2016 Summer Festival

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
August 4 – 20, 2016

Time for Three            Lopez Island
August 4      5:30 pm   
Nick Kendall, violin
Nikki Chooi, violin
Ranaan Meyer, double bass

Time for Three            Orcas Island
August 5      7:30 pm    
August 6      5:30 pm     

Nick Kendall, violin
Nikki Chooi, violin
Ranaan Meyer, double bass
Defying genre and hugely popular, Time for Three has taken the classical cross-over scene by storm and made it their own. These Curtis Institute of Music graduates have performed at the Kennedy Center, at Carnegie Hall and on Dancing with the Stars. Recognized for an uncommon mix of virtuosity and showmanship, programs include everything from Bach to Brahms to their own arrangements of bluegrass, folk tunes and ingenious mash-ups of hits by the Beatles, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake.

Melody and Melancholy 
August 9       7:30 pm
August 10     5:30 pm 

Gian Carlo Menotti Suite for two cellos and piano
Dmitri Shostakovich Quintet for piano and strings in G minor, Op. 57
Prokofiev/Heifetz  March from Love for Three Oranges 
Bedrich Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15
 Chee-Yun, Friedmann, Levin, Parker, Rapier, Ross, Sheppard, Yamamoto

Wednesday, August 10 at 1:00pm   Children’s Concert ~ Scenes from Childhood
A program of delightful musical stories and adventures, featuring Jackie the Piano Man and his friends frolicking through the worlds of piano, violin, cello, horn, and clarinet! Fun for all ages!
Romantic Treasures 
August 12     7:30 pm 
August 13     5:30 pm 

Felix Mendelssohn Andante and Allegro brilliante for piano four-hands
Gershwin/Heifetz  Summertime from Porgy and Bess
Antonín Dvorák Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87
Ernö Dohnányi Sextet in C Major for piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet and horn 
Appel, Chee-Yun, Collins, Friedmann, Landsman, McDermott, Parker, Rapier, Ross, Yamamoto

An Evening with Heifetz
August 15     7:30 pm 

SECOND SHOW ADDED!  August 16     2:30 pm
OICMF celebrates the legacy of violinist Jascha Heifetz with pianist/violinist Ayke Agus and violinist Chee-Yun. Dr. Agus, who worked with Heifetz as violin student and piano accompanist to his studio, illuminates with stories about Heifetz including excerpts from the award-winning documentary God’s Fiddler. Aloysia and Jackie will host this one-night-only special event!
Agus, Chee-Yun, Parker

Orcas~trations: Four Centuries of Music 
August 16     7:30 pm
August 17     5:30 pm

Alberto Ginastera String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20
Debussy/Heifetz  The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581
Abbie Betinis   Rhapsodos for clarinet and piano (NW Premiere)
Commissioned by the Minnesota Commissioning Club and the Seattle Commissioning Club
for Michael Collins and Michael McHale
Johannes Brahms Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40
Collins, Landsman, Levin, Miró Quartet, Parker

               Friday, August 19 at 1:00pm   Open Rehearsal for Seniors

À la Carte! 
August 19     7:30 pm
August 20     5:30 pm  

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quintet in G minor K. 516
Lev Kogan Kaddish for solo horn
T’fila for horn and piano
Paganini/Heifetz Moto Perpetuo
Francis Poulenc Sonata for clarinet and piano
Kenji Bunch We’d Better Call for Backup for two violas
Quartet à la carte 
The Miró Quartet gives the choice of program back to you, the audience. We provide you with an enticing menu of movement options, choose your favorites, and the pieces that receive the highest number of votes will be performed!
Appel, Collins, Friedmann, Landsman, Miró Quartet, Parker
In addition, the Festival presents Know the Score Lectures and Pre-Concert Talks. The Lectures are presented the morning of each concert pair, and include coveted visits to concert rehearsals. Comprehensive in scope, they feature highly regarded lecturers from the Northwest and guest artists, who explore the social and historical context of each composer and the specific repertoire of the concert. To learn more,  click here. The lecturers also present Pre-Concert Talks one hour before the 7:30pm concerts, which are free and open to all.

If you’re traveling to Orcas Island for our Festival, we encourage you to make your lodging reservations as soon as possible. If you would like further information, please contact the Festival office: 360-376-6636 or 866-492-0003.

We hope to see you for the 2016 Festival!