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Meet the 2018 Seminar Students

We welcome young cellists from around the world to Sitka for the 2018 Sitka Cello Seminar. Here are this year's participants! Born in Oakland, California, William Cayanan is a cellist and composer and has recently completed a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance with a minor in composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with [...]

Songs for Lenny: a tribute to Leonard Bernstein with pianist Lara Downes (click here for tickets)

Tickets are now available for pianist Lara Downes' return to Alaska for two tribute concerts celebrating Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday!  Join us for “Songs for Lenny", a tribute fundraiser Thursday, April 12 in Anchorage or Saturday, April 14 in Sitka.   Each event will also include live and silent auctions, with tempting travel and other [...]

By |2018-06-04T15:49:33+00:00February 27th, 2018|Events, News|2 Comments

2018 Winter Classics in Anchorage

Join us for the 2018 Winter Classics in Anchorage, February 9-11 in the UAA Recital Hall. Pianist Piers Lane returns to Alaska, along with rising stars (and sisters!) Madalyn Parnas (violin) and Cicely Parnas (cello), pianist Eduard Zilberkant, and cellist Zuill Bailey. Tickets are on sale now through CenterTix Detailed programs are listed below. Other [...]

By |2017-12-06T13:16:57+00:00December 6th, 2017|Top Page Feature, News, Anchorage Concert Series|0 Comments

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 Phelps, 2014 & 2015 Seminar Click here to apply for the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar. The application deadline is February 15, 2018. Decisions will [...]

By |2018-11-17T10:10:41+00:00October 12th, 2017|Top Page Feature, News, Summer Cello Seminar|0 Comments

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 Zuill Bailey and pianist Susan Reed will perform Michael Daugherty's four movement piece, "Tales of Hemingway," which won the Grammy for classical instrumental solo, classical compendium and contemporary classical composition. Tickets are available by phone at (907) 263-2787, or [...]

By |2018-11-17T10:10:41+00:00August 27th, 2017|Other, Events, News, Anchorage Concert Series|0 Comments

Matt Herskowitz Trio to perform at the 2017 Autumn Classics in Anchorage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABJ7-XaxStI The Matt Herskowitz Trio will return to Alaska in September to perform at the 2017 Autumn Classics in Anchorage. On September 15th, the trio will perform "Suite for Cello and Jazz Trio," written by French jazz legend Claude Bolling, alongside SSMF Artistic Director and cellist Zuill Bailey, as well as a piece by [...]

By |2018-11-17T10:10:41+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Other, Events, News, Anchorage Concert Series|0 Comments

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 |2018-11-17T10:10:41+00:00August 14th, 2017|Other, News, Anchorage Concert Series|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 |2018-11-17T10:10:41+00:00August 9th, 2017|Other, News, Anchorage Concert Series|0 Comments

2017 Festival Highlights

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 were able to offer free/reduced rate concert tickets for music students, seniors, active members of the military, and Sitka Fine [...]

Pictures from the 2017 Sitka International Cello Seminar

We had such a wonderful time with the cellists of the 2017 Sitka International Cello Seminar! For more information on these talented young artists, follow this link.

By |2017-08-03T14:55:58+00:00August 2nd, 2017|Programs, News, Summer Cello Seminar, Media, Photos|0 Comments