After his tremendous Alaska debut at the 2017 Sitka Summer Music Festival, violinist and rising star Nikita Borisevich has been invited back to Alaska by SSMF Artistic Director Zuill Bailey for the 2017 Alaska Airlines Autumn Classics in Anchorage. Nikita will perform works by Bach and Arensky with violist Martin Sher, and cellists Zuill Bailey [...]
Pianist Navah Perlman will kick off this year's Alaska Airlines Autumn Classics in Anchorage on September 8th at 7:30pm in the UAA Recital Hall with a special concert outlining her journey through music and through life. This multidimensional program, entitled "A Musical Memoir," will feature storytelling and media, as well as musical selections by Scarlatti, Schumann, Prokofiev, Beethoven, [...]
Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Alaska Airlines Autumn Classics! We have a stellar lineup for you all, including pianists Navah Perlman, Natasha Paremski, and Susan Reed, the Matt Herskowitz Trio, violinist Nikita Borisevich, and violist Martin Sher. You will also have the opportunity to hear SSMF Artistic Director Zuill Bailey (cello) perform [...]
The 2017 Alaska Airlines Winter Classics series and Alaska Tour were a great success, bringing over 1,100 Alaskans together between Anchorage, Talkeetna, and Bristol Bay. As early as February 4th Natasha Paremski, pianist, and Wendy Sutter, cellist, were en route to Naknek, Dillingham, and Aleknagik for community performances and classical music education events with local [...]
Our 2017 calendar is beginning to look quite robust! We hope you can join us for some exciting events around Anchorage. Mark your calendars and reserve your seats: the Winter Classics are scheduled February 10-12, 2017 at the University of Alaska Anchorage Recital Hall. Featuring violinist Paul Rosenthal; cellist Wendy Sutter of the New York Philharmonic; cellist [...]
The program for the Alaska Airlines Autumn Classics in Anchorage has been set! Jump over to the Anchorage page to see details of what is scheduled so far. We'll keep updating the schedule as we get more details on special programs and outreach.
The 2016 Winter Classics tour and concert series brought incredible concerts and educational opportunities to several Alaska communities the first week of February. Zuill traveled with two members of the Cypress String Quartet (violinist Cecily Ward and violist Ethan Filner) to the North Slope, performing for students and community members in Barrow and Alpine Oil Field. [...]
[huge_it_gallery id="3"]The Sitka Summer Music Festival continued its tradition of hosting a "pre-festival" fundraising warm up in Anchorage with Zuill Bailey and "duo parnas" on Saturday, May 30th. With only one hundred $100 event tickets for sale, the concert, held at one of Anchorage's most unique art galleries - Blue Hollomon - provided attendees with [...]
At the Winter Classics in 2015, Zuill asked Rachel Barton Pine to perform a Paganini Caprice. This was a "teaser" for the next evening's concert, which featured Rachel performing all 24 Caprices in an unforgettable show.