The first vocal artist to win a MacArthur "genius" grant for her role as an advocate for new music, Dawn Upshaw has achieved worldwide celebrity as a singer of opera and concert repertoire. She is joined by the adventurous and versatile Australian Chamber Orchestra to perform a new work by Maria Schneider titled Winter Morning Walk, based on the poetry of poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Ted Kooser.
Program: Webern: Five Pieces for Strings, Op. 5 · George Crumb: Excerpts from Black Angels · Maria Schneider: Winter Morning Walks (Bay Area Premiere) · Bartók/Tognetti: Five Hungarian Folk Songs · Grieg/Tognetti: String Quartet in G Minor
And don't miss out our other Ojai North! events: Maria Schneider Orchestra and Peter Sellars and Dawn Upshaw.
Ojai North! Overview
Dawn Upshaw, music director
Cal Performances launches Ojai North!, a multi-year partnership with the celebrated Ojai Music Festival, involving co-productions, co-commissions, and multiple Ojai concerts in Berkeley. Established in 1947, the Ojai Music Festival has an unparalleled musical legacy, defined by its intersection of daring artists, adventurous music, and passionate audiences.
"I have long admired the quality and breadth of programming at the Ojai Music Festival and am thrilled we can collaborate with this beacon of artistic endeavor to bring these concerts to Cal Performances' audiences."
—Matías Tarnopolsky, Director, Cal Performances
"It has been a long-held dream of mine to broaden the reach of the Ojai Music Festival. In launching this partnership with Cal Performances—a colleague organization acclaimed for its commitment to musical adventure—we make this dream a reality."
—Thomas W. Morris, Artistic Director, Ojai Music Festival
Program notes are available online. [PDF]