2016 Ojai Music Festival Schedule 

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Source: The Ojai Music Festival, which has a heavy emphasis on Kaija Saariaho. The performances take place in Ojai, California.

70th Ojai Music Festival | June 9-12, 2016
Peter Sellars, music director

Thursday | June 9, 2016

Ojai Talks | 2:00-4:30pm
Ojai Valley Community Church (907 El Centro St)
Music Director Peter Sellars and composer Kaija Saariaho in conversation with Ojai Talks director Ara Guzelimian

Thursday Evening Talk & Concert
7:30-10:00pm | Libbey Bowl
Transformation Talks: Light Into Dark Dark Into Light
with Peter Sellars and guests
KAIJA SAARIAHO: La Passion de Simone
2013 version for soprano, small chorus and chamber orchestra – American Premiere
Text by Amin Maalouf | Staged by Peter Sellars
Julia Bullock, soprano | ICE | Roomful of Teeth | Joana Carneiro, conductor
Frank Rossi, electronics | Ben Zamora, lighting

Friday | June 10, 2016

Morning Meditation
9:00-10:00am | Meditation Mount (10340 Reeves Rd)
Ojai Member Event
PAULINE OLIVEROS: Sonic Meditations
ICE

Friday Afternoon Concert
Part I: 1:00-2:15pm | Part II: 3:00-4:15pm
Libbey Bowl
Part I – KAIJA SAARIAHO Chamber Music I
Kesäpäivä mvt 1 – “Daybreak”
Terrestre mvt 1 – “Oiseau dansant”
Kesäpäivä mvt 2 – “Work”
Light and Matter
Kesäpäivä mvt 3 – “The Hour of Longing”
Adjö
Kesäpäivä mvt 4 – “The Mystic Hour”
Grammaire des rêves
Kesäpäivä mvt 5 – “Twilight”
Terrestre mvt 2 – “L’Oiseau, un satellite infime”
ICE | Roomful of Teeth

Part II – The Mystic Hour
CAROLINE SHAW: Partita for 8 Voices
CARLA KIHLSTEDT: At Night We Walk in Circles and Are Consumed by Fire
ICE | Roomful of Teeth | Carla Kihlstedt, vocals & violin

Friday Evening Talk & Concert
7:30-10:00pm | Libbey Bowl
Transformation Talks: Light Into Dark Dark Into Light
with Peter Sellars and guests
Dina El Wedidi and Band – The Sounds of Tahrir Square, Cairo

SPECIAL EVENT: Friday Night Noh Play
11:00-11:50pm | Ojai Valley School Upper Campus Amphitheatre (10820 Reeves Rd)
KAIJA SAARIAHO: Only the Sound Remains: “Always Strong” – American Premiere
Text by: Ezra Pound | Staged by: Peter Sellars
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor | Davone Tines, baritone | Roomful of Teeth | Calder Quartet | Camilla Hoitenga, flute | Eija Kankaanranta, kantele | Dustin Donahue, percussion | Laurel Jenkins, dancer | tba, conductor | Franck Rossi, electronics

Saturday | June 11, 2016
SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday Morning Noh Play
9:00-10am | Ojai Valley School Upper Campus Amphitheatre (10820 Reeves Rd)
KAIJA SAARIAHO: Only the Sound Remains: “Feather Mantle” – American Premiere
Text by: Ezra Pound | Staged by: Peter Sellars
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor | Davone Tines, baritone | Roomful of Teeth | Calder Quartet | Camilla Hoitenga, flute | Eija Kankaanranta, kantele | Dustin Donahue, percussion | Laurel Jenkins, dancer | tba, conductor | Franck Rossi, electronics

Saturday Afternoon Concert
Part I: 1:00-2:15pm | Part II: 3:00-4:15pm
Libbey Bowl
Part I – KAIJA SAARIAHO Chamber Music II
Nymphéa
Solar
Sombre
ICE | Calder Quartet | Franck Rossi, electronics | Davone Tines, baritone | Camilla Hoitenga, bass flute
Part II – The Mystic Hour
CAROLINE SHAW: Don’t Let Me Be Lonely – World Premiere of commissioned work
Text by: Claudia Rankine
DU YUN: An Empty Garlic for bass flute and electronics
ICE | Roomful of Teeth | Claire Chase, flute

Saturday Evening Talk & Concerts
Part I: 7:30-10pm | Part II: 10:30-11:30pm
Libbey Bowl
Transformation Talks: Light Into Dark Dark Into Light
with Peter Sellars and guests
Part I – Aruna Sairam and Ensemble
South Indian Vocal Music
Part II: Josephine Baker: A Personal Portrait – World Premiere
Arrangements and music by Tyshawn Sorey
Text by: Claudia Rankine
Julia Bullock, soprano |Tyshawn Sorey, drums | ICE

Sunday | June 12, 2016
Morning Meditation
9:00-10:00am | Meditation Mount (10340 Reeves Rd)
Ojai Member Event
PAULINE OLIVEROS: Sonic Meditations
ICE
Children’s Concert

11:30am-12:30pm | Ojai Art Center (113 S Montgomery St)
FREE – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED (reservations open in Spring 2016)
Toy Piano Mania – featuring Phyllis Chen

Family Concert
1:00-2:00pm | Libbey Bowl
FREE – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED (reservations open in Spring 2016)
TANIA LEÓN: New work TBA – World Premiere
SHARON HURVITZ: New work TBA – World Premiere
ICE | YOLA (Youth Orchestra LA) | tba, conductor

Afternoon Concert
3:00-4:15pm | Libbey Bowl
CLAUDE VIVIER: Kopernikus – American Premiere
ICE | Roomful of Teeth | Eric Dudley, conductor

Free Community Event
6:00-8:30pm | Main Street, Santa Paula
Street party with Festival artists
Dina El Wedidi and Band | ICE | Aruna Sairam | Roomful of Teeth | Other artists TBA