Filed under: composers, conductors, festivals. Tagged as: Anna Clyne, Cabrillo Festival, Chiayu, Elena Kats-Chernin, Margaret Brouwer, Marin Alsop, Tina Davidson, Zosha di Castri.
The annual Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, held in Santa Cruz, California, has a history of highlighting music by women. This is due in part to the festival focusing on living composers – however, I suspect that it is in part a happy consequence of the programming of music director and conductor Marin Alsop.
Here is a video where she describes the process of programming the Cabrillo Festival:
For the 2011 season, Cabrillo will have fifteen composers in residence – including six women.