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Rising star Nikita Borisevich to perform at 2017 Autumn Classics

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 [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|Anchorage Concert Series, News, Other|0 Comments

Pianist Navah Perlman to kick off 2017 Autumn Classics in Anchorage

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, [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|Anchorage Concert Series, News, Other|0 Comments

2017 Summer Festival: Programs and Tickets

Join us this June for a celebration of Russian and American composers for the 2017 Sitka Summer Music Festival! Program details are now available, and tickets are on sale through our website. This summer we invite you to join us in a celebration of Russian and American composers. The Evening Concerts throughout June will showcase works [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|News, Other, Top Page Feature|0 Comments

2017 Wine and Music With Friends

Please join us for our annual Wine & Music with Friends fundraiser on Saturday, March 4, at Harrigan Centennial Hall in Sitka. We promise to delight you an evening of elegance with a splash of whimsy. Born in Australian and now based in London, pianist Piers Lane is the Artistic Director of both the Sydney International [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Events, Across Alaska, News, Top Page Feature, Other|0 Comments

Happy New Year: Looking Ahead to 2017

Thanks to you, our cherished friends and supporters, for what has been an inspiring year. Your support and encouragement has allowed us to reach hundreds around the state of Alaska, by bringing over 60 chambers to life from Barrow to Eagle River to Sitka and in between; by hosting, mentoring and training next-generation musicians through [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|Other|0 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) [...]

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|Anchorage Concert Series, News, Other, 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|Events, News, Other, Photos|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|News, Other|2 Comments

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|News, Other, Stevenson Hall Renovation|0 Comments