The Olympic Music Festival‘s 2010 season
will kick off July 3 with pianist Paul Hersh
performing pieces by Debussy, Schumann, Mozart and Grieg.
Hersh’s solo concerts at 2 p.m. July 3 and 4 begin the
festival’s eight-week season, which concludes Aug. 21 and 22 with
Hersh joined by clarinetist Teddy Abrams and
violist Mara Gearman.
Festival founder and music director Alan
Iglitzin makes the first of six appearances in the Week 2
program, July 10 and 11, along with Hersh, bassist Stephen
Schermer and the rest of the “Festival Quartet” —
violinists Charles Wetherbee and Korine
Fujiwara and cellist Clancy Newman.
Highlights of this year’s 27th season of “Concerts in
the Barn” should include the Festival Quartet’s July 17
and 18 performances of quartets by Shostakovish, Beethoven and
Dvorak; the July 24-25 Mozart Festival, with performances of the
three “King of Prussia” quartets by Iglitzin, violinists
Elisa Barston and Megumi Stohs
and cellist Amy Barston; and another round of
quartets by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Dvorak, performed on Aug. 7
and 8 by Iglitzin, violinists Stohs and Andrea
Segar and cellist Jonathan Lewis.
The festival grounds, a former dairy farm that now plays host to
donkeys, horses and extensive gardens in addition to the music
programs, is located at 7360 Center Road north of Quilcene.
Tickets and information: (360) 732-4800,
For the entire 2010 concert lineup: