Sponsorships

Donor and Festival Relationships
Your gifts are a tribute to your belief in the highest caliber of chamber music performance and artistry. The ability to celebrate classical music can only be achieved through a partnership between the Festival, the musicians, and you, our donors. Donor Sponsorships of Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Concerts, Events, and Artists foster this mutually enriching and lasting relationship.

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN 91-1886480.

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival appreciates our donors at every level with gifts of music and special events. When you choose to Sponsor an Artist or Event, there are even more benefits!

Donation Levels and Sponsorship Opportunities

SONATA – $600 and up all Donors at the Sonata Level are eligible for early ticketing 2 weeks before ticket sales open to the public and a complimentary OICMF CD or DVD.

Page Turner Sponsor:
Our Page Turners are priceless assets for our Festival Pianists. They must have a strong musical background, read music with multiple staffs, and they are required to anticipate the pianists’ page-turning needs during performances and rehearsals. 

Intern Sponsor:
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival enjoys having High School and College age interns both during the Festival and throughout the year. Our Interns all enjoy music, and most have had a strong musical background and an interest in pursuing a musical career. They assist in the office and “in the field,” updating our website and social media pages, preparing for concerts, and doing some of the heavy lifting for the Festival’s many events.

TRIO – $1,000 and up all Donors at the Trio Level are eligible for early ticketing 2 weeks before ticket sales open to the public, invitation to the Spring Thank You Concert, and a complimentary OICMF CD or DVD.

Pre-Concert Talk Sponsor OR Pre-Concert Speaker Sponsor:
The Pre-Concert Talks are an entertaining and enlightening opportunity for Festival audiences to learn a bit about the evening’s music and composers from knowledgable presenters. The half-hour Pre-Concert Talks are offered one hour before each evening concert during the Festival. 

Summer Festival Concert Reception Sponsor:
During the Festival, each evening concert is followed by a reception featuring a lavish hors d’oeuvre buffet catered by one of Orcas Island’s finest chefs and private label wines in partnership with award-winning Thurston Wolfe Winery. The receptions give concert patrons a chance to meet the performers and catch up with neighbors and friends after the concerts while enjoying fine wine and appetizers. 

QUARTET – $2,000 and up all Donors at the Quartet Level are eligible for early ticketing 4 weeks before ticket sales open to the public, invitation to the Spring Thank You Concert, and a complimentary OICMF CD or DVD.

Festival Artist Sponsor:
Patrons who sponsor our Festival Artists and Rock Star Lecturers help Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival bring the finest Artists from around the world together to perform works by renowned composers. Festival Artists always enjoy meeting and spending time with their sponsors, and often form strong friendships that last for years. In addition to the benefits of donating at the Quartet level ($2,000+), Festival Artist Sponsors are invited to the Opening Night Champagne Soirée.

Rock Star Lecturer Sponsor OR Rock Star Lecture Sponsor:
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival invites erudite members of the classical music world who have reached the tops of their various fields of expertise to give in-depth presentations to daytime audiences about interesting and entertaining aspects of their professional lives. In addition to the benefits of donating at the Quartet level ($2,000+), Rock Star Lecturer and Rock Star Lecture sponsors are invited to the Opening Night Champagne Soirée.

Hamlet Concert Sponsor:
During each season’s summer Festival, the residents of the three Orcas Island hamlets of Olga, West Sound, and Deer Harbor are treated to free concerts of Festival musicians in their community halls. Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann feels very strongly that Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival needs to be an active part of the Orcas Island community, and the Hamlet Concerts are a special way for OICMF to give back to island residents, who have been so welcoming of the Festival. In addition to the benefits of donating at the Quartet level ($2,000+), Sponsors of all three Hamlet Concerts are invited to the Opening Night Champagne Soirée.

QUINTET – $4,000 and up all Donors at the Quintet Level are eligible for early ticketing 4 weeks before ticket sales open to the public, invitation to the Spring Thank You Concert, and a complimentary OICMF CD or DVD. 

Festival Children’s Concert Sponsor OR Open Rehearsal Sponsor
Each year, the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival puts together a very entertaining hour or more of entertainment for the youngest audience, and for many years has offered a free Open Rehearsal for Seniors for those in the Orcas Island community who may have difficulty attending the evening concerts. From time to time, Open Rehearsals for Festival concerts are also offered to all audience members, who gain insights into the rehearsal process and what it takes for a group of professional musicians to work together toward a stellar concert performance. In addition to the benefits of donating at the Quintet level ($4,000+), Festival Children’s Concert Sponsors and Open Rehearsal Sponsors are invited to the Opening Night Champagne Soirée and the Artists’ Welcome Dinner.

CONCERTO – $6,000 and up all Donors at the Concerto Level are eligible for early ticketing 4 weeks before ticket sales open to the public, invitation to the Spring Thank You Concert, and a complimentary OICMF CD or DVD.

Festival Concert Sponsor:
Sponsoring a Festival Concert provides underwriting for the intricate complexity of putting on a concert, from creating the programming and purchasing the music and performance rights, to securing the venue as the performance hall, rehearsal space, and ticket agent, to hiring a piano technician for each rehearsal and concert, to hiring the stage personnel, lighting and sound technicians, and recording engineer. In addition to the benefits of donating at the Concerto level ($6,000+), Festival Concert Sponsors receive two free tickets and reserved parking for their sponsored concert, plus invitations to all Festival parties and one post-concert Artists’ Dinner.

Music Education Program or Event Sponsor:
Throughout the year, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival brings musical enrichment to the local community. Musicians-in-Residence work with music students in the schools and in masterclasses for adults and often include community concerts. The OICMF Interactive Video program allows knowledgable and entertaining instructors to give remote instruction to Orcas Island music teachers and Music 101 “classes” to Orcas audiences in local conference rooms and homes via interactive video.

MASTERWORK – $10,000 and up all Donors at the Masterwork Level are eligible for early ticketing 4 weeks before ticket sales open to the public, invitation to the Spring Thank You Concert, and a complimentary OICMF CD or DVD.

Orcas~trations Concert Sponsor:
During each Festival, Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann programs one concert that brings special elements to the Festival. Orcas~trations Concerts often feature commissioned world premieres of works by eminent composers or works incorporating unusual elements such as film, poetry, or dance. Orcas~trations Concerts may also feature larger than usual ensembles, as was the case with the 2017 Orcas~trations: Brandenburg Concertos concert, with a full chamber orchestra, harpsichord, and several instrumental soloists.  In addition to the benefits of donating at the Masterwork level ($10,000+), Orcas~trations Concert Sponsors receive two free tickets and reserved parking for their sponsored concert, plus invitations to all Festival parties and one post-concert Artists’ Dinner. 

Quartet-in-Residence Sponsor:
The Miró Quartet has been a mainstay of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, appearing nearly every season for over 20 years. The ensemble has grown into a world-renowned and highly sought-after string quartet, with frequent appearances in Carnegie Hall and many other great concert halls large and small throughout the world. In addition to the benefits of donating at the Masterwork level ($10,000+), Quartet-in-Residence Sponsors are invited to all Festival parties.

Artistic Leadership Sponsor
The Artistic Director and Artistic Advisor work throughout the year to put the complex pieces of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival together each August. From choosing the repertoire and designing each night’s program to inviting just the right combination of performers to play in each concert, the tasks are many and diverse. In addition to the benefits of donating at the Masterwork level ($10,000+), Artistic Leadership Sponsors are invited to all Festival parties.

ENCORE CIRCLE – $15,000 and up all Donors at the Masterwork Level are eligible for early ticketing 4 weeks before ticket sales open to the public, a private dinner with the Artistic Director, the gift of a custom live OICMF CD, and invitation to the Spring Thank You Concert.

Masterwork Level Donors are welcome to sponsor any event or performer, and all benefits that accompany the sponsorship will apply in addition to the Encore Circle benefits listed above. 

FESTIVAL PATRON – $25,000 and up all Donors at the Festival Patron Level are eligible for early ticketing 4 weeks before ticket sales open to the public, a private dinner with the Artistic Director, the gift of a private concert, and invitation to the Spring Thank You Concert.

Festival Patron Level Donors are welcome to sponsor any event or performer, and all benefits that accompany the sponsorship will apply in addition to the Festival Patron benefits listed above.