Cutting-Edge in Shangri-La: A Preview of the 2014 Ojai Music Festival
Ojai, California is one of my favorite places on earth. Not for nothing was it cast as the idyllic Shangri-La in the 1937 movie Lost Horizon. But the rustic beauty of the Ojai Valley belies the seriousness and stature of its annual cutting-edge music festival, coming up June 12-15. It is therefore a labor of love each year to record this detailed sonic preview of the Festival with longtime Ojai Music Festival Artistic Director Tom Morris, former chief executive of the Cleveland Orchestra and a founding director of Spring for Music at Carnegie Hall. This year’s festival boasts charismatic pianist and writer Jeremy Denk as music director, and Jeremy has vowed to introduce some marvelous twists this year: humor, irreverence and a brand new opera! Hope to see you at the Festival!
Click on one of the players above to hear our preview of the 2014 Ojai Music Festival.