The 46th season of Sunriver Music Festival begins on Saturday, August 5 with a Festival Orchestra concert featuring the Central Oregon Mastersingers, conducted by Brett Mitchell.

Other season performances feature mezzo-soprano Sarah Mattox (August 7), violinist William Hagen (August 11), soprano Kathryn Mueller (August 14), and pianist Andrew von Oeyen (August 15 and 17).

Artistic Director and Conductor Brett Mitchell leads world-class orchestra musicians from around the country. Concerts are held in two iconic venues: the Tower Theatre in Bend and  the Sunriver Resort Great Hall.

2023 Season Ticket Information

Visit to purchase tickets and to learn more about the Festival’s acclaimed maestro, musicians, and guest artists. For the main season concerts, tickets start at $36. For those under age 25, tickets are $25. For the Discover the Symphony concert, adult tickets are $15 and ages 18 and under are free. Series packages (four classical concerts, a pops concert and a solo piano recital) are available at a 10% discount. See below for the full schedule.

Festival Faire – Annual Fundraising Event on July 16

Limited tickets remain for the Festival Faire, Sunriver Music Festival’s primary fundraising event. All proceeds directly support the Young Artists Scholarship (YAS) program and the 46th season of bringing professional orchestral musicians to Bend and Sunriver. Over the past 28 years, the Festival has awarded nearly $700,000 to Central Oregon music students through the YAS program.

On Sunday, July 16 at 4 p.m., attendees will enjoy an elegant event in the Sunriver Resort Great Hall. Dress is festive black and white, and entertainment will include performances by the Central Oregon Mastersingers, YAS recipients and mezzo-soprano Sarah Mattox, a YAS alumna. 

This year’s auction features a trip to Florence, Italy, with a guided walking tour of the Italian Renaissance (airfare, lodging and tours included); “Wines of the World” wine cooler filled with high-end vintages from around the world; Oregon Ducks football tickets with a premier tailgating parking spot; an exclusive house concert in December with concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer; and more. Sunriver Resort chefs will prepare hors d’oeuvres and complimentary wine and soft drinks will be served.

Tickets for July 16’s annual fundraiser Festival Faire are available at or 541-593-9310. Cost is $100 per person, including entertainment, food and wine. Individual general admission tickets are available or full tables can be reserved for groups.

2023 Season Concert Schedule
led by Artistic Director & Conductor Brett Mitchell

Classical Concert I
Saturday, August 5, 2023 7:30 p.m.
Tower Theatre, Bend
Central Oregon Mastersingers

MOZART  Regina coeli
MOZART  Ave verum corpus

MOZART Symphony No. 38, “Prague”

  1. STRAUSS Suite from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

Pops Concert
Monday, August 7, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.
Tower Theatre, Bend
Sarah Mattox, mezzo-soprano
Enjoy the Festival Orchestra in a lively pops concert of Grammy, Oscar and Tony award-winning themes from popular movies and musicals, including Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Schindler’s List, Wicked and more!

Classical Concert II
Friday, August 11, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.
Tower Theatre, Bend

William Hagen, violin

MILHAUD La création du monde

BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1

BRAHMS Symphony No. 3

Classical Concert III
Monday, August 14, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunriver Resort Great Hall
Kathryn Mueller, soprano
COPLAND Three Latin American Sketches
BARBER Knoxville: Summer of 1915

MAHLER (arr. Lee) Symphony No. 4

Discover the Symphony
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 – 3 p.m.
Sunriver Resort Great Hall

This family-friendly matinee presents orchestral music in a fun and informal setting. Enjoy a one-hour concert in the Great Hall featuring scholarship recipient John Fawcett, violin and the full orchestra. The program includes Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, accompanied by illustrations by Kellie Schneider. Free for kids 18 and under; fun for all ages.

Solo Piano Concert with Andrew von Oeyen
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunriver Resort Great Hall

Andrew von Oeyen will perform a solo piano recital with a theme of “Angels and Demons,” including works by J.S. Bach, Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Messiaen and more.

Classical Concert IV
Thursday, August 17, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunriver Resort Great Hall

Andrew von Oeyen, piano

LIGETI  Concert Românesc

HAYDN  Symphony No. 104, “London”

BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”