Opening Night: Contested Eden Concert

Presented by Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

Photo of four dancers wearing red and orange clothes with their hands raised in the air

Cabrillo Festival’s 2021 Virtual Season opens with Contested Eden, a new work by composer Gabriela Lena Frank, reflecting on the California wildfires and climate crisis. The work is presented as a dance video, with choreography by Molly Katzman, filmed on location by Swan Dive Media in CZU Lightning Complex Fire sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and music remotely-recorded by members of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Followed by a Post-Concert Artist Talk + Q&A.

2021 Virtual Season Sponsors: The Humanities Institute at UCSC, Santa Cruz County Bank, Redtree Partners

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Gabriela Lena Frank Contested Eden


Molly Katzman choreography