2021 Festival Schedule


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Ojai Mix – Prelude to a Festival 
9pm | Libbey Bowl

Miranda Cuckson, violin | Amy Schroeder, violin | Nathan Schram, viola | Emi Ferguson, Baroque flute | Joanne Pearce Martin, piano | Vicki Ray, piano | Attacca Quartet  

STRAVINSKY   Elegie   
Gabriela ORTIZ   Huitzitl 
Carlos SIMON   Between Worlds 
Timo ANDRES   Early to Rise 
Dylan MATTINGLY   Magnolia  
Samuel ADAMS    Violin Diptych  
Gabriella SMITH   Maré 



Ojai Views

8am, Soule Park

Take in the beautiful setting listening to Chumash stories with Chumash Elder Julie Tumamait-Stenslie 


Attacca Quartet with Rhiannon Giddens
11am | Libbey Bowl

Rhiannon Giddens, vocalist | Attacca Quartet 

John ADAMS   Selections from John’s Book of Alleged Dances 
Paul WIANCKO   Benkei’s Standing Death 
Caroline SHAW   Plan and Elevation 
Jessie MONTGOMERY   Strum 
Rhiannon GIDDENS   Factory Girl 
Rhiannon GIDDENS  Koromanti Tune # 2 / Build a House (traditional/arr. Mike Block)
Rhiannon GIDDENS   At the Purchaser’s Option 
Gabriella SMITH   Carrot Revolution 


Ojai Talks
3pm | Redemption Church

Sessions will include conversations with Music Director John Adams and Festival composers along with special performances


John Adams conducts the Ojai Festival Orchestra 
8pm | Libbey Bowl

Julie Tumamait-Stenslie, Chumash Elder | Miranda Cuckson, violin | Timo Andres, piano |Emily Levin, harp | John Adams, conductor | Ojai Festival Orchestra

Chumash Blessing
DEBUSSY   Danse sacrée et danse profane  
Samuel ADAMS    Chamber Concerto  West Coast Premiere 
BACH  from Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
Esa-Pekka SALONEN   Fog
Ingram MARSHALL   Flow  
Timo ANDRES    Running Theme 



Ojai Dawns
| Zalk Theatre, Besant Hill School 

Emi Ferguson, flute | Lynn Vartan, maracas and marimba | Shalini Vijayan, violin 

Gabriela ORTIZ   Alejandrías sonoras for solo flute
Javier ÁLVAREZ   Temazcal for maracas and electro-acoustic sounds
Georgina DERBEZ   Tonada de la luna llena for flute and electronics First concert performance
Gabriela ORTIZ   Atlas-Pumas for violin and marimba

This concert is a donor benefit. Subscribers receive pre-sale access.


Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson in recital
10:30am | Libbey Bowl

Vikingur Ólafsson, piano

Philip GLASS   Opening
GLASS   Étude No. 9
Claude DEBUSSY   The Snow Is Dancing from Children’s Corner
Jean-Philippe RAMEAU   L’entretien des muses
DEBUSSY   Des pas sur la neige, Préludes Book I, No. 6
RAMEAU   Le rappel des oiseaux
GLASS   Étude No. 13
RAMEAU/ÓLAFSSON   The Arts and the Hours
DEBUSSY   Ondine, Préludes Book II, no. 8
GLASS   Étude No. 3
Baldassare GALUPPI   Andante Spiritoso from Sonata in F minor, Illy 9
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART   Rondo in F major, K. 494
Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH   Rondo in D minor Wq. 61/4 (H290)
Domenico CIMAROSA   Sonata No. 42 in D minor (arr. Ólafsson)
MOZART   Fantasia in D minor, K. 397/385g (fragment)
MOZART   Rondo in D major, K. 485
CIMAROSA   Sonata in A minor, C. 55 (arr. Ólafsson)
Joseph HAYDN   Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI:32
MOZART   Kleine Gigue in G major, K. 574
MOZART   Sonata in C major, K. 545 (“Facile”)
MOZART   Adagio from String Quintet in G minor, K. 516 (arr. Ólafsson)


Dusk Concert
4:30pm | Zalk Theatre, Besant Hill School 

Miranda Cuckson, violin 

Anthony CHEUNG  Character Studies 
Dai FUJIKURA  Prism Spectra
J.S. BACH   D Minor Partita No.2 (selections)
Kaija SAARIAHO   Frises

This concert is a donor benefit. Subscribers receive pre-sale access.


They’re Calling Me Home 
8pm | Libbey Bowl

Rhiannon Giddens and friends

Having spent the past year away from in-person concerts, Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi found themselves drawn to the music of their native and adoptive countries of America, Italy, and Ireland. The result is their latest album, They’re Calling Me Home, which speaks of the longing for the comfort of home as well as the metaphorical “call home” of death, which has been a tragic reality for so many throughout the past year.  





I Still Play
8am | Libbey Bowl

Timo Andres, piano 

Philip GLASS   Evening Song No2 
Nico MUHLY  Move 
Timo ANDRES   Wise Words 
Steve REICH   For Bob 
Louis ANDRIESSEN   Rimsky or La Monte Young 
Laurie ANDERSON   Song for Bob 
Donnacha DENNEHY   Her Wits (About Him) 
Brad MEHLDAU   LA Pastorale 
John ADAMS   I Still Play 
Samuel  ADAMS  Impromptus  
Gabriella SMITH  Imaginary Pancake 


LA Phil New Music Group 
11am | Libbey Bowl

Emily Levin, harp |Abby Savell, steelpan |  Julie Smith Phillips, harp | LA Phil New Music Group  | Joanne Pearce Martin, piano | Vicki Ray, piano

Gabriela ORTIZ  Rió de las Mariposas
inti figgis-vizueta   To give you form and breath  
John ADAMS   Hallelujah Junction 
Esa-Pekka SALONEN   Objets Trouvés   First Concert Perfomance 
Dylan  MATTINGLY   Sunt Lacrimae Rerum (these are the tears of things)    World Premiere  / A co-commission of the Ojai Music Festival and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association


Festival Finale
5:30pm | Libbey Bowl

Rhiannon Giddens, vocalist | Víkingur Ólafsson, piano |  John Adams, conductor | Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO)

Carlos SIMON  Fate Now Conquers  
MOZART  Piano Concerto no. 24 K491  
John ADAMS   Am I in Your Light (from Doctor Atomic 
John ADAMS   Consuelo’s Dream (from I was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky)
Gabriela ORTIZ   La calaca   World Premiere of revised version 

Programs and artists are subject to change. 

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