The Oregon Coast Music Festival is celebrating 40 years of gathering musicians from all over the US and Canada. Musicians converge on Coos Bay to participate in this week of classical and pops orchestra playing. Starting on Tuesday, July 24, and running through Saturday, July 28, the ocean air will ring with great music.
James Paul is in his 27th year as Conductor and Music Director of the Festival Orchestra. Associate Pops Conductor, Adam Stern is participating also. Maestro Stern will be hosted at the Coos Bay Public Library on July 23, 25 and 26 at noon for a Lunch, Listen and Learn event each day.
There is something for everyone with two classical concerts and one pops concert during the week. Stop in to see us at http://www.umpquahaven.com on your way to Coos Bay for this great week of music. The concert programs and dates are posted below.
Concert I – July 24, 2018
“Once Upon a Time”
Wagner: Three excerpts from “Die Meistersinger,” Act III:
Introduction to Act III, Dance of the Apprentices, Entrance of the Meistersingers
Grieg: Lyric Suite, Op. 54
Pops Concert – July 26, 2018
“There’ll Always be an England”
Lionel Bart: Medley from “Oliver”
Medley, “Best of The Beatles”
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on “Greensleeves”
Lerner and Loewe: Medley from “Camelot”
Cole Porter: Medley from “Kiss Me Kate”
Peter Townsend/The Who Medley from “Quadrophenia”
Richard Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto
William Walton: Crown Imperial
Concert II – July 28, 2018
Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours from “La Gioconda”
Strauss, R.: Don Juan, Op 20
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in e minor