Music News & Info: Classical / Other classical music concerts and recitals (in So Cal and beyond)

Reviews from Ojai Festival 2011

The reviews are in from this year’s Ojai Music Festival, and most are quite positive overall.  Music director Dawn Upshaw not surprisingly got most of the praise, with the rest of this year’s guests — Richard Tongetti & the Australian Chamber Orchestra, red fish blue fish, Maria Schneider & her orchestra, among many others — … Continue reading

Architecture / Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical

Dawn Upshaw leads Ojai Festival 2011

I remember June 1999, the first time I went to Ojai for its annual Music Festival: Esa-Pekka Salonen was festival Music Director that year and was being joined by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and many of his famous friends, including fellow Finns Anssi Kartunnen, Magnus Lindberg, and Olli Mustonen.  While those folks represented many good … Continue reading