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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.
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.
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.
Composer Paola Prestini is the artistic director of this week's Ferus Festival. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ethan Iverson is the pianist for the adventurous jazz trio The Bad Plus. His Mixtape features piano music from Rzewski to Birtwistle.
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.