Salon Concerts

Desmond Hoebig and Jon Kimura Parker

With a tag line of “Bringing Chamber Music Home” Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival’s Salon Concerts are intended to be small, intimate chamber music concert experiences in alternative venues such as private homes, small studios, outdoor, or small group performance settings. The results create an opportunity for artistic programming that may be unique to a small venue and audiences of up to 35 when in a private home or up to 60 when offered in the OffCenter Stage at Orcas Center. Guests have found that Salon Concerts provide the option to hear both traditional and nontraditional chamber music that may include classical, jazz, world, or contemporary compositions and composers’ works. Elaborate hors d’ouevres accompany the Post Concert social gathering with the artists. The entire experience is presented inside stunning island views and the grace of a premiere Orcas home setting. When performed in the OffCenter Stage the “black box” is transformed with striking décor and a single cylinder of light that illuminates the artists, allowing the audience to feel the privilege of intimacy. Tickets are $75 per person. Contact the Festival Office to join the Guest List.