August Concert Series

The Summer Festival continues as the landmark event of Sunriver Music Festival.

The 46th Season is August 4-17, 2023 with concerts at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend and at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall. 

Sunriver Music Festival Great Hall stage

Ticket sales open to the public June 1, 2023. Ticket sales open to Friends of the Festival members beginning April 1. Learn More.

Sunriver Music Festival fills Central Oregon with music August 4-17. In two premier venues - Sunriver Resort’s Great Hall and the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend - Artistic Director & Conductor Brett Mitchell leads world-class orchestra musicians and acclaimed soloists in a remarkable 46th season of the landmark Summer Festival.

Four classical concerts, one pops concert, a brilliant solo piano concert, and the fun “Discover the Symphony” concert will be on stage this summer. The concert series opens August 5 at the iconic Tower Theatre in downtown Bend and closes August 17 at Sunriver Resort's historic Great Hall.

"This August, Central Oregon residents and visitors will experience incredible musicians from around the country, both in the orchestra and as featured soloists,” shares Executive Director Meagan Iverson. “Maestro Mitchell is an esteemed conductor with an unwavering focus on artistic excellence, thoughtful concert curation, and sincere community engagement.”

This is a great time to join as a Friend of the Festival member because seat reservations open to members as early as April 1 before opening to the public on June 1. Members have first choice of the best seats while helping sustain the musical magic into the 46th season and beyond.

led by Artistic Director & Conductor Brett Mitchell:

Click here to learn more about each individual soloist. 

Classical Concert I – August 5, 2022 – Tower Theatre, Bend, 7:30 p.m.

The Summer Festival opens with a full stage featuring Maestro Mitchell, the orchestra of professional musicians from throughout the country, and the region’s first-class choral ensemble – the Central Oregon Mastersingers.
MOZART Regina coeli, K. 276 featuring the Central Oregon Mastersingers
MOZART Ave verum corpus, K. 618 featuring the Central Oregon Mastersingers
MOZART Symphony No. 38, "Prague"
STRAUSS Suite from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

Pops Concert – August 7, 2023 – Tower Theatre, Bend, 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy the Festival Orchestra in a lively pops concert of Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award-winning themes from an abundance of favorite movies and musicals. Featuring Sarah Mattox, mezzo-soprano.

Classical Concert II – August 11, 2023 – Tower Theatre, Bend, 7:30 p.m.

The return of William Hagen, violin! Last season, Hagen brought down the house with his performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto, and this season’s performance of the Bruch Violin Concerto is expected to be even better. Also on this concert: Milhaud’s La creation du monde and Brahms Third Symphony with an expanded orchestra.
MILHAUD La création du monde
BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3

Classical Concert III – August 14, 2023 – Sunriver Resort Great Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Introducing Kathryn Mueller, soprano. Mueller’s crystal clear and pristine voice will sparkle in a beautiful pairing of works by Barber and Mahler. The concert opens with Copland’s lively Three Latin American Sketches.
COPLAND Three Latin American Sketches
BARBER Knoxville: Summer of 1915 featuring Kathryn Mueller, soprano
MAHLER (arr. Lee) Symphony No. 4 featuring Kathryn Mueller, soprano

Discover the Symphony - August 15, 2023 - Sunriver Resort Great Hall, 3:00 p.m.

This entertaining matinee presents orchestral music in a fun and informal setting. Bring the whole family and enjoy a one-hour concert in the Great Hall with virtuosic young soloists and the full orchestra. Free for kids 18 and under, fun for all ages!

Solo Piano Concert August 15, 2023 – Sunriver Resort Great Hall, 7:30 p.m.

The iconic Great Hall sets the scene for a solo performance from Andrew von Oeyen, one of the most captivating pianists of this generation. “Brilliant technique can be taken for granted among today’s concert pianists, but von Oeyen’s playing goes a step further. He leaves you convinced that he can do absolutely anything he likes with a keyboard.” – Chicago Tribune
Solo concert program to be published in July.

Classical Concert IV - August 17, 2023 – Sunriver Resort Great Hall, 7:30 p.m.

The night after his solo piano concert, return to the Great Hall to experience Andrew von Oeyen with the full orchestra in Beethoven’s epic “Emperor” Piano Concerto. Also on this concert: Haydn’s landmark “London” Symphony.
LIGETI Concert Românesc
HAYDN Symphony No. 104 in D Major, "London"
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"


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Ticket sales open to the public June 1, 2023. Ticket sales open to Friends of the Festival members beginning April 1. Learn More.

COVID-19 Policy & Refund Policy: In accordance with Oregon mandates, Sunriver Music Festival will not require face masks or proof of vaccination or negative COVID tests for patrons. The health and safety of our patrons, musicians, volunteers, and staff continues as a top priority; therefore we welcome continued wearing of masks by all who wish to do so, and encourage attendees to be vaccinated. We will continue to observe federal, state, and county recommendations and adjust this policy as needed.
All ticket sales are final.
If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you please stay home.
 You can turn your ticket into a tax-deductible donation to the Festival, transfer your ticket to a future Festival concert, or pass it along to a friend. Contact the Festival Office at 541-593-9310 in advance of the concert for assistance with these ticketing options.


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