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Join Our Celebration of HEROES

From Beethoven to David Bowie, Our 14th Season, JUNE 17 – JULY 3, 2016

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ANGELA MEADE returns with an All-Star cast to reprise her sensational depiction of Leonora in Verdi’s dramatic IL TROVATORE, currently Standing Room Only at the Metropolitan Opera. But you don’t have to fly to New York to hear the Diva. Hear her in Astoria and save $500 airfare!

SERGEY ANTONOV scales the heights of the ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO, a monumental romantic work for our Cello Hero and Orchestra.

DAVID BOWIE will be memorialized with the NW Premiere of SYMPHONY NO. 4 “HEROES” by America’s most popular composer PHILIP GLASS. Based on the rocker’s hit album “Heroes,” the symphony melds Pop and Contemporary Classical languages in an unforgettable way. Don’t miss this exciting premiere.

BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 3 “THE HEROIC,” will raise the Liberty Theater’s roof. This work changed music history.

Plus 20 Performances of:
SYMPHONIC & CHAMBER MUSIC,  CLASSIC FILM & DANCE,  MUSIC FOR KIDS

Including Astoria’s Own:
NORTH COAST SYMPHONIC BAND in an Independence Day Tribute to “AMERICAN HEROES”
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Tickets On Sale this Friday, April 29, 2016

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2016 Astoria Music Festival

Pianist, Director of Chamber Music, and musical raconteur Cary Lewis previews the Festival for Portland audiences with a concert featuring violinist ELIZABETH PITCAIRN, cellist SERGEY ANTONOV, and guest artists in a program of chamber music including Mendelssohn’s VIOLIN SONATA IN F MAJOR, Grieg's CELLO SONATA, and Dvorak’s beloved “DUMKY” PIANO TRIO. … Learn More »
Pianist, Director of Chamber Music, and musical raconteur CARY LEWIS joins violinist ELIZABETH PITCAIRN, for a matinee of chamber music including Mendelssohn’s VIOLIN SONATA IN F MAJOR, Grieg's CELLO SONATA, and Dvorak’s beloved “DUMKY” PIANO TRIO. … Learn More »
The Festival blasts off with explosive works by America’s two most popular classical composers. A SHORT RIDE ON A FAST MACHINE by John Adams opens the concert, and DAVID BOWIE will be memorialized with the NW Premiere of SYMPHONY NO. 4 “HEROES” by Philip Glass. Based on the rocker’s hit album “Heroes,” the symphony melds Pop and Contemporary Classical languages in an unforgettable way. SERGEY ANTONOV scales the heights of the Elgar's CELLO CONCERTO, a monumental romantic work for our Cello Hero and Orchestra. … Learn More »
American Violinist ELIZABETH PITCAIRN plays Mendelssohn’s concerto on her legendary “Red Violin” Stradivarius that inspired the novel and film The Red Violin. Conductor KEITH CLARK and the Festival Orchestra continue this summer’s heroic theme with Beethoven's SYMPHONY NO. 3 “THE HEROIC.” … Learn More »

BACH BY CANDLELIGHT

Tuesday, 6/21
An intimate evening of Bach in the lovely setting of Astoria’s oldest church in continual use and second oldest church in the Pacific Northwest. Sergey Antonov performs two Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, No 1 in G Major and No. 2 in D minor. Baritone Richard Zeller sings Cantata 82,“Ich Habe Genug,” for bass, oboe and strings, the most performed and recorded of all Bach cantatas. … Learn More »

“The plucky and improbably great Astoria Music Festival now draws sellout crowds to a gleaming, restored Liberty Theater.” —The Oregonian

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“The Astoria Music Festival made a bold statement in the Liberty Theatre In Astoria Oregon (USA)...” —Opera Magazine, London

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“Keith Clark’s production lifted our spirits, tickled our ribs and touched our hearts.” —The Oregonian

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