What a great festival! Thank you so much for everyone who came out to watch, and those that participated! A wonderful group of students in one of the most beautiful places on the earth — that’s a winning combination! We made great music this summer and made connections and friendships that will last forever. We are starting right away to plan our 23-24 season. Stay tuned for our next events — which will be our “off-season” concerts in the fall and in the spring.
Announcing our off-season!
Two concerts tours are planned for January and April!
Redfish Piano Trio
The Redfish Piano Trio performs a unique program of four small works which cover a wide range of styles from the early classical to the contemporary. The program features works by Joseph Haydn, Frank Martin, Jennifer Higdon and Joaquin Turina.
Jan 11: Zion Lutheran Church Port Orford at 7:00 pm
Jan 12: First Presbyterian Church in North Bend at 7:00 pm
Jan 13: Cultural Center Crescent City 2:00 pm
Jan 14: Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bandon, 3:00 pm
Jill Felber and Dianne Frazer
Jill and Dianne’s Fusion Recital is fast-paced and filled with fused favorites from opera arias to movie music, along with virtuosic concert repertoire for flute and piano. Audiences are captivated and mesmerized with the communication between these musical partners throughout the one hour recital.
April 12: First Presbyterian Church in North Bend at 7:00 pm
April 13: Zion Lutheran Church Port Orford at 2:00 pm
April 14: Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bandon, 3:00 pm
Redfish Excited to Announce Concert with Local Musicians
The south coast is a wonderful place to live, and all the more so because
there are some wonderful local musicians in residence who perform and
keep the local classical music scene alive and vibrant with their sounds.
We would like to help get the word out about an event which is happening soon.
Cellist Dace Sultanov and friends Ali Jones (on piano), Cathleen Williams (on bassoon),
Mary Moore (on clarinet) perform August 27, Sunday at 3 pm at Zion Lutheran Church,
20th & Washington, Port Orford, admission is by donation. There will be a
reception with refreshments to follow the performance.
In addition to hearing these wonderful local musicians perform, you will also be
supporting the restoration of the Zion Lutheran Church building. Redfish has a
great debt of gratitude to Zion Lutheran Church, as it is our “birthplace” of sorts, so
we are excited to see the building get some attention.
The Roundhouse Foundation Supports Redfish!
Due to the generosity of the Roundhouse Foundation, the Redfish Music Festival is able to offer scholarship money to deserving students who couldn’t otherwise attend the festival. This year the grant also included operating support for the festival. It is only with this help that Redfish can continue to bring quality classical music to this rural area of Oregon. Thank you Roundhouse Foundation!
The Redfish Music Festival is happy to announce two local concerts happening soon on June 8th at 7:00 pm and June 9th at 7:00 pm, both in Bandon. See the poster at right for more information. We are so happy that so much classical music is happening on the coast!
Local Musicians Making Music!
Some wonderful local musicians are performing in Bandon at Holy Trinity Church on November 5th, 2023, at 3:00 pm at 355 Oregon Ave. Redfish is so glad to support year-sound classical music concerts!
Redfish is excited to announce our season sponsor!
Curry Health Network is proud to sponsor this season's offerings of the Redfish Music Festival! As we all know, good music is good for the soul, and a healthy soul supports a healthy mind and healthy body. We're pleased that we can play a small part in extending the opportunity for patrons to enjoy excellent classical music while supporting our mission of supporting healthy communities with compassionate, quality health care.
Spotlight on Local Musicians
The Redfish Music Festival is happy to announce a local concert happening soon on May 7th, 2:00 pm at the Holy Trinity Church, 335 Oregon Ave, Bandon. Musicians Sara Mautner (violin), pianist Crystal Landucci, cellists Kimberly Wurster and Dace Sultanov. The south coast is rich with music and musicians! Support these wonderful local artists!
Spring Concerts a Success!
Violinist Fritz Gearhart and pianist Alexander Tutunov performed three concerts at the beginning of April for our spring tour. The concerts were a big success and audience attendance was up at each event. Redfish Music Festival thanks all of you who attended our performances! You are keeping the torch light of classical music alive for everyone to experience! We thank you! Below is a short clip of Alex and Fritz warming up for the Port Orford concert.
RMF Receives OAC and NEA Grant!
The Redfish Music Festival is so excited to announce that we received a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission: Arts Build Communities. This is certainly true with RMF! We are developing communities in all of the towns where we perform! Our goal is that each town considers RMF their own arts organization. We are looking for motivated board members to help guide us through the next phase of our growth. See the SUPPORT page for more information on how you can partner with Redfish. We are so honored and excited to print the words: The Redfish Music Festival is supported by funds from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
2022 Festival Video
Opening Video by Dennis Oda
Redfish in the News!
Annie Giardnelli did a wonderful spot for us on the news previewing our December Concerts! Check out the segment online!
RMF won $100 in photo contest!
Our photo was one of 12 chosen out of hundreds of photos to win small prize in the Fall 2022 Nonprofits Insurance Alliance photo contest! Thank you to everyone who voted for our photo!
A big thanks to Dennis Oda who took the photo, and donated the contest winnings to RMF! Every little bit helps us to bring music to the southern coastal area! Please consider a donation before the end of 2022!
RMF Starts Fall Fundraising Drive!
Our second year was a great success and we are looking forward to year three! So much has happened since we received our nonprofit status in January of 2021. Our goal is to build a sustainable organization that will continue to bring beautiful music to the south coast region. We have taken some important steps this fall, including engaging professional accounting help and year-round insurance coverage. These steps, although not outwardly exciting, are important for our growth. They do carry with them some financial responsibility. Please consider donating to our fall fundraising drive, visit our fundraising page and read our fall letter.
Hear the Redfish Piano Trio Live!
We have uploaded two recordings made at live performances this past April. Hear two movements of the Mendelssohn C minor Piano Trio…check out what you missed! Click here.
RMF Piano Renovation Finished!
Our beautiful Yamaha C5 renovation has been finished! The piano will be moved to its year-long home in Crescent City California at the Cultural Center. We will play our first concert using this piano in December. Please join us! Visit the Events page for ticket information.
RMF Receives CCCC Grant!
We were just notified of support for our 22-23 season. Thank you Curry County Cultural Coalition!
Redfish Accepts Donated Yamaha Piano!
RMF has accepted a beautiful Yamaha C5 grand piano from an anonymous donor in Eugene, Oregon and partnered with the Lighthouse Repertory Theater in Crescent City, CA to place the instrument in the wonderful Cultural Center building, creating a new venue for concerts! Redfish will present concerts in this new venue in the upcoming year! Stay tuned for developments!
Redfish now on Amazon Smile!
The Redfish Music Festival nonprofit is now on Amazon Smile! Visit the Amazon Smile webpage to learn how you purchases through Amazon can support the RMF! Ticket sales only cover a portion of the cost of presenting concerts. Our grant writing and the support of our sponsors and donors makes it possible.
Applications are now closed!
We have accepted some fantastic students for this year’s festival! We are working on all of the logistics of transport, housing, meals, etc. We are so grateful for the support of our donors. We could not do this without you!
Redfish offers Four Full Scholarships!
Exciting news today! We just received notification that we were awarded a generous grant from the Roundhouse Foundation! With this support plus proceeds from our February Scholarship fundraiser, we are able to offer four Oregon students full tuition scholarships to attend the 2022 Redfish Music Festival in Port Orford this summer!Our RMF Fellowship Quartet has become a reality! Students born in, or who legally reside in Oregon can apply to be considered for this special support! See our admissions application under the “Students” tab.
RMF Board Supports April Concert
The Redfish Music Festival Board is underwriting the final concert in our off-season — Port Orford on April 30th — the Redfish Piano Trio Performance. Thank you members of the RMF Board!
Redfish fully nonprofit!
We received notification from the IRS in January 2022 that our application was reviewed and we are now a fully registered nonprofit! All donations made to Redfish are now fully tax deductible, retroactive to the formation of the nonprofit, August 2021. Congratulations RMF!
2021 Festival Highlights
Special Guests at Redfish Concert
Our November 13th, 2021 concert in Port Orford was a wonderful success! We had some very special guests perform at intermission between our two Beethoven Violin Sonatas. Pictured are University of Oregon Students Alfonso Keller-Casielles and Adam Broce performing with students from Coos Bay Levi and Charis Murray on violin and Elias El-Youssef on cello.
RMF Secures Grant from CCCC
We are excited to announce that the Curry County Cultural Coalition is supporting the Redfish Music Festival with a grant recently secured. Ticket sales do not cover the cost of bringing concerts to the coast, so this support is essential to help us fulfill our mission. Thank you CCCC!