From Frank Geltner:
I am pleased to announce that Yaacov (Yaki) Bergman, Artistic Director of the Siletz Bay Music Festival, will be guest speaker at our annual informal dinner at the Sylvia Beach hotel on Friday, July 5, beginning at 6 p.m. In addition, on behalf of the Siletz Bay Music Festival, he has offered us a special concert on Thursday, June 20 and described below. Yaacov (Yaki) will be talking about his history with the Bloch family and some observations about Bloch’s music.
According to the Siletz Bay Music Festival website — Yaacov Bergman, Artistic Director and Conductor, has been the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Siletz Bay Music Festival from its founding. Maestro Bergman is also Music Director and Conductor of the Walla Walla Symphony, Music Director of the Portland Chamber Orchestra, and former Music Director of the Colorado Springs Symphony, the New York Heritage Chamber Orchestra, and the 92nd St. Y Symphonic Workshop Orchestra in New York City. He has conducted in Osaka and Kobe, Japan; Vienna, Austria; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Buffalo, San Diego, West Virginia, Redlands, and Brooklyn, in the United States, and in Israel and Denmark. Wikipedia adds — Yaacov Bergman (born May 31, 1945) is an Israeli born conductor. Yaacov Bergman is married to pianist and pedagogue Joan Behrens-Bergman. Joan is the former Executive Director Hoff-Barthelson Music School.
As usual the Tables of Content Restaurant will provide four entrees and all of its usual fine accompaniments.
On the calendar in advance of this dinner will be a special concert at the Pacific Maritime Museum’s brand new Doerfler Family Theater. The Siletz Bay Music Festival and Maestro Bergman are offering the services of Gerald Robbins, their remarkable pianist, to perform the program outlined below. Proceeds (after expenses) from the concert will go to the Siletz Bay Music Festival. Gerald Robbins is a Tchaikovsky competition winner and a member of the Lyric Quartet, a quartet composed of the New York Philharmonic. Concert will begin at 7 p.m.