Welcome to OICMF Scherzo (skert·sō/ noun:  a vigorous, light, or playful composition)
The monthly newsletter of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Our 22nd Season was a Wonderful Success!!!
Thank you to all who contributed to our amazing 22nd Festival!
I can't begin to put into words how great it was, and how great everyone involved - attendees, volunteers, donors, artists, everyone - was. So instead, I shall share some of the beautiful images taken by our phenomenal photographer, Barry Carlton. For those of you who were here, we hope you enjoy reliving these moments; for those who weren't, we missed you!
...and so it begins, as the Steinway arrives from Seattle
Opening Night, featuring Susan Graham and Jon Kimura Parker
Lilit Gampel, Chee-Yun , and Charlotte Marckx open our Violin Variations concert with some Hermann
The Miró Quartet, Aloysia Friedmann , and Julian Schwarz rehearse Kevin Puts' Arcana w hile Stage Manager Dave Shade assists
OICMF goes to the movies (or - more like - the movies come to us) with Red Cedar Chamber Music and creator and narrator Michael Zahs
At the Music, Magic, and Movies! concert, Matthew Laslo provides the magic while the ensemble plays original music by Adam Stern
Chee-Yun and Mak Grgić
get Happy at the Deer Harbor Hamlet Concert
A Pre-concert Talk with the inimitable Lisa Bergman
Julian Schwarz joins his father, Maestro Gerard Schwarz , for the Behind the Baton lecture
The Artists greet the guests at the Welcome Dinner
Artem Kuznetsov and Yurie Farnsworth play Berlioz on opening weekend (page turner Sophie Parker )
Chee-Yun, Charlotte Marckx, Artem Kuznetsov, Aloysia Friedmann , and Julian Schwarz close the concert with Schumann
A light rehearsal moment with Martin Chalifour and Robyn Bollinger
Magic at the Children's Concert with the Sempre Sisters ( Charlotte and Olivia Marckx ) and Matthew Laslo, with assistant Katie Zwilling
T he First Family of OICMF gather at their "home" Hamlet Concert in Olga: Aloysia Friedmann, Keiko Parker, Sophie Parker, Jackie Parker, Laila Storch, Leonie Sandercock
Matthew Laslo wows the crowd at the West Sound Hamlet Concert
Maestro Gerard Schwarz presents opening weekend's Pre-Concert Talks
Eric Friesen interviews A loysia Friedmann and Sophie Parker as part of the Pre-Concert Talk for our Dedication ~ for Martin Friedmann concerts
Performers aboard Tarka on the way to perform the World Premiere Finale concert on Lopez
Martin Chalifour and Mak Grgić on closing night
The Miró Quartet plays the World Premiere of Kevin Puts' Home
Commissioners Bill Clemens and Micki Ryan with composer Kevin Puts , shortly after the
world premiere of Home
Closing night: William Fedkenheuer, Robyn Bollinger, Eric Friesen, Martin Chalifour, Daniel Ching, Chee-Yun, Mak Grgic, Aloysia Friedmann, Jon Kimura Parker, Kevin Puts, John Largess,
Joshua Gindele, Julian Schwarz














.....and in the end, Phil Burbo mops the now empty stage, and thus ends a wonderful season....
T he Festival may be over, but there's still great music to enjoy - Jon Kimura Parker, "our" Jackie, will be playing with the Bellingham Symphony on September 29th - read all about it here:



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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