As we approach the end of this eventful year, I want to take a moment to thank each of you for your constant encouragement and support. We were able to gather in September and savor the deep human joy of listening to music in each other’s company, something that we had so longed for in our isolation. There was a unique freshness and intensity that was felt on both sides of the stage, an exhilarating experience to cherish and hold in the midst of such difficult times.
We wanted to give you a special gift of music with our fondest good wishes of the season and, in particular, for a better world for all in the coming new year. We asked Sasha Ishov, one of the flutists in the wonderful 2021 Ojai Festival Orchestra, to film a performance that reminds us of the adventurous spirit of the Festival and of music heard in a beautiful natural setting.
Every new year brings with it renewed hope, even in the face of our current challenges. May the coming year bring you good health, the company of those you love, and always, music.
With thanks and warm regards from all of us at the Ojai Music Festival,
Artistic and Executive Director