Announcement of the 40th Anniversary
Summer Schedule coming soon!
Concerts will be August 11-23, 2017 at
Sunriver Resort Great Hall, Tower Theatre in downtown Bend,
and Summit High Auditorium.
Here's what we did last summer....
The theme for the 2016 Summer Festival is
“Nature’s Rhapsody ~ Nature, Life and Love”
Join us for the Summer Concert Series August 7-18!
Online ticket sales begin June 1st. Friends of the Festival are welcome to call our ticket office at 541-593-9310 for advance sales. (Not yet a Friend of the Festival? Click here to join us and then you can order tickets as early as April and May for the best seat selection!)
Join the Sunriver Music Festival for an abundance of concerts over two lively weeks in August! The 39th season features world-class musicians from all around the nation while also continually creating and nurturing music education programs for Central Oregon’s youth year-round.
It’s a festival full of classical concerts, masterclasses, music workshops, family concerts, fundraisers, open rehearsals, and parties. Many of the visiting musicians from prestigious orchestras are handpicked for the Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra by Artistic Director George Hanson. Click here to see this season's orchestra roster.
SWINGS FORE STRINGS GOLF TOURNAMENT – Sunday, June 5th 1:00 p.m. Woodlands Golf Course in Sunriver
The 8th annual Precision Body & Paint Swings for Strings golf tournament is a fun day on the golf course supporting the Festival’s 39th Season and the Young Artists Scholarship program.
YOUNG ARTISTS SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT – Sunday, June 12th 7:00 p.m. Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Sunriver
Over the 20 year history, the Young Artists Scholarship program has awarded over $400,000 in scholarships to 127 Central Oregon classical music students. This annual concert is a showcase of the exceptional talent of these young musicians.
ANNUAL FESTIVAL FAIRE DINNER & AUCTION - Sunday, July 31st 4:30 p.m. Sunriver Resort Great Hall
Each season kicks off with Festival Faire, an elegant dinner and auction in the Great Hall at Sunriver Resort Sunday, July 31. The event includes performances by the talented Young Artists Scholarship winners. This special fundraiser directly supports the scholarship program and the summer festival.
CLASSICAL CONCERT I – Sunday, August 7th 7:30 p.m. Sunriver Resort Great Hall
Featuring pianist William Wolfram performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1
Plus the Beethoven Symphony No. 6 Pastorale and Dvorak’s In Nature’s Realm. Learn more. >>
FAMILY CONCERT – Monday, August 8th 4:00 p.m. Sunriver Resort Great Hall
This educational and entertaining concert presents orchestral music in a fun and informal setting. Bring the whole family and enjoy a one-hour concert in the beautiful Great Hall.
PIANO MASTER CLASS – Monday, August 8th 6:00 p.m. Sunriver Resort Great Hall
Pianist William Wolfram will instruct a piano master class for five advanced piano students.
GUITAR WORKSHOP - Tuesday, August 9th 3:00 p.m. Sunriver Resort Great Hall
Guitarist Adam del Monte will instruct a guitar workshop for intermediate/advanced guitarists.
PIANO & VIOLIN RECITAL – Tuesday, August 9th 7:30 p.m. Sunriver Resort Great Hall
Featuring pianist William Wolfram & violinist Steven Moeckel performing Liszt’s Dante Sonata for Piano and Franck’s Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano. Learn more. >>
CLASSICAL CONCERT II – Wednesday, August 10th 7:30 p.m. Sunriver Resort Great Hall
Featuring the popular Concierto de Aranjuez for Classical Guitar plus Respighi’s The Birds and de Falla’s Three Cornered Hat Suites. Soloists Adam del Monte, classical guitar and Alexander Lipay, flute. Learn more. >>
CLASSICAL CONCERT III – Friday, August 12th 7:30 p.m. Tower Theatre
Guest Conductor Frank Diliberto leads the orchestra’s performance of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 “The Great G Minor” plus brass antiphonal choir selections by Gabrieli. Violinist Steven Moeckel leads the string section in Vivaldi’s famous The Four Seasons. Learn more. >>
POPS CONCERT – Sunday, August 14th AND Monday, August 15th 7:30 p.m. Summit High School
Featuring Pink Martini’s lead man Thomas M. Lauderdale joined by pianist and Young Artists Scholarship Alumnus Hunter Noack performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue for two pianos plus orchestra and Lauderdale’s Afro-Cuban arrangement of Prokofiev’s Peter & The Wolf. ***Due to popularity of the Pops, we're excited to add a concert this year to allow even more music lovers attend this epic evening!*** Learn more. >>
CELLO RECITAL – Tuesday, August 16th 7:30 p.m. Sunriver Resort Great Hall
A special solo concert with Amit Peled performing on Pablo Casals’ historic 1733 instrument accompanied by pianist Stefan Petrov. Learn more. >>
CLASSICAL CONCERT IV – Thursday, August 18th 7:30 p.m. Sunriver Resort Great Hall
Featuring cellist Amit Peled performing Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme and Bruch’s Kol Nidre. The 39th Season closes with Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 Spring. Learn more. >>
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