The Astoria Music Festival is set in the charming small riverside town of Astoria, Oregon, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean.
Keith Clark, Artist Director
June 14—July 1
Astoria, Oregon “Where the River Meets the Sea” https://astoriamusicfestival.org/
Metropolitan Opera soprano Angela Brown sings the title role in an intimate concert performance of Puccini’s beloved opera Tosca at the beautifully restored historic Liberty Theater with Met Opera veterans Richard Zeller (villain Scarpia) and Allan Glassman (painter Cavaradossi), and Deac Guidi (Sacristan), under the baton of guest conductor, the eminent Hungarian Maestro Imre Palló. The festival also presents Mahler’s Song of the Earth; soloists include Met Opera veterans MaryAnn McCormick and Alan Glassman with the Festival Orchestra — composed of musicians from the Los Angeles Opera, Oregon Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and more — under the direction of Keith Clark. Lastly, the festival schedule includes a mid-week intimate Candlelight Baroque concert with Portland soprano Arwen Myers at the historic Grace Episcopal Church, the Pacific Northwest’s second-oldest sanctuary.
Tosca (Puccini). June 24 (in concert)
Mahler’s Song of the Earth; MaryAnn McCormick, Allan Glassman; Astoria Festival Orchestra & Chorus, Keith Clark. June 17
CHAMBER with vocals:
Graceful Baroque by Candlelight. Music by Bach and his contemporaries, performed on authentic period instruments in Astoria’s historic landmark (Grace Episcopal Church). Artists include Portland soprano Arwen Myers. June 19.
In it’s 16-year history, the Festival has garnered raves from San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and London critics, and brought Astoria to national attention by winning the prestigious “American Prize for Opera” and “American Prize for Conducting”, as well as the Oregon Festival & Events Association’s Ovation Award for “Best Arts Festival”.
For more details and tickets, please visit astoriamusicfestival.org or call the Festival office (503)325-9896.
OPERA NEWS named Astoria Music Festival Summer 2018 a “Must-See Summer Festival in the U.S.”