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Pictures from the 2016 International Cello Seminar

These great shots come to us from Clark James Mishler Photography.

Program for 2016 Autumn Classics Posted

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.

By | August 8th, 2016|News, Anchorage Concert Series|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) [...]

Stevenson Hall on the Level

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, [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Other, News, Stevenson Hall Renovation|0 Comments

A New Member joins the Family!

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 [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Other, News|2 Comments

Highlights from the Winter Classics

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. [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Other, News, Anchorage Concert Series, Photos|0 Comments

Wine and Music with Friends

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, [...]

By | March 19th, 2016|Other, Events, News, Photos|0 Comments