2022 Event archive

Lunch, Listen and Learn with Adam Stern

Sponsored by the The Coos Bay Public Library Foundation
Monday, July 25; Wednesday July 27 and Friday July 29 @ Noon
Coos Bay Public Library

Pops Day Thursday July 28 Student Workshop followed by Orchestra Pops Concert
Music from Horror and Science Fiction Films

Rehearsal @ 10am at Marshfield High School Performance @ 7:30pm Music from Horror and Science Fiction Films

  • Morning workshop for students at the Pops Rehearsal @10 am with luncheon afterwards with selected orchestra members.
  • Tickets for chaperones and workshop participants to attend formal performance that evening and sit in a reserved section.
  • The youth and their families will also learn of the protocols for audiences at concerts

Performance will feature OCMA composer/musician Nicole Buetti, Bassoon and Contrabassoon:

She is a member of Portland Columbia Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, Oregon East Symphony, The Portland Choir Orchestra, and the Oregon Coast Music Festival. She composes for film and television, and has been honored for her film score work at the Wild Rose International Film Fest, Dodge Grant Association, and Telly Awards Association.

July 16th @ noon: Bay Area Concert Band at Mingus Park Stage

The Bay Area Concert Band has been our opening act since the festival began in 1978. We are happy to once again have them part of our festival. Bring a picnic and sit on the hill at beautiful Mingus Park and enjoy the music.

July 17th @ 2pm: Darrell Grant at OIMB Boathouse
with reception by Black Market Gourmet

Darrell Grant is a pianist, composer, educator, and citizen activist. Darrell Grant returns to the OIMB Boat House in Charleston to provide an afternoon of music and conversation with our community. We will learn of his latest musical and citizen projects including: the Soul Restoration Project, the MJ New Quartet, Sanctuaries Jazz Chamber Oopera, and more. An outdoor reception at intermission will be provided by Black Market Gourmet.

Slocan Ramblers Tuesday, July 19 @ 7pm 247 S 2nd Street, Coos Bay – Sponsored by 7Devils Pub

The Slocan Ramblers (2020 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year Award Winner & 2019 Juno Award Nominee) are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have become a leading light of today’s acoustic music scene. With a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan.

July 23rd @ noon: Shore Acres – Song, Brass, Reeds : Aaron Johnson, and Friends

The Festival returns to the beautiful gardens of Shore Acres State Park, hosted by the Friends of Shore Acres. Bring a picnic and enjoy an array of musical performances by some of our locally inspired musicians. The photos below were taken by Frank Price, enjoy!

Concert I
Tuesday, July 26 @ 7:30pm Marshfield High School

Rossini: La Gazza Ladra Overture
Bizet: Suite from Carmen
Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture
Mendelssohn: War March of the Priests

Check out the fantastic images captured by Frank Price of Sunday’s rehearsal.
Images captured by Frank Price of Tuesday’s Concert I.

Festival Finale
Festival Orchestra Concert II
Saturday July 30 @ 7:30 pm Marshfield High School

Lilburn: Aotearoa “Land of the Long White Cloud”
Sibelius: Symphony No.6
Ravel: Pavane for a dead princess
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses

Images captured by Frank Price of Saturday’s Concert II.

Music at Juneteenth Events at Coos History Museum on the Waterfront - These events are FREE!

June 18-19, Noon-2pm, Saturday and Sunday, FREE

Jazz and blues artists Allison Scull and Victor Martin (saxophone, voice and guitar) are returning to perform at the Juneteenth events. Allison and Victor are familiar to OCMA fans, having performed at the Liberty Pub in previous years.

New release “Entitled Nation of Jubilation” their title track is a song about celebrating the things all humans have in common such as our innate goodness and the beauty of nature.”

June 19, 2-4pm, Sunday, FREE

OCMA is sponsoring an additional event at Juneteenth “The Visit” featuring local artists Madi Cristina Barrena, piano, and Michael Somers, double bass. The duo have planned an  interactive performance featuring music of American composers and artists with substantial influence on the development of jazz and American popular music. They will play selections from Scott Joplin, African-American pianist and ragtime composer; George Gershwin, American pianist and composer; Cole Porter, American pianist/composer/songwriter; and Duke Ellington, African-American pianist/composer/bandleader & skilled jazz musician.

Local artists: Madi on keyboard; Michael on Double Bass

44th Oregon Coast Music Festival July 2022*

Tickets Available Now

Bay Area Concert Band Traditional Festival Kickoff
Saturday July 16th @ noon
Mingus Park Stage, Coos Bay - Free

Darrell Grant Piano Jazz
Sunday July 17th @ 2 pm.
OIMB Boat House Auditorium, Charleston - tickets $50

Slocan Ramblers
Tuesday July 19th @ 8 pm.
247 S. 2nd St, Coos Bay
Sponsored by 7Devils Pub

Brass, Reeds, Strings and Song
Saturday July 23 @ noon
Shore Acres State Park Gardens, Charleston - Free

Lunch, Listen and Learn
July 25, 27th & 29th @ noon
Coos Bay Library, Coos Bay - Free

OCMA Festival Orchestra Concert I
Tuesday July 26 @ 7:30
Marshfield High School Auditorium, Coos Bay - Tickets $25

OCMA Festival Orchestra Pops
Thursday July 28 @ 7:30
Marshfield High School Auditorium, Coos Bay - Tickets $25

OCMA Festival Orchestra Concert II
Saturday, July 30 @ 7:30
Marshfield High School Auditorium, Coos Bay - Tickets $25

*Confirmed: Additional events to be added.

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