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2020 Cabrillo Festival Festival of Contemporary Music Cancelled due to COVID-19

The 2020 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, at which Caputo was to serve as a composer-in-residence, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The current imperative for “social distancing” is exactly why Cristi, the Board of Directors, and staff believe it is necessary for us to cancel the 2020 Festival season. Even if we begin to emerge from this crisis in the coming weeks or months, the risk is far too high to accept. Because all our artists travel from across the country and the globe to stay in homes with members of our community, we are especially vulnerable; and, in turn, we feel a special sense of responsibility to safeguard those we hold most dear.

Stay tuned for future updates regarding possible rescheduling at some point over the next couple of seasons.

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“Liminal” to be performed by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as part of the 2019 NJSO Cone Composition Institute

Caputo’s Liminal will be performed by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra under conductor Cristian Măcelaru as part of the 2019 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute. The Institute, directed by Steven Mackey, will include rehearsals, professional workshops, and a performance on July 20th in Princeton’s Richardson Auditorium. The other composers featured at the 2019 Cone Institute are Patrick O’Malley, Iván Enrique Rodriguez, and Bora Yoon.  Click here for the full press release from the NJSO and click here for tickets to the Cone Institute Concert.

Performance information:
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
Saturday, July 20th, 2019, at 8:00pm
Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey

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2019 HEAR NOW Music Festival to feature “out of nothing” for piano trio

Caputo’s out of nothing (2016) for piano trio will be performed on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 as part of the Hear Now Music Festival at the First Lutheran Church of Venice. Entering its ninth year, the Hear Now Music Festival is an annual festival of works by Los Angeles-based composers. Please consider supporting the Hear Now Music Festival by contributing to the Hear Now kickstarter campaign running now through May 1st, 2019.

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2017 Blackbird Creative Lab w/ ensemble Eighth Blackbird, June 11-24

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I am very excited to announce that I have been selected as a composition fellow for the 2017 Blackbird Creative Lab, the first in a series of annual summer musician and composer training programs with renowned new-music ensemble Eighth Blackbird. As part of the program, I will be writing a piece to be premiered by musician-fellows in a concert on either June 23rd or 24th in Ojai, CA. For more information, follow the link below to the NewMusicBox posting about the event:

http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/30-fellows-selected-for-inaugural-blackbird-creative-lab/

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Recording Posted: Preview of ‘Rictus’ for mixed ensemble

A preview recording of Rictus has been posted on SoundCloud and can be found on the above-linked page. An excerpt of the piece was performed by Ensemble Dal Niente in a student-composer reading session held at USC on October 28th, 2016. The full score can be found on ISSUU.

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