DEMOCRACY OF SOUND | The Ojai Music Festival’s free offerings reach a wide swath of music lovers

The Ojai Music Festival, now in its 71st year, has long been known for surprising audiences with the diversity of its concerts. But in recent years it has quietly pioneered a new idea in its programming: free events. Of the 15 musical offerings to take place during the annual festival this year, six will be free. (Tickets will be required, even if free, and can be had before the festival, or at the time of performance if still available.) Included will be a free Saturday late-night concert, beginning at 10:30 p.m., featuring musical director Vijay Iyer. Iyer and the...

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