Marin Alsop and the Cabrillo Festival in Santa Cruz
Conductor Marin Alsop returns with three world premieres, two U.S. premieres, four West Coast premieres, joined by thirteen composers in residence including John Adams, Clarice Assad, Jennifer Higdon, and Mark-Anthony Turnage. Banjo master Bela Fleck and the dynamic young string trio Time for Three will make their festival debuts, and violinist extraordinaire Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and virtuoso saxophonist Timothy McAllister make return to the festival. Creative and curious minds will gather for five programs of new works for orchestra, a chamber recital, open rehearsals, talks, meetups, the Church Street Fair, and more. Concert venues: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium on August 1-3 and August 9, then at the Mission San Juan Bautista on August 10. Details at cabrillomusic.org.