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THURSDAY JUNE 6, 2013
OJAI TALKS Part I: “Choreographer as Musician”
OJAI TALKS Part II: “Breaking Ground with The Bad Plus”
Part I: 1:00 – 2:00pm | Part II: 2:30 – 3:30pm
Ojai Valley Community Church
Mark Morris, The Bad Plus, Ara Guzelimian, moderator
Choreographer as Musician: Join Ara Guzelimian for a revealing discussion with Music Director Mark Morris as he shares his expansive musical life and work with audiences.
Breaking Ground with The Bad Plus: The Bad Plus has been changing the way audiences perceive music – whether it’s jazz, rock or classical. Meet these trailblazing artists as they talk about their music-making with Ara Guzelimian.
OJAI FILM: Falling Down Stairs
(Canada 1998, Director Barbara Willis Sweete)
4:00 – 5:00pm | Ojai Playhouse
This documentary follows renowned cello virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma embarking on an intense year-long collaboration with Mark Morris, which culminates in a performance of J.S. Bach’s Third Suite for Unaccompanied Cello. Film courtesy of Rhombus Media.
8:00 – 9:30pm | Libbey Bowl
The Bad Plus, jazz trio
Reid Anderson, bass
Ethan Iverson, piano
David King, drums
Original music from Made Possible
Igor Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (arr. The Bad Plus)
Last year’s Festival closed with Rite of Spring in a Stravinsky-sanctioned arrangement for two pianos. This year, The Bad Plus opens the Festival with the same work, but as Stravinsky could never have imagined. Hear this Rite along with genre-bending compositions by this fiercely original jazz trio.
OPENING NIGHT PARTY + SOCIAL DANCING
10:00pm | Ojai Art Center
Learn from and dance with the best – join Mark Morris and his dancers in the waltz, polka, reel and more at this exclusive donor and subscriber event. Make a donation today and enjoy other Festival perks! >>
Programs and artists are subject to change