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Overview

     Program Notes [PDF]

Mark Morris talks Ojai North!

John Luther Adams, Strange and Sacred Noise video

John Luther Adams, Songbird video

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Ojai North! 2013
Mark Morris, music director


Over the years, Mark Morris has become almost as famous for his exceptional and wide-ranging taste in music as he has for his sublime dance creations. Our Ojai North! 2013 Festival features a series of fascinating programs handcrafted by Morris himself as curator—a four-day feast of opportunities to explore some of the most groundbreaking music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Plus, Berkeley audiences will again have the unique chance to experience a world premiere dance by the renowned choreographer, performed by his acclaimed company in the intimate setting of Hertz Hall.

Morris's personally selected programs celebrate composers who have challenged conventions and embraced what Morris calls an inclusive idea of "Culture." In this four-day musical adventure, Morris lovingly places their work in the hands of some of today's most thoughtful, innovative, and engaging performers.

Ojai North 2013 will also include free outdoor performances, artist talks with Mark Morris, film screenings and more!

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"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

"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."
Matias Tarnolpolsky, Director, Cal Performances

The Festival's multi-year partnership with Cal Performances in Berkeley, Ojai North!, was inaugurated in 2011. This collaborative effort makes possible annual reprises of Ojai concerts in Berkeley, as well as joint commissions and co-productions. More than just a sharing of resources, Ojai North! represents a combining of artistic ideals and aspirations. The combined efforts of Ojai's legacy of artistic innovation and Cal Performances' tradition of groundbreaking productions creates a joint force that allows artists to achieve more than could even be imagined by each organization separately.

More information on the Ojai Music Festival

Schedule of Events:

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Like Cal Performances on Facebook for more information about the festival including exclusive backstage coverage. Follow the Cal Performances blog for videos, pictures and notes from our Executive Director and more!

Wed, June 12, 6 pm
(please note the time change from 5 pm as previously advertised)

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Faculty Glade
Free Performance, no tickets required
red fish blue fish

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS
Strange and Sacred Noise


Ojai North kicks off once again in style with a special FREE event, featuring another fascinating composition from John Luther Adams, whose Inuksuit was one of the highlights of Ojai North 2012!


Wed, June 12, 8 pm
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Hertz Hall
Mark Morris Dance Group
American String Quartet
Music arranged and performed by The Bad Plus

MARK MORRIS
Spring, Spring, Spring (music: Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, re-scoring by The Bad Plus)

Mosaic and United (music: Henry Cowell, Quartets Nos. 3 & 4)





Ojai North! 2013 opens with the world premiere of Mark Morris's new choreography to Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, set to the Bad Plus' rescoring of the explosive masterpiece for jazz piano trio. The Bad Plus, recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as "about as badass as highbrow can get," have achieved jazz superstardom with performances that embrace pop lyricism, rock emotion, and classical sophistication. Morris complements the program with a work danced to the string quartet music of Henry Cowell, performed by the extraordinary American String Quartet.

Wed, June 12, 10 pm
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Hertz Hall
Free Admission!

Film: Salome, A silent film starring Alla Nazimova, this adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play of the same name features The Bad Plus playing live with the film.


Thu, June 13, 6:30 pm
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Hertz Hall
Free and open to public


Artist Talk: Ojai North! Music Director Mark Morris in conversation with Wendy Lesser.

Thu, June 13, 8 pm
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Hertz Hall
Mark Morris Dance Group
American String Quartet
Music arranged and performed by The Bad Plus

MARK MORRIS
Spring, Spring, Spring (music: Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, re-scoring by The Bad Plus)

Mosaic and United (music: Henry Cowell, Quartets Nos. 3 & 4)





A second performance of Mark Morris's new choreography to Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, set to the Bad Plus' rescoring of the explosive masterpiece for jazz piano trio. The Bad Plus, recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as "about as badass as highbrow can get," have achieved jazz superstardom with performances that embrace pop lyricism, rock emotion, and classical sophistication. Morris complements the program with a work danced to the string quartet music of Henry Cowell, performed by the extraordinary American String Quartet.

Fri, June 14, 5 pm
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Hertz Hall
Gamelan Sari Raras

LOU HARRISON
Music for Gamelan and solo instruments


Fri, June 14, 6:30 pm
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Hertz Hall
Free and open to public

Artist Talk: pianist Ethan Iverson in conversation cultural critic Wendy Lesser


Fri, June 14, 8 pm
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Hertz Hall
MMDG Music Ensemble
American String Quartet
Colin Fowler, Yegor Shevtsov, piano

LOU HARRISON
Suite for Symphonic Strings


JOHN LUTHER ADAMS
For Lou Harrison


Fri, June 14, evening
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Watch for surprise evening (in between performances) appearances by the Cal Marching Band! (near Hertz Hall)

Fri, June 14, 10 pm
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Faculty Glade
Free Performance, no tickets required
red fish blue fish
Joshua Gersen, conductor

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS
Songbirdsongs


Late night at Ojai North! continues with a little music performed outside in the beauty of a summer's evening.


Sat, June 15, Noon
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Hertz Hall
Ethan Iverson, piano
Yulia Van Doren, soprano

JOHN CAGE
Four Walls


Sat, June 15, 2 pm
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Hertz Hall
Yulia Van Doren, soprano
Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo-soprano
Douglas Williams, baritone
Colin Fowler, organ
American String Quartet
Mark Morris, conductor

Songs by Henry Cowell and Charles Ives

CHARLES IVES
String Quartet No. 2

CARL RUGGLES
Exaltation (arr. by Colin Fowler)

Sat, June 15, 4 pm
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Wheeler Auditorium
Free Admission!

"Lou Harrison: A World of Music", a documentary by Eva Soltes, who will be in attendance. For more information on the Lou Harrison documentary project, please visit: www.harrisondocumentary.com


Sat, June 15, 6 pm
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Hertz Hall
Free and open to public

Artist Talk: Ojai North Music Director Mark Morris in conversation with Wendy Lesser

Sat, June 15, 7:30 pm
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Hertz Hall
red fish blue fish
Colin Fowler, organ
Joshua Gersen, conductor

LEO SOWERBY
Pageant


WILLIAM BOLCOM
La Cathedrale engloutie (Rock of Ages)


VINCENT PERSICHETTI
Sonatine


CHARLES IVES
Variations on America


LOU HARRISON
Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra


Sat, June 15, evening
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Watch for surprise evening (in between performances) appearances by the Cal Marching Band! (near Hertz Hall)

Sat, June 15, 9 pm
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Hertz Hall
Yulia Van Doren, soprano
Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo-soprano
Douglas Williams, baritone
MMDG Music Ensemble
red fish blue fish
Colin Fowler, piano
Gamelan Sari Raras
Joshua Gersen, conductor

HENRY COWELL
Heroic Dance (for Martha Graham) Atlantis


LOU HARRISON
Fugue for Percussion Concerto For Piano with Javanese Gamelan

Free Events

Connect to Ojai North!

Like Cal Performances on Facebook for more information about the festival including exclusive backstage coverage. Follow the Cal Performances blog for videos, pictures and notes from our Executive Director and more!

Wed, June 12, 6 pm
(please note the time change from 5 pm as previously advertised)

------------------
Faculty Glade
Free Performance, no tickets required
red fish blue fish

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS
Strange and Sacred Noise


Ojai North kicks off once again in style with a special FREE event, featuring another fascinating composition from John Luther Adams, whose Inuksuit was one of the highlights of Ojai North 2012!

Wed, June 12, 10 pm
------------------
Hertz Hall
Free Admission!

Film: Salome, A silent film starring Alla Nazimova, this adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play of the same name features The Bad Plus playing live with the film.


Thu, June 13, 6:30 pm
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Hertz Hall
Free and open to public

Artist Talk: Ojai North! Music Director Mark Morris in conversation with Wendy Lesser.


Fri, June 14, 6:30 pm
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Hertz Hall
Free and open to public

Artist Talk: pianist Ethan Iverson in conversation cultural critic Wendy Lesser


Fri, June 14, evening
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Watch for surprise evening (in between performances) appearances by the Cal Marching Band! (near Hertz Hall)

Fri, June 14, 10 pm
------------------
Faculty Glade
Free Performance, no tickets required
red fish blue fish
Joshua Gersen, conductor

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS
Songbirdsongs


Late night at Ojai North! continues with a little music performed outside in the beauty of a summer's evening.


Sat, June 15, 4 pm
------------------
Wheeler Auditorium
Free Admission!

"Lou Harrison: A World of Music", a documentary by Eva Soltes, who will be in attendance. For more information on the Lou Harrison documentary project, please visit: www.harrisondocumentary.com


Sat, June 15, 6 pm
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Hertz Hall
Free and open to public

Artist Talk: Ojai North Music Director Mark Morris in conversation with Wendy Lesser


Sat, June 15, evening
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Watch for surprise evening (in between performances) appearances by the Cal Marching Band! (near Hertz Hall)

Multimedia & Articles/Reviews

2013 Music Director for Ojai Music Festival (June 6–9) and Ojai North! (June 12–15) Mark Morris talks about curating the Festivals. Works by some of his favorite musicians, including Lou Harrison, John Luther Adams, and Henry Cowell will be performed plus the world premiere of Spring, Spring, Spring, his work set to Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.



John Luther Adams's Songbirdsongs



John Luther Adams's Strange and Sacred Noise



Connect to Ojai North!

Like Cal Performances on Facebook for more information about the festival including exclusive backstage coverage. Follow the Cal Performances blog for videos, pictures and notes from our Executive Director and more!

Reviews and Articles

New York Times: Dancing Happily Around All Topics
Contra Costa Times: Summer classical 2013: Rite of Spring
SF Examiner: Classical, dance delights
Contra Costa Times: 'Rite of Spring' -- century-old prog-rock precursor
LA Times: 'Spring, Spring, Spring' review
San Francisco Chronicle: 'Spring, Spring, Spring' review
San Francisco Chronicle: 'Strange and Sacred Noise' review
BerkeleySide.com: Ojai North! 'Spring, Spring, Spring' review

Dance

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Like Cal Performances on Facebook for more information about the festival including exclusive backstage coverage. Follow the Cal Performances blog for videos, pictures and notes from our Executive Director and more!

Wed, June 12, 8 pm
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Hertz Hall
Mark Morris Dance Group
American String Quartet
Music arranged and performed by The Bad Plus

MARK MORRIS
Spring, Spring, Spring (music: Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, re-scoring by The Bad Plus)

Mosaic and United (music: Henry Cowell, Quartets Nos. 3 & 4)





Ojai North! 2013 opens with the world premiere of Mark Morris's new choreography to Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, set to the Bad Plus' rescoring of the explosive masterpiece for jazz piano trio. The Bad Plus, recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as "about as badass as highbrow can get," have achieved jazz superstardom with performances that embrace pop lyricism, rock emotion, and classical sophistication. Morris complements the program with a work danced to the string quartet music of Henry Cowell, performed by the extraordinary American String Quartet.

Music

Connect to Ojai North!

Like Cal Performances on Facebook for more information about the festival including exclusive backstage coverage. Follow the Cal Performances blog for videos, pictures and notes from our Executive Director and more!

Wed, June 12, 6 pm
(please note the time change from 5 pm as previously advertised)

------------------
Faculty Glade
Free Performance, no tickets required
red fish blue fish

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS
Strange and Sacred Noise


Ojai North kicks off once again in style with a special FREE event, featuring another fascinating composition from John Luther Adams, whose Inuksuit was one of the highlights of Ojai North 2012!


Fri, June 14, 5 pm
------------------
Hertz Hall
Gamelan Sari Raras

LOU HARRISON
Music for Gamelan and solo instruments


Fri, June 14, evening
------------------
Watch for surprise evening (in between performances) appearances by the Cal Marching Band! (near Hertz Hall)

Fri, June 14, 8 pm
------------------
Hertz Hall
MMDG Music Ensemble
American String Quartet
Colin Fowler, Yegor Shevtsov, piano


LOU HARRISON
Suite for Symphonic Strings


JOHN LUTHER ADAMS
For Lou Harrison


Fri, June 14, 10 pm
------------------
Faculty Glade
Free Performance, no tickets required
red fish blue fish
Joshua Gersen, conductor

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS
Songbirdsongs


Late night at Ojai North! continues with a little music performed outside in the beauty of a summer's evening.


Sat, June 15, Noon
------------------
Hertz Hall
Ethan Iverson, piano
Yulia Van Doren, soprano

JOHN CAGE
Four Walls


Sat, June 15, 2 pm
------------------
Hertz Hall
Yulia Van Doren, soprano
Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo-soprano
Douglas Williams, baritone
Colin Fowler, organ
American String Quartet
Mark Morris, conductor

Songs by Henry Cowell and Charles Ives

CHARLES IVES
String Quartet No. 2

CARL RUGGLES
Exaltation (arr. by Colin Fowler)

Sat, June 15, 7:30 pm
------------------
Hertz Hall
red fish blue fish
Colin Fowler, organ
Joshua Gersen, conductor

LEO SOWERBY
Pageant


WILLIAM BOLCOM
La Cathedrale engloutie (Rock of Ages)


VINCENT PERSICHETTI
Sonatine


CHARLES IVES
Variations on America


LOU HARRISON
Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra


Sat, June 15, evening
------------------
Watch for surprise evening (in between performances) appearances by the Cal Marching Band! (near Hertz Hall)

Sat, June 15, 9 pm
------------------
Hertz Hall
Yulia Van Doren, soprano
Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo-soprano
Douglas Williams, baritone
MMDG Music Ensemble
red fish blue fish
Colin Fowler, piano
Gamelan Sari Raras
Joshua Gersen, conductor

HENRY COWELL
Heroic Dance (for Martha Graham) Atlantis


LOU HARRISON
Fugue for Percussion Concerto For Piano with Javanese Gamelan
Purchase Tickets

Wed, June 12, 8 pm
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Thu, June 13, 8 pm
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Fri, June 14, 5 pm
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Fri, June 14, 8 pm
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Sat, June 15, noon
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Sat, June 15, 2 pm
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Sat, June 15, 7:30 pm
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Sat, June 15, 9 pm
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Venue: Hertz Hall

Price:
Single Tickets begin at $20

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