“The Ojai Music Festival has been raising a finely calibrated ruckus each spring since 1947.”
– Alex Ross, The New Yorker
Every year audiences gather in the Ojai Valley to experience an intentionally curated music Festival – the only one of its kind. Each Festival’s narrative thread is guided by a different music director, who offers a wildly distinctive style and point of view for our audience. These annual directors are more than conductors, soloists, or classical musicians. They are musical thinkers who approach their craft with creativity and responsibility to the present day.
Audiences return for a surprising, provocative, and stimulating adventure.
For 2019, Barbara Hannigan, an unstoppable force of creative energy, takes the helm as music director.