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Cabrillo Festival 2018 on KALW!

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Music Director Cristi Măcelaru"

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music is America’s foremost festival for contemporary symphonic music — re-imagining the orchestral experience, advancing music and developing audiences for the 21st century. Each summer the Cabrillo Festival brings together music lovers, professional orchestra players and extraordinary composers for an inspired gathering that offers a musical experience like no other.

For the 2018 season, Music Director Cristi Măcelaru has summoned voices from around the globe and across diverse cultural backgrounds to present 18 contemporary works that reflect the human spirit and the stories we tell, the grandeur of the planet, and the vastness of the cosmos.

KALW is proud to be the broadcast partner for the Cabrillo Festival’s 2018 season, and to present the complete orchestra concert broadcasts in four special programs presented by Sarah Cahill, host of Revolutions Per Minute.

Aural Histories

Sunday August 19, 8-10pm

Huang Ruo Folksongs for Orchestra
Zosha Di Castri Dear Life (Mary Mackenzie, soprano) [US Premiere]
Pande Shahov Piano Concerto No. 2 (Simon Trpčeski, piano) [World Premiere | Festival Commission]
Dan Dediu Grana [US Premiere]

After Dixieland

Monday, August 20th, 9-11pm

Vivian Fung Dust Devils [West Coast Premiere]
William Bolcom Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra (Philippe Quint, violin)
Kristin Kuster Rain On It [West Coast Premiere]
Gabriela Lena Frank Walkabout: Concerto for Orchestra [West Coast Premiere]

Note from a Journey
Sunday, August 26th, 8-10pm

Andrea Tarrodi Liguria [US Premiere]
John Corigliano Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (Philip Edward Fisher, piano)
Sean Shepherd Melt [West Coast Premiere | Festival Co-commission]
Peter Shin Hypercolor [World Premiere | Festival Commission]
Anna Clyne Abstractions

Of Other Worlds

Monday, August 27th, 9-11pm

Pierre Jalbert In Terra [West Coast Premiere]
Nico Muhly Impossible Things (Nicholas Phan, tenor; Justin Bruns, violin) [West Coast Premiere]
Missy Mazzoli Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
Michael Gandolfi The Garden of Cosmic Speculation Part 1 [West Coast Premiere]

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.