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Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music – Unbound

August 3 @ 7:00 pm  |  Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium


Maestro Cristian Măcelaru leads the Festival Orchestra in works by composers Daniel KelloggNathaniel HeyderLembit Beecher, and Iván Enrique Rodríguez.

Daniel KelloggThe Golden Spike (West Coast Premiere)

Nathaniel Heyderunbound: Phase 1 (World Premiere | Festival Commission)

Lembit BeecherTell Me Again (Karen Ouzounian, cello) (West Coast Premiere)

Iván Enrique RodríguezCasting the Dice (World Premiere | Festival Commission

The Festival orchestra brings to life new works exploring historical and personal journeys. The Golden Spike by Daniel Kellogg marks the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad. unbound: Phase 1 by rising composer Nathaniel Heyder reflects on a period of artistic and personal freedom. Lembit Beecher’s Tell Me Again uses cello to portray a story of immigration, composed for the virtuosic cellist Karen Ouzounian. Casting the Dice, a powerful Festival commission by Iván Enrique Rodríguez explores the experiences of displaced people and human movement.

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This event is a part of the 2024 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, where Music Director & Conductor, Cristian Măcelaru, and the intrepid festival orchestra give life to 4 world premieres, 9 West Coast debuts, with music by 15 Composers in Residence portraying powerful movements of change and showcasing music that moves beyond boundaries of place, time, style, and convention.

Co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County Bank, and Redtree Partners, L.P.


August 3
7:00 pm