We also picked our favorite festivals in theater , dance and pop music. With help from the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the JACK Quartet and others, her concerts are predominantly thematic, often juxtaposing the very old with the relatively new. In contrast to the sprawl that blights many other classical festivals, Ojai is a concentrated burst of intellectual energy, easily reached just outside Los Angeles. Leading off is the Academy of St. It stars Ryan McKinny as J. With an orchestra whose players are drawn from major symphonies across the country, Mr. The festival is now happily broad, with more dance and theater alongside expanded musical offerings.
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The Governors Ball Music Festival
We also picked our favorite festivals in theater , dance and classical music. Those who stick around will catch headlining sets from Jack White, Travis Scott and Eminem, who lately has been indulging a nostalgic impulse of his own. Expect him to travel back again at Governors. Nick Murray governorsballmusicfestival. Expect both again when the two acts reunite at the conclusion of this all-day event. Created in , the Roots Picnic earns its name not just by providing good food, but also for hosting acts that appeal across generations.
FROM THE VAULT
The New York Musical Festival wrapped up its season with the August 5 presentation of the Awards for Excellence, celebrating productions, readings, and concerts that comprised the organization's 15th annual lineup. The production of Between the Sea and the Sky took home a total of five awards at the Hudson Terrace reception, including Best Musical. Also leading the pack with five wins each were Emojiland, Interstate , and Pedro Pan. Stilson; music and lyrics by Cody Cole. Emojiland : Jessie Alagna, Brandon L. Stilson, and Dan Markley Russ Rowland. Recommended Reading:. Members of the original Off-Broadway cast reunite for Kristoffer Diaz's dramedy, with Justin Kirk joining the ensemble.