Ojai director programmes her parents

November 8, 2017 by norman lebrecht


Patricia Kopatchinskaja is artistic director in June 2018.

Among the artists listed are her parents, Viktor and Emilia Kopatchinski, folk musicians from Vienna.

‘Kopatchinskaja welcomes her parents for this effusive concert showing the energy of her roots and traditions in full force,’ says the blurb.

Pat Kop took over at short notice after the withdrawal of Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Programme here.


Comments (7)

  1. John says:

    Nepotism per excellence

    1. Simon Scott says:

      So be it, Pat Kop is a wonderful violinist

      1. manu says:

        yeah, and i am santa claus… mediocre musician, bad violinist

        1. Steve P says:

          disagree on both counts

    2. B.K. says:

      For anyone crying nepotism these parents are quite remarkable:
      They show where Enescu, Bartok, Kodaly and Kopatchinskaja came from…

  2. Ungeheuer says:

    A modernist programme, for those inclined to that. Ojai is a lovely town but, remembering this year’s apocalyptic fires, it is a tinderbox waiting to happen. I think the escape routes are few and far too. Let’s hope never.

    1. Hans G. Wurst says:

      Gushing journalese from the website:

      “Located 15 miles inland from Ventura, California and 65 miles north of Los Angeles, the bucolic Ojai Valley is surrounded by scenic hills and intoxicating orchards, brimming with small town charm and creativity.”

      San Diego, a bit further south, could use some prose like that for their hepatitis A epidemic.

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