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Annual Oregon Coast Music Festival

Jul 15 - Jul 29, 2023

The 80 Member Festival Orchestra fills Marshfield High with souring sounds.

The 45th Oregon Coast Music Festival will fill us up with stunning music in July.

You’ll find a heady mix of classical and jazz art forms, taking place at venues around the Coos Bay area such as Shore Acres State Park Garden, the OIMB Boat House, stunning Mingus Park, plus a host of free seminars at the Southwest Oregon Community College. Enjoy two full weeks of outstanding music culminating with the 80-member Festival Orchestra performing three concerts in Marshfield High’s Auditorium. The festival features music director James Paul at the helm and Adam Stern featured at the seminars.

The Festival Orchestra Concerts are a must attend each summer in Coos Bay.

45th Oregon Coast Music Festival Special Events - July 2023

Saturday, July 15th @ noon
Mingus Park Stage, Coos Bay
Bay Area Concert Band Traditional Festival Kickoff - Free

The Bay Area Concert Band has been our opening act since the festival began in 1978. Bring a picnic and sit on the hill at beautiful Mingus Park and enjoy the music.

Sunday, July 16th @ 2 pm
OIMB Boat House Auditorium, Charleston
Aaron Johnson Trio: Blues, Ballads and the American Songbook - BUY TICKETS

Aaron Johnson provides an afternoon of Blues, Ballads, and the American Songbook overlooking Coos Bay in Charleston. Black Market Gourmet provides a reception at intermission. Seating is limited. Tickets are available at the office and online.

Wednesday, July 19 @ 7:00 pm
Hales Center on the SWOCC Campus, Coos Bay
Madi Barrena and Michael Somers: Jazz Roots - BUY TICKETS

Madi Barrena, and Michael Somers provide an interactive discussion and performance highlighting significant African American Jazz composers and performers and their stories.

Thursday, July 20 @ 7:00 pm
Hales Center on the SWOCC Campus, Coos Bay
Hidden Voices: Highlighting Diverse American Women Composers - BUY TICKETS

Hidden Voices: Highlighting Diverse American Women Composers features Steven Moeckel, violin, & Joanna Goldstein, piano. They highlight women composers from the early 1900s to contemporary composers.

The Gothard Sisters
Saturday, July 22 @ noon
Shore Acres State Park Gardens, Charleston
The Gothard Sisters: Celtic music and dance in the gardens - Free

The sisters perform new and traditional music steeped in Celtic folk roots. Performing, touring and writing together for over 13 years, the trio continues to bring a refreshing perspective to the time-honored tradition of Celtic folk music, bridging the gap between classical, folk, Celtic, world, and roots influences with a sunny, optimistic style.

Sunday, July 23 @ 7:00 pm
7 Devils Brewing Co., Coos Bay
Dear Darling: ‘believe’ Tour - Free

Dear Darling is the nom de plume of the Sacramento-based trio of Natalie Hagwood (cello and voice), Casey Lipka (bass and voice), and Hannah Jane Kile (guitar and voice). Together, their joyous meld of jazz, folk, classical, and pop delivers a fresh new sound that is being recognized both locally and nationally.

Adam Stern, Conductor
July 24th, 26th & 28th @ noon
SWOCC Campus, Umpqua Hall, Coos Bay
Lunch, Listen and Learn with Adam Stern - Free

July 24th - Steven Moeckel joins Adam Stern to preview Orchestra Concert I
July 26th - Elizabeth Galafa Ylaya joins Adam Stern to preview the Latin American/Hispanic Music Pops Concert
July 28th - Adam Stern will preview Orchestra Concert II

Associate Conductor Adam Stern brings fresh and entertaining insight to the music and composers featured in the three orchestra programs. These noontime events provide an opportunity for interactive discussions that help everyone learn about the artists, the musical world and other related topics. Adam Stern returns to the Bay Area to continue his creative ideas for the Pops concerts, and support for outreach to everyone in his lectures and workshops. Stern has been leading the Seattle Philharmonic since 2003.

Friday, July 28 @ 7:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, North Bend
Redfish Music String Quartet performs Classical Chamber Music - BUY TICKETS

The Redfish Music Faculty join forces for an exciting concert in an intimate venue. Violinists Fritz Gearhart and Miya Saito-Beckman, violist Jason Bonham and cellist Andrew Smith have traveled around the world performing for audiences, but now come together to perform for you in this special event on the Oregon coast! 


The glittering, brilliant sounds of the Harp enhance every movement played by the Orchestra during the OR Coast Music Festival in Coos Bay.

Tuesday, July 25 @ 7:30
Marshfield High School Auditorium, Coos Bay
OCMA Festival Orchestra Concert I with Guest Soloist Steven Moeckel - BUY TICKETS

The concert features Berlioz - Benvenuto Cellini Overture; Schubert - Symphony No.8 “Unfinished”; Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Steven Moeckel, violin.

Elizabeth Galafa Ylaya, Soprano
Thursday, July 27 @ 7:30
Marshfield High School Auditorium, Coos Bay
OCMA Festival Orchestra Pops - BUY TICKETS

Guest soloist Elizabeth Galafa Ylaya, Soprano, joins the Festival Orchestra for a celebration of Latin American and Hispanic musical influences.

The Annual Oregon Coast Music Festival fills the Auditorium with amazing music each July

Saturday, July 29 @ 7:30
Marshfield High School Auditorium, Coos Bay
OCMA Festival Finale Festival Orchestra Concert II - BUY TICKETS

The concert features Wagner - Parsifal Prelude; Holst - The Perfect Fool Ballet Suite; Brahms - Symphony No.1.

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