Mark Morris Hosts: American Classics of Charles Ives and Henry Cowell

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Mark Morris and the American String Quartet at Ojai (American String Quartet)

Tuesdays in June at 8 pm, celebrated choreographer Mark Morris – 2013 music director of California's Ojai Music Festival – highlights selections from the festival's last three years. Episode Three of the five-week series features music of three maverick American composers: Charles Ives, Henry Cowell and Lou Harrison, recorded live in concert at Ojai in 2013.

The founder of the internationally renowned Mark Morris Dance Group, Morris has collaborated with the San Francisco Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera. The recipient of eleven honorary doctorates, he was named a fellow of the MacArthur Foundation in 1991 and received a 2010 Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society.

Join Mark Morris for commentary on featured composers and performers as well as first-hand insights into Ojai itself, which sits in a valley on the edge of the Los Padres National Forest.

Episode Three

Charles Ives - String Quartet No. 2 (American String Quartet) - Listen
Henry Cowell - Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 14 (Colin Fowler, organ) - Listen
Lou Harrison - Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra (Colin Fowler, organ; red fish blue fish; Joshua Gersen, conductor - Listen

The Ojai Music Festival programs are presented as part of a new partnership between Q2 Music and Ojai. Audio provided courtesy of the Festival.

Hosted by:

Mark Morris

Produced by:

Hannis Brown

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