Since 1972, the Sitka Summer Music Festival has been Alaska’s premiere classical music festival, presenting exquisite music in the pristine setting of Southeast Alaska. The finest musicians from around the world gather in this rarefied paradise for four weeks of events that will challenge and excite your senses.
The 2017 Festival will run June 6 – July 2.
Click on one of the dates below and further information for the whole week. Then click on “more” to reveal specific program information and other details.
It takes a city to put on this festival, and we’d love your help! From ushering to set-up and clean-up for our big events, your time is appreciated.
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Our weekly schedule looks like this:
Tuesdays – The Week in Preview
5:30pm at Stevenson Hall– Music educator Susan Reed hosts an informal discussion about the composers & pieces that are on the programs for the week. Guest artists will often drop by!
Wednesdays – Cafe Concert
6:30pm – A free 1-hr concert in a local restaurant (rotates weekly)
Thursdays – Bach’s Lunch
12:15 at Odess Theater – A free 1-hr concert (June 8, 15, and 22 only – no concert June 29)
Thursdays – Musical Movie Night
7:30 at the Sitka Public Library – A free movie screening featuring a film with a musical storyline.
Fridays & Saturdays – Formal Evening Concerts – 7:30pm (except final weekend: concerts on Thursday – Friday, June 29-30)
Sundays – Special Events
Week 1 | June 6 – 12: The Attacca Quartet; violinist Kurt Nikkanen; violist Scott Rawls; cellist Zuill Bailey; pianists Maria Asteriadou and Natasha Paremski