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Cabrillo Festival Of Contemporary Music announces 58th season / BroadwayWorld

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The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America's longest running festival of new orchestral music, celebrates its 58th season July 26 - August 9, 2020, with a remarkable season of timely, topical, and thought-provoking new works.

Led by 2020 Grammy Award-winning Music Director and Conductor Cristian Măcelaru, the Cabrillo Festival is all about "music of our time, for our time." The Festival is proud to offer composers a haven to present contemporary music that speaks to the world around us, bringing together a community of artists and audiences to experience the creative process. While this year's Festival reflects on the deep divisions in our nation, it is also infused with hope for change, transformation, and peace. The Festival's 58th season welcomes thirteen resident composers, a stunning roster of soloists, three world premiere commissions, and eight West Coast premieres.

This year's composers in residence are Mason Bates, Dan Caputo, Stacy Garrop, John Harbison, Jake Heggie, Pierre Jalbert, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Paola Prestini, Kevin Puts, Andrea Reinkemeyer, Iván Enrique Rodríguez, Sean Shepherd, and Gregory Smith. Guest Artists include Katherine Needleman (oboe); Benjamin Beilman (violin); Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano); Gregory Smith (narrator); Quartet San Francisco; Lara Downes (piano); and Stewart Goodyear (piano).