Welcome to OICMF Scherzo (skert·sō/ noun: a vigorous, light, or playful composition)
The monthly newsletter of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
The Complete Beethoven Piano Trios
Live with the Gryphon Trio

On December 10 and 11, the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is pleased to present the Gryphon Trio performing the complete Beethoven’s Piano Trios. Produced by OurConcerts.live and streamed live from the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in Kingston, Ontario, both concerts begin at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Tickets are $15 (plus $2.50 ticketing fee) for one concert or $25 (plus $3.75 ticketing fee) for both. The concerts will be livestreamed and then can be watched through December 17, Beethoven’s actual (presumed) birthday.

The December 10 concert, sponsored by Cynthia and Sam Coleman, will feature Beethoven’s three Opus 1 Trios.

The December 11 concert, sponsored by Carl de Boor, offers Beethoven’s later Piano Trios, beginning with the two Opus 70 Trios and finishing with the Archduke.

We are so grateful to our Concert Sponsors, as well as our Artist Sponsors: Barbara Bentley, Susan McBain and Steve Jung, Leonie Sandercock, and Laila Storch.

Each evening will also include intermission chats with two well-known and entertaining personalities - American composer, conductor, and author Rob Kapilow and Canadian radio broadcaster, writer, and speaker Eric Friesen. Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival audiences have thoroughly enjoyed both Kapilow and Friesen in speaking engagements, and we look forward to their entertaining talks as part of this mini-mid-winter Festival.

Visit our web page for more information and to purchase tickets

Eric Friesen
Rob Kapilow
Annie Moss Moore

Free Happy Birthday Beethoven Zoom Party!
with the Miró Quartet, the Gryphon Trio, and OICMF Founder and Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann and Artistic Advisor Jon Kimura Parker

We’ll be wrapping up our Beethoven Celebration Year with one final, just for fun event. On Beethoven’s actual (probably) birthday, December 17, at 2:00pm PT, we’re having a Zoom party! You’re invited to come hang out with music lovers from far and wide. Aloysia and Jackie will be there, as will Daniel Ching, Will Fedkenheuer, John Largess, and Josh Gindele of the Miró Quartet and Annalee Patapatanakoon, Roman Borys, and Jamie Parker of the Gryphon Trio – this is going to be an amazing year-end blow-out! No agenda, no playing, just a lovely time to gather and visit and enjoy each other and our love of music.

Join the fun! It’s a party, so it is free to attend, but you must RSVP to sarah@oicmf.org for the link.

RSVP by December 10 and we’ll mail you a Special Edition Happy Birthday Beethoven from OICMF party hat to wear to the event, thanks to our very own Beethoven maven Annie Moss Moore! (if you are on Orcas, let us know and we will set up a time for you to swing by the office to pick yours up). 
Holiday Shopping

What better way to wrap up celebrating Beethoven than by giving the gift of OICMF Beethoven memorabilia this Christmas or Hanukkah? We still have 2020 Season hats and mugs (because we all need something to remember 2020 by, right?) and a host of other fun and practical gifts, from umbrellas to coasters to…well, visit the OICMF Boutique to place your order now! We offer curbside pickup or shipping – we can even send it directly to your recipients complete with hand-written gift card with the message of your choice. Shop early, shop often!
It's not Too Late for more Beethoven!

The 13 concerts of our 23rd Season - the Miró Quartet playing the complete Beethoven String Quartets, plus our special OICMF Encore Evening, is still available to watch at your leisure through December 31, 2020. These Video on Demand concerts can be found at ourconcerts.live/orcasisland
We look forward to sharing more OICMF news and events with you - keep your eyes peeled for next month's Scherzo!
All the best,
Anita Orne
Executive Director
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Aloysia Friedmann, Artistic Director

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