Leaves of Gold Concert

Leaves of Gold Concert Thursday, December 13, 2018

Aloysia Friedmann, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival founder and Artistic Director, is very pleased to announce the Festival’s annual Leaves of Gold concert on Thursday, December 13th at 5:30 PM. The Music Room in the Mansion at Rosario Resort, glowing with old-fashioned cheer during the holiday season, is the enchanting setting for this festive evening.

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Cellist Desmond Hoebig and Pianist Jon Kimura Parker look forward to Leaves of Gold

Cellist Desmond Hoebig and pianist Jon Kimura Parker have performed together frequently since they were teenagers in British Columbia, and this concert brings them together again to perform works by Rachmaninoff and Richard Strauss. Also on the program is pianist Artem Kuznetsov, a graduate student in Jon Kimura Parker’s Rice University studio. The concert features a few musical surprises and  familiar pieces, including a virtuoso arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite.

Desmond Hoebig’s distinguished career began in British Columbia, where he first performed as a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at age eight. He has held the chair of Principal Cellist in the Cleveland Orchestra, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Hoebig has been a soloist with prominent orchestras in Montreal, Toronto, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Mexico, and Colombia. He has taught and performed at festivals throughout North America, including Banff, La Jolla, Marlboro, Music Bridge, Sarasota, and Steamboat Springs. Desmond Hoebig is currently a professor of Cello at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and is also on the faculty of the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

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Pianist Artem Kuznetsov

A native of Balashov, Russia, pianist Artem Kuznetsov has been hailed for his artistry, virtuosity, lyricism, and exciting energy. He has won top awards at numerous prestigious piano competitions such as the Ivanovka International Piano Competition, the International Music Fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota, and the Seattle International Piano Competition. Mr. Kuznetsov has performed as a soloist and is an avid chamber performer throughout Europe, Russia and the United States. He has a full upcoming season with solo recitals and concerto performances and a Washington State concert tour.

Jon Kimura Parker is Professor of Piano at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. He frequently gives recitals and performs with major orchestras around the world. He has lectured at The Juilliard School, the Colburn School, the Steans Institute, New York University, and Yale University. Mr. Parker is the Artistic Advisor of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, where he has given world premieres of new works by Peter Schickele and Jake Heggie. He was appointed the Artistic Director of the Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, Alberta, earlier this year.

A reception in the sparkling Mansion Dining Room follows the concert, featuring a delicious buffet of hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and wines, prepared and served by executive chef Raymond Southern and his staff. Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is grateful to Rosario Resort owners Jan and Jerry Barto for hosting this event. The concert is underwritten by the Valerie and William Anders Foundation and kind patrons like you. Tickets are $150 ($75 is tax deductible). To reserve your seat at this festive concert, email info@oicmf.org or call the OICMF office at 360-376-6636.

Leaves of Gold Concert December 11, 2017

Leaves of Gold 2017

Aloysia Friedmann, founder and Artistic Director of Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, is very pleased to announce the annual Leaves of Gold concert on Monday, December 11, at 6:00 PM in the Music Room of the Mansion at Rosario Resort. The Miró Quartet, OICMF’s Quartet-in-Residence, joins pianist Jon Kimura Parker in works by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, and Johannes Brahms. The concert, aptly titled “Love Triangle,” will capture the hearts of audience members as they learn about the close relationship between Clara and the very young Brahms as Robert’s physical and mental health deteriorated. The program will also include a few other musical surprises!

The Miró Quartet members, violinists Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer, violist John Largess, and cellist Joshua Gindele, are on faculty at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, where they teach private students and coach chamber music. They concurrently maintain an active international touring schedule, performing at major chamber music series and on the most prestigious concert stages, most recently a highly anticipated and sold out return to Carnegie Hall to perform Beethoven’s complete Opus 59 Quartets, garnering accolades from critics and audiences alike.

Jon Kimura Parker is Professor of Piano at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. He frequently gives recitals and performs with major orchestras around the world. He has lectured at The Juilliard School, The Colburn School, The Steans Institute, New York University, and Yale University. Mr. Parker is the Artistic Advisor of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, where he has given world premieres of new works by Peter Schickele and Jake Heggie, and he was recently appointed Artistic Director of the Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, Alberta.

The Mansion at Rosario Resort, glowing with old-fashioned cheer during the holiday season, is an enchanting setting for OICMF’s Leaves of Gold concert. A reception in the Mansion Dining Room follows the concert, featuring a delicious buffet of hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and wines, prepared and served by executive chef Raymond Southern and his staff. Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is grateful to Rosario Resort owners Jan and Jerry Barto for hosting this event. The concert is underwritten by the Valerie and William Anders Foundation and kind patrons like you. Tickets are $150 ($75 of the ticket price is tax deductible). To reserve your seat, email linda@oicmf.org or call the OICMF office at 360-376-6636.

2016 Leaves of Gold: “A Bach Celebration!”

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is very pleased to present its annual Leaves of Gold concert at 6:00 PM on Thursday, December 8. “A Bach Celebration!” will feature music by J.S. Bach, the composer Beethoven called the “Immortal God of Harmony.”

Two violinists will join Rosario Resort’s grand piano, and the historic pipe organ in the Music Room at the Rosario mansion will be tuned up and ready to add a big, dramatic thrill to this season’s concert. OICMF Artistic Director and violinist Aloysia Friedmann and OICMF Artistic Advisor and pianist Jon Kimura Parker are joined by two returning Festival musicians, both internationally renowned, violinist Lilit Gampel and organist Gregory D’Agostino.

Currently, Lilit Gampel lives in New York and has performed as concerto soloist with the New York Philharmonic, among other great orchestras. She also plays in the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. The Chicago Tribune commented on her “super-accurate ear…control of tone…prodigious talent.”

Gregory D’Agostino has performed around the world. He’s the Director of Music and Organist at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament near Lincoln Center and is on faculty at the Mannes School of Music. His playing has been described by The American Organist magazine as a “stunning, controlled delirium.”

The concert will take place in the Music Room at Rosario Resort, which sparkles with holiday cheer. A reception will follow in the Mansion Dining Room, featuring a wonderful buffet with hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and wine, prepared by executive chef Raymond Southern and his staff. Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is grateful to Rosario Resort owners Jan and Jerry Barto for hosting this event. Tickets are $150 ($75 is tax deductible). To reserve your seat, email linda@oicmf.org or call 360-376-6636.