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2017 Ojai Music Festival

June 8 - June 11

2017 Festival Schedule

Join us for an immersive Ojai experience from Thursday, June 8 to Sunday, June 11 with Music Director Vijay Iyer and friends

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THURSDAY, JUNE 8

2:00-5:00pm | Ojai Valley Community Church (907 El Centro St)
Ojai Talks 
Part I: The Art of Improvisation with Vijay Iyer and Ara Guzelimian
Part II: Music in the Community with guest panelists moderated by Ara Guzelimian

8:00-10:00pm | Libbey Bowl
Evening Concert
VIJAY IYER: Emergence (American Premiere)   
Vijay Iyer, pianoStephan Crump, bassTyshawn Sorey, drums | ICE |  Steven Schick, conductor 

IYER: Violin Concerto (World Premiere)
Commissioned by Ojai Music Festival, Cal Performances at UC Berkeley, and Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Jennifer Koh, violinICE | Steven Schick, conductor
Special thanks to Helen and Justus Schichtling for underwriting support

Duo 
Vijay Iyer, pianoWadada 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

1:00-3:30pm | Libbey Bowl
Afternoon Concert

Density 2036: Music by Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey and others
Claire Chase, flute

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
Guest panelists TBD

8:00-10pm | Libbey Bowl
Evening Concert 

GEORGE LEWIS: Afterword (West Coast Premiere)
Joelle Lamarre, soprano | Gwendolyn Brown, contralto | Julian Otis, tenorICE | Steven Schick, conductor | Sean Griffin, director 
ICE

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

Bach and Beyond
J.S.BACH: Partita in D Minor
MISSY MAZOLLI: 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, flute
ICE

1:00-3:30pm | Libbey Bowl
Afternoon Concert

VIJAY IYER: Mozart Effects  
GYÖRGY KURTÁG: Moments Musicaux
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Quartet in Eb Major, K. 428
Brentano Quartet

Conduction®
TYSHAWN SOREY Autoschediasms for Creative Chamber Orchestra
Tyshawn Sorey, leader | ICE

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
ICESteven Schick, conductor

VIJAY IYER: RADHE RADHE: Rites of Holi 
Film by Prashant Bhargava
Vijay Iyer, piano | Tyshawn Sorey, percussion | 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
Brentano QuartetVijay Iyer, piano

COURTNEY BRYAN Yet Unheard (World Premiere of chamber version)
Text by Sharan Strange
Helga Davis, soprano | Joelle Lamarre, soprano | tba, contralto | Julian Otis, tenor | ICE | Steven Schick, conductor 


SUNDAY, JUNE 11

9:00-10:00am | Ojai Art Center (113 S. Montgomery St)
Free Community Concert 

The Trio featuring
Muhal Richard Abrams, piano | Roscoe Mitchell, windsGeorge Lewis, trombone and electronics 
** Early Bird series subscribers receive first access. No reservation required. Space will be on a first come, first served basis for general public**

1:00-3:00pm | Libbey Bowl
Afternoon Concert

Zakir Hussain, tabla | | Vijay Iyer, piano | Rudresh Mahanthappa, saxophone| Aruna Sairam, singer

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.

Details

Start:
June 8
End:
June 11

Organizer

Ojai Music Festival
Phone:
805 646 2094
Email:
info@ojaifestival.org
Website:
http://www.ojaifestival.org/

Venue

Libbey Bowl
210 S Signal Street
Ojai, 93023
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