Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival: To B or Not to B
Free (registration required)
- Cecilia Belcher, violin
- Aloysia Friedmann, viola
- Richard Belcher, cello
- Jon Kimura Parker, piano
- Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet
- Robyn Bollinger, violin
- Ruta Kuzmickas, piano
- Jens Lindemann, flugelhorn
- Sandy Yamamoto, violin
- Miró Quartet
- William Fedkenheuer, violin
- John Largess, viola
- Toby Hoffman, viola
- Joshua Gindele, cello
- Desmond Hoebig, cello
Aram Khachaturian — Trio in G minor for clarinet, violin, and piano ("I. Andante con dolore, con molto espressione"; Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet; Robyn Bollinger, violin; Ruta Kuzmickas, piano)
Igor Stravinsky — L'Histoire du soldat ("The Soldier’s Tale") ("Dance du Diable" ("Devil's Dance"); Robyn Bollinger, violin; Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet; Ruta Kuzmickas, piano)
Johannes Brahms — Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40 (Jens Lindemann, flugelhorn; Sandy Yamamoto, violin; Jon Kimura Parker, piano)
Florence Price — Adoration (arr. Joshua Ranz; Miró Quartet with Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet)
Johannes Brahms — String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36 "Agathe" (Daniel Ching, William Fedkenheuer, John Largess, Toby Hoffman, Joshua Gindele, Desmond Hoebig)
The 25th Season of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival will be a grand celebration featuring intimate live and livestreamed indoor concerts, big outdoor concerts at the Stage on the Village Green in Eastsound to entertain the entire community, and an energetic and engaging concert on Lopez Island.
Attending in person: All in-person tickets are Reserved Seating. Ticket holders will be seated in specific, reserved seats following state and local guidelines in effect at that time.
COVID-19 Protocols: To remain in compliance with State and local recommendations and contractual obligations, masks are required at all times inside the Orcas Center building.
Attending online: The 2022 OICMF Livestream Concerts are available free of charge (sponsored by the Robert Henigson Board Designated Fund). Each concert is being recorded, and will be available to watch until midnight Pacific Time on the 3rd day after the performance.
About Cecilia Belcher, violin
About John Largess, viola
Violist John Largess began his studies in Boston at age 12 in the public schools, studying with Michael Zaretsky of the Boston Symphony, and later as a student of Michael Tree at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. In 1995, he graduated from Yale University to join the Colorado String Quartet as interim violist with whom he toured the United States and Canada teaching and concertizing. The following year he was appointed principal violist of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina, a position he held until joining the Miro Quartet in 1997. Also an active speaker and writer about all things chamber?musical, in 2004 Mr. Largess was invited to give a week?long audience lecture series as a part of the Eighth International String Quartet Competition at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada; he repeated this series in 2007, and will do so again in 2010. With his training in Greek and Latin Literature and his Bachelor's degree in Archeology from Yale University, as well as studies at the Hebrew University in Israel, he has participated in excavations in Greece, Israel, and Jordan. John loves to cook gourmet cuisine, particularly French pastry and fine desserts; luckily, he also enjoys exercising. John is a trained yoga instructor, having studied Vinyasa Power Yoga with Baron Baptiste. He also practices Kundalini, Bikram, and Astanga styles, and teaches yoga at 24 Hour Fitness and the Bodhi Yoga studio in Austin, Texas where he lives. When not standing on his head, he enjoys making his Tibetan Singing Bowl sing. John serves as Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of String Chamber Music at the University of Texas at Austin School of Music. https://music.utexas.edu/about/people/john-largess