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Bend music festival tickets go on sale soon.

Byline: The Register-Guard

Cuban, French and American musicians will be featured during this year's Cascade Festival of Music in Bend.

The festival will open Aug. 23 and continue through Labor Day Labor Day, holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada on the first Monday in September to honor the laborer. It was inaugurated by the Knights of Labor in 1882 and made a national holiday by the U.S. Congress in 1894.  weekend in Drake Park.

Under the direction of Murry Sidlin, festival artists will include pianists Misha Dichter Misha Dichter (born September 27, 1945) is a classical pianist who was born in Shanghai, Mainland China, where his Polish parents had fled early in World War II. When he was two years old, his family emigrated to Los Angeles, California, where he began studying piano at the age of  and Horacio Gutierrez; American composer, fiddler and violinist Mark O'Connor This article is about the American musician. For the English football (soccer) player, see Mark O'Connor (footballer).
Mark O'Connor (born August 5, 1961 in Seattle, Washington) is widely considered to be the most prominent fiddler of his generation, and a
; Cuban singer Albita; Les Yeux Noirs Les Yeux Noirs is a traditional Roma tune and often regarded as the Gypsy Anthem. The definitive versions of this tune were played by Django Reinhardt which he recorded on several occasions.  (Gypsy/Yiddish) from Paris; and the Irish group BOHOLA.

Caitlin Tully, a 15-year old violin prodigy, will play the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto A violin concerto is a concerto for solo violin (occasionally, two or more violins) and instrumental ensemble, customarily orchestra. Such works have been written from the Baroque period, when the solo concerto form was first developed, up through the present day.  with the festival orchestra on Aug. 25. A young people's concert on Aug. 26 will feature young local pianists Adam Bratton and Melissa Davis in a two-piano J.S. Bach concerto.

Festival tickets are available to donors now; general ticket sales will begin June 16. Prices range from $15 to $33. Student and senior discounts are available.

To order call (541) 383-2202 or (888) 545-7435; or go to Inquiries may be sent by e-mail to


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Date:Jun 8, 2003
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