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Terry Riley celebrates his 80th birthday this week, offering the ZOFO piano duo the perfect opportunity to explore new arrangements from his rich and eclectic oeuvre.
On Sunday, June 21 from 12 pm to 10 pm, watch a live videostream of the rollicking Bang on a Can Marathon of new music from the Winter Garden at Arts Brookfield.
Continuing their series of composer portraits without alerting the "portraitees" ahead of time, the Brothers Balliett explore the music of ex-pat composer Nancy Van Der Vate.
Tuesdays at 8 pm in June, choreographer Mark Morris highlights selections from the Ojai Festival's last three years. This week: American classics by Ives, Cowell and Harrison.
There are two elements of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's "Horizon 6" album that are most gripping: violin soloist Janine Jansen and Michel van der Aa’s USDA-Prime orchestration.
Monday, June 15 at 7 pm, indie-classical standard-bearers NOW Ensemble celebrated the release of their latest album "Dreamfall" with a performance live from The Greene Space.
Musicians and audiences have long been delighted by Bach's Goldberg Variations, but what about composers? This week, the Brothers Balliett investigate modern takes on the work.
Today at 3 pm, Q2 Music presents a Mixtape of pieces that marked important turning points in the teenage life of pianist Simone Dinnerstein.
Tonight at 6 pm, join John Luther Adams and friends on the steps of the Met Museum to collect sounds for "Soundwalk 9:09," a new work using crowd-sourced elements.
Thomas Adès’s newest album, "The Twenty-Fifth Hour," with performances by the Calder Quartet, is a fascinating exploration of time both real and envisioned. Stream it all week.
This week the Brothers Balliett sit down to chat with Beecher, whose output is characterized by investigations of memory, ecology, time and place, and his own Estonian heritage.
On June 14, 2014, space, form and contemplation were the focal point of a late night concert at the Ojai Music Festival featuring music of J.S. Bach and Morton Feldman. Listen now.
The Living Earth Show is a San Francisco-based extreme new-music duo and rhythm section for hire. Their Mixtape highlights oppression-fighting heroes.
Tuesdays at 8 pm in June, choreographer Mark Morris – 2013 music director of California's Ojai Music Festival – highlights selections from the annual festival's last three years.
NOW Ensemble emerged a decade ago as standard bearers, of a sort, for the new kids of new music. Stream their latest anthology of new works, "Dreamfall," all week.
For the closing concert of the 2014 Ojai Music Festival, pianist and then current festival music director Jeremy Denk performed the first two books of György Ligeti's Piano Etudes.
June 14, 2014, the evening concert series at the Ojai Music Festival featured new arrangements of Stockhausen, Mozart and Luigi Boccherini performed by The Knights.
Pianist Jeremy Denk presented a program highlighting the connections between Charles Ives's vocal music and violin sonatas at the 2014 Ojai Music Festival. Listen to the full show.
Jazz piano virtuoso Uri Caine reimagined some of George Gershwin's most famous works at a late-night Ojai Festival performance with his sextet. Listen to the full evening on demand.