Around the World of Cabrillo
The Cabrillo Festival’s second night brought program music of various sorts to the full house that on Saturday filled the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Music Director Marin Alsop and her high- energy orchestra provided sharp, dynamic performances of three works that drew on eclectic sources of inspiration and were generally quite accessible. The range of composers was international, with artists from Mexico, Australia, and Israel, and the music even more so, reflecting an array of global influences. As always, all the composers were present, and they traded remarks with Alsop to begin each piece with the familiar and inviting tone that helps to define the festival.