Summer Events

41st Summer Festival
August 8-22, 2018
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Read on for information about last summer's concert series...

Concerts are August 12-23, 2017 at
Sunriver Resort Great Hall, Tower Theatre in downtown Bend,
and Bend Church of the Nazarene (A new venue! Great acoustics!)

 Online ticket sales begin June 1st. Friends of the Festival are welcome to call our ticket office at 541-593-9310 for advance sales. (Not yet a Friend of the Festival? Click here to join us and then you can order tickets as early as April and May for the best seat selection!)

Join the Sunriver Music Festival for an abundance of concerts over two lively weeks in August! The 40th Anniversary season features world-class musicians from all around the nation while also continually creating and nurturing music education programs for Central Oregon’s youth year-round.

It’s a festival full of classical concerts, masterclasses, music workshops, family concerts, fundraisers, open rehearsals. Many of the visiting musicians from prestigious orchestras are handpicked for the Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra by Artistic Director George Hanson. Click here to see this season's orchestra roster.

Woodlands Golf Course in Sunriver
The 9th annual Precision Body & Paint Swings for Strings golf tournament is a fun day on the golf course supporting the Festival’s 40th Anniversary and the Young Artists Scholarship program.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Sunriver
Over the 21 year history, the Young Artists Scholarship program has awarded nearly $450,000 in scholarships to 135 Central Oregon classical music students. This annual concert is a showcase of the exceptional talent of these young musicians. 

ANNUAL FESTIVAL FAIRE DINNER & AUCTION - Sunday, July 16th 4:30 p.m.
Sunriver Resort Great Hall
The elegant Festival Faire elegant dinner and auction in the Great Hall at Sunriver Resort includes performances by the talented Young Artists Scholarship winners. This grand fundraiser directly supports the scholarship program and the summer festival. 

CLASSICAL CONCERT I – Saturday, August 12th 7:30 p.m.
Tower Theatre
Featuring concertmaster Steven Moeckel in Mendelssohn's Concerto for Violin, Mozart's Symphony No. 36 in C Major (from the Sunriver Music Festival's first concert 40 years ago!), and the world premiere of A Parting Grace by C.F. Kip Winger.    Learn more. >>

STRINGS MASTER CLASS - Tuesday, August 15th 1:00 p.m.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Sunriver
The public is invited to observe Sunriver Music Festival concertmaster Steven Moeckel teach advanced students.

CLASSICAL CONCERT II – Wednesday, August 16th 7:30 p.m.
Bend Church of the Nazarene (1270 NE 27th)
Featuring the Central Oregon Mastersingers, plus four vocal soloists, plus pianist Sean Chen in the epic Beethoven Choral Fantasy and the Mozart Requiem as we celebrate and honor the retirement of Mastersingers director Clyde Thompson.   Learn more. >>

PIANO MASTER CLASS - Friday, August 18 2:00 p.m.
Bend Church of the Nazarene
The public is invited to observe as piano soloist Sean Chen instructs four exceptional young students.

 – Friday, August 18th 7:30 p.m.
Bend Church of the Nazarene
An American Patriotic Songbook anniversary adventure featuring the music of Gershwin, Bernstein, Cole Porter, and more. With the Central Oregon Mastersingers, four outstanding vocal soloists, and, of course, the whole Festival Orchestra!     Learn more. >>

CLASSICAL CONCERT III – Sunday, August 20th 7:30 p.m.
Sunriver Resort Great Hall
Bach's Triple Concerto! (Featuring flute, violin, and harpsichord.) Also Dvorak Serenade for Winds in D Minor, Op. 44 and Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C Major.     Learn more. >>

STELLAR SOLAR SEMINAR - Monday, August 21st 8:30 a.m.
Join Dr. Harry Hamilton, Professor of Atmospheric Physics, for a special hour of education and solar stargazing on this monumental eclipse day.

 – Monday, August 21st 7:30 p.m.
Sunriver Resort Great Hall
A special solo concert with returning piano soloist Sean Chen.  Chen has received numerous awards and accolades including being a 2013 Van Cliburn winner.   Learn more. >>

FAMILY CONCERT – Tuesday, August 22nd 4:00 p.m.
Sunriver Resort Great Hall
This educational and entertaining concert presents orchestral music in a fun and informal setting. Bring the whole family and enjoy a one-hour concert in the beautiful Great Hall.

CLASSICAL CONCERT IV – Wednesday, August 23rd 7:30 p.m.
Sunriver Resort Great Hall
Featuring pianist Sean Chen in Grieg's dazzling piano concerto. Program also continues the Sunriver Music Festival's Schumann Cycle with his Symphony No. 3 and opens with Ligeti's Concert Romanesc.    Learn more. >>

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Sunriver Music Festival
P.O. Box 4308
Sunriver, OR 97707

Located in the Sunriver Village Building 13

Office Hours
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Phone: 541-593-1084
Tickets: 541-593-9310