Celebrating New Music and Marin Alsop at Cabrillo

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music begins on July 31.  This annual event is always worth anticipating and hugely rewarding – but this year is particularly special as it is Marin Alsop’s last at the helm.  Alsop is stepping down after 25 years as artistic director and leading the festival to ever new and exciting heights. The 2016 Festival includes the work of two well-recognized and highly admired contemporary women: Jennifer Higdon and Anna Clyne. Higdon’s Violin Concerto will receive its West Cost premiere on August 12.  Justin Bruns will be soloist.  The concerto, which was written for Hilary Hahn,…