70th Ojai Music Festival Planned for June 9-12, 2016

The 70th Ojai Music Festival is planned for June 9-12, 2016, featuring the following. Visit www.ojaifestival.org for more information and to buy tickets.

Thursday, June 9

2:00-4:30pm | Ojai Valley Community Church (907 El Centro St)

Ojai Talks

Part I: Peter Sellars in conversation with Ara Guzelimian
Part II: Kaija Saariaho in conversation with Ara Guzelimian

7:00-10:00pm | Libbey Bowl - Transformation Talks & Twilight Concert

7:00-7:40pm: Transformation Talks: Light Into Darkness, Darkness Into Light
Susan McClary and Peter Sellars in conversation with composers

8:00-10:00pm: Twilight Concert
KAIJA SAARIAHO: La Passion de Simone (chamber version) – US Premiere

Julia Bullock, soprano | Joana Carneiro, conductor | Peter Sellars, director | ICE | Roomful of Teeth

Friday, June 10

9:00-10:00am | Meditation Mount
Morning Meditation
Ojai Member Event

PAULINE OLIVEROS: Sonic Meditations I - ICE (Free bus transportation provided to this venue)

1:00-4:15pm | Libbey Bowl
Saariaho Chamber Music I & The Mystic Hour I

1:00-2:15pm: KAIJA SAARIAHO Chamber Music I

ICE | Roomful of Teeth

3:00-4:15pm: The Mystic Hour I
CAROLINE SHAW: Partita for 8 Voices
Roomful of Teeth

CARLA KIHLSTEDT: At Night We Walk in Circles and Are Consumed by Fire
ICE | Carla Kihlstedt, voice and violin

7:00-10:00pm | Libbey Bowl
Transformation Talks & Twilight Concert

7:00-7:40pm: Transformation Talks: Light Into Darkness, Darkness Into Light
Prominent guest panelists moderated by Peter Sellars and distinguished musicologist Susan McClary

8:00-10:00pm: Twilight Concert
DINA EL WEDIDI AND BAND
The Sounds of Tahrir Square, Cairo

10:30-11:30pm | Libbey Bowl - Free Late Night Ojai Extra

LEILA ADU: Songs & Improvisations
Leila Adu, voice and piano

Saturday, June 11

9:00-10:00am | Zalk Theater, Besant Hill School (8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd, Ojai)
Morning Ojai Extra

LEILA ADU: if the stars align…
Calder Quartet

CHRISTINE SOUTHWORTH: Honey Flyers
Calder Quartet

CAROLINE SHAW: By and By
Calder Quartet | Davone Tines, baritone

1:00-4:15pm | Libbey Bowl
Saariaho Chamber Music II & The Mystic Hour II

1:00-2:15pm: KAIJA SAARIAHO Chamber Music II
Nymphéa for string quartet and electronics
Calder Quartet | Jean-Baptiste Barrière, electronics

Solar
ICE | Joana Carniero, conductor

Sombre
Davone Tines, baritone | Camilla Hoitenga, bass flute | ICE

3:00-4:15pm: The Mystic Hour II
CAROLINE SHAW: Don’t Let Me Be Lonely (Commissioned by the Ojai Music Festival) – World Premiere
Text: Claudia Rankine
ICE | Roomful of Teeth

LEILA ADU: Alyssum
Calder Quartet | Bridget Kibbey, harp

DU YUN: An Empty Garlic for bass flute, electronics, and tam tam
Claire Chase, bass flute and tam tam

6:00-7:00pm | Libbey Park
Saturday Supper in the Park – $40/person

Enjoy a family-style supper in Libbey Park in the company of other music enthusiasts before the Saturday evening concert. Meal includes dinner, dessert, and Ojai Vineyard wine.

7:00-11:30pm | Libbey Bowl
Transformation Talks, Twilight Concert, & Late Night Concert

7:00-7:40pm: Transformation Talks: Light Into Darkness, Darkness Into Light
Prominent guest panelists moderated by Peter Sellars and distinguished musicologist Susan McClary

8:00-10:00pm: Twilight Concert
South Indian Vocal Music
ARUNA SAIRAM AND ENSEMBLE

10:30-11:30pm: Late Night Concert
Josephine Baker: A Portrait – World Premiere
Arrangements and new music by Tyshawn Sorey

ICE | Julia Bullock, soprano | Tyshawn Sorey, piano and drums

Sunday, June 12

9:00-10:00am | Meditation Mount
Morning Meditation
Ojai Member Event

PAULINE OLIVEROS: Sonic Meditations II

ICE

(Free bus transportation provided to this venue)

11:30am-12:30pm | Ojai Art Center
Free Family Concert

Music for Toy Pianos and Toy Instruments

Phyllis Chen, toy pianos

** No reservation required – space will be on a first come, first served basis **

1:00-1:50pm | Libbey Bowl
Free Family Concert

TANIA LEÓN: Pa’lante – World Premiere
ICE | Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) | Tania León, conductor

SHARON HURVITZ: new work – World Premiere
ICE

** Free, tickets required **
If you are a series subscriber, this event is included in your subscription

3:00-4:15pm | Libbey Bowl
The Mystic Hour

CLAUDE VIVIER: Kopernikus – A Ritual opera – US Premiere
ICE | Roomful of Teeth | Eric Dudley, conductor

6:00-8:30pm | Main Street, Santa Paula
Free Street Party Concert
Dina El Wedidi and Band | ICE | Aruna Sairam | Roomful of Teeth | Leila Adu, singer
Additional artists TBA
Festival programs, artists, and schedule are subject to change.