17th Annual  Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival

17th Annual Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival*

Summer Concert Series

Aloysia Friedmann, Artistic Director

on Center Stage
August 8 to 23
$38, $30, $10 students
An island classic! Violist Aloysia Friedmann and pianist Jon Kimura Parker bring superstars to this famous Festival. This summer welcomes Canada’s celebrated Gryphon Trio, charismatic violinist Chee–Yun, legendary New Tango pianist Pablo Ziegler, and other amazing musicians. It’s two weeks of "Classical Music with a View."

The Met: Live Summer Encore <p> <i>The Enchanted Island</i>

Orcas Center Presents

on Center Stage
Saturday, August 30

at 7:30 pm

$18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center members
In one extraordinary new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world’s best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on his other–worldly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, and a new libretto by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all–star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo play Miranda and Ferdinand. The dazzling production is directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Satyagraha and the Met’s 125th anniversary gala).

(originally transmitted January, 2012)

NT Live <i>Medea</i>

Orcas Center Presents

on Center Stage

Thursday, September 4
7:30 pm

$18, $13 students, $2 off for Orcas Center Members
Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace.

It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.