Performance Schedule – 2019 Ojai Music Festival

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The 73rd Ojai Music Festival, June 6-9, 2019, celebrates and explores the creative breadth of Music Director Barbara Hannigan, as conductor, singer, and mentor. Joining Barbara will be the US debut of her mentoring initiative for young professional artists, Equilibrium Young Artists (EQ), as well as the US debut of the orchestral collective from Amsterdam, LUDWIG, with whom Barbara made her Grammy Award-winning conducting debut CD “Crazy Girl Crazy” in 2017.

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PERFORMANCES FEATURING BARBARA HANNIGAN, EQUILIBRIUM AND LUDWIG

Thursday June 6, 2019

 | 1:00-4:30pm
Ojai Presbyterian Church
OJAI TALKS
Led by Ojai Talks Director Ara Guzelimian, these insightful sessions will include Mentoring for the Future with Barbara Hannigan, My Ojai Adventure with Thomas W. Morris, and The Ludwig Vision with members of LUDWIG.

Thursday June 6, 2019

 | 7:30-10:30pm
Libbey Bowl
STRAVINSKY The Rake’s Progress *LIVE STREAM*
Equilibrium Artists: Aphrodite Patoulidou, soprano; Yannis Francois, bass; Elgan Llyr Thomas, tenor; Fleur Barron, mezzo-soprano; Antoin Herrera-Lopez Kessel, bass; James Way, tenor | LUDWIG | Los Robles Master Chorale | Edo Frenkel, harpsichord |  Linus Fellbom, Director and Lighting Design | Barbara Hannigan, conductor


Friday June 7, 2019 | 7:30-10:00pm *LIVE STREAM*
Libbey Bowl
Part I 7:30-8:30pm
DEBUSSY Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut 
RAVEL Une barque sur l’ocean 
MESSIAEN Un reflet dans le vent 
SCHOENBERG String Quartet No. 2
Barbara Hannigan, soprano | Stephen Gosling, piano | JACK Quartet 

Part II 9:00–10:00pm
DEBUSSY Syrinx
SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht
VIVIER Lonely Child
Aphrodite Patoulidou, soprano | LUDWIG | Barbara Hannigan, conductor

Friday June 7, 2019 | 10:15-11:30pm
Ojai Art Center
DONOR EVENT
DANCING UNDER THE STARS with the LUDWIG Ballroom Band and Bill Elliott
Dance under the stars to the waltzes, fox trots, and tangos with the Ludwig Ballroom Band!


Saturday June 8, 2019 | 11:00am-1:00pm *LIVE STREAM*
Libbey Bowl
Part I 11:00-11:30
A tribute to Oliver Knussen with music by Oliver Knussen
KNUSSEN Masks for flute with wind chimes
KNUSSEN Autumnal for violin and piano
KNUSSEN Sonja’s Lullaby
KNUSSEN Cantata for oboe and string trio
KNUSSEN Eccentric Melody for cello
KNUSSEN Ophelia’s Last Dance
KNUSSEN Study for Metamorphosis for solo bassoon
LUDWIG | Stephen Gosling, piano | Jay Campbell, cello

Part II 12:00-1:00pm
RACHMANINOFF The Isle of the Dead (arr. by Thomas Beijer)
MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE Twice Through the Heart
Kate Howden, mezzo-soprano | LUDWIG | Edo Frenkel, conductor 

Saturday June 8, 2019 | 2:00-3:30pm
Ojai Presbyterian Church
OJAI FILM: Music is Music – film by Mathieu Amalric | C’est presque au bout du monde – film by Mathieu Amalric  | Taking Risks – Accentus documentary on Equilibrium (US premiere)

Saturday June 8, 2019 | 7:30-10:15pm *LIVE STREAM*
Libbey Bowl
Part I 7:30-8:00pm
JOHN ZORN Jumalattaret *US premiere
Barbara Hannigan, soprano | Stephen Gosling, piano

Part II 8:15-9:00pm
RITES OF PASSAGE: Folk songs from around the world
Equilibrium Artists | Edo Frenkel, piano

Part III 9:30-10:15pm
GRISEY Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil

Barbara Hannigan, soprano | LUDWIG | Steven Schick, conductor


Sunday June 9, 2019 | 
11:00am-1:15pm *LIVE STREAM*
Libbey Bowl
Part I 11:00-11:45am
WALTON Façade: An Entertainment
LUDWIG | Barbara Hannigan, speaker

Part II 12:15-1:15pm
TERRY RILEY In C

Festival artists

Sunday June 9, 2019 | 
4:30-6:30pm *LIVE STREAM*
Libbey Bowl
FINALE CONCERT
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella (complete)
HAYDN Symphony No. 49 “La Passione”
GERSHWIN Girl Crazy Suite (arranged by Bill Elliott)
Kate Howden, mezzo-soprano | James Way, tenor | Antoin Herrera-Lopez Kessel, bass | LUDWIG | Barbara Hannigan, soprano and conductor