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Ojai at Berkeley 2017
Vijay Iyer, Music Director

June 15-17, 2017

Cal Performances presents Ojai at Berkeley 2017 June 15–17, 2017, a weekend-long festival of contemporary music that marks the seventh year of artistic partnership with Southern California’s esteemed Ojai Music Festival. The music director for the 2017 festival is trailblazing pianist, improviser, composer, and musical thinker, Vijay Iyer, who earned his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in 1998 and has since gone on to a storied career as an artist exploring the intersections of improvisation and composition in his acclaimed works. Iyer’s program for Ojai at Berkeley includes several notable premieres of his own chamber music; the Bay Area premiere of an opera by George Lewis following its West Coast premiere in Ojai; a music and film collaboration that links Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring to Hindu religious celebrations; and a cast of versatile performers, including the International Contemporary Ensemble, Steven Schick, Jennifer Koh, Wadada Leo Smith, Zakir Hussain, and others.

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Pictured: Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith

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