august, 2024

18aug3:00 pmSUNRIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL SUMMER CONCERT SERIESAUGUST 11-23, 2024 — “CLASSICAL ELEMENTS” — Classical Concert: WATERLive or Recorded:Live Event


Event Details

Classical Concert: WATER
Sunday, August 18, 3 p.m.
Tower Theatre, Bend
Tickets start at $45; tickets for age 25 & under $25
J. STRAUSS II The Blue Danube
DEBUSSY (orch. Büsser) The Sunken Cathedral
HANDEL (arr. Harty) Water Music Suite 
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”
This concert opens with the most famous waltz of all time—The Blue Danube by Strauss. After intermission, Schumann’s “Rhenish” Symphony is a musical depiction of the Schumanns’ travels along the Rhine.


From August 10-23, 2024, Sunriver Music Festival will fill Central Oregon with world-class music. Artistic Director & Conductor Brett Mitchell leads world-class orchestra musicians and acclaimed soloists in a remarkable 47th season held in two venues, the iconic Tower Theatre in downtown Bend and Sunriver Resort’s historic Great Hall.

Programs include four classical concerts, a pops concert, a solo violin performance and the family-friendly “Discover the Symphony” concert. The Summer Concert Series opens August 11 at the Tower Theatre and closes August 23 at Sunriver Resort’s Great Hall.
“One of my favorite things about Central Oregon is the power of nature that we’re able to witness all year round, so I’m particularly thrilled to share with you an entire season filled with pieces inspired by the four classical elements: earth, water, fire and air,” said Mitchell. “Composers for centuries have been inspired by the enormity and grandeur of nature, and I know you’ll be just as inspired when you hear their extraordinary music.”

“This summer, Central Oregon residents and visitors will experience eclectic live music performed by talented musicians from around the country, both in the orchestra and as guest soloists,” said Executive Director Meagan Iverson. “Maestro Mitchell is an esteemed conductor with a dedication to artistic excellence, creative concert curation and inspired community engagement.”
Ticket sales for Friends of the Festival members begin as early as April 1; tickets are available to the public on June 1. Members have first choice of the best seats, plus receive ticket discounts, gifts, invites to special events, and potential tax benefits.

Other events prior to the Summer Concert Series include Piano Showcase at the Tower with Sean Chen and Arthur Migliazza on March 16, Swings fore Strings Golf Tournament on June 2, Young Artists Scholarship Recital on June 7 and the Festival Faire Fundraising Gala in July. More information on year-round events can be found at
Sunriver Music Festival also presents free music education events, masterclasses and spontaneous chamber music concerts during these two weeks in August. Most orchestra rehearsals are free and open to the public. More details to be announced.

Patrons who purchase a full six-concert series of classical concerts, pops and solo recital receive a 10% discount. Other flexible package options are available.
Details and tickets are available at or by calling 541-593-9310.
Sunriver Music Festival is a year-round nonprofit presenting world-class orchestral performances and supporting music education throughout Central Oregon. Through a commitment to excellence, collaboration and innovation, the Festival seeks to foster a lifelong love of classical music in its many diverse forms. Visit for more information.


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The Tower Theatre

835 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97703

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