Welcome to OICMF Scherzo (skert·sō/ noun: a vigorous, light, or playful composition)
The monthly newsletter of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Hearts of Gold Gala!

Livestream from the Music Room at Rosario Resort

Tuesday, February 16, 5:00pm PT

Plus Special Recipes and Post Concert Reception

We are pleased to let you know that our usual December Leaves of Gold Concert this year is happening on Tuesday, February 16th at 5:00pm PT. Its proximity to Valentine’s Day has inspired us to name it our first ever Hearts of Gold!

The concert will feature cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir and oboist Nathan Hughes, who will travel up from Seattle to join our very own violinist and violist Aloysia Friedmann and pianist Jon Kimura Parker. The evening will include music by J.S. Bach, Heinichen, Saint-Saëns, Loeffler and Beethoven. You can find complete details of the works on our website. All appropriate Covid-19 protocols will be followed.

Since we can't be together in person, enjoying the delicious post-concert spread from the kitchens of Rosario Resort and Spa, your Gala ticket will include recipes from some of the finest chefs on the island, specially prepared for the evening. We are gathering simple, “using things you already have around the house” suggestions from the likes of Bill Patterson, Christina Orchid, Raymond Southern, Ship Bay, The Orcas Hotel and Café…so you can have the best of Orcas, made by the best chef on the island – you!

The concert will be a Zoom webinar, and once the performance is over, we shall leave that Zoom session and invite you into a second Zoom Meeting, where we can gather, visit with each other and the artists, share what beauteous food you have created, and raise a glass!

Leaves of Gold is our most gala event of the year, and this year, Hearts of Gold will be the same! Tickets are $50 ($35 of which is a tax donation) and includes the Zoom Webinar concert, Zoom reception, the recipes…plus you will be the first to receive a downloadable PDF of our 2020 Commemorative Program.

We thank our Concert Sponsors Valerie and Bill Anders and our Artist Sponsors Martha Farish and Joe Cohen, Lindy and Jack Groban, and Carol Marcin and Tom Burg. Thanks also to Christopher Peacock, Jan and Jerry Barto, and Rosario Resort – it wouldn’t be Gold if it weren’t coming from that magical Music Room!

For more information, visit our website. For tickets, contact Linda at (360) 376-6636 or linda@oicmf.org.
Save the Dates!
There’s more fun ahead! Join us on Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00pm PT as on-air radio announcer, pianist, humorist, Gracie Award winner, and OICMF Board Member Lisa Bergman brings us Great Composers Get a Makeover.
And on Sunday, April 11, at 1:00pm PT, you won’t want to miss Cooking with John Largess, more commonly known as the violist of the Miró Quartet.

We’ll be telling you all about these events in our upcoming Scherzos and on our website, but mark your calendars now!

How about some really good news? We are thrilled to let you know that February 28 is the 100th birthday of oboist, OICMF Founding Board Member Emeritus, and Festival Matriarch Laila Storch! Woo hoo! Congratulatory messages can be sent via Aloysia, here.

Please enjoy this beautiful and very visual version of the second movement of JS Bach's Concerto for Oboe and Violin (which, by the way, is in the program for Hearts of Gold), performed here by Laila Friedmann and Martin Friedmann.
Laila, Houston Symphony 1948
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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