Mark Morris Hosts: Uri Caine, Andrew Norman and Timo Andres at Ojai
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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 Four of the five-week series features re-imaginings of classic works by Mahler and Mozart by jazz luminary Uri Caine and pianist-composer Timothy Andres. Also included is a performance of Andrew Norman's Light Screens by members of the Knights.
The performances come from the summer of 2014, when pianist Jeremy Denk served as the festival's music director.
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 Four Program:
Gustav Mahler, arr. Uri Caine - "Shining Trumpets" ("Des Knaben Wunderhorn") and "St. Anthony of Padua Preaches to the Fishes" ("Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt") (Uri Caine Octet) - Listen
Andrew Norman - Light Screens (The Knights) - Listen
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arr. Timothy Andres - "Coronation" Concerto re-composition (The Knights; Timothy Andres, piano) - 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.
Video: Uri Caine discusses his Ojai debut, featuring his interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler.