2019 Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival

Friday August 2 – Saturday August 17

New this year: Free Pre-Concert Talks one hour before all evening concerts!

All events take place at Orcas Center (unless otherwise noted) 917 Mount Baker Rd | Eastsound WA 98245

Aloysia Friedmann, Artistic Director
Jon Kimura Parker, Artistic Advisor

Tickets are available Online or call the Orcas Center Box Office at 360-376-2281×111
$10 – $40

Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann presents a brilliant assemblage of internationally renowned performers in the ten concerts of Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival’s 22nd season. The festival begins August 2nd and 3rd with the stunning mezzo-soprano and Metropolitan Opera star Susan Graham, accompanied by the inimitable pianist Jon Kimura Parker. The final concerts on August 16th and 17th feature the world premiere of a new string quartet by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts, performed by the Miró Quartet. This year’s Festival also features returning violinist Chee-Yun, playing the dazzling Chausson Concerto, and LA Philharmonic principal violinist Martin Chalifour performing with Slovenian guitarist Mak Grgic. The Festival welcomes several other performers from near and far who are new to OICMF. A fresh development this year is a pair of engaging daytime talks with former Seattle Symphony director Gerard Schwarz and well-known Canadian radio personality Eric Friesen.

Festival Concerts

An Evening with Susan Graham

Fri. Aug. 2, 7:30pm / 6:30 Pre-Concert Talk with Gerard Schwarz

Sat. Aug. 3, 5:30pm / 4:30 Pre-Concert Talk with Gerard Schwarz

Hector Berlioz
Roman Carnival Overture for piano four-hands
Artem Kuznetsov, Jon Kimura Parker

Hector Berlioz
Les Nuits d’été (Summer Nights)
Susan Graham, Jon Kimura Parker

Reynaldo Hahn
Piano Quintet
Lilit Gampel, Charlotte Marckx, Aloysia Friedmann, Julian Schwarz, Artem Kuznetsov

Gustav Mahler
Piano Quartet in A minor
Lilit Gampel, Aloysia Friedmann, Olivia Marckx, Artem Kuznetsov

Gustav Mahler
Rückert Lieder
Susan Graham, Jon Kimura Parker

Susan Graham, Jon Kimura Parker, Lilit Gampel, Aloysia Friedmann, Artem Kuznetsov, Charlotte Marckx, Olivia Marckx, Julian Schwarz

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Violin Variations

Tue. Aug. 6, 7:30pm / 6:30 Pre-Concert Talk with Lisa Bergman

Wed. Aug. 7, 5:30pm / 4:30 Pre-Concert Talk with Lisa Bergman

Friedrich Hermann
Burlesque in G Major for three violins
Lilit Gampel, Chee-Yun, Charlotte Marckx

Ludwig van Beethoven
String Trio in G Major, Op. 9, No. 1
Lilit Gampel, Aloysia Friedmann, Olivia Marckx

Gerard Schwarz
Duo for violin and cello
Lilit Gampel, Julian Schwarz

Camille Saint-Saëns
Danse macabre for solo piano (arr. Liszt/Horowitz)
Artem Kuznetsov

Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44
Chee-Yun, Charlotte Marckx, Aloysia Friedmann, Julian Schwarz, Artem Kuznetsov

Chee-Yun, Lilit Gampel, Aloysia Friedmann, Artem Kuznetsov, Charlotte Marckx, Olivia Marckx,
Julian Schwarz

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Orcas~trations: Music, Magic, and Movies

Fri. Aug. 9, 7:30pm / 6:30 Pre-Concert Talk with Michael Zahs

Sat. Aug. 10, 5:30pm / 4:30 Pre-Concert Talk with Michael Zahs

Ástor Piazzolla
Histoire Du Tango (History of the Tango) for violin and guitar
Martin Chalifour, Mak Grgic

Special performance to live music by Magician Matthew Laslo
Robyn Bollinger, Martin Chalifour, Chee-Yun, Aloysia Friedmann, Mak Grgic, Julian Schwarz, Jon Kimura Parker

Early Films from the Brinton Silent Film Collection – Original Scores and Music Performed Live by Red Cedar Chamber Music – In collaboration with the Orcas Island Film Festival
Jan Boland, flute
Carey Bostian, cello
John Dowdall, guitar
Michael Zahs, speaker

Antonín Dvorák
Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81
Robyn Bollinger, Chee-Yun, Aloysia Friedmann, Julian Schwarz, Jon Kimura Parker

Robyn Bollinger, Martin Chalifour, Chee-Yun, Aloysia Friedmann, Mak Grgic, Matthew Laslo,  Jon Kimura Parker, Red Cedar Chamber Music, Julian Schwarz, Michael Zahs

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Dedication for Martin Friedmann

Tue. Aug. 13, 7:30pm / 6:30 Pre-Concert Talk with Eric Friesen

Wed. Aug. 14, 5:30pm / 4:30 Pre-Concert Talk with Erick Friesen

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quartet in B-flat Major, KV 458 The Hunt
Miró Quartet

Kevin Puts
Arcana for solo cello and string quintet (2008)
Julian Schwarz, Daniel Ching, William Fedkenheuer, John Largess, Aloysia Friedmann, Joshua Gindele

Franz Schubert
Andante con moto from Death and the Maiden
Miró Quartet

Clara Schumann
Scherzo No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 14, for solo piano 
Jon Kimura Parker

Johannes Brahms
Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
Miró Quartet, Jon Kimura Parker

Miró Quartet, Aloysia Friedmann, Jon Kimura Parker, Julian Schwarz

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World Premiere Finale

Fri. Aug. 16, 7:30pm / 6:30 Pre-Concert Talk with Eric Friesen

Sat. Aug. 17, 5:30pm / 4:30 Pre-Concert Talk with Eric Friesen

Hugo Wolf
Italian Serenade
Miró Quartet

Selected works for guitar and violin
Martin Chalifour, Mak Grgic

Kevin Puts
World Premiere Quartet (2019)
Composed for the Miró Quartet
Lead Commissioner: Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Miró Quartet

Kevin Puts
Air for violin and piano (2000)
Chee-Yun, Jon Kimura Parker

Ernest Chausson
Concerto in D Major for violin, piano, and string quartet
Chee-Yun, Jon Kimura Parker, Martin Chalifour, Robyn Bollinger, Aloysia Friedmann, Julian Schwarz

Robyn Bollinger, Martin Chalifour, Chee-Yun, Aloysia Friedmann, Mak Grgic, Miró Quartet, Jon Kimura Parker, Julian Schwarz

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Chamber Music on Lopez Island:World Premiere Finale

Thurs. August 15, 5:30pm / 4:30 Pre-Concert Talk with Kevin Puts

Lopez Center for Community and the Arts | 204 Village Rd | Lopez Island WA 98261 | 360-468-2203

Concert Repertoire and artists are the Same as Aug. 16 & 17 above

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Festival Lectures

Mon. Aug. 5, 1:00pm Behind the Baton with Gerard Schwarz

Wed. Aug. 14, 10:00am Meet the Composer with Eric Friesen
Interviewing composers Kevin Puts and Jake Heggie

Free Festival Events

Wed. Aug. 7, 1:00pm Children’s Concert
(Free, Tickets at the Door)

Fri. Aug. 16, 1:00pm Open Rehearsal for Seniors
(Free, Tickets at the Door)