Cabrillo Festival Closes This Weekend with Four Premieres

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The Cabrillo Festival for Contemprary Music in Santa Cruz, California will offer two world and two west coast premieres in its final concerts this weekend.

Tomorrow's program features the west coast premiere of Philip Glass's Symphony No. 8 (2005). The work of three highly contrasting movements is strictly instrumental and a departure from his recent orchestral works, which are based largely on songs, a poem and other writings.

Also on Saturday's program are works by two young composers: 30-year-old Mason Bates's Rusty Air in Carolina (2006) for orchestra and electronica, and Thomas Ads's Concentric Paths, Op. 24 (2005) with violinist Yumi Hwang Williams.

Sunday's final concert will present the world premieres of Kenneth Fuchs's United Artists (2006), commissioned for the London Symphony Orchestra, and Kevin Puts's Symphony No. 4, influenced by the music of the Mutsun Indians of San Juan Bautista.

Soprano Susan Narucki will also perform in the festival finale as soloist in the west coast premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis's Valentines (2000).

Visit www.cabrillomusic.org for more information.

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