Welcome to OICMF Scherzo (skert·sō/ noun:  a vigorous, light, or playful composition)
The monthly newsletter of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Tickets on Sale
January 31 for Beethoven Quartets in June!

Tickets for the Miró Quartet 's performances of the Complete Beethoven String Quartet Cycle will be available beginning January 31 st , 2020, at www.orcascenter.org . The quartets shall be performed in order of composition on June 17, 18, 21, 22, 24 , and 25 . There are a number of sponsorship opportunities still available – if you love Beethoven, love the Miró Quartet, or just love sponsoring concerts, artists, or events, I’d love to talk to you about it, via email at anita@oicmf.org , or on the phone – (360) 376-6636. Thank you!
Learn to Conduct

Whether you are currently conducting an ensemble, are planning to, have always wanted to, or are just curious about the art of conducting, you’ll want to join us for a series of interactive video sessions led by conductor, composer, arranger Adam Stern! Based in Seattle, he has led the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra since 2003. Adam has also conducted several of OICMF's outdoor concerts. His skills, knowledge, and wit will make these sessions entertaining and enthralling. You can read more about Adam here: https://www.adamsternconductor.com/ .

There will be four Sunday evening sessions on Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, and Feb. 9 . Thanks to a grant from the Gould Family Foundation, there is no charge to attend. For more information on how to tune in, either remotely or with the on-Orcas group at the Public Library, contact Tracy at tracy@oicmf.org .
photos by Barry Carlton
Chamber Music at the Spa

Looking for the ideal winter getaway? Want to hear some amazing music while taking care of yourself, too? Join us at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, for their Chamber Music week, February 15 – 21 , and you will see and hear many familiar OICMF artists playing and giving talks (and hiking, exercising, eating lots of very tasty, very healthy food…with you!). Aloysia, Jackie, the Miró Quartet, Chee-Yun, and Monique Mead will all be there, as well as a number of friends of OICMF you’ll recognize. We hope you’ll join us, too. Here’s all the skinny on it (a little spa humor…):

For first time participants, call me or talk to any of the guest performers before booking to receive a discount!
Monique Mead atop a Rancho La Puerta peak
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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