Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Among the living and dead men, there's a single woman whose work will be featured at Ojai next year (2015, that is):
 The 69th Festival programming will feature works by John Luther Adams, Béla Bartók, Pierre Boulez, Edgard Varèse, and Iannis Xenakis, as well as by emerging composers, including Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Roland Auzet, and Lei Liang. Additional programming will be announced in the fall.*
Yes, my tongue is a bit, just a bit, in cheek, although I am always happy to see Boulez and Xanakis programmed. I count a few songs by Ruth Crawford Seeger and a work by Maria Schneider as the only works composed by women performed at Ojai in the last five years.

* This is from a press release that isn't on the Ojai web site's press section yet.

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