Robert Pollie interviews four composers from the 2015 festival, plus Marin Alsop's pre-concert talk, on opening night.
Composer Huang Ruo's is work draws on all the music he heard growing up in China and in the years since.
Harpist/composer Hannah Lash confided her love of tuned percussion and hidden structure.
Missy Mazzoli discussed her "River Rouge Transfiguration" (inspired by the iconic Ford auto plant) and "Vespers for a New Dark Age": secular music with religious roots.
Nico Muhly described the Disneyfied gamelan of his "Wish You Were Here" and his "technical exercise with a heart of gold" in "Étude #3."
Robert Pollie can also be heard on KUSP's
7th Avenue Project
Marin Alsop, recorded August 7, 2015.
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Photos for KUSP by Emily Quirk / Stephen Laufer
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Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music 2015
NPR, by Tom Huizenga, on the 2015 Season:
"Not surprisingly, it's another embarrassment of riches from the 53-year-old festival ."
San Francisco Classical Voice, Janos Gereben on the 2015 Season:
"Cabrillo Festival is Contemporary as Ever"