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Olympic Music Festival preps for third weekend

The Olympic Music Festival presents the third weekend of its 31st season July 11-13. - Submitted photo
The Olympic Music Festival presents the third weekend of its 31st season July 11-13.
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The Olympic Music Festival presents the third weekend of its 31st season Juyl 11-13, with Charles Wetherbee and Korine Fujiwara on violin, Alan Iglitzin on viola, Walter Gray on cello and Steve Schermer on bass.

The third weekend program offers the Beethoven String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 18 No. 6, Bottesini's Grand Duo Concertante for Violin, Double Bass and Piano and the ever-popular "Trout" Quintet by Schubert.

Returning Festival favorites, Charles Wetherbee and Korine Fujiwara – both on violin – will charm audiences with their vibrant and uplifting concertizing, adding to an additional rich mix of northwest artists, including Walter Gray (cello) of the Seattle Symphony who is back for a second appearance at OMF. Joining him is returning bassist Stephen Schermer, a native of the Olympic Peninsula and assistant principle bassist with the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra. With Alan Iglitzin on viola adding the final voice to the ensemble, the weekend promises to be a memorable and satisfying musical feast.

The Olympic Music Festival is located on a 55-acre farm on Washington’s spectacular Olympic Peninsula just 18 miles south of Port Townsend. Chamber music concerts are held in an early 1900s dairy barn, which has been converted into a performance hall with exceptional natural acoustics. Concerts take place every Saturday and Sunday afternoon throughout the season, beginning at 2 p.m. The Festival grounds open at 11 a.m. for "early birds" to wander the farm and have a leisurely picnic before the barn doors open at 1 p.m.

Patrons can choose to sit inside the barn or outside on the lawn where the concert is broadcast. The attire is casual for both patrons and musicians alike. Prior to the concerts, patrons are encouraged to visit our Milking Shed, where souvenirs, CDs, clothing, beverages and snacks are sold.

Ticket prices range from $18-33 and may be purchased by phone (360-732-4800) or online at www.olympicmusicfestival.org. For program listings and complete details about the Festival, visit the website or call for a free brochure.

 

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