Outdoor Concert Series
The Summer Festival continues as the landmark event of Sunriver Music Festival for the last 40+ years.
We are looking forward to a summer of creativity in this 44th season. Below is the current schedule and programming for August 2021. We are nimble, we are creative, and we are committed to presenting world-class musical experiences for Central Oregon residents and visitors. Therefore, we are flexible and ready to reimagine the below programs as needed based on current COVID-19 guidelines.
August 14-23, 2021
Join us in the open air for an
Outstanding Outdoor Concert Series
Looking to the future! Summer Festival 2021 offers the unique opportunity to experience our two outstanding Artistic Director finalists KELLY KUO and BRETT MITCHELL in action as they lead the Festival Orchestra in 2 Classical Concerts each PLUS they share the stage in a special Pops Concert.
Classical Concert I – August 14, 2021 – Sunriver SHARC Amphitheatre, 6:00 p.m.
Featuring internationally-renowned Eroica Trio | Maestro Kelly Kuo
The most sought-after trio in the world, the Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio performs Beethoven's Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano
DVORAK Czech Suite in D Major, Op. 39
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25, "Classical"
BEETHOVEN Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C Major, Op. 56
Classical Concert II – August 16, 2021 – Besson Commons, 6:00 p.m.
Featuring concertmaster Ruth Lenz, violin | Maestro Kelly Kuo
RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin
BARBER Violin Concerto
HAYDN Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, "Drumroll"
Pops Concert – August 18, 2021 - Sunriver SHARC Amphitheatre, 6:00 p.m.
Featuring Guest Conductors Kelly Kuo AND Brett Mitchell co-hosting from the piano with multiple duos and small ensembles. Festival Orchestra musicians will join the maestros in impressive arrangements of well-known tunes including "Bohemian Rhapsody", a "Fiddler on the Roof" medley, hits from Toto, A-Ha, and the beloved John Williams.
Solo Piano Concert – August 20, 2021 – Besson Commons, 6:00 p.m.
Featuring Cliburn medalist Daniel Hsu
Join us as Cliburn medalist Daniel Hsu, recognized for his easy virtuosity and bold musicianship, presents a powerful, thoughtful, and sensitive solo performance.
Classical Concert III – August 21, 2021 – Besson Commons, 6:00 p.m.
Featuring Cliburn medalist Daniel Hsu | Maestro Brett Mitchell
COPLAND Music for Movies
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite
Classical Concert IV – August 23, 2021 - Besson Commons, 6:00 p.m.
Featuring Amit Peled, cello | Maestro Brett Mitchell
MONTGOMERY, JESSIE Starburst
SAINT-SAENS Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
clockwise from top left: Eroica Trio, Ruth Lenz, Daniel Hsu, Amit Peled