Winter Salon Concert

Jon Kimura Parker “Flying Solo”at Orcas Island Salon Concert

Jon Kimura Parker returns to Orcas Island for a solo Salon Concert on Sunday, March 12, at 3:30 PM. The audience will be treated to a diverse selection of engaging works by composers classical to contemporary. The setting for this concert will be the intimate living room of a lovely island home.

Jackie will perform Beethoven’s beautifully complex Sonata in F minor Opus 57, familiarly known as the Appassionata. Also on the program are Ravel’s Jeux d’Eau (Fountains), Scenes from a Jade Terrace by Alexina Louie, and, back by popular demand, two fantasies by William Hirtz, one on movie themes scored by Bernard Herrmann for thriller and sci-fi classics North by Northwest, Mysterious Island, and Psycho, and an audience favorite, the Wizard of Oz Fantasy. Watch and listen to Jackie talk about (and play excerpts from) William Hirtz’s Wizard of Oz Fantasy on Jackie’s YouTube video.

Enjoy the post-concert reception and join us for a glass of Thurston Wolfe wine and light appetizers provided by Bill Patterson of William Patterson Foods.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival office. Email info@oicmf.org or phone 360-376-6636 or (toll-free) 866-492-0003. Tickets are $75 and are available only at OICMF. Seating is very limited, so reserve your tickets soon!

Winter Salon Concert with Pianist Jeffrey Kahane: “Thrilling!”

On Monday, February 27, 2012, world-renowned pianist Jeffrey Kahane performed for an enthusiastic, limited-seating audience of 60 on the Orcas Center OffCenter Stage. Kahane has frequently appeared in the annual Summer Festival of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival (OICMF). He is conductor and Music Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

Afterward, Valerie Anders, OICMF Board President said, “To experience a concert by a remarkable musician such as Jeffrey in this intimate setting is absolutely thrilling!”

On this night, Kahane performed Bach’s French Suite No. 5 in G, G. Kahane’s Django and Chopin’s Mazurkas, Barcarolle and Polonaise-Fantasie. This Salon Concert, one of three planned for 2012 by OICMF, was followed by a “nightcap reception” for all who attended.

The next OICMF Salon Concert for 2012 is scheduled for May 19 at 5 pm. It will feature violinist Monique Mead, who will be accompanied by pianist Deborah Rambo Sinn, according to Victoria Parker, Executive Director of OICMF. The May concert will be in a private residence on Buck Mountain for a limited-seating audience of 35. Tickets are available for $75. To reserve, call the OICMF office at 360-376-6636.