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