Looking Ahead to Summer 2018
Following our Class of 2018 commencement ceremony on June 2nd, the summer heats up with two Ojai Music Festival concerts in the Zalk Theater, return of the Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab, Besant Hill School Summer Institute programs, and the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Current students have also been accepted to a number of prestigious summer programs!
On Campus Events & Summer Programs:
“At a morning concert at the Besant Hill School—an institution whose founders include Krishnamurti and Aldous Huxley—I.C.E. presented Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s “In the Light of Air,” for viola, cello, piano, harp, percussion, and electronics. The piece began in low light, with filament bulbs hanging from the ceiling. The instruments offered up a subdued, eerie fabric of timbres: ghostly glissandos on the viola and cello, fingertips and Super Balls brushing the strings of the harp and piano…Suddenly, the wall at the back of the auditorium was rolled aside, ushering in the bright-gray light and chilly breeze of a cloudy Ojai morning. Nothing I witnessed in opera houses this past season was as dramatic.”