71st Ojai Music Festival Planned for June 8-11, 2017

The 71st Ojai Music Festival is planned for June 8-11, 2017 featuring the following lineup. Visit www.ojaifestival.org for more information and to buy tickets.

2017 Festival Schedule

From first light to late night, join us for an immersive musical gathering in the Ojai Valley from Thursday, June 8 to Sunday, June 11 with Music Director Vijay Iyer and friends

Thursday, June 8

2:00-4:30pm | Ojai Valley Community Church (907 El Centro St)
Ojai Talks
Part I: 2:00 – 3:00pm
The Art of Improvisation with Vijay Iyer and Ara Guzelimian
Part II: 3:30-4:30pm
Music in the Community with guest panelists moderated by Ara Guzelimian 

6:00-6:30pm |Libbey Park Gazebo
Free Pop-Up Concert
GEORGE LEWIS Emergent
Claire Chase, flute| Levy Lorenzo, electronics 

7:00-7:30pm |Libbey Park Tennis Court
Concert Insights
Guest artists with Christopher Hailey 

8:00-10:00pm | Libbey Bowl
Evening Concert
VIJAY IYER: Emergence (American Premiere)                                    
Vijay Iyer, piano | Stephan Crump, bass | Tyshawn Sorey, drums | ICE | Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble | Steven Schick, conductor

IYER: Trouble (World Premiere)
C0-commissioned by the Ojai Music Festival, Cal Performances at UC Berkeley, and Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, music director.
Jennifer Koh, violin | ICE | Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble | Steven Schick, conductor
Special thanks to Helen and Justus Schichtling for underwriting support

A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke
Vijay Iyer, piano | Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet

Friday, June 9

9:00-10:00am | Zalk Theatre, Besant Hill School (8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd) 
Daybreak Concert (Ojai Member Event)
JEN SHYU: Solo Rites: Seven Breaths
Jen Shyu, vocalist/composer

11:00-11:30am |Libbey Park Gazebo
Free Pop-Up Concert
ANTHONY BRAXTON: Ghost Trance Music
Erica Dicker, violin| ICE

12:00-12:30pm |Libbey Park Tennis Court
Concert Insights
Guest artists with Christopher Hailey 

1:00-3:30pm | Libbey Bowl
Afternoon Concert
Part I
Density 2036
EDGARD VARESE: Density 21.5
SUZANNE FARRIN: The Stimulus of Loss
TYSHAWN SOREY: Bertha’s Lair
VIJAY IYER: Flute Goals for Tape
PAUCHI SASAKI: Gama XV
MARCOS BALTER: Pan (excerpts) 
Claire Chase, flute | Pauchi Sasaki, violin and vocals | Tyshawn Sorey, drums  
Part II
TYSHAWN SOREY DOUBLE TRIO
The Inner Spectrum of Variables                  
Tyshawn Sorey, drums | Cory Smythe, piano | Chern Hwei Fung, violin | Kyle Armbrust, viola | 
Rubin Kodheli, cello | Chris Tordini, bass

7:00-7:45pm | Libbey Bowl
Ojai Talks
Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM): Ongoing Impact
Muhal Richard Abrams| Roscoe Mitchell | George Lewis |Tyshawn Sorey moderated by Ara Guzelimian 

8:00-10pm | Libbey Bowl
Evening Concert
GEORGE LEWIS: Afterword, an opera (West Coast Premiere)
Joelle Lamarre, soprano | Gwendolyn Brown, contralto | Julian Terrell Otis, tenor | ICE | Steven Schick, conductor | Sean Griffin, director 

10:30-11:30pm | Libbey Bowl
Free Late Night
Bach and Beyond
J.S.BACH: Partita in D Minor                
MISSY MAZZOLLI: Dissolve, O My Heart                                  
LUCIANO BERIO: Sequenza for solo violin                                
ESA-PEKKA SALONEN: Lachen Verlernt for solo violin  
     Jennifer Koh, violin 

Saturday, June 10

9:00-10:00am | Zalk Theater, Besant Hill School (8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd, Ojai)
Daybreak Concert (Ojai Member Event)
NICOLE MITCHELL Engraved in the Wind (American Premiere)
NICOLE MITCHELL They Witnessed an Unfolding (World Premiere)
NICOLE MITCHELL Inescapable Spiral (World Premiere)
Nicole Mitchell, flute | ICE | Irishia Hubbard, dancer/choreographer | UCI Creative Music Ensemble

11:00-11:30am |Libbey Park Gazebo
Free Pop-Up Concert
MARIO DIAZ DE LEON: Labrys
MARIO DIAZ DE LEON: new piece tba
Claire Chase, flute| Josh Rubin, clarinet| Rebekah Heller, bassoon| Levy Lorenzo, electronics 

11:30-12:15pm |Ojai Art Center
Free Community Event
An interactive demonstration of the Festival’s BRAVO education program using song and movement featuring Ojai elementary students. Adult participation welcome!

12:00-12:30pm |Libbey Park Tennis Court
Concert Insights
Guest artists with Christopher Hailey 

1:00-3:30pm | Libbey Bowl
Afternoon Concert
Part 1: 1:00-2:00pm
VIJAY IYER: Mozart Effects                                                            
GYÖRGY KURTÁG: Moments Musicaux
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Quartet in Eb Major, K. 428  
Brentano Quartet 

Part 2: 2:30-3:30pm
Conduction® 
TYSHAWN SOREY Autoschediasms for Creative Chamber Orchestra
ICE | Tyshawn Sorey, leader

7:00pm | Libbey Park Tennis Court
Concert Insights 

8:00-9:45pm | Libbey Bowl
Evening Concert
IGOR STRAVINSKY (arr. Cliff Colnot): Le Sacre du Printemps
ICE | Steven Schick, conductor 

VIJAY IYER: RADHE RADHE: Rites of Holi
A Film by Prashant Bhargava
Vijay Iyer, piano | Tyshawn Sorey, drums| ICE | Steven Schick, conductor 

10:30-11:30pm | Libbey Bowl
Free Late Night
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Art of the Fugue excerpts
Brentano Quartet 

VIJAY IYER Time, Place, Action
 Vijay Iyer, piano | Brentano Quartet | Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble 

COURTNEY BRYAN Yet Unheard (World Premiere of chamber version)
Text by Sharan Strange
Helga Davis, soprano | Joelle Lamarre, soprano | Gwendolyn Brown, contralto | Julian Terrell Otis, tenor |Davone Tines, baritone | ICE | Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble| Steven Schick, conductor 

Sunday, June 11

10:00-11:00am | Libbey Bowl
Free Community Concert
The Trio featuring : 
Muhal Richard Abrams, piano | Roscoe Mitchell, winds | George Lewis, trombone and electronics 

12:00-12:30pm |Libbey Park Tennis Court
Concert Insights
Guest artists with Christopher Hailey 

1:00-3:00pm | Libbey Bowl
Afternoon Concert
Zakir Hussain, tabla | Vijay Iyer, piano | Rudresh Mahanthappa, saxophone| Aruna Sairam, vocalist

5:30-7:30pm | Libbey Bowl
Evening Concert 

VIJAY IYER SEXTET
Vijay Iyer, piano | Stephan Crump, bass | Tyshawn Sorey, drums | Steve Lehman, alto saxophone | Graham Haynes, cornet and flugelhorn | Mark Shim, tenor saxophone 

Festival programs, artists, and schedule are subject to change.