September 20-22, 2013
Adventurous music by the beach.
Roomful of Teeth â€˘ Steven Schick â€˘ Claire Chase â€˘ Calder Quartet â€˘ Sean and Sarah Watkins â€˘ Peter Sprague with Gilbert Castellanos â€˘ Caroline Shaw â€˘ Steven Mackey â€˘ Mattson 2 â€˘ Trouble in the Wind â€˘ Musicians from the Center for World Music â€˘ Matt McBane â€˘ Alexander Elliott Miller â€˘ Ben Phelps â€˘ Ben Power â€˘ Choro Sotaque â€˘ Christopher Cerrone â€˘ DJ Lexicon Devil â€˘ ensemble et cetera â€˘ Eric Byers â€˘ Freako Suave â€˘ Giri Nata Childrenâ€™s Balinese Gamelan â€˘ Ian Rosenbaum â€˘ Jennifer Bewerse â€˘ Josephine McGrath â€˘ Low Frequency Ensemble â€˘ MandoBasso â€˘ Monte Weber â€˘ Nathan Hubbard/Passengers â€˘ Nice World â€˘ the Paragraphs â€˘ Peter Wanjira Kenyan Percussion â€˘ The Red Fox Tails â€˘ Scott Nielsen â€˘ Scott Paulson â€˘ Scott Worthington â€˘ Sean Conway â€˘ Second Cousins â€˘ Son de San Diego â€˘ Tiki Two â€˘ Whatâ€™s Next? Ensemble â€˘ Zimbeat
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Caroline Shaw, composer, violinist and singer Pulitzer Prize winner and vocalist in Roomful of Teeth This past spring, 30 year-old composer, violinist and singer won the Pulitzer Prize in music for her composition â€śPartitaâ€ť for the vocal group Roomful of Teeth of which she is a member. She is the youngest winner ever and one ...
The June 2013 Village Walk was a hit again with over 2,000 visitors experiencing the self guided tour. Performances were scattered around the Carlsbad Village beginning at Magee Park and concluding at Boar Cross’n, Relm, Giacoletti Music and Boxd. Browse the collection of photos below!
Thank you so much to all 107 of you who supported the Carlsbad Music Festival’s 10th Anniversary Kickstarter campaign! Donations ranged from $3-$1,000 and there was a huge rally in the last 48 hours in which 47 people donated $3,801 to get us over the top. It was truly inspiring to feel the community support for this community event!
“A starry array of new-music specialists…”- Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise
â€śCarlsbad exemplifies the way a young generation of composers rethink accepted musical pigeonholes — classical versus pop, chamber versus orchestral, harmony versus noise — that fogeys like me once held sacred.â€ť- Alan Rich, Bloomberg News
“Founded and nimbly run by young composer-violinist Matt McBane, the festival provides a fresh West Coast forum for new music, commissioned, performed and served up with seriousness as well as audience accessibility.â€ť- Los Angeles Times