August 9: Jon Kimura Parker, world famous pianist, Professor of Piano at Rice University, Artistic Advisor of Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
August 13: Toby Appel, violist, narrator, Juilliard faculty, commentator for National Public Radio
August 16: Verne Windham, acclaimed musician, conductor, Director of Music and Arts for KPBX Public Radio
August 20: Lisa Bergman, pianist, Artistic Director of Mostly Nordic Chamber Series, host of Classical KING-FM program
August 23: Roupen Shakarian, composer, conductor, Music Director of Skagit Symphony
Comprehensive in scope, these in-depth seminars occur during the Summer Festival and involve highly regarded lecturers from the Northwest and guest artists, representing unique aspects of the classical music world. These seminars are always rich in detail, reflecting the social and historical context of each composer and the specific repertoire of the concert evening. Each is augmented by a coveted visit to a concert rehearsal. Purchase a seminar ticket the same way you purchase a concert ticket. A limited number of seats may be sold at the door, depending on available space.