Steven Schick Hosts: Ziporyn, Harrison and Wu Man at Ojai Music Festival

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Wu Man (Courtesy of the Artist)

Tuesdays in May at 9 pm, celebrated percussionist and conductor Steven Schick, the 2015 music director of California's Ojai Music Festival, highlights selections last year's events. Episode Two of the three-week series features mystical selections from Evan Ziporyn, Lou Harrison and pipa virtuoso Wu Man.

A champion of contemporary music, Steven Schick has commissioned and/or premiered more than 150 new works over the course of the last 40 years. A former member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Schick is founder of percussion ensemble red fish blue fish and the music director of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus. He is also artistic director of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players.

Join Steven Schick 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 California's Los Padres National Forest.

Episode Two Program:

Evan Ziporyn: Sulvasutra (Calder Quartet)
Huiran Wang: Dance of the Yi People (Wu Man)
Wu Man: Leaves Flying in Autumn (Wu Man)
Lou Harrison: Concerto for Pipa and String Orchestra (Renga)

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

Hosted by:

Steven Schick

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