

    Cabrillo Festival bass section rehearse in the Civic Auditorium lobby. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 31

    Composer Behzad Ranjbaran, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Marin Alsop, Cabrillo Festival August 2011. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 32

    Composer Shuko Mizuno, following the US Premiere of Summer. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 33

    Marin Alsop greets Cabrillo Festival Orchestra members at a post-concert MeetUp at Laili restaurant, August 2011. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 34

    Narrator Ian McRae and guest conductor Carolyn Kuan rehearse for the Free Family Concert, August 2011. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 35

    Violinist Benjamin Tompkins engages a young audience member during the Free Family Concert. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 36

    Cabrillo Festival harpist Nuiko Wadden during the Free Family Concert\'s petting-zoo-style Tour of the Orchestra. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 37

    NPR\'s Scott Simon and Maestra Marin Alsop onstage In the Blue Room. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 38

    The splendid grounds of Nestldown, home of Cabrillo Festival\'s Music in the Mountains event. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 39

    2011 Cabrillo Festival composers-in-residence with Maestra Alsop at Nestldown. (L-R: Anna Clyne, Dan Welcher, Margaret Brouwer, Pierre Jalbert, Alsop, Zosha Di Castri, Chiayu, Tina Davidson. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 40

    D.J. Sparr warms up for the evening chamber concert at Nestldown. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 41

    Composer PIerre Jalbert applauds Justin Bruns, Jennifer Humphreys and Matt Albert, after they performed Jalbert\'s String Trio at Music in the Mountains, Nestldown. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 42

    Maestra Alsop and D.J. Sparr rehearse for the West Coast Premiere of Michael Daugherty\'s electric guitar concerto, Gee\'s Bend. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 43

    Festival harpist Nuiko Wadden assists composer Zosha Di Castri with her hand-made chimes. The chimes were installed through the entire orchestra, to be struck at a \'key\' moment during the World Premiere of Di Castri\'s Alba. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 44

    Conductor Camille Chitwood leads the Cabrillo Festival Student Staff Ensemble. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 45

    Maestra Alsop and principal horn Kristin Jurkscheit rehearse for the world premiere of Chiayu\'s Concerto for Horn. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 46

    Mission San Juan Bautista, home of the Cabrillo Festival\'s two finale concerts each season. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 47

    Principal horn Kristin Jurkscheit, Maestra Alsop, and composer Chiayu, following the world premiere of Concerto for Horn. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 48

    Composer Dan Welcher congratulates Concertmaster Justin Bruns. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 49

    Maestra Alsop and composer Pierre Jalbert, Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 50

    Cabrillo Festival volunteer usher brigade, led by House Manager Jennifah Chard. Photo by r.r. jones

    2011 slideshow 09

    2010

    2010-01

    Marin Alsop and Scottish percussionist Colin Currie in rehearsal for Jennifer Higdon\'s Percussion Concerto. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-02

    Composer Jennifer Higdon and percussionist Colin Currie discuss her Percussion Concerto. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-03

    Marin Alsop and son perform with percussionist Colin Currie on Pacific Avenue. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2010-04

    eighth blackbird members manipulating the piano in rehearsal for Jennifer Higdon\'s \'On a Wire.\' Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-05

    eighth blackbird in rehearsal for the West Coast Premiere of Jennifer Higdon\'s \'On a Wire.\' Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-06

    Percussionist Jim Kassis. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-07

    Marin Alsop and composer Mark-Anthony Turnage in rehearsal. The Festival performed three Turnage works in 2010. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-08

    Marin Alsop leads the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-09

    Maestros Gustav Meier and Marin Alsop give instruction to Conductors Workshop participant Jordan Smith. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-10

    Composers workshop faculty Jennifer Higdon with three finalist composers: Robert Honstein, Roger Zare and Andrew McPherson. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-11

    Festival percussionist gets the \'blues,\' thanks to Festival lighting designer Tom Ontiveros. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-12

    Pre-concert talk on Opening Night featured composers-in-residence Michael Hersch, Jennifer Higdon and Mark-Anthony Turnage, interviewed by Marin Alsop. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-13

    Marin Alsop and composer Michael Hersch, following the World Premiere performance of his moving work, Symphony No. 3. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-14

    eighth blackbird, following the West Coast Premiere of Jennifer Higdon\'s \'On a Wire.\' Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-15

    Executive Director Ellen Primack and Development Director Tom Fredericks receive accolades for twenty years of service to the Cabrillo Festival. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-16

    Conductor Marin Alsop and composer Mark-Anthony Turnage take bows following one of three Turnage West Coast Premieres. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-17

    Grey skies couldn\'t keep the record-number crowds from enjoying the outdoor Cabrillo Music Art and Wine Festival. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-18

    Dror Sinai and frends engage the community in a percussion workshop in the Creativity Tent for Kids. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-19

    2010 Meet the Composers forum included Anna Clyne, MIchael Hersch, Sean Hickey, Jennifer Higdon, Nathaniel Stookey and Mark-Anthony Turnage, and of course Marin Alsop leading the popular Q&A session. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-20

    Student Staff Usher leads a group on the Tour of the Orchestra, part of the Free Family Concert. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-21

    Small audiences are enthralled by the Free Family Concert\'s Tour of the Orchestra. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-22

    Families get up-close and personal with a string quartet in the Tour of the Orchestra. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-23

    Festival brass players get in the mood for the Free Family Concert, always a fun affair! Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-24

    Composer/narrator Nathaniel Stookey plays the inspector in the Free Family performance of his work The Composer is Dead. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-25

    Principal flute Tim Munro performs Higdon\'s rapid.fire at Music in the Mountains. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-26

    Cellist Wendy Sutter performs for the Music in the Mountains crowd at Nestldown. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-27

    Marin and her orchestra prepare for John Adams\' City Noir. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-28

    Marin Alsop and composer-in-residence Elena Kats-Chernin. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-29

    Composer/pianist Kevin Puts rehearses for his virtuosic piano concerto, Night. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-30

    Cellist Wendy Sutter prepares for Philip Glass\' Cello Concerto. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-31

    Principal trumpet Craig Morris warms up in a Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium corridor. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-32

    Festival celli in their annual prank - this time for Michael Shapiro\'s Rollercoaster, inspired by Santa Cruz\' own Giant Dipper ride. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-33

    Marin Alsop and chuffed composer John Adams following the Festival Orchestra\'s performance of his City Noir. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-34

    Mission San Juan Bautista, transcendant site of the Festival\'s Grand Finale concerts. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-35

    Composers Philip Glass, Elena Kats-Chernin and Pierre Jalbert convene following the afternoon performance at the Mission. Photo by r.r. jones

    2010-36

    Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin and Maestra Alsop celebrate the triumphant US Premiere of Kats-Chernin\'s Heaven is Closed. Photo by r.r. jones

    2009

    01 2009 web slideshow

    Maestra Marin Alsop coaches Benjamin Rous, a participant in the Conductors/Composers Training Workshop.

    04 2009 web slideshow

    Guest artists Galen Lemmon L) and Steve Hearn R)in rehearsal for Avner Dorman\'s double percussion concerto Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!

    02 2009 web slideshow

    Composers Workshop participants, with Maestro Gustav Meier and Maestra Marin Alsop (front-row center).

    03 2009 web slideshow

    Composer Avner Dorman in a rehearsal of his double percussion concerto Spices, Perfumes, Toxins! Percussionist Steve Hearn pictured at left.

    05 2009 web slideshow

    Composer Brett Dean and Marin Alsop in rehearsal. Two of Dean\'s works were featured at the 2009 Cabrillo Festival: Amphitheatre and Moments of Bliss.

    06 2009 web slideshow

    Composer David Heath and Marin Alsop in rehearsal for the long-awaited World Premiere of Heath\'s Rise from the Dark.

    07 2009 web slideshow

    Marin Alsop and Composer Osvaldo Golijov during the rehearsal of his ground-breaking cello concerto Azul.

    08 2009 web slideshow

    Alisa Weilerstein, cello soloist in Osvaldo Golijov\'s Azul

    09 2009 web slideshow

    World percussionists Cyro Baptista (L) and Jamey Haddad (R) rehearse Osvaldo Golijov\'s Azul.

    10 2009 web slideshow

    Cabrillo Festival violinist Daniel Lewin steals a rare quiet moment in the Civic Auditorium for some private rehearsal time.

    11 2009 web slideshow

    Marin Alsop and Alisa Weilerstein rehearse Golijov\'s Azul for Opening Night.

    12 2009 web slideshow

    Composers Osvaldo Golijov (L) and Brett Dean (R) with Maestra Marin Alsop on Opening Night.

    13 2009 web slideshow

    David Heath, Marin Alsop, Osvaldo Golijov and Brett Dean address patrons during an open-air Pre-Concert Talk on Opening Night.

    14 2009 web slideshow

    Cabrillo Festival-goers gather before the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium on Opening Night.

    15 2009 web slideshow

    Marin Alsop shares a bow with British composer David Heath, following the emotional World Premiere of Rise from the Dark.

    16 2009 web slideshow

    Osvaldo Golijov gives cellist Alisa Weilerstein a congratulatory embrace following the performance of Azul.

    17 2009 web slideshow

    The Azul team takes a bow: (L-R) Alisa Weilerstein, Marin Alsop, Jamey Haddad, Michael Ward-Bergeman, Osvaldo Golijov and Cyro Baptista, having earned a standing ovation from a sold-out crowd.

    18 2009 web slideshow

    The 18th Annual Cabrillo Music Art Wine and Food Festival commences on Church Street.

    19 2009 web slideshow

    Celtic harpist Jesse Autumn opens the Church Street Stage, home to Santa Cruz\'s premier world music and ethnic dance performers during the Cabrillo Music Art Wine and Food Festival.

    20 2009 web slideshow

    Colorful coffee barista ready for action at the Cabrillo Music Art Wine and Food Festival.

    21 2009 web slideshow

    Mariachi de Eleazar Cortes takes to the Church Street Stage.

    22 2009 web slideshow

    New music starts young at Cabrillo Festival, thanks to the interactive instrument installation assembled by community members and the Creative Reuse Project.

    23 2009 web slideshow

    Koumbemba blends West African percussion and a modern reggae style.

    24 2009 web slideshow

    A perennial favorite, Desert Dream Dance enchants the audience from the Church Street Stage.

    25 2009 web slideshow

    Meet the Composers offers a vibrant and informative Q&A session with (L-R) Matthew Hindson (Australia), Lee Johnson (USA), Enrico Chapela (Mexico), Avner Dorman (Israel), Marin Alsop, Osvaldo Golijov (Argentina), Brett Dean (Australia) and David Heath (UK).

    26 2009 web slideshow

    Enrico Chapela expresses thanks to an enthusiastic audience following the West Coast Premiere of his soccer-themed work nguesu.

    27 2009 web slideshow

    Featured percussionists Galen Lemmon and Steve Hearn with composer Avner Dorman following their virtuousic performance of his Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!

    28 2009 web slideshow

    Post-Concert Talkback offers audiences a chance to gain insight from Marin, composers and guest artists. (L-R) Galen Lemmon, Avner Dorman, Marin Alsop, Enrico Chapela, Brett Dean and Steve Hearn.

    29 2009 web slideshow

    Santa Cruz\'s famed costumed accordionist The Great Morgani opens Family Day on the outdoor Church Street Stage.

    30 2009 web slideshow

    Cabrillo Music Art Wine Festival visitors browse the many artist booths along Church Street.

    31 2009 web slideshow

    Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre\'s young company dancers prepare to perform on the Church Street Stage.

    32 2009 web slideshow

    A young artist hones her watercolor technique in the Creativity Tent for Kids.

    33 2009 web slideshow

    The Creativity Tent for Kids invites families to play with a variety of mediums and activities.

    34 2009 web slideshow

    Student Staff ushers prepare for the petting zoo-style Tour of the Orchestra during the Free Family Concert.

    35 2009 web slideshow

    Cabrillo Festival bassists bring harmony to City Council Chambers during the Free Family Concert Tour of the Orchestra.

    36 2009 web slideshow

    Audience members of all ages are welcome to the Free Family Concert.

    37 2009 web slideshow

    The 2009 Free Family Concert featured excerpts from Matthew Hindson\'s Rave-Elation and Avner Dorman\'s Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!

    38 2009 web slideshow

    Outside on the Church Street stage, the world music continues with the North African/Arabic infused AZA.

    39 2009 web slideshow

    Cabrillo Music Art Wine Festival audiences enjoy spectacular weather and a stunning array of performers on the Church Street Stage.

    40 2009 web slideshow

    Imagination is the only requirement in the Creativity Tent for Kids!

    41 2009 web slideshow

    Over the course of the Festival, hungry orchestra members are nourished by the intrepid all-volunteer Breakfast Brigade.

    42 2009 web slideshow

    Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams gets in the groove for the (Grateful) Dead Symphony.

    43 2009 web slideshow

    Cabrillo Festival cellists\' annual dress-up prank find their perfect moment during the Grateful-Dead inspired Dead Symphony no. 6.

    44 2009 web slideshow

    Cabrillo Festival Executive Director Ellen Primack and Music Director Marin Alsop find a moment to catch up during the non-stop Festival action.

    45 2009 web slideshow

    Minnesota-based harpist Mollie Marcuson experiences her first Cabrillo Festival.

    46 2009 web slideshow

    Music Librarian Ella Fredrickson works tirelessly before, during and after the Festival to keep the orchestra organized and prepared for each season\'s challenging repertoire.

    47 2009 web slideshow

    Festival percussionist Ward Spangler amid the tools of his trade.

    48 2009 web slideshow

    A golden moment for the Festival brass.

    49 2009 web slideshow

    Festival cellist Virginia Kron stretches her orchestral repertoire to new lengths.

    50 2009 web slideshow

    Principal trumpet and featured soloist Craig Morris rehearses with Marin Alsop for the US Premiere of Joby Talbot\'s concerto Desolation Wilderness.

    51 2009 web slideshow

    Composer Ingram Marshall returns to Cabrillo Festival for the Mission San Juan Bautista performance of his haunting work, Kingdom Come.

    52 2009 web slideshow

    Craig Morris, featured trumpet soloist (L) and UK composer Joby Talbot (R) take a rehearsal break outside the Civic Auditorium.

    53 2009 web slideshow

    Music in the Mountains patrons enjoy the resplendent grounds at Nestldown.

    54 2009 web slideshow

    Principal flute Tim Munro provides an intro to Carter\'s Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux at Music in the Mountains.

    55 2009 web slideshow

    Maestra Marin Alsop at the helm of her award-winning orchestra.

    56 2009 web slideshow

    Student Staff Co-Director Camille Chitwood leads the Student Staff Ensemble.

    57 2009 web slideshow

    The Cabrillo Festival hosts its Grand Finale performances at historic Mission San Juan Bautista.

    58 2009 web slideshow

    Composer Kevin Puts\' Two Mountain Scenes received its West Coast Premiere at Mission San Juan Bautista.

    59 2009 web slideshow

    Cabrillo Festival Executive Director Ellen Primack welcomes audiences in the glow of the Mission sanctuary.Cabrillo Festival Executive Director Ellen Primack welcomes audiences in the glow of the Mission sanctuary.

    60 2009 web slideshow

    Volunteer ushers of all ages make audiences welcome throughout the Festival season.

    61 2009 web slideshow

    Maestra Marin Alsop brings the Festival to a dazzling close at Mission San Juan Bautista.

    2008

    2008 1

    Maestra Marin Alsop coaches Ilyich Rivas, a participant in the 2008 Conductors/Composers Training Workshop. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 2

    Maestra Marin Alsop demonstrating during the Conductors Workshop, held each year in partnership with the Conductor’s Guild. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 3

    Peabody Fellow and Conductors Workshop participant Joey Young gets podium time with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 4

    Conductors/Composers Workshop faculty and participants (L-R): Evan Rogister, Maestro Gustav Meier, Joey Young, Maestra Alsop, young composer Mandy Fang, composing faculty John Corigliano, and Lee Mills. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 5

    Conductors Workshop participant Mihaela Cesa-Goje, coached by Maestra Alsop. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 6

    2008 Conductors/Composers Training Workshop participants, with Maestro Gustav Meier and Maestra Marin Alsop (front-row center). Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 7

    The 2008 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music commenced with an al fresco dinner and pre-concert talk featuring Marin Alsop and guest composers in front of the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 8

    Opening Night pre-concert talk with (L-R) Christopher Rouse, Stephen McNeff, Marin Alsop, David Sanford, and Eric Lindsay. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 9

    Composer Christopher Rouse, Maestra Alsop, Festival Executive Director Ellen Primack and Development Director Tom Fredericks on Opening Night. The 2008 season was dedicated to Ellen & Tom, in honor of their 20 years with the Festival. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 10

    Marin Alsop rehearsing David Sanford’s Scherzo Grosso with cellist Matt Haimovitz.

    2008 11

    Eric Lindsay basking in applause following the World Premiere of his work, Darkness Made Visible. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 12

    Cellist Matt Haimovitz and composer David Sanford following the performance of Sanford’s Scherzo Grosso. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 13

    Composer Christopher Rouse and Maestra Alsop following the World Premiere of Rouse’s Concerto for Orchestra. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 14

    Maestra Alsop rehearsing with the acclaimed Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 15

    Composer Dorothy Chang and Maestra Alsop preparing the World Premiere of Strange Air, a commission of the Women’s Philharmonic Commissioning Initiative. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 16

    Composer/electronica artist Mason Bates rehearsing his Liquid Interface, which received its West Coast Premiere at the 2008 Festival. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 17

    Dame Evelyn Glennie and Marin Alsop rehearsing John Corigliano’s percussion concerto Conjurer. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 18

    Cabrillo Festival bassists (L-R) Terry Pruitt, Todd Lockwood, Thomas Harte and Tom Derthick. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 19

    Marin Alsop with Festival Orchestra members Matt Albert (violin), Thomas Harte (bass) and Gerald Miller (cello). Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 20

    Cabrillo Festival cellists (L-R) Virginia Kron, Lee Duckles, Judith McIntyre and Gerald Miller. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 21

    Dame Evelyn Glennie in rehearsal with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 22

    Dame Evelyn Glennie and composer John Corigliano preparing his percussion concerto, Conjurer. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 23

    Dame Evelyn Glennie, John Corigliano and Maestra Alsop enjoy hearty applause from a sold-out crowd following the West Coast Premiere of Corigliano’s Conjurer. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 24

    The 2008 Cabrillo Music Art Wine & Food Festival welcomed record crowds to downtown Santa Cruz. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 25

    Creativity Tent for Kids artist Carmen Leon encouraged young artists to explore a variety of mediums during the street festival. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 26

    A new attraction in 2008, the Creative Reuse Project invited Festival-goers to create an interactive sculpture from discarded musical instruments and household materials. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 27

    A young percussionist experimented with the Creative Reuse Project’s instrument-sculpture. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 28

    Desert Dream Dance Company enchanted audiences during an encore performance on the Church Street Stage. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 29

    Molly’s Revenge in their debut performance at the Cabrillo Music Art Wine Festival. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 30

    Xochipili Compañia de Danza Mexicana presented a vast array of Mexican dance styles and regional costumes. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 31

    Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre company brought their graceful lines to the Church Street Stage. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 32

    Watsonville Taiko drummers, an annual favorite at the Cabrillo Festival. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 33

    Meet the Composers discussion panel featured Eric Lindsay, Matthew Cmiel, John Corigliano, Michael Daugherty, Stephen McNeff, Alla Borzova and Dorothy Chang, moderated by Marin Alsop. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 34

    Marin Alsop responds to an audience question during Meet the Composers, observed by Eric Lindsay, Matthew Cmiel, John Corigliano and Michael Daugherty. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 35

    Marin Alsop and Stephen McNeff enjoy a light moment during Meet the Composers, alongside Alla Borzova and Dorothy Chang. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 36

    Narrator Marco Barricelli, Artistic Director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz, awaits a cue from Marin Alsop during the rehearsal for Michael Daugherty’s Troyjam. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 37

    The Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium fills to capacity for Cabrillo Fetsival\'s Free Family Concert. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 38

    Festival Librarian Ella Frederickson, doubling as theremin player, clowns around with Cabrillo Festival percussionists Ward Spangler, James Kassis, Galen Lemon and Reiko Koyama. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 39

    Festival brass players, Forrest Byram (tuba) and Ava Ordman (trombone) demonstrate during the Free Family Concert’s petting zoo-style Tour of the Orchestra. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 40

    Free Family Concert audience members settle in at the Civic Auditorium. Photo: r.r. jones

    Cabrillo Festival, Carolyn Kuan

    Assistant Conductor Carolyn Kuan takes the podium for Jennifer Higdon’s Machine during the Free Family Concert. Photo: r.r. jones

    Cabrillo Festival, Marin Alsop, Marco Barricelli, Michael Daugherty

    Narrator Marco Barricelli, Marin Alsop and composer Michael Daugherty following the West Coast Premiere of Daugherty’s Troyjam. Photo: r.r. jones

    Cabrillo Festival Student Staff

    The Student Staff Ensemble following their performance at the Civic Auditorium, including Director Sasha Metcalf (holding flowers) and Assistant Director Camille Chitwood (in pink jacket). Photo: jessica frye

    Cabrillo Festival Ushers, Civic Auditorium

    The 2008 Cabrillo Festival all-volunteer usher brigade, led by House Manager extraordinaire, Jennifah Chard. Photo: r.r. jones

    Cabrillo Festival, Matt Haimovitz

    Cellist Matt Haimovitz performing Ned Rorem’s After Reading Shakespeare with guest narrator Gordon Getty. Photo: r.r. jones

    Matt Haimovitz, Mason Bates, Cabrillo Festival

    In the Blue Room brought musical innovators Matt Haimovitz (cellist) and Mason Bates (composer & electronica artist) together for the first time. Photo: r.r. jones

    Kuumbwa Jazz, Cabrillo Festival, Michael Daugherty

    Memoirs from a Lounge Lizard featured composer and jazz pianist Michael Daugherty along with guest artists at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. (L-R): Michael Daugherty, piano; Brynn Albanese, violin; Ava Ordman, trombone; Dan Robbins, bass; Mike Shannon, drums. Photo: r.r. jones

    Cabrillo Festival, Nestldown, John Corigliano

    Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams performed John Corigliano’s The Red Violin Caprices during Music in the Mountains at Nestldown, a stunning private retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Photo: r.r. jones

    Marin Alsop, Bharat Chandra, Cabrillo Festival

    Marin Alsop rehearsing Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Riffs and Refrains with clarinetist Bharat Chandra. Photo: r.r. jones

    Cabrillo Festival Orchestra

    Cabrillo Festival cello section donned lab coats, safety goggles and caution tape for its annual prank, plotted for the performance of John Adam’s Doctor Atomic Symphony. Photo: r.r. jones

    Theremin, Cabrillo Festival

    Festival Librarian and percussionist Ella Frederickson drew eerie sounds from the theremin for John Corigliano’s Mannheim Rocket. Photo: r.r. jones

    Cabrillo Festival Orchestra

    Cabrillo Festival trumpeters Craig Morris, Mark Flegg and Andrew Gignac. Photo: r.r. jones

    Cabrillo Festival Orchestra

    Festival harpist Louise Vickerman with violinists Charmian Stewart and Elena Sopoci. Photo: r.r. jones

    Marin Alsop, John Adams, Cabrillo Festival

    Marin Alsop and composer John Adams following the Festival’s West Coast Premiere of Adams’ Doctor Atomic Symphony. Photo: r.r. jones

    Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, John Adams

    Composer John Adams waded through the Festival Orchestra following Doctor Atomic Symphony, congratulating star players in the brass section (Craig Morris, trumpet; Ava Ordman, trombone). Photo: r.r. jones

    Cabrillo Festival, Mission San Juan Bautista

    The Cabrillo Festival hosts its Grand Finale performances at historic Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo: r.r. jones

    Avner Dorman, Cabrillo Festival

    Composer Avner Dorman’s Variations Without a Theme received its West Coast Premiere at Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo: r.r. jones

    Cabrillo Festival Ushers, Mission San Juan Bautista

    Volunteer ushers make audiences welcome throughout the Festival season. Photo: r.r. jones

    Chiayu, Alla Borzova, Ellen Primack

    Composers Chiayu and Alla Borzova flank Festival Executive Director Ellen Primack, in the splendor of the Mission gardens. Photo: r.r. jones

    Chiayu, Marin Alsop, Cabrillo Festival, Mission San Juan Bautista

    Composer Chiayu joins Marin Alsop after the World Premiere of Chiayu’s Feng Nian Ji (Harvest Festival) at Mission San Juan. Photo: r.r. jones

    2008 41

    Maestra Alsop and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra bring the Festival to a close at the Mission with the West Coast Premiere of Avner Dorman’s Variations Without a Theme, and the composer joins her on the podium. Photo: r.r. jones

    2007

    2007 01

    Maestra Marin Alsop with participating conductor Paul Kim during the 2007 Conductors/Composers Professional Training Workshop, presented annually in collaboration with The Conductors Guild. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 02

    Conductors/Composers Workshop participant Vail Keck is coached by Maestra Marin Alsop. Maestro Gustav Meier is seen in the background. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 03

    Conductors/Composers Workshop faculty members Gustav Meier and Marin Alsop review scores with Paul Kim, Kyung Hun Kim, Ruben Capriles and Case Scaglione. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 04

    Maestra Marin Alsop instructs Conductors/Composers Workshop participant Matthew Oberstein. Photo by: r.r jones

    2007 05

    2007 Conductors/Composers Workshop participants and auditors with Maestro Meier and Maestra Alsop, middle of center row, in blue, and composing faculty Michael Daugherty, back row, in white. Photo by: r.r jones

    2007 06

    Student Staff Ensemble performance, featuring director and conductor Sara Hancock at the podium. Photo by: r.r jones

    2007 07

    Opening Night’s pre-concert alfresco dinner in front of the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium and the Church Street Stage. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 08

    Opening Night Pre-concert Talk with Maestra Marin Alsop (center) and composers (L-R) Jennifer Higdon, Michael Daugherty, Mark O’Connor, David Heath and Daniel Kellogg. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 09

    Maestra Marin Alsop and composer Jennifer Higdon rehearse Higdon’s Soprano Sax Concerto. Photo by: r.r jones

    2007 10

    Cabrillo Festival violins during rehearsal; Anne Chandra, Carol Swift-Matton, and Daniel Lewin. Photo by: r.r jones

    2007 11

    Soprano saxophonist Timothy McAllister rehearsing Jennifer Higdon’s Soprano Sax Concerto. Photo by: r.r jones

    2007 12

    Cabrillo Festival Orchestra’s brass section during rehearsal; Forrest Byram, tuba. Photo by: r.r jones

    2007 13

    Timpanist Steve Hearn rehearsing for Michael Daugherty\'s Raise the Roof. Photo by: r.r jones

    2007 14

    Marin Alsop and composer David Heath after the World Premiere performance of his Colourful World. Photo by: r.r jones

    2007 16

    Soprano Amy Burton performing John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan. Photo by: r.r jones

    2007 17

    Soprano Amy Burton and Marin Alsop after a stirring performance of John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan. Photo by: r.r jones

    2007 18

    The 2007 Cabrillo Music Art & Wine Festival opens on Church Street in downtown Santa Cruz. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 19

    Violinist Brynn Albanese engages a family audience during the Festival’s popular petting zoo-style Tour of the Orchestra. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 20

    A young Festival participant directs the crowd in the finer points of pizzicato. Photo by: Nancy Bertossa

    2007 21

    In the Creativity Tent for Kids, participants enjoy a hands-on experience with the keyboard. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 22

    Kids and their parents get up-close-and-personal with the brass section during Tour of the Orchestra demonstrations. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 23

    Festival flutist Kristen Halay enchants young audience members during the petting zoo-style Tour of the Orchestra. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 24

    Crowds gather around the Festival flute players during the outdoor demonstrations. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 25

    Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre’s Petite Performance Company dancers prepare to perform. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 26

    Dancers of the Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre perform annually on the Church Street Stage. Photo by: Nancy Bertossa

    2007 27

    A young artist swirls watercolor in the Creativity Tent for Kids - two days of hands-on music and art workshops during the Cabrillo Music Art & Wine Festival. Photo by: Nancy Bertossa

    2007 28

    A family creates art together the Creativity Tent. Photo by: Nancy Bertossa

    2007 29

    Creativity Tent visitors craft colorful Polish paper collages with artist Rebecca Alex. Photo by: Nancy Bertossa

    2007 30

    Desert Dream Dance Company graces the Church Street Stage. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 31

    ZunZun perform their “joyfully contagious” blend of folkloric music on the Church Street Stage. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 32

    Conductors/Composers Workshop members garner applause following the increasingly popular In the Works concert. The performance features new works by the three emerging composers, conducted by the student conductors, and performed by members of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 33

    The Festival’s annual Free Family Concert draws capacity crowds to the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Photo by: Nancy Bertossa

    2007 34

    Family Concert audience members sit enrapt by the performance. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 35

    Carolyn Kuan conducts James MacMillan’s Stomp (with Fate and Elvira) during the Free Family Concert. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 36

    Kids in comfortable repose during the Family Concert. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 37

    Actor Joseph Ribeiro narrates Daniel Kellogg’s Pyramus and Thisbe. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 38

    A budding percussionist displays a feat of contemporary music derring-do. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 39

    Composers Michael Daugherty (piano) and Mark O\'Connor (violin) show what lives Behind the Notes. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 40

    Composer/flutist Dave Heath performs during Behind the Notes. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 41

    Marin Alsop (center) interviews guest composers (L-R) Kevin Puts, Michael Daugherty, Mason Bates, David Heath and Mark O’Connor during Behind the Notes. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 42

    Composer Ken Fuchs, discusses his work United Artists, which received its World Premiere at the 2007 Music at the Mission concerts. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 43

    Composer Kevin Puts’ Symphony No. 4 received its World Premiere performances at Mission San Juan Bautista in 2007. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 44

    Violinist Yumi Hwang Williams rehearsing Thomas Ades’ virtuosic Concentric Paths. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 45

    Composer Mason Bates performs on electronica during rehearsal for his own piece, Rusty Air in Carolina. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 46

    Composer Mason Bates and Maestra Marin Alsop after the performance of Bates’ Rusty Air in Carolina. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 48

    Harpist Louise Vickerman basks in Mission San Juan Bautista’s soft light on the last day of the 2007 Cabrillo Festival. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 49

    Festival violinists Daniel Lewin and Alice Talbot in the splendid architecture of Mission San Juan. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 50

    Festival percussionists show their jazz hands in the gardens of Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 51

    Cabrillo Festival Student Staff ushers surround their fearless leader, House Manager Jennifah Chard. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 52

    Patron Howard Hansen commissioned Kevin Puts’ Symphony No. 4 in honor of his wife, Carrie, for its World Premiere performance at Mission San Juan Bautista. (L-R) Puts with Carrie and Howard Hansen in front of the Mission. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 53

    Composer Aaron Jay Kernis and Marin Alsop in the olive grove at Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by: r.r.jones

    2007 54

    Soprano Susan Narucki and Marin Alsop receive warm applause after the West Coast Premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Valentines. Photo by: r.r. jones

    2007 15

    Composer Mark O\'Connor after the Festival’s World Premiere performance of his Symphony No. 1, Variations on Appalachia Waltz.
    Photo by: r.r jones

    2006

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    The 2006 Cabrillo Festival Orchestra at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Photo by: r.r.jones

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