Caputo to be Composer-in-Residence at 2020 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music; performance of “Liminal” for orchestra

Invited as a Composer-in-Residence for the upcoming 2020 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Caputo’s Liminal will be performed by the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra under the direction of conductor and musical director Cristian Măcelaru.

Liminal will be featured on the Saturday, August 8th program titled “Susan B.”, a concert that will additionally feature works by Stacy Garrop, Paola Prestini, and the late Christopher Rouse.

This 58th Season of the renowned Cabrillo Festival will run from July 26th to August 9th, 2020. Featured composers in residence include Mason Bates, Dan Caputo, Stacy Garrop, John Harbison, Jake Heggie, Pierre Jalbert, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Paola Prestini, Kevin Puts, Andrea Reinkemeyer, Iván Enrique Rodríguez, Sean Shepherd, and Gregory Smith. Guest Artists will include Katherine Needleman (oboe); Benjamin Beilman (violin); Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano); Gregory Smith (narrator); Quartet San Francisco; Lara Downes (piano); and Stewart Goodyear (piano).

Full Details:

  • Saturday, August 8th, 2020
  • 7pm, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
  • Santa Cruz, CA








“Memoryscapes” world premiere with the USC Thornton Edge on 3/3/20

Memoryscapes for sinfonietta and electronics will receive its world premiere on March 3rd, 2020 by the USC Thornton Edge ensemble conducted by Donald Crockett. The sprawling 25-minute work transforms key elements from four significant works from the past 500 years of Western art music to create immersive sonic landscapes. The concert will also feature the premiere of a reduced-scoring version of Kalevi Aho’s Clarinet Concerto performed by clarinetist Yasmina Spiegelberg.


USC Thornton Edge, conducted by Donald Crockett

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 at 7:30pm in Newman Recital Hall

Los Angeles, CA

USC thornton edge




Upcoming Concert: DMA Recital at USC

Join me Thursday, March 8th as I present pieces composed during my doctorate studies at the USC Thornton School of Music. The free recital will feature works for baritone sax duet, piano trio, mixed chamber ensemble, and solo flute + electronics. Reception to follow.

Thursday, March 8th, 7:30pm
Cammilleri Hall
Brain and Creativity Institute
University of Southern California

DMA Recital Poster


Performance: “Liminal” World Premiere with the USC Thornton Symphony 2/23/18

Liminal for orchestra will receive its world premiere on Friday, February 23rd, performed by the USC Thornton Symphony conducted by Donald Crockett. The concert, the 2018 rendition of the New Music for Orchestra series, will be at 7:30pm in Bovard Auditorium at the center of USC’s campus. Also on the concert will be world premieres by Tyler Eschendal, Patrick O’Malley, Tommy Dougherty, Guang Yang, and Stephen Cabell.


Full details:

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 7:30pm, Bovard Auditorium

USC Thornton Symphony, conducted by Donald Crockett

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Performances Upcoming Performances

Upcoming Performance: “out of nothing” world premiere on 3/6/2016

out of nothing (2016) for piano trio will receive its world premiere on March 6th, 2016 in Alfred Newman Recital Hall on the campus of USC. The piece will be performed at the USC Spring Composition Showcase by musicians from the Thornton School of Music including Tiffany Chung (violin), Rainer Crosett (cello), and Dawoon Chung (piano).


Information about the performance:

Sunday, March 6th at 7:00pm, Alfred Newman Recital Hall