“The 56th season of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, its second under Music Director Cristian Măcelaru, is set and as usual, the net is cast wide,” writes Michael Zwiebach in last Tuesday’s (3/13) San Francisco Classical Voice. “Seventeen composers will show up in Santa Cruz the first week of August. They include 80-year-old William Bolcom … and fellow octogenarian John Corigliano, who will hear Philip Edward Fisher play the Piano Concerto (1968).… It also includes the return of Canadian Zosha di Castri … with Dear Life, a 25-minute work for orchestra, soprano, and recorded narrator … and Anna Clyne [returning with] Abstractions (2016), inspired by five contrasting contemporary artworks from the Baltimore Museum of Art … [New faces include] Macedonian composer Pande Shahov, … Romanian composer Dan Dediu … and Andrea Tarrodi, of Sweden, [who] makes her debut with Liguria, inspired by her visit to five idyllic fishing villages in northwest Italy. Meanwhile, Karim Al-Zand … has re-orchestrated his setting of an Arabian Nights tale, Parizade and the Singing Tree for the Festival’s free family concert.” Other composers will include Vivian Fung, Peter Shin, Michael Gandolfi, Pierre Jalbert, Missy Mazzoli, and Nico Muhly.
Posted March 21, 2018