The Los Angeles Times reviews at the Ojai Festival

“The four-day program overseen by Leif Ove Andsnes travels a wide and dizzying range that prominently features, but is by no means limited to, Scandinavia.

The 66th Ojai Music Festival ended in high spirits Sunday. Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin put on clown’s noses and played a hilarious — and spectacular — two-piano transcription of Stravinsky’s “Circus Polka.” Andsnes, who is Norwegian, was this year’s primarily serious and understated music director. But whatever it is in the Ojai atmosphere that causes the mountains to turn pink at sunset may also incite strange neurochemical uninhibitors in the brains of introspective Nordic music directors.”

Source: Los Angeles Times

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