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2017 Sitka Cello Seminar

"Sitka was nothing short of transformative for me as a cellist and a human being." Hannah Moses, 2015 Seminar "The Sitka Cello Seminar lights a fire behind the true meaning of music." Brendon Phelps, 2014 & 2015 Seminar Click here to apply for the 2017 Sitka International Cello Seminar. The application deadline is February 15, 2017. The Seminar [...]

By | November 6th, 2016|Top Page Feature, News, Summer Cello Seminar|0 Comments

Cello Seminar and Cellobration a huge success!

The 2016 International Cello Seminar entered 2016 as  it's biggest and best season yet, featuring MORE students and MORE time in Sitka, which meant MORE performances for the public to enjoy. The Cello Seminar had its big performance "Cellobration" on Tuesday, July 19th at 7:30pm in Odess Theater at Allen Hall. The performance included cello solos, small ensembles and [...]

By | July 1st, 2016|Top Page Feature, News, Summer Cello Seminar|0 Comments

Stevenson Hall Plans Revealed

Over the past few months we’ve been working with NorthWind Architects on schematic drawings for the remodel of Stevenson Hall, the “mother ship” of the Sitka Summer Music Festival. We’re excited to share our ideas with you, which include a slight expansion on the back of the building, giving us a little more elbow room [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|Top Page Feature, News, Stevenson Hall Renovation|2 Comments

Meet the Students

We welcome young cellists from around the world to Sitka for the 2016 Sitka Cello Seminar. Here are this year's participants! Isa Al Najem was born in Bahrain in 1994 and was initially taught by his father the oud, which is a traditional Middle-Eastern instrument that is similar to the lute, which was intended to be his primary [...]

By | June 8th, 2016|Top Page Feature, News, Summer Cello Seminar|2 Comments

The Cypress String Quartet to perform all 16 Beethoven Quartets

All 16 Beethoven String Quartets will be performed during the first two weeks of the 2016 Sitka Summer Music Festival. The Cypress String Quartet has been gearing up for this musical treat as a part of their farewell tour. According to a press release from the Quartet, "For the past several seasons, the Cypress String Quartet (CSQ) [...]

2016 Sitka Cello Seminar

"Sitka was nothing short of transformative for me as a cellist and a human being." Hannah Moses, 2015 Seminar "The Sitka Cello Seminar lights a fire behind the true meaning of music." Brendon Phelps, 2014 & 2015 Seminar Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2016 Sitka Cello Seminar. Applications are currently being processed. Seminar participants will be [...]

By | December 9th, 2015|Top Page Feature, News, Summer Cello Seminar|0 Comments