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
SEARCHING FOR MUSIC (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, this piece will fill the park with an absorbing soundscape for audiences to explore.


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

Kopatchinskaja boldly questions conventions in classical music through this provocative staged concert where musical routines are challenged, clichés are demolished, and active listening is rewarded.
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: selections from 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

A special concert to give our youngest listeners an opportunity to get close up to the music. Experience a sequence of musical miniatures by a wide range of composers, presided over by Kopatchinskaja. 

Presented under the Festival’s BRAVO education program, local 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 MUSICAL ORIGINAL

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         

With fearsome commitment and energy, this two-part concert offers transcendent works from Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya, described by Alex Ross as “one of the century’s grand originals.” Ustvolskaya’s sound world brings intensity and texture with moments of simplicity and quiet 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
OTHER WORLDS

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

CARL PHILIP EMMANUEL BACH:  Fantasy in F#
JORGE SANCHEZ-CHIONG: Chromartic Aberration No. 3
Piano music by Bull, Byrd, Purcell, and Improvisations

Part II   9:00-10:15pm
Ah Young Hong, soprano | Kierra Duffy, soprano | Members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

MICHAEL HERSCH:  Commissioned Piece (World Premiere)
Commissioned by the Ojai Music Festival, Cal Performances Berkeley, Aldeburgh Festival, and PN Review

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

FRAGMENTS

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)

Kopatchinskaja teams up with cello partner Jay Campbell in Ravel’s magical Sonata, in a performance the New York Times called “All spitfire energy….remarkable virtuosity that still left room for arching lyricism.”

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

GYÖRGY KURTAG: Kafka Fragments        

Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments present a significant exploration into the world of Franz Kafka. Playing with emotion and gusto, Ah Young Hong with Kopatchinskaja will share this penetrating and sometimes humorous journey for voice and violin.


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 

THE OLD & NEW
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    

Kopatchinskaja and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra perform a major piece by Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian, whose work runs deep in the primeval layers of Armenia’s folk music and ecclesiastic chant. The performance is framed by the ethereal music of John Dowland.


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

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

Global warming, wars over resources, refugee crises: the world seems out of balance. This staged performance is a provocative musical commentary on the state of our planet. Musical selections include Gregorian chant, early Baroque depictions of battle music by the Bohemian virtuoso Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, the “extraterrestrial” music of the Italian Giacinto Scelsi, and the disturbing Dies irae by the Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya. This west coast premiere is an aesthetic commentary on our time.


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

A special concert to give our youngest listeners an opportunity to get close up to the music. Experience a sequence of musical miniatures by a wide range of composers, presided over by Kopatchinskaja. Presented under the Festival’s BRAVO education program, local Ojai elementary students will be given front row seating. Series subscribers will receive special area seating.


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

SEQUENZA (Free Community Event) 

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

1:00-6:00pm | Libbey Bowl
GRAND FINALE

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

HANS ABRAHAMSEN: Schnee

The first of a three-part finale, Hans Abrahamsen’s spellbinding 2008 masterpiece, Schnee (snow), is a nod to Bach canons. The piece has been embraced for its persuasive chill, fierce details, and sheer hypnotic sounds.

Part II  2:30-3:30pm 
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin | Viktor Kopatchinski, cimbalom | Emilia Kopatchinski, 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)

Kopatchinskaja welcomes her parents for this effusive concert showing the energy of her roots and traditions in full force.

Part III  4:00-6:00pm
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

The Festival closes with spectacular panache – the strings of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Bartók, the 100
th birthday of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, and Kopatchinskaja performing a speciality: Ligeti’s extraordinary Violin Concerto.