Twelve concerts in nine days starting in September will bring world-class virtuoso-level performers to a variety of locations with the Siletz Bay Music Festival.
Long-time artistic director, Yaacov (Yaki) Bergman, has created a program with an extraordinary mix of music, including performances of classical chamber, jazz and orchestral music, a bit of Broadway, the popular “Musical Tapas” tastes and tunes event, and a gala benefit dinner and concert.
Festival favorite musicians are back, including Mei-ting Sun on piano and renowned clarinetist Ken Peplowski, plus some exciting new-to-Siletz-Bay talent including Oregon’s own Anthea Kreston and Jason Duckles plus jazz singer Karla Harris out of Atlanta.
The festival runs from Sept. 4 through Sept. 12, and will be held at B’Nai Brith Camp, on Devils Lake, Lincoln City Congregational Church, and the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
Free concerts will include the traditional Tuesday night chamber performance at the Congregational Church on Sept. 7, and a concert for children and their families on Thursday afternoon Sept. 9. Sunday morning, Sept. 5, Bagels with Beethoven will feature a performance and musical chat moderated by Joan Behrens Bergman — and bagels.
According to Festival organizers, the health and safety of Festival musicians, audience and the community is of highest priority. To that end they will constantly monitor the ever-changing protocols from the CDC and the State of Oregon. Since it’s impossible to predict the status of protocols for September, the number of tickets going on sale will be limited to half the capacity of each venue. As festival time approaches, more tickets will be released according to current restrictions. To ensure admittance, buy your tickets early.