The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music is an internationally renowned celebration of new music right here in our own backyard. The festival attracts top-tier composers, artists, conductors and musicians for what always proves to be unforgettable experiences. This year, music director Cristi Măcelaru brings together 18 works that “reflect the human spirit and the stories we tell, the grandeur of the planet, and the vastness of the cosmos.” On Saturday, Aug. 4, Măcelaru and company present “After Dixieland,” featuring three West Coast premieres: Vivian Fung’s Dust Devils; Kristin Kuster’s Rain On It; and Gabriela Lena Frank’s Walkabout: Concerto for Orchestra, as well as William Bolcom’s Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra, with Philippe Quint on violin.
INFO: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz. $37-$65. 426-6966.
WANT TO GO?
Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Friday, July 27 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.