Ojai Music Festival just announced that Patricia Kopatchinskaja will serve as Music Director for the 72nd Festival (June 7-10, 2018). Previously, she was scheduled to serve as Music Director in 2020.
Ms. Kopatchinskaja replaces Esa-Pekka Salonen, who was originally slated as Music Director for the 2018 Festival. Mr. Salonen, who previously served as music director in 1999 and 2001, has withdrawn due to his composition schedule.
Planning is already well advanced. Further details to follow in the coming months.