The Oskaloosa Music Festival

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The Oskaloosa Music Festival (OMF) is gearing up for its eighth year of show-stopping classical music from May 31st through June 9th. OMF brings two back-to-back weeks of music performance and education to the city of Oskaloosa.

The first week, “Mahaska Masterworks,” (May 31st – June 3) brings professional string players from across the country to Oskaloosa where they will perform lunch time picnic concerts, educational presentations with the summer lunch program and YMCA, a concert at Crystal Heights Care Center, a jam session at Smokey Row, and a masterworks recital at the First Presbyterian Church complete with a community wide side-by-side to cap off the week. There is something for everyone to enjoy in this peformance-packed week!

The second week, the “String Chamber Music Camp,” (June 5 – June 9) offers an opportunity to students from across the region to work directly with Lux String Quartet (Appointed 2015-16 Classical MPR Class-Notes Artist) in an intensive day camp. Participants from Oskaloosa, Pella, and Ottumwa will work with Lux in small ensembles, a string orchestra, receive private lessons, participate in enrichment classes and give public performances throughout the week.

For a detailed listing of events and how you can participate as audience, performer, student, and supporter visit www.oskaloosamusicfestival.com or find the Oskaloosa Music Festival on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Oskaloosa Music Festival!

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