2024 Festival Schedule

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2024 Festival with Mitsuko Uchida artwork
Ojai Music Festival 06.06-06.09.24, Mitsuko Uchida Music Director

Join us for a curated journey, where music is the adventure, with the characteristic Ojai mix of new and old, familiar and unfamiliar, in the company of remarkable artists who bring vitality, freshness, and a sense of discovery to all that they do.

This symbol indicates that this is a Beyond the Bowl event, not located at Libbey Bowl. Due to the intimate setting of these events, they are not automatically included in Libbey Bowl Passes and require the purchase of an additional ticket.

Libbey Bowl Series Passes Include:
4-Day
All Libbey Bowl concerts, Thursday 6.6 through Sunday 6.9, Ojai Talks
3-Day All Libbey Bowl concerts, Friday 6.7 through Sunday 6.9
2-Day All Libbey Bowl concerts, Saturday 6.8 and Sunday 6.9

3:00PM OJAI TALKS
Greenberg Center, Ojai Valley School

Two-part session with Music Director Mitsuko Uchida and featured artists, hosted by Ara Guzelimian and John Schaefer of WQXR New Sounds.

Automatically included in 4-Day Libbey Bowl Passes.

8:00PM OPENING CONCERT
Libbey Bowl

Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano
Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Brentano String Quartet

HAYDN   String Quartet in C, “Bird” Op. 33, No. 3
SCHOENBERG   Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19
MOZART   Fantasy in D minor, K. 397
SCHOENBERG   String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10


8:00AM OJAI DAWNS
Zalk Theater, Besant Hill School

Jay Campbell, cello
Sae Hashimoto, percussion  
Ljubinka Kulisic, accordion

KAIJA SAARIAHO   Dreaming Chaconne
HELMUT LACHENMANN Interieur I            
HELMUT LACHENMANN Toccatina           
SOFIA GUBAIDULINA In Croce

Ojai Dawns is a Festival Donor Circle Event. Learn more here >

10:00AM MORNING CONCERT
Libbey Bowl

Julie Smith Phillips, harp
Jay Campbell, cello
Sae Hashimoto, percussion
Rick Stotijn, double bass
Brentano String Quartet

KAIJA SAARIAHO   Fall            
HELMUT LACHENMANN   Pression
SOFIA GUBAIDULINA   Five Etudes        
BARTÓK   String Quartet No. 5

3:30PM SHIFTING GROUND
Greenberg Center, Ojai Valley School

Alexi Kenney, violin
Xuan, visual artist

A unique program for solo violin and video projections juxtaposing Baroque works by Bach and Matteis with recent music by Kaija Saariaho, Angélica Negrón, Paul Wiancko, and Salina Fisher. Produced in collaboration with the Baryshnikov Arts, New York.

This performance is an add-on, separate from a Libbey Bowl pass. Click here to purchase >

8:00PM EVENING CONCERT
Libbey Bowl

Mitsuko Uchida, piano and director
José Maria Blumenschein, concertmaster and leader
Mahler Chamber Orchestra

STRAVINSKY   Fanfare for a New Theater
WEBERN   Five Pieces for Strings, Op. 5
SCHOENBERG  Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
MOZART   Piano Concerto in E flat, K. 482


8:00AM MORNING MEDITATION
Legacy Auditorium, 414 E Ojai Ave

Jay Campbell, cello

Program to be announced.

Free and open to the public.

10:00AM MORNING CONCERT
Libbey Bowl

Ljubinka Kulisic, accordion
Rick Stotijn, double bass
Musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

JOHN ZORN Road Runner      
MISSY MAZZOLI   Dark with Excessive Bright
JOHN ADAMS   Shaker Loops

3:30PM SHIFTING GROUND
(repeat performance)
Greenberg Center, Ojai Valley School

Alexi Kenney, violin
Xuan, visual artist

A unique program for solo violin and video projections juxtaposing Baroque works by Bach and Matteis with recent music by Kaija Saariaho, Angélica Negrón, Paul Wiancko and Salina Fisher. Produced in collaboration with the Baryshnikov Arts, New York.

This performance is an add-on, separate from a Libbey Bowl pass. Click here >

8:00PM EVENING CONCERT
Libbey Bowl

Mitsuko Uchida, piano and director
Vicente Alberola, clarinet
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
José Maria Blumenschein, concertmaster and leader

DEBUSSY (arr. SACHS)   Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
KAIJA SAARIAHO Lichtbogen
ESA-PEKKA SALONEN   Elegy (from kínēma)
MOZART Piano Concerto in B flat, K. 595


8:00AM MORNING MEDITATION
Legacy Auditorium, 414 E Ojai Ave

Ljubinka Kulisic, accordion

Music of John Cage

Free and open to the public.

10:00AM MORNING CONCERT
Libbey Bowl

Alexi Kenney, violin
Jay Campbell, cello
Ljubinka Kulisic, accordion
Sae Hashimoto, percussion
Brentano String Quartet

BIBER  Passacaglia for solo violin
KAIJA SAARIAHO  Six Japanese Gardens
HAYDN From The Seven Last Words of Christ
SOFIA GUBAIDULINA  In Croce

2:30PM KAFKA FRAGMENTS
Greenberg Activity Center

Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano
Alexi Kenney, violin

KURTÁG Kafka Fragments

This is a Donor Circle event. Learn more here >

5:30PM FINALE
Libbey Bowl

Mitsuko Uchida, piano and director
José Maria Blumenschein, concertmaster and leader
Mahler Chamber Orchestra

HAYDN   Symphony No. 46 in B Major
JÖRG WIDMANN Chorale Quartet
MOZART Piano Concerto in G, K. 453

Programs and artists are subject to change.

Click here to download a one-page (double-sided) printable PDF of the 2024 schedule >