Voted Oregon’s “Best Fine Arts Festival,” the Astoria Music Festival concert series includes over 100 performers, and features international vocalists and instrumentalists as featured artists. The 2016 programs include symphonic and chamber music, opera, classic film and dance programs from June 17 – July 3, 2016, selected and conducted by Artistic Director Keith Clark. The Festival also features its Apprentice Artists June 29 – July 2, 2016.
Among the 2016 season’s highlights are:
- Verdi’s Il Trovatore with Angela Meade and an all-star cast reprising her acclaimed Metropolitan Opera performance
- Beethovan’s Symphony #3, Eroica
- Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
- Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro
- NW Premier of Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 4, based on David Bowie’s album “Heroes”, an Independence Day tribute to American Heroes
The orchestra is comprised of musicians from major American ensembles, including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Opera and Ballet Orchestras, Oregon Symphony, and Portland Opera and Ballet Orchestras.
Some of the featured artists include:
- Angela Meade, soprano, Metropolitan Opera
- Richard Zeller, baritone, Metropolitan Opera
- Sergey Antonov, cello, Tchaikovsky Competition gold medalist
- Sarah Kwak, violin, Oregon Symphony concertmaster
- James Van Valkenburg, viola, Detroit Symphony associate principal violist
- Ilya Kazantsev, piano, Chopin Competition gold medalist
- Cary Lewis, piano, Director of Chamber Music at the Astoria Music Festival
Festival concerts are held in the historic Liberty Theater and several other Astoria venues. See the Astoria Music Festival website for complete schedule, featured artists, and ticket information. Ticket prices are specific to the concert or program.
By phone: 503-325-9896 or Online: TicketsWest
In person: Astoria Music Festival Office or Liberty Theater Box Office, Astoria, Oregon.
From Bach to Beethoven to Bowie, you’ll find programs just right for you, so make your reservations with us now to experience this nationally recognized music festival set in the natural beauty of Astoria, Oregon.