“The Rite of Spring” served up 3 ways:  shaken, straight up, and blended (c/o Ojai, Pacific Symphony, and UCI)
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“The Rite of Spring” served up 3 ways: shaken, straight up, and blended (c/o Ojai, Pacific Symphony, and UCI)

At the opening talk of this year’s Ojai Music Festival last Thursday, Ara Guzelimien (Provost & Dean of The Julliard School and former Artistic Director of the Ojai Festival) astutely observed that The Rite of Spring has become big business.  What used to scare audiences now regularly packs houses.  With all of the buzz surrounding … Continue reading

Photos from the 2013 Ojai Music Festival
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Photos from the 2013 Ojai Music Festival

My two-part review of this past weekend’s 67th Ojai Music Festival will be up very soon. In the meantime, please enjoy these photos from the weekend (see the gallery below). Except for a few shots taken by me (as noted in the descriptions), most of the photos — in fact, pretty much all the really … Continue reading

An in-depth conversation with Thomas W. Morris, Artistic Director of the Ojai Music Festival
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An in-depth conversation with Thomas W. Morris, Artistic Director of the Ojai Music Festival

Good news, Ojai Music Festival fans:  your year-long wait for the next iteration of this wonderfully wacky artistic experience is finally over.  Today marks the beginning of the 67th edition of this venerable Southern California homage to adventurous music.  This year’s Music Director is Mark Morris (yes, the choreographer) — at first blush, a seemingly  unlikely choice, … Continue reading