Mission and History
The Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival is a dynamic festival of classical music concerts in Oregon wine country. Founded by violinist Sasha Callahan, cellist Leo Eguchi and arts and community leader Eve Callahan with a focus on presenting the world’s greatest masterpieces alongside the Willamette Valley’s world-class wine, its mission is to celebrate, educate and enrich the lives of Oregon communities through access to diverse musical performances, musicians and composers.
The festival’s primary focus is its annual summer festival of chamber music concerts in Oregon wineries, with supporting eventsthroughout the year. Performances are public, and, in addition to the main festival, include additional family, educational activities, and community engagement.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, WVCMF was formed in the fall of 2015 and has completed two sold out seasons since. Attracting world-renowned composers including Joan Tower, Jessie Montgomery, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Gabriela Lena Frank and Kenji Bunch, the Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival has quickly established itself as one of the most compelling new artistic projects in the region.