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25% of all donations received before January 1 will benefit the Alice Rapasky Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please consider a donation if you haven't contributed already in 2022. Thank you all for your incredible support of Music on the Strait! 

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Music on the Strait Concert 2022 Finale:
A World Premiere by Paul Chihara 

and works by Mendelssohn and Elgar

September 3, 7pm
don't miss Lisa Bergman's lively pre-concert talk at 6:15pm!
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This program is dedicated in loving memory to Alice Anderson Rapasky.


Paul Chihara                         Duo for Violin and Viola, World Premiere (2022)

born 1938


Felix Mendelssohn                Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 49 (1839)

1809-1847                                           Molto allegro agitato

                                                              Andante con moto tranquillo

                                                              Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace

                                                              Finale: Allegro assai appasionato





Edward Elgar                         Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 84 (1918)

1857-1934                                           Moderato – Allegro 


                                                              Andante – Allegro   

James Garlick, violin

Kyu-Young Kim, violin

Richard O'Neill, viola

Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello

George Li, piano

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All donations from this livestream will go directly towards our newly announced Alice Rapasky Memorial Scholarship Fund, which benefits music students in financial need in Clallam County. 

Music on the Strait is back!

We are thrilled to announce our 2022 season, featuring five outstanding concerts across two weekends, from August 26 to September 3. We can’t wait to gather and share music with you on our beloved Olympic Peninsula. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

In-person tickets will be limited, but discounted (25% off) tickets are available starting  to those who donate $250 or more in 2022.  Contributors will also receive a complimentary 2022 Festival poster by the late Dorothea Morgan, celebrated Olympic Peninsula artist.  


VIOLIN: Elisa Barston, Kyu-Young Kim, James Garlick 

VIOLA: David Auerbach, Richard O'Neill 

CELLO: Efe Baltacıgil, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir

FLUTE: Demarre McGill 

PIANO: Jeremy Denk, George Li 


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Opening Night
Jeremy Denk Plays
Festival Finale Barn
Takac Quartet Plays

Help Sustain Music on the Strait!

  • Those who donate $250 or more in 2022 gain early access to discounted tickets (25% off)! 

  • You will also receive a 2022 edition MOTS poster featuring celebrated artist Dorothea Morgan.

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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. 

2022 Concert Schedule

Friday, August 26 - 7pm
Opening Night with virtuoso flautist Demarre McGill

Saturday, August 27 - 7pm
Efe Baltacıgil and Jeremy Denk play Beethoven

Sunday, August 15 - 3pm
Every Good Boy Does Fine:  Jeremy Denk in recital and conversation

Weekend One:
Weekend Two:

Friday, September 2 - 7pm
Shostakovich’s Eighth String Quartet

Saturday, September 3 - 7pm
Festival Finale: A World Premiere by Paul Chihara


We are thrilled to be back!

This year, there are 2 great ways to engage

Buy tickets to attend our live, in-person concerts at Maier Hall in Port Angeles 

Watch our free livestreams for all Port Angeles concerts

"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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