America's Music Festivals: Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival

Aug 6, 2012

Airs Monday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m.  “Classical Music with a View” is the tagline for this festival in Western Washington. Indeed, The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival has both incredible music from world-class artists and some of the best views of the rugged Washington coastline. Orcas Island is nestled among the San Juan Islands and is a popular vacation destination, with excellent hiking and whale watching. The festival boasts an impressive roster of artists, thanks to the talented Aloysia Friedmann (Artistic Director) and Jon Kimura Parker (Artistic Advisor).

Gershwin: Summertime
Beethoven: Ghost Trio in D Major Op. 70, No. 1
Faure: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, Op. 13
Schumann: Dichterliebe: excerpts
Strauss: Capriccio Sextet in F Major
Alan Shulman: Rendezvous for Clarinet and Strings
Arthur Benjamin, arr. Primrose: Jamaican Rhu