1072nd Ojai Music Festival: June 7-10, 2018
Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s versatility shows itself in her diverse repertoire, ranging from baroque and classical often played on gut strings, to new commissions and re-interpretations of modern masterworks.
Kopatchinskaja’s 2016/17 season commences with the opening concerts of the new SWR Symphonieorchester with whom she performs Peter Eötvös’ DoReMi Violin Concerto (with the composer himself conducting), and an appearance with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra as part of the inaugural performances of the new Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg. She will also make her debuts with Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra performing Sibelius’ Violin Concerto under the baton of Krzysztof Urbański, and with Gothenburg Symphony – again with Peter Eötvös. Continuing her regular collaboration with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, she appears with them in London and New York under Vladimir Jurowski.
2019 Festival: June 6-9, 2019
Barbara Hannigan is known worldwide as a soprano of vital expressive force directed by exceptional technique. She is now bringing that same high energy and expertise to her varied activities as a conductor while continuing to work, as a singer, with the most prominent maestros, including Simon Rattle, Kent Nagano, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Kirill Petrenko, David Zinman, Vladimir Jurowski, Antonio Pappano, Pierre Boulez, Alan Gilbert and Reinbert De Leeuw.
74th Ojai Music Festival: June 11 - 14, 2020
The Ojai Music Festival will name its 2020 Music Director later this spring.
75th Ojai Music Festival: June 10-13, 2021
Legendary pianist Mitsuko Uchida brings a deep insight into the music she plays through her own quest for truth and beauty. Renowned for her interpretations of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Beethoven, she has also illuminated the music of Berg, Schoenberg, Webern and Boulez for a new generation of listeners. Read More