Coming soon: Music 101

What’s the difference between a concerto and a sonata? How about a Philharmonic, a Symphony, and an Orchestra? Do you know when it’s okay to clap between movements, or what a movement is in the first place? Next month, we’ll have top-notch answers to those questions—and any others you come up with!

Our own personal OICMF professors, Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann and Artistic Advisor Jon Kimura Parker (Jackie), will be beamed in direct from Professor Parker’s studio at Rice University for OICMF’s Music 101. The two sessions, on Thursday, May 3 and Thursday, May 10, from 7-9pm, will be hosted by our dear friends at Funhouse.

To register for the event, submit questions, or learn more, give us a call at (360) 376-6636 or drop us a line at laura@oicmf.org.

Thanks to a grant from the Gould Family Foundation, these world-class sessions are free!

OICMF Musicians-in-Residence The Westerlies, April 23-27, 2018

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is excited to bring the fun and energetic brass quartet The Westerlies to the San Juan Islands in late April to spread the joy of brass music through performances and educational workshops on Orcas, Lopez, and Shaw islands. Formed in 2011, the self-described “accidental brass quartet” takes its name from the prevailing winds that travel from west to east. Childhood friends from Seattle now based in New York, trumpet players Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler and trombonists Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch are “skilled interpreters who are also adept improvisers” (NPR’s Fresh Air). The Westerlies explore jazz, roots, and chamber music influences to create music for audiences of all musical tastes.

The Westerlies are frequently invited to engage in educational and community outreach. They have presented masterclasses at music institutions such as The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, and Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is pleased that students of all ages in the San Juan Islands will have the opportunity to play and learn with these dynamic and talented musicians. The week-long residency is based on “A Common Language: Development of the American Song,” a lecture/demonstration developed by The Westerlies.

The quartet begins their action-packed OICMF residency on Monday, April 23rd, in an early morning session with Orcas High School students. The Westerlies continue their day with an afternoon masterclass for Orcas Island brass players and in the evening The Westerlies work and play with Orcas Island Community Band.

On Tuesday, April 24th, The Westerlies board a morning ferry bound for Lopez Island, where they will share their energetic music with the students of Lopez schools at an afternoon assembly. Lopez Islanders are invited that evening to Lopez Center for a free Community Concert at 6:30pm.

The Westerlies are back on Orcas Wednesday morning, and might just be seen strolling the streets of Eastsound with their instruments before they play for an Orcas Christian School assembly in the afternoon.

Thursday, April 26th, will find The Westerlies back in the Orcas School Band Room to continue working with high school and middle school band students before performing at Orcas Center for the Orcas Island Elementary students in the afternoon.

Mark your calendars for 7:00pm on Thursday, April 26th, and come to the Orcas Island Grange for a Community Concert with The Westerlies! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students 18 and younger, and are available at Darvill’s Bookstore.

The Westerlies complete their musical tour of the San Juan Islands on Friday, April 27th, with a stop on Shaw Island to work with students at the Shaw School in the afternoon, and at 6:00 the Shaw Island community is invited to hear The Westerlies at a Community Concert at the Shaw Community Center. Admission to the Shaw concert is by donation.

This week-long series of Musicians-in-Residence events is supported in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts and generous underwriting from Mimi and Slim Sommerville, Carolyn Haugen, The Shaw School Foundation, the Driftwood Fund, and kind patrons like you.

Our 21st Season, August 2018

I am very pleased to announce the line-up for our 21st Season, August 3rd – 18th, 2018.
We are so excited to be presenting the following concerts – a great line-up of stellar performers and thrilling programs. More details will follow, but here’s the basic line-up. — Aloysia Friedmann, OICMF Artistic Director

Early ticketing for donors of $600 and above opens on April 18th, general ticketing opens online at 7 pm on May 1st.


Music Among Friends
Friday, August 3, 7:30pm / Saturday, August 4, 5:30pm

Franz Schubert, Fantasie in F minor for piano four-hands
Scott Cuellar, Jon Kimura Parker

Joaquín Turina, Piano Quartet in A minor
Benjamin Beilman, Aloysia Friedmann, Barry Gold, Scott Cuellar

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Duo for violin and viola in G Major, KV 423
Carmit Zori, Toby Hoffman

Johannes Brahms, Viola Quintet in G Major, Op. 111
Carmit Zori, Benjamin Beilman, Toby Hoffman, Aloysia Friedmann, Desmond Hoebig

 


Channel Crossing
Tuesday, August 7, 7:30pm / Wednesday, August 8, 5:30pm

Franz Joseph Haydn, Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 71, No. 3
Miró Quartet

Antonín Dvorák, String Sextet in A Major
Daniel Ching, William Fedkenheuer, John Largess, Toby Hoffman, Joshua Gindele, Barry Gold

Johann David Heinichen, Trio Sonata for oboe, violin, and continuo in C minor
Nathan Hughes, Margaret Batjer, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, Jon Kimura Parker

Edward Elgar, Piano Quintet in A minor
Scott St. John, Carmit Zori, Aloysia Friedmann, Desmond Hoebig, Scott Cuellar

 


Orcas~trations: The Brandenburg Concertos
Friday, August 10, 7:30pm / Saturday, August 11, 5:30pm

Johann Sebastian Bach Six Brandenburg Concertos
No. 1 in F Major, No. 3 in G Major, No. 5 in D Major
No. 6 in B-flat Major, No. 4 in G Major, No. 2 in F Major

Jeffrey Kahane, Director and Harpsichord; Violins: Margaret Batjer, Scott St. John, Carmit Zori, Daniel Ching, William Fedkenheuer; Violas: Aloysia Friedmann, Toby Hoffman, John Largess; cellos: Desmond Hoebig, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, Barry Gold, Joshua Gindele; Double Bass: David Grossman; Oboe: Nathan Hughes, Emily Tsai, Tad Margelli; flutes: Joachim Becerra Thomsen, Garrett Hudson, Bassoon: Kara LaMoure; horns: Danielle Kuhlmann, Anni Hochhalter; trumpet: David Washburn

 

A Windy Day in Paris
Tuesday, August 14, 7:30pm / Wednesday, August 15, 5:30pm

Jacques Offenbach (arr. WindSync), Overture to A Trip to the Moon
WindSync

Lili Boulanger, Deux Morceaux for violin and piano
Robyn Bollinger, Jon Kimura Parker

Voyager Golden Record Suite (arr. WindSync)
A multimedia presentation of sounds and images sent to space 40 years ago, portraying the diversity of life and culture on Earth.
WindSync

Sergei Prokofiev (arr. Trevor Cramer), Peter and the Wolf
WindSync

Camille Saint-Saëns, Septet for piano, trumpet, and strings
Jon Kimura Parker, David Washburn, Carmit Zori, Robyn Bollinger, Toby Hoffman,
Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, David Grossman

Francis Poulenc, Sextet for winds and piano
WindSync, Jon Kimura Parker

Jean Françaix, Les petits nerveux (Nervous Children)
WindSync, Jon Kimura Parker

 


Dvorák Finale!
Friday, August 17, 7:30pm / Saturday, August 18, 5:30pm

Franz Joseph Haydn, Trio in C Major, Hob. XV:27
Robyn Bollinger, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, Jon Kimura Parker

Charles Loeffler, Two Rhapsodies for oboe, viola and piano
Nathan Hughes, Aloysia Friedmann, Jon Kimura Parker

Antonín Dvorák, Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87
Robyn Bollinger, Aloysia Friedmann, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, Jon Kimura Parker

 


Children’s Concert – Peter and the Wolf 
Wednesday, August 15, 1:00pm
WindSync
 

Open Rehearsal for Seniors
Friday, August 17, 1:00pm
 

Chamber Music on Lopez Island
Music Among Friends
Sunday, August 5, 5:30pm Lopez Center

Franz Schubert, Fantasie in F minor for piano four-hands
Scott Cuellar, Jon Kimura Parker

Joaquín Turina, Piano Quartet in A minor
Benjamin Beilman, Aloysia Friedmann, Barry Gold, Scott Cuellar

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Duo for violin and viola in G Major, KV 423
Carmit Zori, Toby Hoffman

Johannes Brahms, Viola Quintet in G Major, Op. 111
Carmit Zori, Benjamin Beilman, Toby Hoffman, Aloysia Friedmann, Desmond Hoebig

The Gryphon Trio Returns for Whirlwind Residency January 29th – 31st

The Gryphon Trio

The Gryphon Trio arrives on Orcas Island late in the day on Monday, January 29th, and gets right to work presenting an evening of violin, cello, and piano masterclasses, the first of a flurry of activities planned for their three days as Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival’s Musicians-in-Residence. This residency is an important educational and musical gift to the island.

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann is thrilled that the Gryphon Trio will be available for this winter’s OICMF Musicians-in-Residence experience. Bringing their artistry and fun personalities back to Orcas Island will be a joy. Violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys, and pianist James Parker have established the Gryphon Trio as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios over the 25 years they’ve performed together. The Gryphon Trio tours regularly throughout North America and Europe, and their 18 recordings are an encyclopedia of works for piano trio. They have commissioned over 75 new works and regularly collaborate on projects that push the boundaries of chamber music. Gryphon cellist Roman Borys is Artistic Director of Ottawa’s Chamberfest. Annalee Patipatanakoon and James Parker serve as the festival’s Artistic Advisors in addition to their responsibilities at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, where Dr. Parker is the Rupert E. Edwards Chair in Piano Performance and Ms. Patipatanakoon is Associate Professor of Violin.

The trio has appeared at Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival events many times over the years, in both the August Festival and at smaller, more intimate Salon Concerts. The Gryphon Trio’s busy OICMF January residency features masterclasses, ensemble coaching, a private dinner, a Community Concert, and an afternoon on Shaw Island.

Deeply committed to the education of the next generation of audiences and performers alike, the trio members frequently conduct masterclasses and workshops at universities and conservatories. The January 29th OICMF masterclasses are open to violinists, cellists, and pianists of all ages and abilities, and observers are welcome. The classes run from 6:30-8:00pm at the Funhouse and the chapel at Orcas Christian School and are free of charge. The masterclasses have limited space, so please contact the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival office at (360) 376-6636 to register to perform or observe.

The Gryphon Trio will board the inter-island ferry on Tuesday for the short trip to Shaw Island to play a concert for the students of Shaw School, and the whole Shaw community is invited. The concert at the Shaw Community Building begins at 2:00pm on January 30th.

The trio returns to Orcas Island Tuesday evening for an exclusive dinner concert in a beautiful home. The multi-course meal with wine pairings will be catered by Bill Patterson of William Patterson Foods. Seating for this intimate dining experience is extremely limited. For more information and for reservations, contact the OICMF office at (360) 376-6636 or info@oicmf.org.  

On Wednesday, January 31st, local instrumental ensembles are invited to coaching sessions with the Gryphon Trio. The sessions run from 1:00-4:00pm at the chapel at Orcas Christian School and are available to classical music ensembles of all instrument combinations. Contact the OICMF Festival office at (360) 376-6636 to register for a coaching time during this free event.

The chapel at Orcas Christian School is the setting for the Gryphon Trio’s Community Concert on Wednesday, January 31st. The high arched ceilings give the building wonderful acoustics and the gothic windows make a beautiful backdrop for the performers. The concert begins at 7:00pm and seating is limited. The concert is free, although a courtesy ticket is required; donations to Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival are always welcome. Concert tickets are available at Darvill’s Bookstore.

Please contact Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival at (360) 376-6636 or info@oicmf.org to register for the January 29 Masterclasses or the January 31 Ensemble Coaching sessions, or to reserve a seat at the dinner table.

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.

Miró Quartet in Residence October 9-13

MiroOct2017

Be sure to catch the Miró Quartet, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival’s “Quartet in Residence,” the week of October 9-13 while the string quartet is here for an action-packed week of fun activities for all islanders! From pop-up appearances and a community concert to a mini concert “tour” onboard the inter-island ferry and several events in between, the Miró Quartet will surely strike a chord with the Orcas Island community and beyond.

From Carnegie Hall to Random Howse: On Monday, October 9th, the Miró Quartet arrives on Orcas Island in the early evening, just in time to play a couple of sets at Random Howse. The quartet played a sold-out Carnegie Hall concert earlier this year; don’t miss this opportunity to hear them while you dine in Eastsound! The music begins at 6:30, with no cover charge. Call Random Howse at 360-376-1111 to reserve a table.

A Musical Afternoon for Island Seniors: On Tuesday, October 10th, the Miró Quartet entertains Orcas Island seniors with a concert at the Orcas Senior Center at 2:00. The concert is free to all senior citizens on the island, and will be followed by a reception with treats, coffee, and tea.

Fun Family Concert at the Grange: On Thursday, October 12th, at 7:00pm, the Miró Quartet performs a wide variety of music, from classical composers to modern and maybe even a fiddle tune or two. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students 18 and younger, and can be purchased by cash or check at Darvill’s Bookstore.

Shhh…it’s education: Between all of the concerts and activities during the week, the Miró Quartet entertains and engages Kim Freeman’s Orcas Island Middle School students in two sessions at the Orcas Public Library.

Pop-up string quartet rides the Inter-Island: On Friday, October 13th, the quartet expands their audience to Shaw and Lopez Islands to wrap up their residency. The four musicians board the inter-island ferry from Orcas and perform for passengers and crew as the boat makes its way around the islands. They will disembark at Shaw Island for an afternoon of music with the Shaw School students, then get back on the ferry bound for Lopez Island, where they play a Salon Concert for a very appreciative audience.

This week of exciting Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival events is generously underwritten by the Valerie and William Anders Foundation and kind patrons like you.

Jon Kimura Parker and Hurricane Harvey

Posted on CBC News August 28, 2017

‘I’m hopeful’: Vancouver pianist weathering Hurricane Harvey

‘This couldn’t be more different from the dry summer we had here in Vancouver,’ says Jon Kimura Parker

A pianist from Vancouver who now lives in Houston says his home — and piano — have so far survived the pummelling winds and catastrophic floods of Hurricane Harvey.

But Jon Kimura Parker says he and his wife are still stranded in their house, as the flooding has wound through their street and pooled in their backyard.

“I’m hopeful,” Kimura Parker told Early Edition guest host Stephen Quinn.

“We’ve survived the last two days and the water hasn’t reached our house … but it just keeps happening,” he said.

View full article here.

2017 Festival Artists

Aloysia Friedmann, violin, viola 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jon Kimura Parker, piano, composer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Alboucq, trumpet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oliver Aldort, cello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Beilman, violin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adria Benjamin, viola

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Buchman, teaching artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrés Cárdenes, violin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Chalifour, violin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chee-Yun, violin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Collins, clarinet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roshanne Etezady, composer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gunnar Folsom, percussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Harding, viola

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jake Heggie, composer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desmond Hoebig, cello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Kahane, piano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karl Kawahara, violin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alecia Lawyer, oboe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timothy McAllister, saxophone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lorna McGhee, flute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monique Mead, violin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miró Quartet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off The Score

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anita Orne, saw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexandra Preucil, violin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Preucil, violin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geoffrey Shilling, fibre artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Staupe, piano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Stern, conductor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Swanson, bass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bion Tsang, cello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne Martindale Williams, cello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Yamamoto, violin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monique Mead is Musician in Residence May 15-19, 2017

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival brings Carnegie Mellon University music professor Monique Mead to Orcas Island as Musician-in-Residence May 15th through 19th. She will work with string players of all ages in the public school music program and at an Advanced Master Class for community members.

Monique Mead and her graduate assistant, Abbey Roemer, have been virtual instructors in the Orcas Island public school music classes this winter and spring, coaching Pamela Wright’s strings classes every month via Skype. Ms. Mead has enjoyed the distance-learning process, and says, “I love connecting with the students through Skype. It allows us to collaborate over an entire semester and builds excitement for the Musician-in-Residence week. The most frustrating thing is that I can’t reach out and lift those sagging elbows, but just you wait!”

Mrs. Wright is pleased with the progress her students have made with this novel mode of learning and remarked, “The Skype sessions that we have had so far with Monique and Abbey have been very instructive!  We have been helped to reevaluate our bowing, which changed the emotion of one of our pieces.”

The week of intensive instruction culminates in the school music program’s Spring Concert, “Waltzing Through the Ages,” on May 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the High School gym. The students will play waltzes and courtly dances along with other dance forms. Many familiar tunes will include selections from “The Sound of Music” and waltzes for dukes, skaters, sailors, and even a river or two. Monique and Abbey will add to the evening’s entertainment, performing “Navarra,” a collection of flashy Spanish dances by Pablo de Sarasate, accompanied by Monique’s 12-year-old son Tino.

Community musicians have an opportunity to work with Monique Mead at an Advanced Strings Masterclass on Tuesday, May 16th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the high school band room. The class is for advanced string players and string ensembles who would like coaching on pieces they are working on. Members of the community are also invited to come and observe the masterclass. This is a great opportunity to watch and learn from a very engaging master instructor. For more information about the masterclass and to sign up, contact Laura Gibbons at the Orcas Island Chamber Music office, 360-376-6636 or laura@oicmf.org.

This week of music instruction and performance is presented by Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival with the generous support of Rick Gould and Mimi and Slim Sommerville. OICMF has offered its Musician-in-Residence program to Orcas Island students and community members for over ten years, bringing musicians and music educators into the community to teach, coach, and inspire musicians of all ages.

2017 Festival Concerts

Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann, violin/viola, and Artistic Advisor Jon Kimura Parker, piano, welcome several Festival alumni and exciting new performers to this year’s 20th Festival Season, August 5-20. Highlights will be our quinquennial Concert on the Village Green and a newly-commissioned work by Jake Heggie for saw and string Quartet.

The days of the 2017 Festival concerts are slightly different from our usual pattern; our artists have very busy performance itineraries and we decided to vary our calendar just a bit so we can have exactly the right musicians to perform this 20th Season.

(Please note: all programs and artists are subject to change.)


Mad About Mendelssohn
Saturday August 5 at 7:30 / Monday August 7 at 5:30

Founding festival artist William Preucil returns to join his colleagues in the glorious Mendelssohn Octet, a work of profound genius written when the composer was only 16! Preucil also joins Artistic Advisor Jon Kimura Parker in the festival’s first ever performance of Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Orchestra. Expect musical fireworks!

Mendelssohn – Double Concerto for violin, piano and strings in D minor
A Preucil, W Preucil, Parker, Kawahara, Yamamoto, Friedmann, Benjamin, Tsang, Martindale Williams, Hoebig, Swanson

Mendelssohn – Song Without Words for cello and piano, Op. 109
Tsang, Parker

Mendelssohn – Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20
A Preucil, W Preucil, Kawahara, Yamamoto, Friedmann, Benjamin, Martindale Williams, Hoebig

Adria Benjamin, Aloysia Friedmann, Desmond Hoebig, Karl Kawahara, Jon Kimura Parker, Alexandra Preucil, William Preucil, Stephen Swanson, Bion Tsang, Anne Martindale Williams, Sandy Yamamoto


Schubert’s Trout Quintet
Wednesday August 9 at 7:30 / Thursday August 10 at 5:30

Often called the most beloved work in the entire chamber music repertoire, Schubert’s Trout Quintet beguiles the listener with beautiful melodies and old world elegance. Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann is joined in the Schubert by founding festival artist Desmond Hoebig, Jon Kimura Parker, Andrés Cárdenes, and Stephen Swanson. This program also features the return of flutist Lorna McGhee. Cellist Bion Tsang and pianist Andrew Staupe will captivate all in the passionate Cello Sonata of Rachmaninoff.

J. K. Parker – Pan Dreams for flute and piano (1989)
McGhee, Parker

Bruch – Three Pieces for saxophone, viola and piano, Op. 83
Friedmann, McAllister, Parker

Rachmaninoff – Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19
Tsang, Staupe

Schubert – Trout Quintet in A Major, D. 667
Cárdenes, Friedmann, Hoebig, Swanson, Parker

Andrés Cárdenes, Aloysia Friedmann, Desmond Hoebig, Timothy McAllister, Lorna McGhee,
Jon Kimura Parker, Andrew Staupe, Stephen Swanson, Bion Tsang


Sax and Violins!
Friday August 11 at 7:30 / Saturday August 12 at 5:30

Four centuries of music are represented in this potpourri of musical expression. Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Timothy McAllister returns by popular demand, and violinists Andrés Cárdenes, Martin Chalifour, Chee-Yun, Monique Mead, and Sandy Yamamoto will thrill with everything from the purity of Bach to the impressionism of Debussy to Mike Garson’s jazzy take on Paganini. Can there ever be too much “sax and violins”?

Handel / Halvorsen – Passacaglia for violin and viola
Chee-Yun, Harding

Etezady – Recurring Dreams for saxophone and piano trio (2017) West Coast Premiere
McAllister, Yamamoto, Martindale Williams, Staupe

Schumann – Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales) for clarinet, viola and piano, Op. 132
Collins, Friedmann, Parker

Kattenburg – Pièce pour flûte et piano
McGhee, Staupe

Gershwin – Scenes from Porgy and Bess for saxophone and string quartet
McAllister, Cárdenes, Mead, Harding, Hoebig, Swanson

J.C. Bach – Quintet in F Major for oboe, violin, viola, cello and piano, Op. 22 no. 2
Lawyer, Yamamoto, Friedmann, Martindale Williams, Parker

Britten – Pan from Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for solo oboe
Lawyer

Debussy – Syrinx for solo flute
McGhee

Debussy – Violin Sonata in G minor (1917)
Chalifour, Staupe

Mike Garson – Jazz Variations on a Theme of Paganini
Cárdenes, Parker, Chee-Yun, Mead, Friedmann, Martindale Williams, Swanson, Lawyer, McGhee, Collins, McAllister, Alboucq, Folsom

Steve Alboucq, Andrés Cárdenes, Martin Chalifour, Chee-Yun, Michael Collins, Gunnar Folsom, Aloysia Friedmann, David Harding, Desmond Hoebig, Alecia Lawyer, Timothy McAllister, Lorna McGhee, Monique Mead, Jon Kimura Parker, Andrew Staupe, Stephen Swanson, Anne Martindale Williams, Sandy Yamamoto


Robert Henigson Concert on the Village Green:
Off The Score & Rhapsody in Blue
Sunday August 13 at 2:00

The Robert Henigson Concert on the Village Green is the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival’s musical gift to the island! Part 1 contrasts the brilliance of Vivaldi’s concerto writing, featuring festival favorite Anne Martindale Williams and Orcas Island’s own Oliver Aldort, and Gershwin’s unique take on the piano concerto with Jon Kimura Parker as soloist in Rhapsody in Blue. In Part 2, Jackie Parker is joined by iconic Police drummer Stewart Copeland and three brilliant colleagues in Off The Score, a unique take on everything from classical and blues to jazz and rock!

Vivaldi – Concerto in B minor for four violins and string orchestra, Op. 3, No. 10, RV 580
Beilman, Chalifour, Chee-Yun, Cárdenes, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Orchestra

Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV 531
Martindale Williams, Aldort, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Orchestra

Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue
Parker, Stern, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Jazz Band

Off The Score with Stewart Copeland and Jon Kimura Parker
Copeland, Parker, Kwon, Martinez, Miller

Oliver Aldort, Benjamin Beilman, Andrés Cárdenes, Martin Chalifour, Chee-Yun, Aloysia Friedmann, Anne Martindale Williams, Miró Quartet, Jon Kimura Parker, OICMF Jazz Band and Orchestra, Adam Stern, Off The Score


Orcas~trations: Miró and Friends
Tuesday August 15 at 7:30 / Wednesday August 16 at 5:30

Now OICMF’s Quartet-in-Residence, the Miró Quartet is joined by two illustrious colleagues, clarinetist Michael Collins and cellist Desmond Hoebig, in two stunning masterworks from the Romantic era, the Brahms Clarinet Quintet and the Schubert Cello Quintet. Each of these works is filled with endless beauty and a lifetime of experience.

Brahms – Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
Collins, Miró Quartet

Schubert – Cello Quintet in C Major, D. 956
Hoebig, Miró Quartet

Michael Collins, Desmond Hoebig, Miró Quartet


Earthrise
Saturday August 19 at 7:30 / Sunday August 20 at 5:30

How often does the Executive Director of a festival have a chance to perform onstage? And how often is that work commissioned by one of the world’s leading composers? Anita Orne joins the Miró Quartet in Earthrise for saw and string quartet, written by Jake Heggie in honor of William Anders in reflection of his iconic photograph taken from Apollo 8, framed by a stunning textile piece by fibre artist Geoffrey Shilling. Also in a festival first, new guest violinist Benjamin Beilman joins Jon Kimura Parker in the stunning Schubert Fantasie. The festival concludes in grand fashion with Tchaikovsky’s triumphant Souvenir of Florence!

Brahms – Hungarian Dance #6 for piano four-hands
Kahane, Parker

Bartók – Contrasts for violin, clarinet and piano
Beilman, Franch-Ballester, Kahane

Schubert – Fantasie for violin and piano in C Major, D. 934
Beilman, Parker

Jake Heggie – Earthrise for saw and string quartet (2017) World Premiere (in honor of William Anders)
Orne, Miró Quartet

Tchaikovsky – Souvenir of Florence for string sextet in D minor, Op. 70
Chalifour, Chee-Yun, Friedmann, Harding, Hoebig, Aldort

Oliver Aldort, Benjamin Beilman, Martin Chalifour, Chee-Yun, Jose Franch-Ballester, Aloysia Friedmann, David Harding, Desmond Hoebig, Jeffrey Kahane, Miró Quartet, Anita Orne, Jon Kimura Parker, Geoffrey Shilling


Children’s Concert ~ Scenes from Childhood
Wednesday, August 16 at 1:00

This program of delightful musical stories includes the children’s book Owl and the Moon, featuring Rachel Buchman as narrator. She also leads children dancing to Schumann’s beautiful Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) performed by pianist Jeffrey Kahane. Other artists participating are clarinetist Michael Collins, violinist Martin Chalifour, and cellist Oliver Aldort. 

Owl and the Moon by Arnold Lobel
Schumann – Kinderszenen

Rachel Buchman, narrator
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
Martin Chalifour, violin
Michael Collins, clarinet
Oliver Aldort, cello


Open Rehearsal for Seniors
Friday, August 11 at 1:00

Know the Score Lectures
9:00 – 12:30 at St. Francis Catholic Church
Saturday, August 5                          Lisa Bergman
Wednesday, August 9                      Svend Rønning
Friday, August 11                             Jonathan Pasternack
Monday, August 14                          Jeffrey Kahane (concert is on Tuesday, Aug. 15)
Saturday, August 19                        Melinda Bargreen

Chamber Music on Lopez Island ~ Earthrise
Friday, August 18 at 5:30
(See Earthrise above for concert information)

Know the Score Lecture at 10:30 am with Melinda Bargreen

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