Although Central Oregon’s premier professional classical music festival won’t take center stage until August 7, starting June 1 tickets are on sale to everyone who loves the classics.
On June 5 enjoy a great day of golf and support a great cause at the Sunriver Music Festival’s 8th Annual SWINGS fore STRINGS tournament sponsored by Precision Body & Paint. Join your friends and business acquaintances at the championship Sunriver Resort Woodlands Golf Course for a fun-filled day of great golf, food, beverages, music and camaraderie. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the festival’s summer concerts and the Young Artists Scholarship program.
Festival performances begin on June 12 with the festival’s annual Young Artists Scholarship Concert. Nurturing the next generation of artistic talent has been a goal of the festival ever since the Young Artists Scholarship program was launched over two decades ago. A record number of young musicians have applied for scholarships this year.
June is a great month to consider a donation to our annual dinner auction – Festival Faire! – scheduled for Sunday, July 31 at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall.
Speaking of special evenings, here are just three “must see” performances this summer:
A FAMILY CELEBRATION – This engaging and educational concert will allow children to enjoy orchestral music in a fun and informal way. Bring the whole family to this one-hour concert at the beautiful Great Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for those 18 and under. Family Concert, Monday, August 8 • 4pm, Sunriver Resort Great Hall.
AN EVENING OF LATIN EXCITEMENT – A leading flamenco and classical guitarist of this generation, Adam del Monte will take you on an exotic ride with his mastery of the popular Concierto de Aranjuez. Adam’s sound is both steeped in tradition and progressive in its openness to musical flavors from around the world. Classical Concert II – Wednesday, August 10, 7:30pm, Sunriver Resort Great Hall.
PINK MARTINI, MISS AMERICA, AND POPS –Lead man Thomas Lauderdale joins Young Artists Scholarship alumnus Hunter Noack to perform Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. The Summit High stage will be bursting with energy and talent with these dynamic pianists on two pianos plus the full orchestra. Sunday, August 14, 7:30 pm, Summit High School, Bend.