Come to Coos Bay for the 37th Annual Oregon Coast Music Festival, July 11-25, 2015 ~ The Best Orchestra You’ve Never Heard!
We cannot wait to welcome back the many musicians, visitors and volunteers here for the longest running music festival on the Oregon Coast this summer! The annual Oregon Coast Music Festival presents two weeks of concerts (many of them free), in a variety of settings around our beautiful area.
The festival kicks off July 11, 2015 with a free outdoor concert by The Bay Area Concert Band
in Mingus Park at 12 p.m. and continues for a week with a series of concerts by a range of talented Big Band, Blues, and Barbershop performers. Click here to see the full schedule.
During the week of July 21-25, 2015, Coos Bay concert-goers will be treated to the following performances by the BEST orchestra you’ve never heard of, the legendary Festival Orchestra led by Conductor James Paul.
Tues, July 21, 7:30pm: Orchestra Concert I, James Paul Conductor
“The Orchestra Dances”
Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from “Eugene Onegin”
Sibelius: Valse Triste
Komzak: The Girls from Baden-Baden Waltz
Borodin: Polovstian Dances from “Prince Igor”
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 “Apotheosis of the Dance”
Thurs, July 23, 7:30pm: Orchestra Pops Concert
“Broadway by the Bay”
Sat, July 25, 7:30pm: Orchestra Concert II, James Paul Conductor
Copland: “Quiet City”
Block: “Schelomo” (Solomon) for Cello and Orchestra
Dennis Parker, cello soloist
Piston: Symphony No. 4
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from the “West Side Story”
Internationally renowned Italian pianist, Roberto Plano, once said this about the Festival Orchestra:
” …this is one of the most amazing orchestras I worked with. … James (Paul) is truly a great conductor. … The great acoustics of the hall and the intelligent programming lets the experience be unforgettable for the audience. … the incredible atmosphere that surrounds the musicians, who are spoiled with what the volunteers and host families do for them. … I’ll bring the name of the Oregon Coast Music Festival with me everywhere I go, people need to know about the extraordinary event that takes place in a small but great place like Coos Bay.”
This is a rare treat to experience classical music as it was intended to be heard. Click here to watch one of the performances from last year’s festival. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit oregoncoastmusic.org.