For those who have asked, or have been wondering, Yaki has been working hard to finalize programming so we could get information to you about this year’s fall Festival before tickets go on sale. So here it is!
TICKETS FOR THE 2022 SILETZ BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL WILL GO ON SALE JULY 1st.
In spite of skyrocketing costs for everything, everywhere, ticket prices for Siletz Bay Music Festival concerts will remain basically the same as last year with a couple of exceptions: the ticket price for the Opening Night Gala has been raised so it can be a true gala opening to celebrate Mei-Ting Sun’s tenth year playing for Siletz Bay; due to rising food costs, the ticket price for Musical Tapas has been raised as well.Costs of tickets for chamber, jazz and orchestral performances will remain the same as the past three years. In addition, student ticket priceshave been added to most concerts to encourage the youth of the community to hear more music.
Many fans of the festival have been attending for years and over time have learned the language we use when talking about the various concerts on the program. But others, newer to the festival have asked, “What do you mean by Tapas? And what kind of concert is Welcome to the Club? Following are some program notes to help you navigate the waters of Siletz Bay Music Festival concerts.
These are thumbnail sketches. Complete program information will be available when tickets go on sale.
GALA OPENING NIGHT – MEI-TING SUN RECITAL 9/2, 7:30pm at Lincoln City Cultural Center Tickets: adults $40 / students $15
The Gala Opening Night reception and recital will celebrate Mei-Ting Sun for his tenth year playing at Siletz Bay Music Festival. The romantic program features the music of Schumann and Brahms. Light bites and beverages are included in the ticket price.A SATURDAY SOIREE 9/3, 7:30pm at Lincoln City Cultural Center Tickets: adults $25 / students $10
This classical chamber concert features newlyweds, Asi Matathias and Tosca Opdam, returning after a long Covid hiatus; Mimi Jung and Michelle Chow return as well. In addition, SBMF is excited to have renowned pianist William Wolfram debut with the festival.MUSICAL TAPAS
9/4, 4:00pm at Lincoln City Cultural Center Tickets: $65
Tapas are delectable bits of edible goodies made famous in Spain. Musical Tapas is a program comprised of delectable bits of musical goodies played by festival chamber musicians. They work with artistic director Yaki Bergman to partner in interesting combinations and offer their own ideas for the music they want to play. The audience is delighted by the combination of musical and edible treats.SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
9/5, 7:30pm at Lincoln City Cultural Center Tickets: adults $25 / students $10
Something new for Siletz Bay Music Festival! In conjunction with the Cultural Center, this classical chamber concert will feature local artists creating original works in real time as they are inspired by the music and our musicians on stage. With selections by Grieg, Chopin and Brahms, the evening should provide a feast for the eyes and ears.
A MUSICAL FEAST 9/6, 7:30pm at Lincoln City Congregational Church Tickets: FREE
It has become a tradition for Siletz Bay Music Festival to provide a chamber concert at the beautiful Congregational Church free of charge to one and all. An extraordinary evening of music, this concert features the return of festival favorite Ken Peplowski playing classical clarinet. There are a finite number of seats so come early to ensure yours.
MUSIC ON THE BAY – SILETZ COMES TO YAQUINA 9/7, 7:30pm at Doerfler Family Theater, Newport Tickets: adults $25 / students $10
The Doerfler Family Theater in Newport’s Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center provides the perfect setting with the Yaquina Bay and bridge as the backdrop, as well as the perfect piano, a 1918 Steinway donated by Frank and Michelle Harris Geltner. The rich program includes Sonata No. 2 ‘Poem Mystique’ by Newport’s own Ernest Bloch played by William Wolfram and Asi Matathias.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB 9/8, 7:30pm at Lincoln City Cultural Center Tickets: adults $25 / students $10 This fun and informal night of classic and contemporary jazz and cabaret pairs long-time favorite Ken Peplowski on clarinet, saxophone and microphone with last year’s popular newcomer, vocalist Karla Harris, as well as cabaret performers Ron Spivak and Steve Ross, and the SBMF rhythm section led by Randy Porter on piano, Dave Captein on bass and Jason Palmer on drums.
BENEFIT DINNER – “NEW YORK NEW YORK, HERE I COME!” 9/10, 6:00pm at Lincoln City Cultural Center Tickets: $125
The premiere Siletz Bay Music Festival fundraising event will feature a formal catered dinner and entertainment by Steve Ross, ‘the Crown Prince of New York Cabaret,’ with a little help from his friends, Karla Harris, Ken Peplowski, Ron Spivak and the SBMF rhythm section. Who says fundraising can’t be fun?
BEETHOVEN – A DOUBLE BILL
9/11, 7:30pm at B’nai B’rith Camp, Otis Tickets: adults $40 / students $15
The beautiful grounds of the B’nai B’rith Camp provide the setting for the first night of orchestral music and the return of Mei-Ting Sun soloing on Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ concerto. His 7th Symphony will round out the all-Beethoven night of music.
SOUNDS OF AMERICA
9/12, 4:00pm at B’nai B’rith Camp, Otis Tickets: adults $40 / students $15
What could exemplify ‘Sounds of America’ more than Native American pow wow / hip hop music, classical jazz, and a tribute to Stephen Sondheim? Siletz Tribal members Fish Martinez and Kunu Bearchum will join the Siletz Bay Music Festival orchestra for an unforgettable afternoon of music.
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