Hearts of Gold Gala, live stream concert from the music room at Rosario Resort

Plus special recipes and post-concert reception

Submitted by Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival.

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is pleased to announce that their annual Leaves of Gold Concert will be on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 5 p.m. PT. Its proximity to Valentine’s Day has inspired the Festival to change the name of the concert to Hearts of Gold. Due to other concert engagements and the unusual nature of the year, this concert was postponed from its regular date during the 2020 holiday season.

This online concert, streamed live from the Music Room in the Mansion at Rosario Resort, features cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir and oboist Nathan Hughes, who will travel to Orcas Island and join OICMF’s Founder and Artistic Director, violinist and violist Aloysia Friedmann, and the Festival’s Artistic Advisor, pianist Jon Kimura Parker. The evening will include music by J.S. Bach, Heinichen, Saint-Saëns, Loeffler, and Beethoven. Complete details of the works can be found on the OICMF website.

Since the audience can’t be together in person to enjoy the delicious post-concert spread from the kitchens of Rosario Resort and Spa, the Gala ticket will include recipes from some of the finest chefs on the island, specially created for the evening. The Festival is gathering simple “using things you already have around the house” recipes from the likes of Bill Patterson, Christina Orchid, Raymond Southern, the Inn at Ship Bay, The Orcas Hotel and Café so you can have the best of Orcas, made by the best in-house chef on the island – you!

The concert will be livestreamed on the Zoom platform, and once the performance is over, the Festival will leave that Zoom session and invite the audience into a second Zoom “reception,” where the audience can gather, visit with each other and the artists, share the beautiful food they have created, and raise a glass!

Leaves of Gold is OICMF’s most gala event of the year, and this year’s Hearts of Gold will be the same. Tickets are $50 ($35 of which is a tax-deductible donation) and include the Zoom livestream concert, Zoom reception, and the chefs’ recipes, plus you will be the first to receive a downloadable PDF of the OICMF 2020 Commemorative Program. Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival thanks Concert Sponsors Valerie and Bill Anders, and also Jan and Jerry Barto, Christoper Peacock, and Rosario Resort – it wouldn’t be Gold if it weren’t coming from that magical Music Room! To purchase tickets, contact Linda at (360) 376-6636 or linda@oicmf.org.

Contributed photo
Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir.