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2018 Sitka Cello Seminar

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

"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 [...]

2017 Festival Highlights

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

The 2017 Sitka Summer Music Festival was one to remember! We’re delighted to report that nearly 2,700 people attended our Festival events this year. Furthermore, thanks to the support of our wonderful patrons and sponsors, we [...]

For more than 40 years the Sitka Summer Music Festival has been bringing world-class musicians to perform chamber music in Sitka and across Alaska.

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Sitka Summer Music Festival

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Sitka Summer Music Festival

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The 2018 Festival will be held June 5 – July 1.

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Anchorage Concert Series

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Anchorage Concert Series

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Anchorage Concert Series

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The 2018 Winter Classics in Anchorage will be held Feb 9-11. Click here to learn more.

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Across Alaska

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Across Alaska

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Across Alaska

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February 2018: Bethel, Kwethluk, & Mekoryuk. Click above to learn more about our touring.

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2018 Sitka Cello Seminar

"Sitka was nothing short of transformative for me as a cellist and a human being." Hannah Moses, 2015 [...]

Sept 15-17: The Week in Preview

Hello, Anchorage friends! The first week of the Autumn Classics was one to remember! An enormous thank [...]

Sept 8-10: The Week in Preview

Greetings, Anchorage friends! It is hard to believe that the 2017 Autumn Classics are already here! We [...]

Grammy Celebration Concert – 9/17/17 in Anchorage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O27vOwKEjEE On September 17th at 4pm in the UAA Recital Hall, SSMF Artistic Director and cellist [...]

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Stevenson Hall Renovation

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Stevenson Hall Gets a New Roof

We continue to make progress in the restoration and renovation of Stevenson Hall, the building we own on the historic Sheldon Jackson campus in Sitka. Last week, we started work […]

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Sitka International Cello Seminar

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2018 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 […]

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Your generous support makes it possible for the Festival to connect Alaskans with great artists and bring amazing music to rural and urban areas of the state.

Youth are mentored each summer through lectures, private lessons and master classes. Guest musicians make frequent visits to Alaska school music programs, youth orchestras and preschools.

Immersion Courses bring talented emerging cellists from around the world to hone their skills.

Students from preschool through master-level music programs are the focus of the Festival’s education outreach efforts.

People have access to Festival Musicians from concert halls to nursing homes, from parks to shelters. People feel connected through the experience and energy of the music.

You make this happen with your generous gift. Keep the music flowing. Contribute now!

What makes the Festival complete is you – your presence, your interest, your passion. The Sitka Summer Music Festival flourishes and returns year after year because of YOUR ongoing support, and we deeply appreciate your donation.

If you would like to make a donation to our annual campaign, you may:

  1. Go to our secure online donation page by clicking the button below.
  2. Call (907) 747-6774 to make a credit card donation over the phone.
  3. Send a check to:  Sitka Summer Music Festival, PO Box 3333, Sitka AK 99835
  4. Send an email and our director will call you to take your donation over the phone.
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3 weeks ago

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It's Thanksgiving Day here at the Sitka Summer Music Festival -- as we wrap up the last of the Autumn Classics details, we're reflecting on all our amazing sponsors and partners for the Anchorage concert series. Three cheers for Alaska Airlines, UAA Department of Music, Atwood Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Aspen Hotels of Alaska, South Restaurant + Coffeehouse, Spenard Roadhouse, Petr's Violin Shop & Guitar Central, and Anchorage Youth Orchestras: we cannot do what we do with YOU! Many thanks also to Zuill Bailey, Nikita Borisevich, Jia Kim, Martin Sher, Navah Perlman, Natasha Paremski, Matt Herskowitz, David Rozenblatt, Mat Fieldes and Susan Wingrove-Reed for the amazing concerts, free public events,master classes, and community engagement!
Mark your calendars for the Winter Classics Feb 9-11 with Piers Lane, Madalyn Parnas, and Cicely Parnas - tickets are already on sale through CenterTix.
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Thank you for bringing such beautiful music to Anchorage and letting us be part of it!

4 weeks ago

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We're still reeling with excitement over the amazing performances we heard in Anchorage these past two weeks. Be sure to mark your calendars for February 9-11, when we'll make our return to Anchorage for the 2018 Winter Classics!

This year's lineup will feature pianist Piers Lane, SSMF Artistic Director Zuill Bailey, and rising stars (and sisters!) Madalyn and Cicely Parnas. Stay tuned for more info!
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Were still reeling with excitement over the amazing performances we heard in Anchorage these past two weeks. Be sure to mark your calendars for February 9-11, when well make our return to Anchorage for the 2018 Winter Classics! 

This years lineup will feature pianist Piers Lane, SSMF Artistic Director Zuill Bailey, and rising stars (and sisters!) Madalyn and Cicely Parnas. Stay tuned for more info!Image attachment

 

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Is Parnas a Lithuanian name? (like Varnas, the painter)

Another Anchorage concert series is in the books! A huge thank you goes out to Alaska Airlines for sponsoring these events, to our guest artists for sharing their incredible talent with us, and to everyone who attended our concerts & events. Cheers! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Celebrating "Tales of Daugherty" and a wonderful year -- Zuill Bailey and Susan Reed perform today in the UAA Fine Arts Building. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Unbelievable concert tonight! Loved it!!!

Will be seeing Zuill on October 7th in San Rafael, CA. Bought ticket yesterday.

1 month ago

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Zuill Bailey and Susan Reed perform during the final concert of the Autumn Classic series in Anchorage. Next up, Zuill's Grammy award winning piece Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway. ... See MoreSee Less

Zuill Bailey and Susan Reed perform during the final concert of the Autumn Classic series in Anchorage.  Next up, Zuills Grammy award winning piece Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway.Image attachment

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