Listen to the interview with John McGrosso, Julia Sakharova, Kurt Baldwin, and Joanna Mendoza of the Arianna String Quartet. You can also link to the KCAW story here.
Our third week of the Festival brought unforgettable performances from two powerful pianists, as well as some exciting collaborations between old friends.
Listen to the interview with Kurt Nikkanen and Scott Rawls. You can also link to the KCAW story here.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Our second week brought us jazz/classical fusion with the Matt Herskowitz Trio (pianist Matt Herskowitz, bassist Mat Fields, and drummer Matt Zebroski), plus pianist Natasha Paremski.
Listen to an interview with Matt Herskowitz. You can link to the file on KCAW here.
We are off to a great start of the 2015 Sitka Summer Music Festival. Here are some photos from our first week. with oboist Thom Moore, duo parnas (violinist Madalyn Parnas and cellist Cicely Parnas), violist Martin Sher, and pianist Navah Perlman All photos by Christine Davenport.
Listen to the interview with oboist Thom Moore and Artistic Director Zuill Bailey. You can also link to the KCAW story here.
Here's the first Festival interview on our local radio station. Zuill and Kayla talk about some of the highlights of the upcoming festival. You can also link to the file on KCAW here.