July 27 - August 11, 2019

“Cabrillo’s music reflects our times—our personal and universal challenges, desires, strivings and experiences along the spectrum from the scary to the sublime. It speaks to the urgent issues of now, inspiring, awakening and stretching us.” —Monterey County Herald

Music Of Our Time, For Our Time

A big, bold, dynamic season reflects Music Director and Conductor Cristian Măcelaru’s conviction that music should engage us in community, ignite our social consciousness, and spark our imaginations. Three world premiere commissions, two U.S. premieres, and eight West Coast premieres bring a variety of sound worlds from voices both familiar and new. Twelve of our 14 composers will be in residence, and a super-star lineup of soloists will join the incredible Festival Orchestra under Maestro Măcelaru to bring the music of our time to spectacular realization. The “special sauce” at the Cabrillo Festival is always our audience! We hope you’ll plan now to join us this summer for a blockbuster season that will give you the sense of community and connection you’ve been longing for all year round.

Please note: All events take place at the Civic Auditorium. Programs are subject to change. No children under age six will be admitted to concerts, with the exception of the Free Family Concert. Audio and video recording is not allowed at Cabrillo Festival concerts or rehearsals. Please review General Event Policies for exclusions. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

  • Wheelchair Accessible and Accessible Companion seats are available for all price zones in the orchestra floor seating.
  • All service charges, taxes and fees are included in the prices shown.

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