Sunriver Art Fair

August 9, 10 and 11 in The Village at Sunriver

Celebrate August with America’s favorite small town art fair.

It’s one of the Sunriver Village’s key summer events. Wander through a temporary village within The Village to view and shop from over 70 juried artists. Artists have come from all over the West and Northwest to showcase their talents. Artists will present their paintings, ceramics, jewelry, glasswork, mixed media, sculpture and more. There is a style and price for everyone. 

Pick up a Sunriver Art Fair Passport at a local merchant or visit the Information Booth at the fair, then visit with the artists to enter a drawing for a fabulous grand prize or a Commemorative Poster signed by the artist.

The Sunriver Art Fair is a major fundraiser for the Sunriver Women’s Club. All net proceeds support non-profit agencies in south Deschutes County.

Sunriver Twilight Cinemas

Tuesdays in August

Add free movies under the stars to your “to do” list for Sunriver summer activities on Tuesdays, Aug. 8, 15, 22, and 29, on the lawn behind Village Bar and Grill. Movie snacks and beverages available, with proceeds donated to a local charity. Come early to enjoy free games and activities. villageatsunriver.com

Bingo to benefit the

Sunriver Police and Fire Foundation

6 – 8 p.m. Aug. 14 & 28

Summer Concerts at Sunriver Resort

Music at Wetlands Taphouse

Music in the Pines Concert Series in La Pine

La Pine Bake Off: Peach Pie

Begins: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 25 2024

 

SUNRIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Announces Summer Concert Series: “Classical Elements”

August 10-23, 2024 

Opening Night Classical Concert: EARTH
7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 11

Tower Theatre, Bend
Tickets start at $45; tickets for age 25 & under $25

IVES (arr. Schuman) Variations on “America”
GERSHWIN  Rhapsody in Blue
with Orion Weiss, piano
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

The Festival season opener celebrates two landmark anniversaries: Charles Ives’ 150th birthday and his brilliant Variations on “America,” plus the 100th anniversary of George Gershwin’s immortal Rhapsody in Blue with pianist Orion Weiss. After intermission, Beethoven’s “Pastoral Symphony” is a musical depiction of five scenes in nature.

One of the most sought-after soloists of his generation, Orion Weiss is widely regarded as a “brilliant pianist” (The New York Times) with “powerful technique and exceptional insight” (The Washington Post). With a warmth to his playing that outwardly reflects his engaging personality, he has dazzled audiences with his passionate, lush sound and has performed with dozens of orchestras across North America.

Pops Concert: A Tribute to Broadway & Film Music
 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 13
Tower Theatre, Bend
Tickets start at $53; tickets for age 25 & under $25

Enjoy the Festival Orchestra in a lively tribute celebrating musical anniversaries from Broadway (Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot, Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof and Leonard Bernstein’s Fancy Free) and Film (The Lion King, Forrest Gump, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady and Henry Mancini’s Pink Panther).

Discover the Symphony Concert
3 p.m. Thursday, August 15

Tower Theatre, Bend
General admission tickets are $15; tickets free for age 18 & under

This entertaining matinee presents orchestral music in a fun and informal setting. Bring the whole family and enjoy a one-hour concert with virtuosic recipients of the Young Artists Scholarship with the full Festival Orchestra. An instrument petting zoo is presented prior to the concert.

Classical Concert: WATER
3 p.m. Sunday, August 18
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.

Classical Concert: FIRE
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 21
Sunriver Resort Great Hall
Tickets start at $45; tickets for age 25 & under $25

BEETHOVEN Overture from The Creatures of Prometheus
HAYDN  Symphony No. 59, “Fire“
FALLA  Nights in the Gardens of Spain (1926 version)
with Joyce Yang, piano
FALLA  Ritual Fire Dance from El amor brujo (Love, the Sorcerer)

This concert opens with Beethoven’s depiction of the God of Fire via his Overture from The Creatures of Prometheus before hearing Haydn’s “Fire“ Symphony. The second half includes Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain—a set of three nocturnes featuring pianist Joyce Yang—and closes with the Ritual Fire Dance from El amor brujo.

Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (The Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), GRAMMY®-nominated pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive sensitivity. She first came to international attention in 2005 when she won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Yang was a guest artist at the Sunriver Music Festival directly following her 2005 Cliburn win.

Solo Violin Concert with Tessa Lark
7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 22

Sunriver Resort Great Hall
Tickets start at $36; tickets for age 25 & under $25

The picturesque Great Hall sets the scene for an eclectic solo performance from violinist Tessa Lark, who is praised for her astounding range of sounds, technical agility and musical elegance. In 2020 she was nominated for a GRAMMY® in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category. She is also a highly acclaimed fiddler in the tradition of her native Kentucky, delighting audiences with Appalachian and bluegrass music.

Season Finale Classical Concert: AIR
7:30 p.m. Friday, August 23
Sunriver Resort Great Hall
Tickets start at $45; tickets for age 25 & under $25

AARON JAY KERNIS  Musica Celestis
MICHAEL TORKE  Sky
with Tessa Lark, violin
MOZART  Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter“

The Festival season finale features Musica Celestis, a beautiful, meditative work by Aaron Jay Kernis, and Michael Torke’s Sky, a bluegrass-inspired concerto written for and premiered by Tessa Lark. The season closes with Mozart’s brilliant and ever-popular “Jupiter” Symphony.

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 sunrivermusic.org or by calling 541-593-9310.

 

Natural History of Oregon’s Lake Abert in the Great Basin

2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21

Ron Larson, PhD shares why Lake Abert is so extraordinary – both culturally and ecologically, and that it urgently needs our ongoing attention so that it remains an essential part of the Great Basin ecosystem.

Registration recommended (through Sunriver You): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/natural-history-of-oregons-lake-abert-in-the-great-basin-tickets-907706152537