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The 2019 Summer Olympic Music Festival

Violin Player Playing Music at Olympic Music Festival The beautiful sounds of perfectly performed classical music returns this summer during the 2019 Olympic Music Festival. This beloved gathering of superstar violinists, pianists, cellists, vocalists and many more play the moving works of famous composers. Over multiple weeks, the summer-long festival takes place July 13th and 14th then continues from August 10th until September 8th. Charming Port Townsend hosts the concerts on the historic grounds of Fort Worden. The melodic music blends exquisitely with the graceful beauty of the Olympic Peninsula landscape. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear world-class talent in the most scenic region of Washington.

Olympic Music Festival Concerts and Special Events

Man Playing Cello at Olympic Music FestivalThe Olympic Music Festival recitals each tell a story about humanity, musical history and passion. Carefully selected pieces are assembled with a specific narrative, creating a curated journey for the audience. The power of the violin is explored with a turbulent Brahms’ sonata, “Round of the Goblins” by Bazzini and a gypsy fantasy by Ravel. The “Transcendence” concert includes haunting pieces by Schubert and a piano trio Dmitri Shostakovich wrote during World War II. Masterwork pieces by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn are chosen for their impact on musical history in “Musical Forefathers.” While “Passions in Paris” takes a look at the fiery and provocative works of Debussy, Franck and Fauré that were denounced by their peers at the time. Native American music was the inspiration for Dvořák’s String Quintete in the “New Worlds” recital.

The amazing concert series wraps up with two wonderful special events. “A Midsummer Gala” takes place at the gorgeous Northwest Maritime Center with stunning views of Port Townsend Bay. While the fun family concert is an hour long free event that engages youngsters with a musical story of friendship, teamwork, and art. All the concerts and events are designed to touch, move and connect the community in this joyful festival.

Olympic Music Festival at Fort Worden State Park in Port TownsendIf you’re visiting the Olympic Peninsula for the first time, be sure to explore the region. Nearby Sequim is the perfect place to escape the festival crowds and enjoy a romantic dinner. One of the best kept secrets of the area, Sequim has all the old-town charm with a quaint downtown. Located in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, Sequim has more sunny days and milder temperatures than surrounding areas. Residents here not only enjoy local cultural festivals, but year-round outdoor activities like golf, kayaking, biking and hiking. If this sounds like music to your ears, contact our knowledgeable brokers at Schwab Realty today. We’d love to show you around and find your own piece of paradise on the Olympic Peninsula.