2018 Schedule

 

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1:00-5:00pm | Ojai Presbyterian Church
OJAI TALKS
Led by Ojai Talks Director Ara Guzelimian, the afternoon will include three sessions featuring Patricia Kopatchinskaja and guests discussing the music they love, the artistic philosophy of the Ojai Music Festival as it approaches its 75th anniversary, and the evolving new world of musical ensembles. 


6:00-6:30pm
| Libbey Park Gazebo
SEQUENZA (Free Community Event) 

LUCIANO BERIO: Sequenzas for solo instruments with members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra


7:30-8:30pm
|Libbey Park
UTOPIAN EMBRACE (Free Community Event) 

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin | Jorge-Sanchez-Chiong, electronics

LUIGI NONO: La lontanaza nostalgica utopica future

A dynamic duet between solo violin and spatial amplified sound transforms the Libbey Park into an all-encompassing and immersive aural environment.


9:00-10:30pm | Libbey Bowl
BYE BYE BEETHOVEN (American Premiere) 
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin | Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Staged concert conceptualized by Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Patricia challenges the clichés and conventions of classical music with a provocative staged concert — a stimulating feast of bold juxtapositions and dramatic daring.Includes music by CHARLES IVES, JOSEPH HAYDN, JOHN CAGE, JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH, GYÖRGY KURTÁG, and the BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D.


8:00-9:00am | Zalk Theater, Besant Hill School
MUSIC DAWNS (Donor Event)
Michael Hersch, piano | JACK Quartet

MICHAEL HERSCH: The Vanishing Pavilions
HORATIU RADULESCU: Before the Universe was Born 


10:00-11:00am
| Ojai Art Center

MUSICAL MINIATURES (Free Children’s Concert)
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin | Anthony Romaniuk, harpsichord | Members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER: Sonata Representativa for Violin and Harpsichord        
ARTHUR HONEGGER:  Danse de la Chevre                                              
LUCIANO BERIO: Opus Number Zoo                                                          
HOLLIGER: Duöli for 2 Violins                                                                                       
JOHN CAGE:  Variation for Violin and Harpsichord                                              
ALAN RIDOUT: Ferdinand the Bull

Patricia introduces our youngest listeners to music that soars, leaps, creeps, crawls, chirps, screeches, squawks, meows…and to top it all she tells a story about one very gentle, very poetic bull.

Presented under the Festival’s BRAVO education program, Ojai elementary students will be given front-row seating. Series subscribers will receive special area seating. 


11:30am – 11:45am
| Libbey Park Gazebo

SEQUENZA (Free Community Event)

LUCIANO BERIO: Sequenzas for solo instruments with members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra


1:00-3:30pm
| Libbey Bowl
A SINGULAR VISION

Part I   1:00-2:00pm
Markus Hinterhäuser, piano

GALINA USTVOLSKAYA: Six Sonatas for Piano Solo              

Part II   2:30-3:30pm
Markus Hinterhäuser, piano | Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

GALINA USTVOLSKAYA: Sonata for Violin and Piano
GALINA USTVOLSKAYA: Duet Violin and Piano         

This two-part concert features works by the Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya, described by Alex Ross as “one of the century’s grand originals.” Enter a musical world of rare power and fierce commitment, breathtaking intensity and hushed, transcendent beauty.


6:00-6:30pm | Libbey Park Gazebo

SEQUENZA (Free Community Event)

LUCIANO BERIO: Sequenzas for solo instruments with members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

7:30-10:15pm | Libbey Bowl
ACROSS TIME

Part I   7:30-8:30pm
Anthony Romaniuk, harpsichord and piano | Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin | JACK Quartet | Jorge-Sanchez-Chiong, turntables

WILLIAM BIRD Fantasy in C
CARL PHILIP EMMANUEL BACH Fantasy in F#
DIMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Prelude in a Minor
DIMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Fugue in C Major
BÉLA BARTÓK First Dance from Mikrokosmos, Book V
GEORGE CRUMB Twin Suns from Makrokosmos, Book II
GYÖRGY LIGETI Etude White on White from Book I
JORGE SÁNCHEZ-CHIONG Chromatic Aberration No. 3

Part II   9:00-10:15pm
Ah Young Hong, soprano | Amy Yang, piano | Gary Louie, alto sax| Kierra Duffy, soprano | Members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

MICHAEL HERSCH:  I hope we get a chance to visit soon (World Premiere)
Commissioned by the Ojai Music Festival, Cal Performances Berkeley, Aldeburgh Festival, and PN Review

Music from the 17th, 18th, and 21st centuries, including the world premiere of featured composer Michael Hersch’s dramatic song cycle of life and death, written for the soaring soprano voices of Ah Young Hong and Kiera Duffy.


8:00-9:15am | Ojai Art Center
MUSIC DAWNS (Ojai Donor Event)
JACK Quartet | Anthony Romaniuk, piano  

MORTON FELDMAN:  Piano, and String Quartet


11:30-11:45am
|Libbey Park Gazebo

SEQUENZA

LUCIANO BERIO: Sequenzas for solo instruments with members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra


1:00-3:45pm
|Libbey Bowl

WITH ABANDON

Part I    1:00-2:00pm 
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin | Jay Campbell, cello | Members of Mahler Chamber Orchestra 

GYÖRGY LIGETI: Six Bagatelles for Winds
MAURICE RAVEL: Sonata for Violin and Cello
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Jazz Suite No. 1 (arranged for Octet)
NEBOJSA JOVA ZIVKOVIC Trio per Uno   

Whimsical and exhilarating works by Ligeti and Zivkovic bookend a soaring sonata by Ravel featuring Patricia and Jay Campbell, hailed in the New York Times for their “spitfire energy” and “arching lyricism.”

Part II   2:30-3:45pm
Ah Young Hong, soprano | Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

GYÖRGY KURTAG: Kafka Fragments        

Kurtág’s settings of forty short excerpts from Franz Kafka’s notes, letters, and diaries form a remarkable and piercing creative response to the haunted inner life of an enigmatic master.


6:00-6:30pm
| Libbey Park Gazebo

SEQUENZA (Free Community Event) 

LUCIANO BERIO: Sequenzas for solo instruments with members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra


7:30-8:30pm
| Libbey Park 

LOOKING INWARD
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin | JACK Quartet | Mahler Chamber Orchestra

JOHN DOWLAND: Lachrimae Antique
TIGRAN MANSURIAN: Four Serious Songs for Violin and Strings
JOHN DOWLAND: Lachrimae AmantisI    
PAULINE OLIVEROS Horses Sing with Cloud
JOHN DOWLAND Lachrimae Verae

A contemplative work by Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian, whose music has deep roots in Armenia’s folk and ecclesiastical traditions. The performance is framed by Pauline Oliveros and John Dowland’s deeply moving meditations on a falling tear.

9:00-10:30pm | Libbey Bowl 
DIES IRAE (West Coast Premiere) 
Staged concert conceptualized by Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin| Anthony Romaniuk, piano and harpsichord | JACK Quartet | Mahler Chamber Orchestra | Tito Munoz, conductor | Maria Urpsprung | Stage Director

Includes music by HEINRICH IGNAZ BIBER, GEORGE CRUMB, MICHAEL HERSCH, ANTONIO LOTTI, JORGE SÁNCHEZ-CHIONG, GIACINTO SCELSI, AND GALINA USTVOLSKAJA

Global warming, refuges crises, wars over scarce resources: a world out of balance. This staged event features selections ranging from Gregorian chant and 17th-century battle music by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber to powerful recent works, including the deeply disturbing Dies Irae by the Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya. The West Coast premiere of a major commentary on the state of our planet.


8:00-9:00am | Zalk Theater
MUSIC DAWNS (Ojai Partner Circle Event)  
JACK Quartet 

GEORGE FREDERICK HAAS: String Quartet No. 9 (West Coast Premiere)     

10:00-11:00am | Ojai Art Center
MUSICAL MINIATURES (Free Children’s Concert) – Encore Performance
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin | Anthony Romaniuk, harpsichord | Members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER: Sonata Representativa for violin and harpsichord        
ARTHUR HONEGGER:  Danse de la Chevre                                              
LUCIANO BERIO: Opus Number Zoo                                                          
HOLLIGER: Duöli for 2 Violins                                                                                       
JOHN CAGE:  Variation for Violin and Harpsichord                                              
ALAN RIDOUT: Ferdinand the Bull

Patricia introduces our youngest listeners to music that soars, leaps, creeps, crawls, chirps, screeches, squawks, meows…and to top it all she tells the story of one very gentle, very poetic bull.


11:30-11:45am | Libbey Park Gazebo

SEQUENZA (Free Community Event) 

LUCIANO BERIO: Sequenzas for solo instruments with members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

1:00-3:30pm | Libbey Bowl
EXPLORING THE EXPANSE

Part I  1:00-2:00pm
Amy Yang, piano | Anthony Romaniuk, piano | Members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

HANS ABRAHAMSEN: Schnee

Part II  2:30-3:30pm 
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin | Viktor Kopatchinsky, cimbalom | Emilia Kopatchinsky, violin | Anthony Romaniuk, harpsichord | Amy Yang, piano 

CALUSARILI: (Moldavian Folk Music)
HORATIO RADULESCU: Doina for piano solo
DOINA AND HORA: (Moldavian Folk Music)
GYÖRGY LIGETI: Hungarian Rock
GYÖRGY KURTÁG: 8 Duos for Violin and Cimbalom, Op. 4 
GEORGE ENESCU: Sonata No. 3                                  
CIOCALIA: (Moldavian Folk Music)

This two-part concert opens with Hans Abrahamsen’s spellbinding Schnee (snow), a work of crystalline textures and breathtaking vistas. Family and friends then join Patricia in a survey of Eastern European music from Moldova, Hungary, and Romania.

4:00-6:00pm | Libbey Bowl
A DEVIL’S BARGAIN AND SOME EARTHLY DELIGHTS
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin | Mahler Chamber Orchestra | Philipp von Steinaecker, conductor | JACK Quartet 

BÉLA BARTÓK: Divertimento for Strings
IGOR STRAVINSKY: L’Histoire du Soldat  
GUILLAUME de MACHAUT: Kyrie                               
GYÖRGY LIGETI: Violin Concerto

Swirling around a 14th-century Kyrie by Guillaume Machaut – a sparkling Divertimento by Bartók, a centennial celebration of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, and a Patricia specialty, the extraordinary Violin Concerto by Ligeti. A finale with panache!