ojaiblogbNext year’s Ojai Music Festival is a long way off (June 12-15, to be exact), but information has been dribbling out, more this week in a flyer. Here’s what we’ve gleaned so far.

Pianist Jeremy Denk will be the music director, reason enough to attend in my opinion. The 68th annual event will also feature the world premiere of a new opera, commissioned by the festival, with music by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky and a libretto by Denk. Robert Spano will conduct.

Jazz pianist/composer Uri Caine will be on hand to perform Mahler. The young violinist Stefan Jackiw, very impressive when I heard him a couple of years ago, will perform music by Ives.

Also promised: Music by Janacek, Ligeti, Mozart, Beethoven and a batch of Brooklyn composers.

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