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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ojai Festival 2015

Steven Schick is the curator of this year's Ojai Festival. I already had a few excellent reasons to love him - like the fact that he is a tremendous musician and percussionist - and the programming gives me a couple more. There's a special focus on Pierre Boulez (and his music will be programmed with that of Bartok, Messiaen, and Ravel), and unlike the last five years of Ojai programs, female composers feature prominently.

Here's the jaw-dropping lineup for the festival, after the jump (Ojai North looks like it won't feature the full program, sigh):




9th OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL
JUNE 10-14, 2015
Thomas W. Morris, artistic director
Steven Schick, music director

Wednesday, June 10

OJAI TALKS
Boulez in Ojai
7:30pm-8:30pm , Libbey Bowl

Ara Guzelimian will lead a panel that includes Thomas W. Morris and friends sharing memorable moments of Boulez in Ojai
           
A Pierre Dream: A Portrait of Pierre Boulez (West Coast Premiere)
9:00pm-10:30pm
Libbey Bowl
           
Ojai celebrates Pierre Boulez’s 90th birthday with a phantasmagorical acoustic and theatrical journey through a lifetime of musical adventures, innovations, and discoveries. Performed within an extraordinary, specially commissioned set designed by Frank Gehry, this multimedia event will mix live performance with rare archival footage and new interviews with Boulez. A Pierre Dream is a part of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Beyond the Score series.
ICE
Peabody Southwell, mezzo-soprano
Steven Schick, conductor

Thursday, June 11                        

OJAI TALKS
10:00am-12:15pmOjai Valley Community Church

Ara Guzelimian, Ojai Talks director
                                                                                                                       
Part I
A conversation with Steven Schick and John Luther Adams
Part II
The world of percussion with Steven Schick

OJAI FILM
2:00pm-3:15pm , Ojai Playhouse
Film tba

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
3:30pm- 4:45pm, Libbey Park

ICE
red fish blue fish
CalArts musicians
Steven Schick, director

JOHN LUTHER ADAMSSila: The Breath of the World  (West Coast Premiere) 
                                   
EVENING CONCERT I
6:00pm-7:00pm , Libbey Bowl

ICE
Steven Schick, conductor
Calder Quartet
Bartók Boulez I           
                                               
PIERRE BOULEZ
Dérive I                         

BÉLA BARTÓKString Quartet #1                                                          
String Quartet #2                                                          
                                               
EVENING CONCERT II
8:00pm-10:00pm, Libbey Bowl
 
ICE
red fish blue fish
Claire Chase, flute
Peabody Southwell, mezzo-soprano
Steven Schick, conductor

EDGARD VARÈSE
Intégrales
Ionization
Density 21.5                 
Déserts (with tape)                    
                                   
CARLOS CHAVEZ
Toccata for Percussion

ALBERTO GINASTERA
Cantata para América Mágica    
           
Friday, June 12

OJAI TALKS 11:30am-2:00pmOjai Valley Community Church

Ara Guzelimian, Ojai Talks director

Part I
A conversation with Wu Man
Part II
A conversation with Claire Chase

OJAI FILM2:30pm-3:45pm , Ojai Playhouse
Film tba

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
4:00pm-5:00pm, Libbey Park Gazebo                            

Members of ICE

Works by emerging composers of the ICElab program
EVENING CONCERT I
6:00-7:00pm, Libbey Bowl
Calder Quartet
Joshua Rubin, clarinet  

Bartók Boulez II                     
                        

BÉLA BARTÓK
String Quartet #3         
           
PIERRE BOULEZ
Dialogue de l’ombre double        
BARTÓK
String Quartet #5                      

EVENING CONCERT II8:00pm-9:30pm , Libbey Bowl

Steven Schick, solo percussion                        
                       
IANNIS XENAKIS
Rebonds         
                       
VINKO GLOBOKAR
Toucher                      
          
KAIJA SAARIAHOSix Japanese Gardens    
DAVID LANGThe Anvil Chorus

KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSENZyklus            
           
VINKO GLOBOKAR?Corporel       
                         
IANNIS XENAKIS
Psappha                                                          
                                                           

OJAI LATE NIGHT
10:00-11:30pm, Libbey Bowl                 

Maya Beiser, cello
Steven Schick, percussion
OSVALDO GOLIJOVMariel                          

MICHAEL HARRISONJust Ancient Loops        with film by Bill Morrison

ROLAND AUZET
La Cathédrale de Misère  (American Premiere)
Stage version of Ursonate by Kurt Schwitters
Roland Auzet, director
Wilfried Wendeling, sound technician
                       

Saturday, June 13

OJAI SUNRISE  
8:00am-9:00am  , Zalk Theater at Besant Hill School

ICE

JULIO ESTRADA
Memorias para teclado                          
PAULINE OLIVEROSThirteen Change: for Malcom Goldstein
ANNA THORVALDSDOTTIRIn Light of the Air                                  
           
MORNING CONCERT
11:00am-12:45pm, Libbey Bowl

Gloria Cheng and Vicki Ray, piano
Peabody Southwell, mezzo-soprano
ICE
red fish blue fish
Steven Schick. conductor

OLIVIER MESSIAEN
Visions de l’amen         
                                                                       
MAURICE RAVEL
Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé: Soupir       
                       
BOULEZ
Improvisation sur Mallarme I: Le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd’hui       
                       
RAVELTrois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarme: Placet futile                                   
BOULEZImprovisation sur Mallarme II: Une dentelle s’abolit          
RAVEL
Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé: Surgi de la croupe et du bond

OJAI FILM
3:00-4:00pmOjai Playhouse
Film tba

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
4:00pm-5:00pm, Libbey Park Gazebo

Maya Beiser, cello

GLENN KOTCHE
Three Parts Wisdom

EVAN ZIPORYN
Transcriptions of music by Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, and others
EVENING CONCERT I
6:00pm-7:00pm, Libbey Bowl                                        

Calder Quartet
Claire Chase, flute
Jacob Greenberg, piano
Bartók Boulez III

BÉLA BARTÓKString Quartet #4                      

PIERRE BOULEZ
Sonatine for flute and piano
BARTÓKString Quartet #6                      

EVENING CONCERT II
8:00-10:00pm, Libbey Bowl

ICE
Renga
Peter Evans, trumpet
Wu Man, pipa
Steven Schick, conductor

RAND STEIGER
Template for Improvising Trumpter and Ensemble           
           
GEORGE LEWIS
A Will to Adorn             

IANNIS XENAKIS
Thallein            
           
JULIA WOLFE
Four Mary’s      
                       
LOU HARRISON
Concerto for Pipa with String Orchestra             

OJAI LATE NIGHT
10:30-11:30pm, Libbey Bowl

ICE
Renga
Steven Schick, conductor
JOHN LUTHER ADAMSBecome River               

AARON COPLAND
Appalachian Spring (chamber version)

Sunday, June 14

OJAI SUNRISE 5:00am-9:30amOjai Art Center

Clare Chase, flute
Sarah Rothenberg, piano
Steven Schick, percussion
                                               
MORTON FELDMAN
For Philip Guston                                                                      

MORNING CONCERT
11:00am-1:00pm, Libbey Bowl

Maya Beiser, cello
Wu Man, pipa
Calder Quartet
red fish blue fish
MOHAMMED FAIROUZ
Kol Nidrei

CHINARY UNG
Khse Buon

Pipa solo works
BRIGHT SHENGThree Songs for Pipa and Cello
TAN DUNElegy:Snow in June for cello and percussion quartet
GABRIELA LENA FRANK¡Chayraq!

EVAN ZIPORYN
Sulvasutra
                                                           
DONOR CONCERT 2:30-3:30pmOjai Arts Center Courtyard
red fish blue fish
MICHAEL GORDONTimber

EVENING CONCERT
5:30-7:30pm, Libbey Bowl
ICE
Steven Schick, conductor
Gloria Cheng and Vicki Ray, piano
Joseph Pereira and Steven Schick, percussion

Bartók Boulez IV        
                       
PIERRE BOULEZDérive 2 (2011 version) 

BÉLA BARTÓK
Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion


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