Update from the Board … WE’RE BACK!
Like much of the world, the Siletz Bay Music Festival board of directors is feeling a renewed sense of hope and energy, abetted in no small part by days of sunshine, daffodils bursting out everywhere, warmer temps, longer days, and a glimmer of anticipation for herd immunity. As a result, we have been hard at work and have news to report.
The most exciting is that the 2021 live and in person Siletz Bay Music Festival will take place from September 4 – 12, 2021. Venues will include the Lincoln City Cultural Center, the beautiful and acoustically perfect Congregational Church, and possibly a surprise location. Although the program has not been announced, you can look forward to chamber concerts, both classical and jazz, and some symphonic offerings as well.
The gala opening on Saturday night will feature SBMF favorite Mei Ting Sun in a recital performance. It has become a tradition for Mei Ting to open the festival and we are delighted that at least in this respect, 2021 will be no different.
Because the safety of our musicians and audience is our top priority, we will, of course, adhere to whatever guidelines exist at the time of the festival. That said, predictions for re-opening have been encouraging and we hope to have nearly full capacity and perhaps a relaxed requirement for wearing masks. We will let science be our guide.
In the meantime, the board has not been hibernating. We’ve used the opportunity presented by the lack of production activities during this period to recruit new members. We are happy to welcome Mark Irmscher, Lewis Smith, Wendy Wilson and Amy White to the Siletz Bay Music Festival Board of Directors.
We hope you are as excited as we are that things are opening up and moving forward. Hope to see you all in September, if not sooner.
Siletz Music Festival Board