Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Astoria Music Festival launches on Friday

If you are heading for the coast this weekend, you might want to experience the Astoria Music Festival, which runs from June 19 through the 28th in downtown Astoria. In the space of ten days, this festival offers orchestral concerts, chamber music concerts, opera, and new music. Cary Lewis, Dorothy Lewis, Ines Voglar, Joel Belgique, David Buck, Richard Zeller, and Amy Hansen are just a few of the local musicians and singers featured in this festival. Programs include music by Beethoven, Verdi, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, and Purcell ("The Fairy Queen"). Plus, Molly Barth and Beta Collide will perform contemporary pieces on Wednesday evening. Keith Clark conducts all of the large programs.

Also, note the official seal of the festival:

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