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Ojai Music Festival music director Peter Sellars with LA Phil Composer Fellows 6/12/16 Libbey Bowl

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The final day, Sunday, June 12th: A free Family Concert – Premiere! The International Contemporary Ensemble’s collaboration with the Youth Orchestra of LA at Heart Of LA Symphonic Winds sowed the seeds for this concert of 8 world premieres. “Pa’lante,” composed and conducted by Tania Leon, was a rollicking blend of cultural and musical influences…

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Ojai Music Festival - Aruna Sairam and Ensemble 6/11/16 Libbey Bowl

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Highlights from Saturday, June 11: Kaija Saariaho Chamber Music II –  “Nymphea” played by the Calder Quartet, and the interplay between baritone Davone Tines and bass flutist Camilla Hoitenga in “Sombre.” The Mystic Hour II – Roomful of Teeth and ICE created some amazing sounds in Pulitzer prize-winner Caroline Shaw’s “Don’t Let Me…

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Ojai Music Festival - Claire Chase, flue and Jennifer Curtis, violin - Kaija Saariaho's " Terrestre: Oiseau dansant"

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Friday June 10 highlights: Kaija Saariaho Chamber Music – “Terrestre: Oiseau dansant” featuring ICE and the extraordinary Claire Chase, who got some other-worldly sounds from her flute. The Mystic Hour – “At Night We Walk in Circles and Are Consumed by Fire” by Carla Kihlstedt was a hauntingly beautiful song cycle exploring the…

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Ojai Music Festival - Soprano Julia Bullock as Simone Weil in "La Passion de Simone" 6/9/16 Libbey Bowl

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The Ojai Music Festival celebrated it’s 70th anniversary in typical (for them) adventurous style, a showcase of eclectic “new music,” this year interspersed with 2 forays into classical Indian and world/pop Egyptian music. Libbey bowl, nestled among oaks and sycamores, is a delightful venue to take in this challenging and provocative mix curated by 2016’s Music Director Peter…

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