Peter Sellars Hosts: Kaija Saariaho at the Ojai Music Festival

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OJAI, CA - June 10, 2016: Kaija Saariaho Chamber Music I performed by ICE and Roomful of Teeth.

Thursday, June 8, the 2017 Ojai Music Festival launches with four days of performances and premieres of music by this year's Artistic Director Vijay Iyer alongside Anthony Braxton, Suzanne Farrin, Tyshawn Sorey, George Lewis and more. To prepare, we're revisiting the highlights of 2016 festival with four programs hosted by then- Ojai Music Director, the legendary theater and opera director Peter Sellars.

This program, recorded on June 11, features International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and Calder Quartet in performance of music by the legendary Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho.

Listen to the full program at the top of this page.


Kaija Saariaho – Solar (International Contemporary Ensemble)
Kaija Saariaho – Nymphéa (Calder Quartet)
Kaija Saariaho – Sombre (International Contemporary Ensemble)

This on-demand music is part of a partnership between Q2 Music and the Ojai Music Festival to share live recordings from the festival dating back to the 2012 season.