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Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music records
MS.064  
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Description
The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (previously Cabrillo Music Festival), is an annual music festival in Santa Cruz, California that features symphonic works by contemporary composers. This collection contains administrative records of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music organization, as well as audio recordings of most Festival performances from 1964-2019.
Background
The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (previously Cabrillo Music Festival), is an annual music festival in Santa Cruz, California that features symphonic works by contemporary composers. The origins of the Festival begin with a 1961 concert series held at the Sticky Wicket coffeehouse in Aptos, California. Lou Harrison, Robert Hughes, Alyce Vestal, Bud Kretschmer, Ted Toews, and Sticky Wicket owners Vic and Sidney Jowers were among the early figures who shaped the Festival. In 1963, the series was moved to the Cabrillo College Theater and officially became the Cabrillo Music Festival. In the late 1970s, the Festival broke affiliation with Cabrillo College and was held at various locations throughout Santa Cruz county during the 1980s. It has been held primarily at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium since 1991, with frequent performances at Mission San Juan Bautista in San Juan Bautista, California. Musical directors of the Festival include Gerhard Samuel (1963-1968), Richard Williams (1969), Carlos Chávez (1970-1973), Dennis Russell Davies (1974-1990), John Adams (1991), Marin Alsop (1992-2016), and Cristian Macelaru (2017- ).
Extent
82.75 Linear Feet 57 records cartons, 6 flat boxes, 4 oversize folders
Restrictions
Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. The publication or use of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use for research or educational purposes requires written permission from the copyright owner. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection open for research. Audiovisual media is unavailable until reformatted. Digital files are available in the UCSC Special Collections and Archives reading room. Some files may require reformatting before they can be accessed. Technical limitations may hinder the Library's ability to provide access to some digital files. Access to digital files on original carriers is prohibited; users must request to view access copies. Contact Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access to audiovisual media and digital files.