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Dear friends,


Sadly, we cannot proceed with the 2020 summer season we had planned. The pandemic has changed all of our lives in immeasurable ways, and we will miss seeing your faces this summer.


At the same time, humanity needs the arts more than ever during this time of isolation and uncertainty. We pledge to share music with you any way we can. In the coming weeks and months, we'll post new recordings and collaborations regularly on our Facebook and Instagram pages by way of videos, photos, and interviews; please stay tuned for regular updates as well as live and recorded performances from our festival musicians. Below, please enjoy an excerpt of a recent rehearsal and conversation with pianist Orion Weiss, one of our favorite musicians!


We are excited to plan for live performances and look forward to a two-week festival in summer 2021. Although we cannot meet in person this summer, we hope you'll stay in touch! Please do whatever you can to sustain your local arts organizations during this difficult time. 



James and Richard

Music on the Strait is a world-class music festival in beautiful Port Angeles, Washington. This festival celebrates classical music in the singularly beautiful environment of Olympic National Park and the Salish Sea. 

Weekend Two:

Concert Schedule

Friday, August 23: Schubert’s Cello Quintet

Saturday, August 24: Ani Aznavoorian plays Shostakovich

Sunday, August 25: 2019 Special Guest Artists Stefan Jackiw and Orion Weiss in recital (matinee)

Weekend One:

Friday, August 30: Quartet(s) for the End of Time

Saturday, August 31: A Community Grand Finale: Schubert’s Trout Quintet

"Music on the Strait...restored egalitarian trappings to the genre by bringing world-class artists to the Olympic Peninsula—a part of the Evergreen State that is overlooked as a cultural terminus because of its blue-collar history."

Zach Carstensen,

Seen and Heard International 

Help Sustain Music on the Strait!

  • Donations above $250 guarantee early access to subscription and single tickets.  

  • You will also receive an exclusive MOTS poster designed by celebrated Port Angeles-born artist Tom Eykemans. 

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