41st Summer Festival
August 8-22, 2018
Read on for information about last summer's Featured Soloists...
40th Anniversary Summer Festival
Concerts are August 12-23, 2017 at
Sunriver Resort Great Hall, Tower Theatre in downtown Bend,
and Bend Church of the Nazarene (A new venue! Great acoustics!)
Hailed as a charismatic rising star, 28-year-old American pianist Sean Chen was third prize winner at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, recipient of the DeHaan Classical Fellowship as the winner of the 2013 American Pianists Awards, and recently named a 2015 fellow by the prestigious Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing Arts. Featured at the Sunriver Music Festival in Classical Concert II on August 16, in a solo recital August 21, and the closing concert August 23. Click here for tickets.
Violinist Steven Moeckel’s effortless virtuosity, vivid characterization and uncanny ability to capture the very essence of a work have been hailed by critics worldwide. As concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, his ability to engage audiences in an astounding range of repertoire distinguishes him as one of the most versatile young musicians of today. Featured at the Sunriver Music Festival as Concertmaster plus in Classical Concert I on August 12 and Classical Concert III on August 20. Click here for tickets.
C.F. Kip Winger was nominated for a 2017 Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for his debut Classical Release “Conversations With
Nijinsky.” After a top-40 career touring with rock legends and establishing his band “Winger”, he turned his attention back to his first love of classical concert music and dance. World Premiere composition "Parting Grace" featured at the Sunriver Music Festival in Classical Concert I on August 12. Click here for tickets.
Clyde Thompson is the founder and director of the Central Oregon
Mastersingers and has pursued a multi-faceted career
as a teacher, performer, director and composer. The Festival is proud
to honor Thompson’s retirement and musical contributions to Central Oregon. Featured at the Sunriver Music Festival in Classical Concert II on August 16 and Pops Concert on August 18. Click here for tickets.