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Ensemble Intercontemporain featured in online OJAI festival!

Ensemble Intercontemporain featured in online OJAI festival!

The Ojai Music Festival will honor the spirit of the unrealized 2020 Festival--which was cancelled due to Covid-19 crisis--with online offerings from June 11 to 14, beginning at 7pm Pacific Time (10 pm EST).

Every night, join host Ojai Talks and Artistic Director designate Ara Guzelimian for virtual offerings that will feature insightful conversations with special guests and video and music excerpts to enhance the dialogue. Each evening will be supplemented with program notes by Thomas May along with archived concerts and video playlists.

The 2020 edition would have presented a program imagined by Music Director Matthias Pintscher in collaboration with Artistic Director Chad Smith, and the French Ensemble Intercontemporain would have performed.

On June 11 and 12, the virtual festival will feature conversations with Ensemble Intercontemporain's Music Director Matthias Pintscher, along with composer Olga Neuwirth on the 12, followed by musical excerpts of the Ensemble Intercontemporain.

Here is the full line-up:

THURSDAY, JUNE 11 | 7pm (PT)
Conversation with Matthias Pintscher
Musical excerpts of Ensemble intercontemporain’s performance of Pierre Boulez’s sur Incises and Matthias Pintscher’s Bereshit.

FRIDAY, JUNE 12 | 7pm (PT)
Conversation with Matthias Pintscher and Olga Neuwirth
Musical excerpts of Ensemble intercontemporain’s performance of Olga Neuwirth’s Le Encantadas and Eleanor.

SATURDAY, JUNE 13 | 7pm (PT)
Conversation with the Calder Quartet
With new musical excerpts of a Calder Quartet performance.

SUNDAY, JUNE 14 | 7pm (PT)
Conversation with Steve Reich
Musical excerpts of Steve Reich’s Tehillim and Drumming.

THE VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE WILL ALSO INCLUDE:  

  • Program notes by Thomas May

  • 74th Festival playlists

  • Recipes from participating Ojai restaurants and chefs

  • Ojai scenic gallery

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