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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ojai Music Festival 2016

As I'd previously discussed, Peter Sellars will be music director of next year's Ojai Music Festival. He is the first MD since I have been posting about Ojai to pay any significant attention to composers who are women.

Here's the planned schedule for the festival (after the cut), which will take place from June 9 to 12:



Thursday, June 9

OJAI TALKS
Ojai Valley Community Church
2:00–4:30pm
Part I: Peter Sellars in conversation with Ara Guzelimian                                                                    
Part II: Kaija Saariaho in conversation with Ara Guzelimian

TRANSFORMATION TALKS: LIGHT INTO DARK, DARK INTO LIGHT
7:30–8:10pm  
Libbey Bowl
Peter Sellars in conversation with guests

CONCERT
8:30-10:00pm 
KAIJA SAARIAHO La Passion de Simone (American Premiere)
Text: Amin Maalouf
Staged by Peter Sellars
Julia Bullock, soprano
ICE
Roomful of Teeth
Joana Carneiro, conductor
Franck Rossi, electronics
Ben Zamora, lighting
                       
Friday, June 10

MORNING MEDITATION
9:00-10:00am
Meditation Mount                                                        
PAULINE OLIVEROS Sonic Meditations
ICE

SAARIAHO CHAMBER MUSIC I
1:00–2:15pm  
KAIJA SAARIAHO
Kesäpäivä mvt 1 - "Daybreak"                                      
Terrestre mvt 1 - "Oiseau Dansant"                 
Kesäpäivä mvt 2 - "Work"                                                         
Light and Matter                     
Kesäpäivä mvt 3 - "The Hour of Longing"
Adjö                                                                
Kesäpäivä mvt 4 - "The Mystic Hour"
Grammaire des rêves
Kesäpäivä mvt 5 - "Twilight"
Terrestre mvt 2 - "L'Oiseau, un satellite infime"
ICE
Roomful of Teeth

THE MYSTIC HOUR
3:00–4:15pm  
Libbey Bowl
CAROLINE SHAW Partita For 8 Voices                                                         
Roomful of Teeth
CARLA KIHLSTEDT At Night We Walk in Circles and Are Consumed by Fire
Carla Kihlstedt, violin and vocals
ICE

TRANSFORMATION TALKS: LIGHT INTO DARK, DARK INTO LIGHT
7:30–8:10pm  
Libbey Bowl
Peter Sellars in conversation with guests                                

CONCERT
8:30--10:00pm
DINA EL WEDIDI AND BAND
The Sounds of Tahrir Square, Cairo

SPECIAL EVENT: Midnight Noh Play
11:00–11:50pm          
Ojai Valley School Upper Campus Amphitheatre
KAIJA SAARIAHO Only the Sound Remains “Always Strong”            American Premiere
Text: Ezra Pound
Staged by Peter Sellars
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor
Davone Tines, baritone
Roomful of Teeth
Calder Quartet
Camilla Hoitenga, flute
Eija Kankaanranta, kantele
Laurel Jenkins, dancer
Dustin Donahue, percussion
Franck Rossi, electronics
TBA, conductor

Saturday, June 11

SPECIAL EVENT: Morning Noh Play
9:00-9:50am
Ojai Valley School Upper Campus Amphitheatre
KAIJA SAARIAHO Only the Sound Remains, “Feather Mantle” American Premiere
Text: Ezra Pound
Staged by Peter Sellars
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor
Davone Tines, baritone
Roomful of Teeth
Calder Quartet
Camilla Hoitenga, flute
Eija Kankaanranta, kantele
Laurel Jenkins, dancer
Dustin Donahue, percussion
Franck Rossi, electronics
TBA, conductor

SAARIAHO CHAMBER MUSIC II
1:00- 2:15pm  
Libbey Bowl
KAIJA SAARIAHO
Nymphéa                                            
Calder Quartet
Franck Rossi, electronics
Solar                                                   
ICE
Sombre                                   
Text: Ezra Pound
Davone Tines, baritone
Camilla Hoitenga, bass flute
ICE

THE MYSTIC HOUR
3:00- 4:00pm  
Libbey Bowl
CAROLINE SHAW Don't Let Me Be Lonely World Premiere – Commissioned Work
Text: Claudia Rankine
ICE
Roomful of Teeth
DU YUN An Empty Garlic                                
Claire Chase, bass flute, tam tam, and electronics

TRANSFORMATION TALKS: LIGHT INTO DARK, DARK INTO LIGHT
7:30 – 8:10pm
Libbey Bowl                                                                            
Peter Sellars in conversation with guests

CONCERT I
8:30-10:00pm 
Libbey Bowl
ARUNA SAIRAM AND ENSEMBLE
South Indian Vocal Music
                       
CONCERT II
10:30-11:30pm
Libbey Bowl
JOSEPHINE BAKER: A PERSONAL PORTRAIT       World Premiere           
Arrangements and new music by Tyshawn Sorey
Text: Claudia Rankine
Julia Bullock, soprano
ICE                 
Tyshawn Sorey, drums

Sunday, June 12

MORNING MEDITATION
9:00-10:00am
Meditation Mount
PAULINE OLIVEROS Sonic Meditations
ICE

FREE CHILDREN’S CONCERT
11:30am-12:30pm
Ojai Art Center
TOY PIANO MANIA
Phyllis Chen, toy pianos

FREE FAMILY CONCERT
1:00-1:50pm
Libbey Bowl
TANIA LEÓN New Work World Premiere
ICE
YOLA
SHARON HURVITZ New Work World Premiere
ICE

AFTERNOON CONCERT
3:00-4:15pm   
Libbey Bowl
CLAUDE VIVIER Kopernikus   American Premiere                 
ICE
Roomful of Teeth
Eric Dudley, conductor

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
6:00-8:30pm
Main Street Santa Paula
STREET PARTY CONCERT
Dina El Wedidi and Band
ICE
Aruna Sairam
Roomful of Teeth
Other artists TBA


Programs and artists are subject to change. For updates visit OjaiFestival.org

7 comments:

Alex Ross said...

There is, in fact, only one male composer listed! A great inversion of the usual pattern.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Ha, yes!

Henry Holland said...

Ohhhh.....lots of Saariaho, very tempting. La Passion de Simone looks especially interesting. Too bad they're being directed by the totally played out Peter Sellars. Let's see.....lots of people dressed in work clothes, some coordinated hand movements by everyone at some point, a set that has nothing to do with the piece at hand etc.

kalimac said...

Well, I like Caroline Shaw ...

Lisa Hirsch said...

I remember you mentioning hearing a Saariaho song or two - have you heard anything else of hers?

Davone Tines said...

Perhaps you miss the intent. What sort of direction do you like?

Lisa Hirsch said...

Davona Times, did you intend to put that question on this post? I have no idea what it applies to.

If you're trying to ask about the direction of San Francisco Opera's Don Carlo production, please put your question on this posting.