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Mark Morris Hosts: John Luther Adams and Charles Ives at Ojai

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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.

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NOW Ensemble Blends Upbeat Lyricism and Heady Abstraction in 'Dreamfall'

Monday, June 01, 2015

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. 

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Listen: Jeremy Denk Performs György Ligeti's Piano Etudes

Monday, June 01, 2015

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.

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Listen: Caroline Shaw and Timo Andres Rework Past Masters

Saturday, May 30, 2015

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.

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Listen: Evening of Charles Ives's Hymns, Songs and Sonatas

Friday, May 29, 2015

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.

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Listen: George Gershwin Reimagined by Uri Caine and Sextet

Thursday, May 28, 2015

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.

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Chamber Industrial

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nothing like the sounds and overwhelming senses that come with summer to remind us all what city life is all about. Join the Brothers this week for Industrial Chamber music.

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Listen: Pianist and Jazz Luminary Uri Caine Reimagines Mahler

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jazz pianist and composer Uri Caine reimagined some of Mahler's most famous works in this performance from the 2014 Ojai Music Festival. Listen to the full show on demand.

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Paola Prestini's 'Visionary' Playlist Spans Anna Clyne to John Zorn

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Composer Paola Prestini is the artistic director of this week's Ferus Festival. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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Listen: 'Variations on America' and Lou Harrison's Organ Concerto

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Organist Colin Fowler performed music of Charles Ives and Henry Cowell alongside Lou Harrison's "Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra" at the 2013 Ojai Music Festival. 

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Bryce Dessner's Mesmerizing Inventions for So Percussion

Monday, May 25, 2015

When composer and rock guitarist Bryce Dessner of the National was asked to write music for So Percussion, he didn't just create a new piece of music. He invented a new instrument.

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Listen: The Pioneering Americanism of Charles Ives and Carl Ruggles

Monday, May 25, 2015

The American String Quartet performed Charles Ives "String Quartet No. 2" in this concert from the 2013 Ojai Music Festival. Listen to the full show on demand.

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Listen: John Cage's 'Four Walls' and Music for Percussion

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Late night performances at the 2013 Ojai Music Festival highlighted John Cage's works for voice, piano and percussion. Listen to his theatre piece "Four Walls" on demand.

Ann Southam: A Simple (24-Hour) Line of Inquiry

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Today, Q2 Music spends 24 hours with the quiet genius of the late Canadian composer Ann Southam, a musician just now starting to get the recognition she deserves.

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Listen: Lou Harrison Spotlight at the 2013 Ojai Festival

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The works of iconic West Coast patriarch Lou Harrison were a theme of the 2013 Ojai Music Festival. Listen to performances of his music for strings and organ on demand.

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Listen: Terry Riley's 'In C' with Four Pianists, Ten Percussionists and More

Friday, May 22, 2015

Participants from the Ojai Music Festival banded together to bring to life to Terry Riley's "In C" in this recording from the 2013 Ojai Music Festival. Stream the entire work on demand.

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A Little Night Music

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ever since John Field invented the Nocturne in the early 19th-century, composers have been clamoring the get a piece of the action.This week, The Brothers play Night Music.

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Listen: Marc-André Hamelin and Steven Schick Open 2012 Ojai Festival

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin and percussionist Steven Schick opened the 2012 Ojai Festival with a program featuring music by John Adams, Charles Ives and John Luther Adams.

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The Bad Plus's Ethan Iverson on Living Piano Music

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ethan Iverson is the pianist for the adventurous jazz trio The Bad Plus. His Mixtape features piano music from Rzewski to Birtwistle.

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Listen: Electroacoustic Minimalism from Hauschka, itsnotyouitsme and Sontag Shogun

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

April 15, Berlin-based pianist Hauschka headlined an evening of meditative music at Le Poisson Rouge. The show included ambient duo itsnotyouitsme and New York collective Sontag Shogun.

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