ARTISTS: Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann and Artistic Advisor Jon Kimura Parker lead an amazing group of artists performing for the 17th Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, August 8 – 23, 2014.
Many of your favorites are returning this Summer – Canada’s celebrated Gryphon Trio, violinists Chee-Yun, Andrés Cárdenes and Monique Mead, cellist Anne Martindale Williams, clarinetist Owen Kotler, violist Yizhak Schotten, and baritone Philip Cutlip.
We’re also excited to announce musicians that will be new to Orcas in 2014 – famous Argentinian pianist Pablo Ziegler and his Classical Tango Quartet, cellist Bion Tsang and pianist Ian Parker.
TICKETS: Pre-Sale Tickets: April 16
(For donors $500+. Call Office for information 360-376-6636)
Ticket Sales Open: May 7
Concerts will take place on the following dates. Each concert is performed twice,
the first night at 7:30pm, the second night at 5:30pm.
Friday, August 8 at 7:30 pm and Pablo Ziegler Classical Tango Quartet – and more!
Saturday, August 9 at 5:30 pm “
Sunday, August 10 at Lopez Center “
Tuesday, August 12 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, August 13 at 5:30 pm
Wednesday, August 13 at 11 am CHILDREN’S CONCERT
Friday, August 15 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 16 at 5:30 pm
Tuesday, August 19 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, August 20 at 5:30 pm
Friday, August 22 at 1 pm SENIOR PROGRAM
Friday, August 22 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 23 at 5:30 pm
It’s two weeks filled with fabulous music and musicians, enlightening lectures, community concerts, post-concert receptions and fun. Please make your lodging reservations early and join our 17th Season celebration!
*All elements subject to change
They’re called WindSync, a quintet of virtuoso players who show just how exciting a flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn can be. This fresh, energetic group will be the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Musicians-in-Residence the week of March 10th.
The five members of WindSync will work with K-12 music students and teachers, offering skill-building techniques which focus on finding a group sound together, while providing enthusiasm and inspiration. In addition, the Quintet will conduct workshops with community musicians. Their busy week on Orcas will end with a Spirit Assembly for students.
Based in Houston, WindSync has thrilled audiences nationwide with their unique approach to classical music. The Quintet specializes in creative and interactive concerts that inspire audiences of all ages, and are pioneers in unconventional performance practices. They have frequently performed in schools representing Young Audiences of Houston, an arts program which applauded WindSync for its “extraordinary ability to connect students, educators, administrators, and parents in a powerful and meaningful way.” Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as “revolutionary chamber musicians,” WindSync was winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh International Competition. The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is thrilled that WindSync is bringing their talent and passion for education to Orcas schools in March. This project is underwritten by gifts to the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Music Education Fund.
The dynamic duo of pianist Viktor Valkov and cellist Lachezar Kostov brought
their incredible gifts of music – and fun – to our annual fundraising concert
“Leaves of Gold … with a Touch of Red” December 12th and 13th.
The Music Room at Rosario Resort was the magical venue for two exciting evenings,
filled with standing ovations.
The Valkov/Kostov duo performed works by Debussy, Kreisler and Buxton Orr’s
Carmen Fantasy, before being joined by Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann for
Brahms’ beautiful Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major. And what an amazing finale!
Viktor and Lachezar performed Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody to an amazed audience.
Due to Lachezar’s love of red shoes, we invited patrons to wear a touch of red … and the result was overwhelming. Red shoes, red sweaters, red jackets, red scarves and more made for a very festive audience. Thanks to everyone for getting in the holiday spirit. This fundraiser was a huge hit!
June 23-29, 2014, 5 concert nights
An unforgettable musical experience is coming to Orcas! The internationally renowned Miró Quartet will perform one of the greatest musical gifts ever created – the 16 string quartets of Beethoven. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enjoy Beethoven’s extraordinary artistic journey in five unforgettable concerts. The concerts will be performed over 5 nights, June 23 – 29, 2014: June 23, 24, 25 and 28 at 7:00 pm, closing concert Sunday June 29 at 4:00 pm. *See below for specific concert information. The Miró Quartet, comprised of violinists Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer, violist John Largess and cellist Joshua Gindele, have become favorites to Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival audiences. They perform throughout the world on the most important chamber music series and on the most prestigious concert stages, garnering accolades from critics and audiences alike.
Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann and the Festival are extremely proud and excited to bring the Miró to Orcas to perform the complete Beethoven “cycle.” It’s a major musical event audiences are sure to treasure. Tickets are on sale at www.oicmf.org. Patrons can purchase the five-concert package for $150, or individual concert tickets for $30. Tickets for students 18 and under are $10. For more information, call the OICMF Office 360-376-6636.
String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op 18, No. 3
String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
String Quartet No. 6 in B-Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6
String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, “Razumovsky” Op. 59, No. 1
String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, ”Razumovsky” Op. 59, No. 2
Quartet No. 9 in C Major, “Razumovsky” Op. 59, No. 3
String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Major, Op. 74, “Harp”
String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”
String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 127
String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130
Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp minor, Op. 131
String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135
“Leaves of Gold … with a Touch of Red”
December Concert Stars Summer Favorites
It was their first appearance at the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival this Summer. And their performances had audiences leaping to their feet! Patrons affectionately referred to them as the “Bulgarian Boys.” Many asked when they’re coming back – and we’re thrilled to say – IN DECEMBER!
Pianist Viktor Valkov and Cellist Lachezar Kostov will perform for our annual “Leaves of Gold” Fundraising Concert at Rosario Resort on Thursday, December 12th at 6:00 pm and Friday, December 13th at 6:00 pm. Rosario’s historic and beautiful Music Room, adorned for the holidays, is the magical setting for this spectacular concert. Following the music, guests will enjoy an hors d’oeuvres buffet and wine reception in the Orcas Room of the Rosario Mansion. OICMF would like to thank Hosts and Reception Sponsors Jerry and Jan Barto, owners of Rosario Resort.
Valkov, winner of the 2012 New Orleans International Piano Competition, has been highly acclaimed by the critics as “lion of the keyboard” and “sensational.” He is pursuing a DMA Degree at Rice University with Jon Kimura Parker. Kostov, National Winner at the 2006 MTNA Young Artists Competition, is hailed for the “awesome purity of his playing,” and as a “prodigiously skilled protagonist.” He is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at Rice University where he studies with Norman Fischer, and was recently named a cellist with the San Antonio Symphony. The Kostov-Valkov Duo gave their Carnegie Hall debut in 2009, and won First Prize at the Liszt-Garisson International Competition in 2011.
We’re adding “a touch of Red” to this holiday event – for the festive timing and in honor of Lachezar’s love of red shoes! For those who attended the summer Festival, they know Lachezar slipped into his red velvet shoes during the receptions – and we’re sure he’ll wear them in December, too! We’d like to encourage everyone to wear a touch of red, and be part of the colorful holiday spirit!
Tickets to this fundraising event are $150. For reservations, call 360-376-6636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds benefit Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival programming, as well as music education. OICMF is committed to providing skill-building techniques and inspiration to Orcas islanders of all ages, from preschoolers to community musicians. For those unable to attend, a wonderful way to support the Chamber Music Festival in the winter months is to be among the “guests in spirit” listed in the program, which is a 100% tax deductible donation.
Canada’s celebrated Gryphon Trio is making a special trip down to Orcas on
Sunday, October 20th to present a Salon Concert for the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. The concert will take place at 5:00 pm in a beautiful Deer Harbor home, the perfect setting for an intimate concert.
The Trio, consisting of violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys and pianist Jamie Parker, are celebrating their 20 anniversary this year. They are two time award-winners of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences JUNO Award, and were recently honored as the 2013 winner of the Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts. Presented by the Canada Council for the Arts, this prize recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievement by Canadian artists. According to the committee, “Stability is the bedrock of these three exceptional musicians who think, breathe and act as one. Theirs is a powerful and majestic sound, regardless of musical genre.”
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival patrons will certainly remember their amazing performances during the 2011 Festival, which included Hatzis’s Old Photographs, Beethoven’s Ghost Trio and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time.
The Salon Concert will be accompanied by hors d’oeuvres and Thurston Wolfe wine. Tickets are $75. Seating is limited. To reserve, please call the OICMF office 360-376-6636 or email email@example.com.
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is bringing brass to the island the week of Oct. 6th. C Street Brass is the Ensemble in Residence at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, playing trumpets, horns and trombones. This dynamic quintet will lead educational workshops and entertain with ensemble performances as part of the Festival’s Musician-in-Residence program.
During the day, C Street Brass will be coaching students at Orcas elementary, middle and high schools, counseling with school music teachers and presenting spirit school assemblies in school and at Orcas Center. The group will continue to coach and perform at night, too. On Monday, Oct. 7th at 7pm, C Street will take part in the Community Band rehearsal, with a focus on coaching brass members. On Thursday, Oct. 10th there will be a Brass Master Class with Orcas Island’s Turtleback Brass. Other island brass players are welcome to join this session. If interested, please call the OICMF Office 376-6636. On Friday, Oct. 11th, there will be a special concert at The Grange, “Classy Brass: A Chamber Music Festival Community Concert.” The program is at 7:00 pm, followed by a post-concert coffee bar reception. Tickets are $15, $10 students 18 and under. To reserve your seat for this exciting concert, call OICMF 376-6636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
C Street Brass performs classical, jazz, commercial, and chamber music - and you can hear them online at www.cstreetbrass.com. They have appeared in chamber music series across the country, and toured internationally in Tbilisi, Georgia as Resident ensemble of the Traveling Notes Music Festival and in Doha, Qatar as ambassadors for Carnegie Mellon University. The quintet has received outreach and community education training from violinist and educator Monique Mead, who Orcas students and audiences know well as OICMF’s popular Musician-in-Residence and Festival performer. C Street Brass is teaching and performing on Orcas thanks to a Music Education Sponsorship from the following donors: Bill Anders, Janet Ketcham, James Connell and Win Rhodes.
Featured are live performances from the 2011 and 2012 Orcas Island Chamber Music Festivals.
Cuban Overture recalls a memorable vacation taken by George Gershwin. It features Jon Kimura Parker’s debut on the congas, while playing the piano alongside brother Jamie.
Fly to France and enjoy Frederica von Stade singing La Vie en Rose and Bois de Boulogne.
Joaquin Turina takes you to exotic Spain in the three movements of his Trio No. 2. Rendezvous with Alan Shulman in 1940s New York in a work originally written for Benny Goodman.
Journey to England as Samuel Barber channels Matthew Arnold’s evocation of Dover Beach, featuring baritone Philip Cutlip.
Travel to South Carolina for Gershwin’s Summertime, performed by Chee-Yun.
Take a train ride with Aloysia Friedmann and the Miró Quartet on the Orange Blossom Special.
Experience an American jazz club in Mike Garson’s virtuosic Paganini Variations.
Your final destination is upstate New York, the birthplace of the moving Ashokan Farewell.
A very special thanks to OICMF Board President Valerie Anders for underwriting the production of this CD!
Destinations CD | $20
Live Performances from the 2011-12 Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
The 2013 Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival was filled with superstar musicians … and two young musicians who are well on their way to superstar status!
Three virtuosos set the stage opening weekend in an extraordinary reunion:
renowned pianist Jeffrey Kahane, international violin soloist Joseph Swensen and New York Philharmonic Principal Cellist Carter Brey, performing classics by Mozart, Ravel and Brahms.
Then came the arrival of two artists that were new to the Festival. Orcas audiences affectionately referred to them as the “Bulgarian Boys,” even though they’re hardly boys and have been performing internationally for years. Pianist Viktor Valkov and cellist Lachezar Kostov had adoring fans leaping to their feet.
Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann, viola, and Artistic Advisor Jon Kimura Parker, piano, were excited to welcome a host of superb musicians: violinists William Preucil, Martin Chalifour, Margaret Batjer, Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio and Alexandra Preucil; violist Toby Appel; and cellist Eric Kim.
The 16th Season was spectacular! Thank you to the musicians for their amazing performances, and to our loyal patrons and supporters who make it possible.
Mark your calendars to join us in 2014: August 8 – 23