2016 Summer Festival:  August 4 – 20
The 19th Annual Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival takes place  August 4 – 20, 2016. 
Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann, violin/viola and  Artistic Advisor Jon Kimura Parker, piano, will welcome:
the Miró Quartet,  Time for Three, Dr. Ayke Agus, violin/piano; Chee-Yun, violin; Michael Collins, clarinet; Julie Landsman, horn;
Ida Levin, violin; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Beth Rapier, cello; Anthony Ross, cello; Craig Sheppard, piano; and Sandy Yamamoto, violin.

CONCERT SCHEDULE:   (each concert is performed twice, at two different times)
Thursday, August 4           Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival on Lopez Island
Friday, August 5                7:30 pm  Opening Night on Orcas Island
Saturday, August 6            5:30 pm 

Tuesday, August 9             7:30 pm
Wednesday, August 10     5:30 pm 

Wednesday, August 10     1:00 pm  Children’s Concert

Friday, August 12              7:30 pm
Saturday, August 13          5:30 pm

Monday, August 15            “An Evening with Heifetz”
                                               7:30 pm

Tuesday, August 16           7:30 pm
Wednesday, August 17      5:30 pm

Friday, August 19               1:00 pm  Program for Seniors

Friday, August 19               7:30 pm
Saturday, August 20           5:30 pm


15th Anniversary Highlights 

2012 marked the celebration of OICMF’s 15th Anniversary: we featured the world premiere Orcas Island Ferry by renowned composer Jake Heggie written for Jackie and myself; new venues were introduced to new audiences with the Miró Quartet performing Hamlet Concerts at community centers around Orcas, and our first ever concert on neighboring Lopez Island; one of the world’s most beloved mezzo-sopranos, Frederica von Stade, presented a beautiful and intimate program; and hundreds came to our free concert on the Village Green, where they were treated to everything from Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals to Broadway show tunes performed by entertaining baritone Rod Gilfry.

I’m very proud that our 15th Anniversary was featured in the American Record Guide November/December issue. Seattle’s classical music critic and correspondent Melinda Bargreen captured all the highlights of our OICMF’s history in a wonderful article which I’d like to share with you. Please click the PDF below to read.

Thank you! Aloysia

Click Here for PDF American Record Guide

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