The Oregon East Symphony's volunteer board of directors will present the Bach Yard Party fundraiser at 6pm, Saturday, June 15th, 2024 at Maggie & Me Farm. Proceeds from the Bach Yard Party will support Playing for Keeps, the Oregon East Symphony's classical music education program for rural youth. PFK is composed of a variety of activities designed for different ages and skill levels including two preparatory orchestras, an after school beginning strings activity, a summer camp, a mentoring program for advanced student musicians, and free student concert tickets. Not wanting lack of finances to be a barrier to participation, OES will reduce or waive activity registration fees if a student cites financial need and offers an instrument lending library for students who cannot afford to rent or purchase an instrument. OES also offers private lesson financial assistance for students who wish to carry their studies on further with a qualified instructor.

This year's Bach Yard Party will feature a kebab dinner prepared by Mario's Basque BBQ with sides and salads prepared by the OES volunteers. Wine will be provided by the award winning Cerebella Wines and Pendleton's Grocery Outlet. There will be a live auction, Dutch auction and dessert auction. Auction items include a helicopter ride, local art, dinner parties, and concert and Round-Up tickets. Live string quartet music, sponsored by the Pendleton Lions Club, will be presented by the OES String Quartet led by OES Concertmaster Lisa Robertson and the OES Youth Chamber Collective.

The Bach Yard Party is made possible with support from the Pendleton Lions Club, Grocery Outlet, Cerebella Wines, and Bottom Line Results.

Tickets are available online by phone (541-276-0320) or at the OES Office (345 SW 4th, Pendleton, OR, Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm).

Our mission is: 

“To operate, support, and maintain a symphony orchestra, ensembles, chorale, and youth classical music program to enhance the cultural wealth of the region through education and performance.”