Contemporary Women at Cabrillo

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music has celebrated new music for 55 years – performing, commissioning, and advocating for the works of the greatest living composers, as well as creating opportunities for young composers to have their works heard.  After decades of dedicated leadership, Marin Alsop has handed the reigns of the Festival to Cristian Macelaru, who is directing his first Festival this year, with an impressive line up of concerts and events already underway! The Festival, which takes place July 30 through August 12, features the work of four contemporary women. On Friday, August 4, the Festival will present the…

Celebrating Pride in San Francisco

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and what better way to celebrate than with an excellent concert from an important community organization? The Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, a non-profit organization in San Francisco dedicated to “promoting and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identified (LGBTQ) musicians and composers toward the goal of broad crossover appeal and excellence in the performing arts”, will be presenting their Pride Concert on June 17.  Included on the program are Scattered and The Last Song composed by Clarice Assad, and Siren Songs by Laura Karman, which was commissioned by The Pacific Symphony and premiered in 2015.  More information and…

2014 Cabrillo Festival

In the latest edition of works by women at a Festival near you, the 2014 Cabrillo Festival will begin this weekend in Santa Cruz, California.  The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, which was founded in 1962, has been under the baton of Artistic Director Marin Alsop since 1992.  Alsop has helped bring many new works by women to listeners’ ears at the two-week long festival.  This year Cabrillo will feature six works by contemporary women. Today, July 30, the three students selected for the Conductors/Composers workshop will have their new works heard in a free concert.  One of the students selected for this…