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 [...]
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) [...]
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. [...]
We were dazzled to have the Matt Herskowitz Trio back in Sitka last month for our annual "Wine and Music with Friends" fundraiser. Over a hundred guests joined us for a transformative evening of music in a Steampunk salon. Tickets included a delicious dinner catered by Beth Short-Rhodes and wine. An exciting live and silent auction, [...]
We welcome Shira Kahan to our team as our new (and first!) Promotions and Production Coordinator. A few things about Shira: Hometown: Washington, DC Favorite type of music (besides classical, of course) : Musical Theater Hidden Talent : Curing hiccups Musical instruments Shira has played in her lifetime (as an amateur) : violin, piano, ukulele Favorite/Least Favorite Hike [...]
We've taken some exciting steps in the last 6 months to begin restoring Stevenson Hall, the home base we purchased last year on the Historic Sheldon Jackson Campus. This wonderful building has already served for four years as home for the Sitka guest artists and as our administrative building. To stabilize it, maximize the space for our mission, [...]
These great shots come to us from Clark James Mishler Photography.
This is by no means a comprehensive a album, but we have a treasure trove of old photos, and we scanned a few that caught our eye. Here they are, in no particular order.
Our final week brought us the Arianna Quartet and David Wiley. We finished the season with a Concert Brunch that no one will soon forget!
"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 [...]