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AUDIO Features:

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.

2015 KUSP Broadcast Schedule:

Broadcast day & time: Links for the program notes:
All broadcasts are pre-recorded.
Friday Aug. 21, 8:00 pm
Haunted Topography
Saturday Aug. 22, 8:00 pm
Yellow Earth
Friday Aug. 28, 8:00 pm
Wish You Were Here
Saturday Aug. 29, 8:00 pm
Angeles De Luz

Related Free events:

Open rehearsals begin Sunday, August 2!
Church Street Fair Saturday, August 8 / Sunday, August 9

Photos from recent years:

Photos for KUSP by Emily Quirk / Stephen Laufer

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Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music 2015
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Media Sources:

NPR, by Tom Huizenga, on the 2015 Season:
"Not surprisingly, it's another embarrassment of riches from the 53-year-old festival ."

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San Francisco Classical Voice, Janos Gereben on the 2015 Season:
"Cabrillo Festival is Contemporary as Ever"

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