Program


 



“Voices: The Next Generation”
Singers of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program, Bard College Conservatory of Music
  
JULIA BULLOCK, ARIADNE GREIF, RACHEL SCHUTZ, sopranos
KATARZYNA SADEJ, mezzo-soprano
JEFFREY HILL, tenor
JEONGCHEOL CHA, bass-baritone
MICHAEL BUKHMAN and KAYO IWAMA, pianists
DAWN UPSHAW, host
    

Purcell: If Music be the Food of Love (version 3)  
Gerald Finzi: It was a Lover and his Lass        
Roger Quilter: Blow, blow thou Winter Wind      
Purcell: No, Resistance is but Vain      
Ernst Chausson: La Nuit                  
Fauré: from La Chanson d’Eve      
Szymanowski: Lecioly Zorazie        
Szymanowski: Sciani Dumbek   
Tchaikovsky: Don Juan’s Serenade      
Poulenc: Violon, from Fiançailles pour rire
Georges Aperghis: excerpt from Récitations       
Messiaen: Épouvante from Poèmes pour Mi      
Copland:  The Little Horses, from Old American Songs  
Ives: The Greatest Man      
David Bruce: from Piosenki    
Jayne Davies: Lisa Lân                        
Britten: The Ash Grove                             
Dunam Jo: Baet no lae (Korean Boat Song)      
Grainger: Sprig of Thyme        
Grainger: Scotch Strathspey and Reel

 

 



Festival Symposium
Ojai Community Church
    
ARA GUZELIMIAN, symposium director
Guests include Richard Tognetti, Peter Sellars and Mark Danner
  
Part I: 1pm-2:30pm  Stretching Musical Boundaries
Part II: 3pm-5pm   Music in the Time of War
 
   
 



The Winds of Destiny 
  
DAWN UPSHAW, soprano
GILBERT KALISH, piano
RED FISH BLUE FISH
, percussion
USTAD FARIDA MAWASH, vocals
THE SAKHI ENSEMBLE

   featuring:
   Zmarai Aref, tabla, dohlak
   Khalil Ragheb, harmonium
   Pervez Sakhi, rubâb, tula
PETER SELLARS, director

Dunya Ramicova, costume designer
James F. Ingalis, lighting designer
Diane J. Malecki, producer
Pamela Sailing, production stage manager
   
PROGRAM:
8:00pm Director’s Introduction by Peter Sellars
Intermission
George Crumb: The Winds of Destiny (American Songbook IV)
   Songs of Strife, Love, Mystery and Exultation; A Cycle of American Civil War Songs, Folk Songs, and Spirituals
   WORLD PREMIERE of the staged production. Co-production by Ojai Music Festival & Cal Performances.
Intermission
Music of Afghanistan
Works will be announced from the stage.

There will be no Concert Insight prior to the concert.

   
 



RICHARD TOGNETTI, violin
GILBERT KALISH, piano
    
Janácek: Violin Sonata
Peter Sculthorpe: Irkanda I
Prokofiev: Sonata for two violins in C major
with Satu Vänskä, violin
Beethoven: “Kreutzer” Sonata
 
   
 



Festival Symposium
Matilija Auditorium
ARA GUZELIMIAN, symposium director
  
DAWN UPSHAW
  
Part III:
3:30pm-4:30pm  Creative Directions
 
   
 



AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
RICHARD TOGNETTI, leader
   
Scelsi: Anâgâmin
Schnittke: Trio Sonata (arranged for string orchestra by Yuri Bashmet)
Richard Tognetti: Deviance
Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041
   Richard Tognetti
, violin
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)
 
 
   
 


MARIA SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA
MARIA SCHNEIDER, conductor
    
Composer/conductor Maria Schneider’s 18-piece big band is unique in its exceptional ensemble playing and its members’ extraordinary improvisational abilities, creating new and fresh sound worlds. Her picturesque, colorful and often autobiographical music blurs the lines between jazz and classical, and even carries influences from Spain, Brazil and more.
     
Maria Schneider will announce the program from the stage.
 
 
   
 



   
DAWN UPSHAW, soprano
AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
    
Webern:
Five Pieces for Strings, Op. 5
George Crumb:
Excerpts from “Black Angels”
Maria Schneider: Winter Morning Walks
   Dawn Upshaw, soprano
   WORLD PREMIERE Co-commission by Ojai Music Festival, Cal Performances, and Australian Chamber Orchestra
Bartók/Tognetti: Five Hungarian Folk Songs

   Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Grieg/Tognetti: String Quartet in G minor
 




Thursday, June 9  •  6:30pm
SOUND ARCH DEMONSTRATION
Join the remarkable sound sculptor and Ojai alum Trimpin as he demonstrates his latest creation – an interactive audio installation that graces the entrance of the new Libbey Bowl.
     

MUSICA SURFICA
Sunday, June 12  •  2:00pm – 3:30pm at Ojai Theater
Watch the Musica Surfica trailer here >>
Visit the Musica Surfica website >>

 
This breathtaking film documentary written and directed by Mick Sowry explores the collision between classical music and experimental surfing featuring violin virtuoso and surfer ACO’s very own Richard Tognetti with performances of works by Bach and Paganini. 
Programs and artists are subject to change. Main concerts are held at Libbey Bowl.
Program as of February 9, 2011. *Maria Schneider Orchestra photo by Dani Gurgel.

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