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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Announcing the 2018 Autumn Classics!

July 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Alaska Airlines Autumn Classics! The first weekend of this year's Autumn Classics (September 7-9) will celebrate the fifth annual Sitka International Cello Seminar. Featured performers include Sitka International [...]

2018 Cello Seminar Highlights (Part 2)

July 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Highlights from the Second Week of the Sitka International Cello Seminar The participants in the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar have packed their bags and said their goodbyes as another wonderful week drew to [...]

2018 Cello Seminar Highlights (Part 1)

July 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Highlights from the first half of the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar Over the last 10 days, the Sitka International Cello Seminar participants have been actively engaging with the Sitka community in a variety [...]

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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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Dates for the 2018-2019 season in Anchorage: Sept 7-16, 2018 and Feb 8-10, 2019.

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Across Alaska

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Across Alaska

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Songs for Lenny in Anchorage April 12 and Sitka April 14.

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Announcing the 2018 Autumn Classics!

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Alaska Airlines Autumn Classics! The first weekend of this [...]

2018 Cello Seminar Highlights (Part 2)

Highlights from the Second Week of the Sitka International Cello Seminar The participants in the 2018 [...]

2018 Cello Seminar Highlights (Part 1)

Highlights from the first half of the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar Over the last 10 [...]

2018 Cello Seminar

2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar Today marks the last day of a wonderful first week [...]

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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 Cello Seminar Highlights (Part 2)

Highlights from the Second Week of the Sitka International Cello Seminar The participants in the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar have packed their bags and said their goodbyes as […]

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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.

The “Donate” button to the right will take you directly to our secure on-line donation processor. We also greatly appreciate donations of air miles, Alaska Airlines Companion Fares, restaurant gift certificates in Sitka or Anchorage, and volunteer help for our events. Call or email us if you’d like to learn more.

The Sitka Summer Music Festival is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and all contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Our Federal tax ID No is 92-0075160.

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 go to our secure online donation page by clicking the button below, or click “learn more” for other ways to make a donation.

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6 days ago

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The Sitka Summer Music Festival would like to share our heartfelt thanks to all who helped make our 2018 Autumn Classics such a great success. We couldn't do it without our sponsors: Alaska Airlines, UAA Department of Music, Atwood Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Alaska State Council on the Arts. Also, the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, South Restaurant and Spenard Roadhouse, Aspen Suites Hotel Anchorage, Alaska Youth Orchestras and many other wonderful fans for your support!
Many thanks to our marvelous group of musicians for
the amazing concerts, free public events, master classes, and community engagement! Zuill Bailey, Melissa Kraut, Cicely Parnas, Jared Blajian, Susan Wingrove-Reed, Timothy Smith, Matt Herskowitz, Helen Hwaya Kim, Ted Gurch, and Scott Rawls... THANK YOU!
We hope to see you in Anchorage next February for Winter Classics!The Sitka Summer Music Festival would like to share our heartfelt thanks to all who helped make our 2018 Autumn Classics such a great success. We couldn't do it without our sponsors: Alaska Airlines, UAA Department of Music, Atwood Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Alaska State Council on the Arts. Also, the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, South Restaurant and Spenard Roadhouse, Aspen Suites Hotel Anchorage, Alaska Youth Orchestras and many other wonderful fans for your support!
Many thanks to our marvelous group of musicians for
the amazing concerts, free public events, master classes, and community engagement! Zuill Bailey, Melissa Kraut, Cicely Parnas, Jared Blajian, Susan Wingrove-Reed, Timothy Smith, Matt Herskowitz, Helen Hwaya Kim, Ted Gurch, and Scott Rawls... THANK YOU!
We hope to see you in Anchorage next February for Winter Classics!
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The Sitka Summer Music Festival would like to share our heartfelt thanks to all who helped make our 2018 Autumn Classics such a great success. We couldnt do it without our sponsors: Alaska Airlines, UAA Department of Music, Atwood Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Alaska State Council on the Arts. Also, the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, South Restaurant and Spenard Roadhouse, Aspen Suites Hotel Anchorage, Alaska Youth Orchestras and many other wonderful fans for your support!
Many thanks to our marvelous group of musicians for 
the amazing concerts, free public events, master classes, and community engagement! Zuill Bailey, Melissa Kraut, Cicely Parnas, Jared Blajian, Susan Wingrove-Reed, Timothy Smith, Matt Herskowitz, Helen Hwaya Kim, Ted Gurch, and Scott Rawls... THANK YOU! 
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1 week ago

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INFORMANCE ALERT! Tomorrow at 10:00am there will be a FREE informal open rehearsal at UAA Recital Hall. Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

INFORMANCE ALERT! Tomorrow at 10:00am there will be a FREE informal open rehearsal at UAA Recital Hall. Hope to see you there!

1 week ago

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Don’t miss Matt Herskowitz tonight performing Chopin, Fats Waller and Gershwin at Autumn Classics in Anchorage. Tickets are available at CenterTix and at the door. ... See MoreSee Less

Don’t miss Matt Herskowitz tonight performing Chopin, Fats Waller and Gershwin at Autumn Classics in Anchorage. Tickets are available at CenterTix and at the door.

2 weeks ago

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Join us this Saturday in Anchorage for Mozart's delightful Divertimento for String Trio in E Flat Major, Brahms Clarinet Trio in A Minor, and Five Sketches for Clarinet Solo by Puerto Rican composer Roberto Sierra, with violinist Helen Hwaya Kim​, clarinetist Ted Gurch, violist Scott Rawls​, cellist Zuill Bailey​, and pianist Matt Herskowitz​. Tickets and more info at tickets.centertix.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1971 ... See MoreSee Less

Join us this Saturday in Anchorage for Mozarts delightful Divertimento for String Trio in E Flat Major, Brahms Clarinet Trio in A Minor, and Five Sketches for Clarinet Solo by Puerto Rican composer Roberto Sierra, with violinist Helen Hwaya Kim​, clarinetist Ted Gurch, violist Scott Rawls​, cellist Zuill Bailey​, and pianist Matt Herskowitz​. Tickets and more info at https://tickets.centertix.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1971Image attachment

 

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2 weeks ago

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This Sunday afternoon at 4 pm: two pieces for an unusual sextet - violin, clarinet, viola, horn, cello, and piano. Zuill Bailey will perform the role of "Don Quixote" on cello in a unique arrangement of Strauss' heroic tone poem, followed by Dohnanyi's Sextet in C Major. Performers also include Helen Hwaya Kim, Ted Gurch, Scott Rawls, Cheryl Pierce, and Matt Herskowitz. Tickets and more information at tickets.centertix.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1971 ... See MoreSee Less

This Sunday afternoon at 4 pm: two pieces for an unusual sextet - violin, clarinet, viola, horn, cello, and piano. Zuill Bailey will perform the role of Don Quixote on cello in a unique arrangement of Strauss heroic tone poem, followed by Dohnanyis Sextet in C Major. Performers also include Helen Hwaya Kim, Ted Gurch, Scott Rawls, Cheryl Pierce, and Matt Herskowitz. Tickets and more information at https://tickets.centertix.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1971

 

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I’m so sad to be out of town. This sounds fun! I’ll plan better next year.

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