2016 Festival Schedule

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70th Ojai Music Festival | June 9-12, 2016
Peter Sellars, music director

View the schedule for the 2016 Festival below, or use the links to jump to a day:
Thursday, June 9 | Friday, June 10 | Saturday, June 11 | Sunday, June 12
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Thursday, June 9

2:00-4:30pm | Ojai Valley Community Church (907 El Centro St)
Ojai Talks

Part I: Peter Sellars in conversation with Ara Guzelimian
Part II: Kaija Saariaho in conversation with Ara Guzelimian


7:00-10:00pm | Libbey Bowl
Transformation Talks & Twilight Concert

7:00-7:40pm: Transformation Talks: Light Into Darkness, Darkness Into Light
Susan McClary and Peter Sellars in conversation with composers

8:00-10:00pm: Twilight Concert
KAIJA SAARIAHO: La Passion de Simone (chamber version) – US Premiere
Text: Amin Maalouf

Julia Bullock, soprano | Joana Carneiro, conductor | Peter Sellars, director | ICE | Roomful of Teeth

** One ticket for talks and concert **


Friday, June 10

9:00-10:00am | Meditation Mount
Morning Meditation
Ojai Member Event

PAULINE OLIVEROS: Sonic Meditations I

ICE

(Free bus transportation provided to this venue)


1:00-4:15pm | Libbey Bowl
Saariaho Chamber Music I & The Mystic Hour I

1:00-2:15pm: KAIJA SAARIAHO Chamber Music I
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

3:00-4:15pm: The Mystic Hour I
CAROLINE SHAW: Partita for 8 Voices
Roomful of Teeth

CARLA KIHLSTEDT: At Night We Walk in Circles and Are Consumed by Fire
ICE | Carla Kihlstedt, voice and violin

** One ticket for Chamber Music I and Mystic Hour I **


7:00-10:00pm | Libbey Bowl
Transformation Talks & Twilight Concert

7:00-7:40pm: Transformation Talks: Light Into Darkness, Darkness Into Light
Prominent guest panelists moderated by Peter Sellars and distinguished musicologist Susan McClary

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

** One ticket for Talks and Twilight Concert **


10:30-11:30pm | Libbey Bowl
Free Late Night Ojai Extra

LEILA ADU: Songs & Improvisations
Leila Adu, voice and piano

** Free concert – tickets required **
If you are a series subscriber, this event is included in your subscription


Join us for Concert Insights with Christopher Hailey and Festival artists at the Libbey Bowl tennis courts at 12pm.


Saturday, June 11

9:00-10:00am | Zalk Theater, Besant Hill School (8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd, Ojai)
Morning Ojai Extra
** Series Subscriber Event **

LEILA ADU: if the stars align…
Calder Quartet

CHRISTINE SOUTHWORTH: Honey Flyers
Calder Quartet

CAROLINE SHAW: By and By
Calder Quartet | Davone Tines, baritone


1:00-4:15pm | Libbey Bowl
Saariaho Chamber Music II & The Mystic Hour II

1:00-2:15pm: KAIJA SAARIAHO Chamber Music II
Nymphéa for string quartet and electronics
Calder Quartet | Jean-Baptiste Barrière, electronics

Solar
ICE | Joana Carniero, conductor

Sombre
Davone Tines, baritone | Camilla Hoitenga, bass flute | ICE

3:00-4:15pm: The Mystic Hour II
CAROLINE SHAW: This might also be a form of dreaming  – World Premiere (Commissioned by the Ojai Music Festival and co-commissioned by the Playground Ensemble, Denver CO, in celebration of their tenth season)
Text: Claudia Rankine
ICE | Roomful of Teeth | Brad Wells, conductor

LEILA ADU: Alyssum
Calder Quartet | Bridget Kibbey, harp

DU YUN: An Empty Garlic for bass flute, electronics, and tam tam
Claire Chase, bass flute and tam tam

** One ticket for Chamber Music II and Mystic Hour II **


6:00-7:00pm | Libbey Park
Saturday Supper in the Park – $40/person

Enjoy a family-style supper in Libbey Park in the company of other music enthusiasts before the Saturday evening concert. Meal includes dinner, dessert, and Ojai Vineyard wine. ** SOLD OUT **

 


7:00-11:30pm | Libbey Bowl
Transformation Talks, Twilight Concert, & Late Night Concert

7:00-7:40pm: Transformation Talks: Light Into Darkness, Darkness Into Light
Prominent guest panelists moderated by Peter Sellars and distinguished musicologist Susan McClary

8:00-10:00pm: Twilight Concert
South Indian Vocal Music
ARUNA SAIRAM AND ENSEMBLE

10:30-11:30pm: Late Night Concert
Josephine Baker: A Portrait – World Premiere
Arrangements and new music by Tyshawn Sorey

ICE | Julia Bullock, soprano | Tyshawn Sorey, piano and drums

** One Ticket for Talks, Twilight Concert, and Late Night Concert **


Join us for Concert Insights with Christopher Hailey and Festival artists at the Libbey Bowl tennis courts at 12pm.


Sunday, June 12

9:00-10:00am | Meditation Mount
Morning Meditation
Ojai Member Event

PAULINE OLIVEROS: Sonic Meditations II

ICE

(Free bus transportation provided to this venue)


11:30am-12:30pm | Ojai Art Center
Free Family Concert

Music for Toy Pianos and Toy Instruments

Phyllis Chen, toy pianos

** No reservation required – space will be on a first come, first served basis **


1:00-1:50pm | Libbey Bowl
Free Family Concert

TANIA LEÓN: Pa’lante (Parts 2 & 3) – World Premiere
ICE | Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) | Tania León, conductor

BENJAMIN CHAMPION: Untitled – World Premiere
ROBBY GOOD: Primal Pedals – World Premiere
LUCA MENDOZA: Temptations – World Premiere
ETHAN TREIMAN: Birdsong – World Premiere

SHARON HURVITZ: Catch and Release  – World Premiere
Members of ICE

ANDREW MOSES: LUNG
(Breath, you can’t sustain yourself.
Breath, you breathe too loudly.
Breath, you can’t breathe loudly enough.
Breathe within us.)

Members of ICE

TANIA LEÓN: Pa’lante (Part 1)
ICE | Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) | Tania León, conductor

** Free, tickets required **
If you are a series subscriber, this event is included in your subscription


3:00-4:15pm | Libbey Bowl
The Mystic Hour

CLAUDE VIVIER: Kopernikus – A Ritual opera – US Premiere
ICE | Roomful of Teeth | Eric Dudley, conductor


Join us for Concert Insights with Christopher Hailey and Festival artists at the Libbey Bowl tennis courts at 2:15 pm.


6:00-8:30pm | Main Street, Santa Paula
Free Street Party Concert
Dina El Wedidi and Band | ICEAruna SairamRoomful of Teeth | Leila Adu, singer
Additional artists TBA
Festival programs, artists, and schedule are subject to change.