ojai music festival

From legendary composers like Stravinsky, to edgier names like John Zorn, music will be flowing this week for what’s become a cutting edge event in the music world. The 73rd Ojai Music Festival begins on Thursday. It’s going to be a special one for Thomas Morris, because it’s his last as the festival’s Artistic Director.

(Ojai Music Festival photo)

An iconic music festival on the South Coast has selected a new Artistic Director.

Chad Smith, who’s Chief Operating Officer for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will take the helm of the Ojai Music Festival.

(Ojai Music Festival photo)

A world famous music festival based on the South Coast has announced the Music Director for its 2020 event.

Matthias Pintscher will serve as the Ojai Music Festival’s Music Director in two years.

(Ojai Music Festival Photo)

The eyes and ears of the classical music world are on the South Coast this week, as the internationally known Ojai Musical Festival kicks off its 70th edition.

More than dozen groups and performers set to appear at different venues in the Ojai area, most notably Libby Bowl today through Sunday.

Internationally known Opera and Theater Director Peter Sellars is the Music Director, coordinating performers and pieces for this year’s festival. There are concerts, lectures, and family events.