2017 GUIDE TO FESTIVALS

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS FESTIVAL
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival offers world class musicians performing in intimate settings on a beautiful ferry-accessed island off the coast of Washington State. The remote settings and small population guarantees an experience in beauty and camaraderie like no other.
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Opening concerts feature the Mendelssohn Concerto for Piano, Violin and Strings in D Minor with pianist Jon Kimura Parker, violinist William Preucil, and the Mendelssohn Octet. Other artists will include violinists Alexandra Preucil and Sandy Yamamoto, Artistic Director and violist Aloysia Friedmann, and cellists Desmond Hoebig and Anne Martindale Williams.
Concerts on August 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th will showcase such masterpieces as the Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata with Bion Tsang, the Schubert Trout Quintet with violinist Andrés Cárdenes and bassist Stephen Swanson, and George Crumb's Voice of the Whale. Martin Chalifour will give a centennial performance of the Debussy Violin Sonata. Saxophonist Timothy McAllister joins us, as well as flutist Lorna McGhee and British clarinetist Michael Collins, playing the beautiful Schumann Fairy Tales.
Our Outdoor Concert on the Village Green will feature the original Paul Whiteman band version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with soloist Jon Kimura Parker. The Mirò Quartet, OICMF’s Quartet-in-Residence, returns performing the Brahms Clarinet Quintet with Michael Collins and the Schubert Cello Quintet with Desmond Hoebig. Our 20th-season finale concerts will highlight a world premiere for saw and string quartet by composer Jake Heggie, written for Anita Orne and the Mirò Quartet; pianist Jeffrey Kahane, violist David Harding, violinists Chee-Yun and Benjamin Beilman also perform. Our final program, which will also feature the artwork of fibre artist Geoffrey Shilling, includes Schubert’s Fantasy, Bartók’s Contrasts, and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir of Florence.
LOCATION
Orcas Island, WA
WEBSITE
http://www.oicmf.org
DATES
Aug 5 - Aug 20, 2017
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Aloysia Friedmann
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $39
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.oicmf.org
360-376-6636
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