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The 33rd Season of the Sunriver Music Festival starts Tuesday, August 10 and run through Saturday, August 21. This year's festival includes a full two weeks of classical concerts with the world class Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra, a Pops Concert, a Solo Piano Recital, free Family Concert, free rehearsals, piano master class and strings workshop.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Sunriver Music Festival Ticket Office at 541-593-9310, email or visit A full list of events can be found below.

Artistic Director: Maestro Lawrence Leighton Smith

Sunriver Music Festival Pops Concert ~ “A Sentimental Journey”
Tuesday, August 10 ~ 7:30 PM ~ Summit High Auditorium, Ben
A walk down memory lane featuring the Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra and Pops vocalist Susannah Mars.  Conducted by Maestro Lawrence Leighton Smith. Enjoy a memorable evening of music with nostalgic favorites like That Old Black Magic, You Made Me Love You, I’ll Be Seeing You, In the Mood and Begin the Beguine.

Sunriver Music Festival Concert I
Friday, August 13 ~ 7:30 PM ~  Tower Theatre, Bend

Gabrieli: Antiphonal Brass Choir
Saint-Saëns: Concerto no.3 in B minor for Violin and Orchestra, op.61    
Gerald Elias, violin
Mozart: Symphony no.40 in G minor, K.550

Sunriver Music Festival Concert II
Saturday, August 14 ~ 7:30 PM ~  Tower Theatre, Bend

Glinka:  Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla
Schubert:  Symphony no.8 in B minor
Weber:  Concerto no.2 in E-flat for Clarinet and Orchestra, op.74
Benjamin Lulich, clarinet
Haydn:  Symphony no.104, D major

Sunriver Music Festival Family Concert
Sunday, August 15 ~ 2:00 PM ~ Sunriver Village Mall

The Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra perform on the Village Mall lawn demonstrating the workings, sounds and harmonies of their instruments.  
Excerpts from Concert I & II, including the Gabrieli Brass Antiphonal Choir will be performed.  Nine time Young Artist Scholarship winner, violist Katie Hagen, will join the orchestra to perform the Hummel Fantasy from Potpourri op.94 for viola and orchestra.

Sunriver Music Festival Piano Recital ~
2009 Van Cliburn Finalist, Di Wu

Thursday, August 19 ~ 7:30 PM, Great Hall, Sunriver
Once every four years, a select few young pianists emerge victorious from the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: “the most prestigious classical piano contest in the world.” Miss Di Wu’s solo piano recital will include the music of Schumann, Debussy, Ravel and Liszt.

Piano Master Class ~ Taught by Di Wu, 2009 Van Cliburn finalist
Thursday, August 20 ~ 1 to 4 PM, Great Hall, Sunriver

Sunriver Music Festival Concert III
Friday, August 20 ~ 7:30 PM ~ Great Hall, Sunriver

Handel:  Water Music Suite no.1 in D and F
Liszt:  Totentanz
Hunter Noack, piano, Young Artist Scholarship winner
Brahms:  Serenade no.1 in D, op.11

Sunriver Music Festival Concert IV
Saturday, August 21 ~ 7:30 PM ~ Great Hall, Sunriver

Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
Concerto no.5 in E-flat for Piano and Orchestra, op.73 “Emperor”
Di Wu, 2009 Van Cliburn Piano Competition Finalist
Symphony no.8 in F, op.93

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Sunriver Music Festival Kayak Kantata   
Sunday, August 29 ~ 2:00 PM ~ Deschutes River Float

Accompanied by music, kayak, canoe, or ride a party boat down the Deschutes to arrive and dine in Stuart and Sandy Young’s beautiful backyard garden.  A delicious catered dinner, wine and friends for a perfect afternoon and evening.

Ticket information:  Call 541-593-9310 ~

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