posted Jun 8, 2017
This year's Ojai Music Festival prominently features several Composition alumni and faculty, with premieres by Courtney Bryan, Mario Diaz de Leon, George Lewis, and Tyshawn Sorey, and the participation of Steve Lehman. Professor Lewis's opera Afterword has its West Coast premiere on June 9, 2017, and the festival also includes a panel discussion on the ongoing impact of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), the subject of the book by Lewis that inspired the opera. Alexander Rothe (Core Lecturer and alum in Historical Musicology) wrote the program notes for this performance of Afterword.
For more information see the complete schedule of the festival. See also the New York Times feature article.