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2017 Seminar Concerts & Events

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Tuesday, July 11th at 6:30pm - Cafe Concert at Mean Queen - A free 1-hr concert Wednesday, July 12th at 5:30pm - Cafe Concert at Rios - A free 1-hr concert Friday, July 14th at 12:30pm - Pop-up Concert at Sitka Public Library [...]

Meet the 2017 Seminar Students

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

We welcome young cellists from around the world to Sitka for the 2017 Sitka Cello Seminar. Here are this year's participants! Isa AlNajem was born in Bahrain in 1994, and was initially taught by his father the [...]

For more than 40 years the Sitka Summer Music Festival has been bringing world-class musicians to perform chamber music in Sitka and across Alaska.

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Sitka Summer Music Festival

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Sitka Summer Music Festival

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The 2017 Festival will be held June 6 – July 2. Click here for more details!

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Anchorage Concert Series

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Anchorage Concert Series

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Anchorage Concert Series

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The 2017-2018 Autumn & Winter Classics in Anchorage will be held September 9-18 and Feb 9-11.

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Across Alaska

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Across Alaska

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Across Alaska

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February 2016: North Slope. February 2017: Naknek, Dillingham, and Aleknagik. Click above to learn more about our touring.

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Stevenson Hall Renovation

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We continue to make progress in the restoration and renovation of Stevenson Hall, the building we own on the historic Sheldon Jackson campus in Sitka. Last week, we started work […]

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Sitka International Cello Seminar

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2017 Seminar Concerts & Events

Tuesday, July 11th at 6:30pm – Cafe Concert at Mean Queen – A free 1-hr concert

Wednesday, July 12th at 5:30pm – Cafe Concert at Rios – A free 1-hr concert

Friday, July 14th at 12:30pm – Pop-up Concert at […]

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Your generous support makes it possible for the Festival to connect Alaskans with great artists and bring amazing music to rural and urban areas of the state.

Youth are mentored each summer through lectures, private lessons and master classes. Guest musicians make frequent visits to Alaska school music programs, youth orchestras and preschools.

Immersion Courses bring talented emerging cellists from around the world to hone their skills.

Students from preschool through master-level music programs are the focus of the Festival’s education outreach efforts.

People have access to Festival Musicians from concert halls to nursing homes, from parks to shelters. People feel connected through the experience and energy of the music.

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2 days ago

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We had such a wonderful "Cellobration" last night! Many thanks to everyone who attended this magnificent performance, to the Sitka Conservation Society for hosting a beautiful cookie reception featuring local wild foods, and to the Channel Club for helping us wrap up the 2017 Seminar in style. ... See MoreSee Less

We had such a wonderful Cellobration last night! Many thanks to everyone who attended this magnificent performance, to the Sitka Conservation Society for hosting a beautiful cookie reception featuring local wild foods, and to the Channel Club for helping us wrap up the 2017 Seminar in style.

Happy Sunday, Sitka! Today, our seminar students will take the stage at 4pm in Centennial Hall for the final concert of the Sitka International Cello Seminar! Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the door this afternoon, or through this link - bit.ly/2sEhzt0. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Sunday, Sitka! Today, our seminar students will take the stage at 4pm in Centennial Hall for the final concert of the Sitka International Cello Seminar! Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the door this afternoon, or through this link - http://bit.ly/2sEhzt0.

4 days ago

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Only a few days remain in the 2017 Sitka International Cello Seminar. We are so proud of these young artists, and grateful for all the ways they shared their talents with Sitka these past few weeks. Don't miss their final performance: Cellobration! This Sunday afternoon, July 23, 4:00 pm at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Tickets are $10 and available at Old Harbor Books, through our website, or at the door.
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Only a few days remain in the 2017 Sitka International Cello Seminar. We are so proud of these young artists, and grateful for all the ways they shared their talents with Sitka these past few weeks. Dont miss their final performance: Cellobration! This Sunday afternoon, July 23, 4:00 pm at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Tickets are $10 and available at Old Harbor Books, through our website, or at the door. 
https://www.artful.ly/sitka-summer-music-festival/store/events

4 days ago

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Cheers to Alex, Robyn, and Lindsey for their performance at Sitka Public Library this afternoon! Thank you to the library staff for hosting us and to everyone who came to the concert! ... See MoreSee Less

Cheers to Alex, Robyn, and Lindsey for their performance at Sitka Public Library this afternoon! Thank you to the library staff for hosting us and to everyone who came to the concert!

We're only an hour away from our Pop-Up Concert at Sitka Public Library where you'll have the chance to hear Alex Downs perform!

Alex, from Birmingham, Alabama, began his cello studies at the age of twelve. He was first introduced to the Music Opportunity Program where he played in various orchestras and studied with Marilyn Pipkin. Since then, Alex has gone on to attend the Brevard Music Festival, the Green Mountain Music Festival, and multiple workshops in Ohio, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Cello Performance at the University of North Florida, where he was featured as a soloist with the university orchestra 2016.
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Were only an hour away from our Pop-Up Concert at Sitka Public Library where youll have the chance to hear Alex Downs perform!

Alex, from Birmingham, Alabama, began his cello studies at the age of twelve. He was first introduced to the Music Opportunity Program where he played in various orchestras and studied with Marilyn Pipkin. Since then, Alex has gone on to attend the Brevard Music Festival, the Green Mountain Music Festival, and multiple workshops in Ohio, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors Degree in Cello Performance at the University of North Florida, where he was featured as a soloist with the university orchestra 2016.

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