What a Hologram of Maria Callas Can Teach Us About Opera

Callas In Concert
The New York Times

It was amazing, yet also absurd; strangely captivating, yet also campy and ridiculous. And in a way, it made the most sense of any of the musical holograms produced so far. More than rock or hip-hop fans — and even more, you could say, than fans of instrumental classical music — opera lovers dwell in the past. We are known for our obsessive devotion to dead divas and old recordings; it can sometimes seem like an element of necrophilia, even, drives the most fanatical buffs. ... »



With over 100 million views on YouTube and Facebook, Voctave are rising superstars of the a capella world. The 11-member a cappella group from the Central Florida area are known for their gorgeous performances of Disney and Broadway hits.  Members of Voctave have performed all over the world and can be heard on countless recordings.  Between Facebook and YouTube, the group has received more than 100 million views on their videos.   ... »

Matthias Pintscher Named 2020 Music Director of Ojai Music Festival

Matthias Pintscher
Ojai Music Festival

Ojai Music Festival Artistic Director Thomas W. Morris announced updated Festival Music Director appointments today. Composer/conductor Matthias Pintscher will take the helm as 2020 Music Director for the 74th Festival (June 11 – 14, 2020). Mr. Pintscher is one of the most prominent composers of our time and has an extraordinarily active conducting career. He serves currently as Music Director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris and as Principal Conductor of the Lucerne Festival Academy. He is active as a teacher both at the Lucerne Festival Academy and at the Juilliard School in New York. His teachers and mentors include two Ojai alumni, Peter Eötvös and Pierre Boulez. As Music Director of the Ojai Music Festival, Mr. Pintscher will follow violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja (2018) and soprano/conductor Barbara Hannigan (2019), and precedes pianist Mitsuko Uchida (2021). ... »