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 [...]
Our 2017 calendar is beginning to look quite robust! We hope you can join us for some exciting events around Anchorage. Mark your calendars and reserve your seats: the Winter Classics are scheduled February 10-12, 2017 at the University of Alaska Anchorage Recital Hall. Featuring violinist Paul Rosenthal; cellist Wendy Sutter of the New York Philharmonic; cellist [...]
Imagine Alaska's rich and diverse landscape... miles of frozen tundra, barren to the eye but rich and full of life behind closed doors... A landscape as flat as the eye can see, spotted with machinery and humming with industry... Steep mountains that rise out of the water, teeming with thick brush, trees, and life... [...]
"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 Click here to apply for the 2017 Sitka International Cello Seminar. The application deadline is February 15, 2017. The Seminar [...]
These great shots come to us from Clark James Mishler Photography.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Our final week of the Festival brought violinist Terence Tam, violist Martin Sher, cellist Zuill Bailey, pianist Natasha Paremski, pianist Lorraine Min for a fantastic conclusion to the festival . Photos by Xtinepix and festival.
Our third week of the Festival brought wonderful artists Doris Stevenson, Jeffrey Solow and Awadagin Pratt alongside Martin Sher with Artistic Director Zuill Bailey. Photos by Xtinepix and festival.