Welcome to OICMF Scherzo (skert·sō/ noun: a vigorous, light, or playful composition)
The monthly newsletter of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Our 24th Season
August 6-21

Clarinet! Horn! Bassoon! Bass! The Montrose Trio! And of course, plenty of violin, viola, cello and piano – our 24th Season is shaping up to be another wonderful year!

We’re excited to be sharing more about it all in this month’s Scherzo.

We will be offering our traditional 5 concert pairs, with performances on August 6/7, 10/11, 13/14, 17/18, and 20/21, the first night of each pair at 7:30pm Pacific Time (PT) and the second at 5:30pm PT. We will have live audiences every night! In addition, the second night of each pair, our 5:30pm concerts will be livestreamed!
In-person Concert Ticketing

Ticket sales will be limited with all seat assignments made by the Festival office, so we can be sure to follow all safety protocols and still allow as many as possible in the theater experiencing the concerts in person.

  • Ticket Pre-Sale benefit for donors of $2,000 and above opens at 10:00am PT on Wednesday, June 9

  • Pre-Sale benefit for donors of $600 and above opens at 10:00am PT on Wednesday, June 16

All ticket Pre-Sale orders must be placed by phone to the OICMF office at (360) 376-6636 or (866) 492-0003 (toll-free) Monday-Friday between 10:00am and 5:00pm PT.

Early purchase patrons are limited to 10 total tickets.

  • Ticket Sales will open to the public at 10:00am PT on Wednesday, June 23 at www.oicmf.org

  • There will be no box office sales at concerts this season - all tickets must be purchased in advance online or by phone

We are going to be conservative with the number of tickets we release on these dates. Please know, as regulations shift, we hope to be able to offer more seats as we get closer to the concerts. So if you are not able to get what you want at the start, please do keep checking back!

In-person tickets will be $40 per concert for adults, $10 for young people (ages 6-18). At this time, we expect masks will be mandatory at all times and temperatures will be checked upon arrival. Concerts will be shorter, with no intermission or receptions, but as always, there will be amazing music played by amazing musicians.

Building on the incredible success of our 2020 Season of Livestreaming, this year, once more, we bring the intimacy of OICMF, as it is happening, directly to you, wherever you may be.

Our concerts on August 7, 11, 14, 18, and 21 will be streamed live, starting at 5:30pm PT. You can watch in the comfort of your home, with the comfort of your own snacks and libations and the comfort of whatever you want to wear, snuggled up with your loved ones and pets (which we realize might be the same thing).

We are excited to be working with the videographers of Orcas Center and audio recording engineer Roger Sherman to deliver a multi-camera intimate concert experience, truly live.

OICMF's 24th Season Livestreams are offered free! Tickets will be available through our website beginning June 23 at 10:00am PT.

We are grateful to our Robert Henigson Board Designated Fund for support of this wonderful project.
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
Classical Music with a View
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Aloysia Friedmann, Artistic Director

917B Mount Baker Road • PO Box 646
Eastsound, WA 98245
(360) 376-6636 • toll-free 1-866-492-0003