The Ojai Festival’s internship program was by far the highlight of my summer. It’s three weeks of learning, making friends and gaining experience that feels more like a few days at the end of it . . .
When Artistic Director Tom Morris pitched the project to me in 2007, he lowered the cone of silence. “We’ve located the metronomes, but now I need you to assemble a team to set them off at the opening night concert.” Six cardboard boxes of time-keeping devices had just arrived from a performance of ‘Poème Symphonique’ in Austin, Texas. We were armed and ready . . .