By Georgia Rowe
From ContraCostaTimes.com - Thu, Jun. 22, 2006
The world premiere of a multimedia work featuring images by National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting and music by Philip Glass is among the highlights of this year's Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, running July 29 through Aug. 13 in Santa Cruz. "Life: A Journey Through Time," which features a newly commissioned score by Glass, will be conducted by music director Marin Alsop on July 29 and 30 at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium to open the two-week festival. Works by Thomas Ades, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Gatonska, Nicholas Maw, Aaron Jay Kernis, Laura Karpman and Greg Smith are also on the lineup; this year's guest artists include percussionist Evelyn Glennie, violinist Leila Josefowicz and mezzo-soprano Gale Fuller. Tickets are on sale now; call 831-420-5260 or visit www.cabrillomusic.org.