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Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Evolving II

Cabrillo Festival presents Kristin Kuster’s celebrated 2019 work, When There Are Nine, that honors and reflects upon the life of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Commissioned by the Festival, this 45-minute work features the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra conducted by Cristian Măcelaru, acclaimed mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, and Grammy Award-winning eight-member vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth. The libretto by poet Megan Levad includes nine poems and touches upon pivotal civil rights issues that Justice Ginsburg faced over the course of her career.

The concert is followed by a live Q&A session with Cristian Măcelaru, Kristin Kuster, Jamie Barton, and Roomful of Teeth’s Artistic Director Brad Wells.

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Kristin Kuster

When There Are Nine


Jamie Barton

Soloist, mezzo-soprano

Roomful of Teeth

vocal ensemble