2015 Summer Festival:  August 6 – 22
The 18th Annual Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival takes place  August 6 – 22, 2015. 
Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann, violin/viola and  Artistic Advisor Jon Kimura Parker, piano, will welcome:
the Miró Quartet, Oliver Aldort, cello; David Harding, viola; Desmond Hoebig, cello; Nathan Hughes, oboe;
Lachezar Kostov, cello;  Timothy McAllister, saxophone; Lorna McGhee, flute; Charlie Porter, trumpet;
Orli Shaham, piano;   Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello; Viktor Valkov, piano; and Sandy Yamamoto, violin.

CONCERT SCHEDULE:   (each concert is performed twice, at two different times)
Thursday, August 6           Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival on Lopez Island
Friday, August 7                7:30 pm  Opening Night on Orcas Island
Saturday, August 8            5:30 pm 

Tuesday, August 11          7:30 pm
Wednesday, August 12     5:30 pm 

Wednesday, August 12     1:00 pm  Children’s Concert

Friday, August 14              7:30 pm
Saturday, August 15          5:30 pm

Tuesday, August 18           7:30 pm
Wednesday, August 19      5:30 pm

Friday, August 21               1:00 pm  Program for Seniors

Friday, August 21               7:30 pm
Saturday, August 22           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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