the sultry sounds of South American music with mesmerizing songs
inspired by the Mediterranean coast, and what you get is a powerful
evening of fiery passion - the same passion that ignited the Ojai
Valley to complete the new Libbey Bowl project.
The first part of the
evening celebrates the vitality of the potent mix of cultures that
collide in South America, featuring a trio of virtuosos - award-winning
composer/guitarist Claudio Ragazzi, pianist Octavio Brunetti and
accordionist Michael Ward-Bergeman.
The finale is a command
performance of celebrated composer Osvaldo Golijov's "Ayre"
- the stunning song cycle hailed as "intoxicating and endlessly
haunting" - with Grammy Award winners Dawn Upshaw and eighth
After the concert, the
celebration continues on the tennis courts with dessert and dancing!
the amazing musical range of both Ragazzi and Brunetti on their
the program notes by our very own Ara Guzelimian on Golijovs
COME ALL! Come celebrate Ojai's performing artists and the community's
dedicated efforts to build the new Libbey Bowl with a FREE one-day
event in the cherished Libbey Park. Produced by the Ojai Music Festival,
DAY OF MUSIC will showcase the very best of what Ojai has to offer
- from music and dance to theater and storytelling. From morning
to night, the new Libbey Bowl stage and Libbey Park will come alive
with entertainment, community booths, and activities for Ojai Valley
residents to enjoy, celebrating the community's generous spirit
during the Bowl's rebirth.
for Entries for free Day of Music entertainment are now available
more information on these events, please call Anna Wagner at (805)
646-2094 ext. 105.