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Music on the Strait 2021 Finale:
Barn Burning Brahms with Jeremy Denk
Saturday, August 20 7pm PST

Join us for a rollicking festival finale featuring pianist Jeremy Denk and the Brahms G minor piano quartet. Virtuosos and long-time collaborators Richard O’Neill and Jeremy Denk will dazzle you with Hindemith’s Viola Sonata. James Garlick and Ani Aznavoorian share Jessie Montgomery’s inventive and energetic Duo—a composer whose work we performed in May for Olympic Peninsula schoolchildren as part of our new Fiddleheads youth outreach program!

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James Garlick, violin

Richard O’Neill, viola

Ani Aznavoorian, cello

Jeremy Denk, piano


Jessie Montgomery                Duo for Violin and Cello (2015) 

born 1981                                            Meandering




Paul Hindemith                       Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op 11 No 4 (1919) 

1895-1963                                           Fantasie

                                                              Thema mit Variationen

                                                              Finale (mit Variationen)




Johannes Brahms                  Piano Quartet in G minor, Op 25 (1861) 

1833-1897                                          Allegro

                                                             Intermezzo: Allegro ma non troppo – Trio: Animato

                                                             Andante con moto

                                                             Rondo alla Zingarese: Presto



Help Sustain Music on the Strait!

  • Those who donate $250 or more in 2021 gain early access to discounted tickets (25% off)! 

  • You will also receive a 2021 edition MOTS poster featuring celebrated artist Alfredo Arreguin.

We are thrilled to be back!

This year, there are 3 great ways to engage

Watch our free livestreams for all Port Angeles concerts

Buy tickets to attend our live, in-person concerts at Maier Hall in Port Angeles (vaccination required*)

Attend free/pay-what-you-can concerts in person at the Barn in Quilcene (presented by Concerts in the Barn)


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will only be allowing fully-vaccinated individuals into the small and intimate Maier Hall at Peninsula College. Though we do not currently plan to check vaccination cards for entry, we highly recommend you bring yours should circumstances or local regulations change. A decision on whether masks will be required of attendees will be made at a later date. Please direct questions to musiconthestrait@gmail.com.

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. 

2021 Concert Schedule

Friday, August 13 - 7pm
Opening Night with
the Takács

Saturday, August 14 - 7pm
Dynamic Duos with Orion Weiss

Sunday, August 15 - 2pm
Takács Quartet at the Barn 
(presented by concertsinthebarn.org)

Weekend One:
Weekend Two:

Friday, August 20 - 7pm
Jeremy Denk plays
late Beethoven

Saturday, August 21 - 7pm
Festival Finale: Barn-Burning Brahms 

Sunday, August 22 - 2pm
Barn-Burning Brahms at the Barn
(presented by concertsinthebarn.org) 

"Music on the Strait...bring[s] world-class artists to the Olympic Peninsula—a part of the Evergreen State that is overlooked as a cultural terminus."

Zach Carstensen,

Seen and Heard International 

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