Californian Dreams & Aldeburgh Variations

June 2018

This tour marks the first American residency for the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and features three distinct components, taking place in North America and Europe, with repertoire from both continents.

The MCO begins in Ojai, California where it will be the resident orchestra for the renowned Ojai Music Festival. This year’s festival music director is violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Known for her thoughtful and avant-garde concert performances, she is considered one of the most exciting violinists in the world today. The MCO enjoys a very close relationship with this remarkable thinker and performer. Both orchestra and soloist have a strong love for the innovative, the desire to perform with great energy, and an eagerness to explore new musical directions.

 In 2018 the 75-year-old Ojai Festival continues in its tradition of diverse and original programming. This year the programme includes the premiere of a new Michael Hersch composition, Moldavian folk music, solo and chamber music, children’s programmes, and jazz compositions, along with concerts in the more traditionally recognised orchestral format. Mahler Chamber Orchestra musicians will be seen and heard in many diverse and engaging settings at the festival, a challenge the musicians quite enjoy. Solo and chamber performances by MCO musicians can be heard, and in the grand finale performance of the festival MCO cellist Philipp von Steinaecker will assume the role of conductor for the Ligeti Violin Concerto with soloist Patricia Kopatchinskaja.
With the conclusion of the Ojai residency, the MCO and Patricia Kopatchinskaja will bring the Ojai festival program up the California coast to the University of California at Berkeley, with five performances in the University’s Zellerbach Hall.

Following the Berkeley performances, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra makes its way across the American continent and Atlantic Ocean to join the Aldeburgh Festival, in Aldeburgh, U.K. for two further performances with Patricia Kopatchinskaja. The orchestra was last in Aldeburgh in 2014, yet feels quite at home in this mise en scène of leading-edge programming and performances.

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CONCERTS THIS TOUR

07 June 2018 Ojai

Thursday 21:00pm / Libbey Bowl

Works by: Charles Ives, Joseph Haydn, John Cage, Johann Sebastian Bach, György Kurtág, Ludwig van Beethoven

With: Violin and Director Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Scenic Realisation Maria Ursprung

08 June 2018 Ojai

Friday 10:00pm / Ojai Art Center

Works by: Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Arthur Honegger, Luciano Berio, Heinz Holliger, John Cage, Alan Ridout

With: Violin Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Harpsichord Anthony Romaniuk, Musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

08 June 2018 Ojai

Friday 21:00pm / Libbey Bowl

Works by: Michael Hersch

With: Conductor Tito Muñoz, Soprano Ah Young Hong & Kiera Duffy, Piano Amy Yang, Alto saxophone Gary Louie, Musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

09 June 2018 Ojai

Saturday 13:00pm / Libbey Bowl

Works by: Luciano Berio, György Ligeti, Russell Peck, Maurice Ravel

With: Violin Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violoncello Jay Campbell, Musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

09 June 2018 Ojai

Saturday 19:30pm / Libbey Bowl

Works by: John Dowland, Tigran Mansurian, Pauline Oliveros

With: Violin Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Quartet JACK Quartet, Musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

09 June 2018 Ojai

Saturday 21:00pm / Libbey Bowl

Works by: Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, George Crumb, Michael Hersch, Antonio Lotti, Giacinto Scelsi, Galina Ustvolskaya, György Ligeti

With: Conductor Tito Muñoz, Violin Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Piano & Harpsichord Anthony Romaniuk, JACK Quartet, Scenic Realisation Maria Ursprung

10 June 2018 Ojai

Sunday 10:00pm / Ojai Art Center

Works by: Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Arthur Honegger, Luciano Berio, Heinz Holliger, John Cage, Alan Ridout

With: Violin Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Harpsichord Anthony Romaniuk, Musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

10 June 2018 Ojai

Sunday 13:00pm / Libbey Bowl

Works by: Hans Abrahamsen

With: Piano Amy Yang & Anthony Romaniuk, Musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

10 June 2018 Ojai

Sunday 16:30pm / Libbey Bowl

Works by: Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky, Guillaume de Machaut, György Ligeti

With: Conductor Philipp von Steinaecker, Violin Patricia Kopatchinskaja

14 June 2018 Berkeley

Thursday 20:00pm / Zellerbach Hall

Works by: Charles Ives, Joseph Haydn, John Cage, Johann Sebastian Bach, György Kurtág, Ludwig van Beethoven

With: Violin and Director Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Scenic Realisation Maria Ursprung

15 June 2018 Berkeley

Friday 20:00pm / Zellerbach Hall

Works by: Michael Hersch

With: Conductor Tito Muñoz, Soprano Ah Young Hong & Kiera Duffy, Piano Michael Hersch & Amy Yang, Alto saxophone Gary Louie, Musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra




16 June 2018 Berkeley

Saturday 20:00pm / Zellerbach Hall

Works by: Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky, György Ligeti

With: Violin Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Conductor Philipp von Steinaecker

20 June 2018 Aldeburgh

Wednesday 19:30pm / Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Works by: Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky, Guillaume de Machaut, György Ligeti

With: Violin Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Conductor Philipp von Steinaecker

21 June 2018 Aldeburgh

Thursday 19:30pm / Snape Maltings Britten Studio

Works by: Michael Hersch

With: Conductor Tito Muñoz, Soprano Ah Young Hong & Kiera Duffy, Piano Michael Hersch & Amy Yang, Alto saxophone Gary Louie, Musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

22 June 2018 Aldeburgh

Friday 19:30pm / Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Works by: Charles Ives, Joseph Haydn, John Cage, Johann Sebastian Bach, György Kurtág, Ludwig van Beethoven

With: Violin and Director Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Scenic Realisation Maria Ursprung, Video Jonas Link, Lights Ricarda Koeneke