We welcome young cellists from around the world to Sitka for the 2017 Sitka Cello Seminar. Here are this year's participants! Isa AlNajem was born in Bahrain in 1994, and was initially taught by his father the oud - a traditional Middle-Eastern instrument - which was intended to be his primary instrument. With professional training on the [...]
Join us for very special event featuring violinist Kurt Nikkanen, cellist Zuill Bailey, and pianist Natasha Paremski on Tuesday, June 6, at Williwaw in downtown Anchorage. Performance includes Chopin Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54 and Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50. There will be a brief live auction of exciting [...]
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 on replacing the roof, another big step in preserving this wonderful building for decades to come.
The 2017 Alaska Airlines Winter Classics series and Alaska Tour were a great success, bringing over 1,100 Alaskans together between Anchorage, Talkeetna, and Bristol Bay. As early as February 4th Natasha Paremski, pianist, and Wendy Sutter, cellist, were en route to Naknek, Dillingham, and Aleknagik for community performances and classical music education events with local [...]
Congratulations are in order for Sitka Summer Music Festival's Artistic Director Zuill Bailey! Zuill was nominated and won a 2017 GRAMMY Award in the category for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. His nominated performance was for a live recording of "Tales of Hemingway," composed by Michael Daugherty as homage to the 20th century author and journalist. In [...]
Please join us for our annual Wine & Music with Friends fundraiser on Saturday, March 4, at Harrigan Centennial Hall in Sitka. We promise to delight you an evening of elegance with a splash of whimsy. Born in Australian and now based in London, pianist Piers Lane is the Artistic Director of both the Sydney International [...]
Here's a neat perspective of our current Stevenson Hall side-by-side with renderings of what the renovated space will look like. Enjoy!
We love giving tours of Stevenson Hall in it's current state, so we can highlight the wonderful historical features and character of the building, and to discuss our plans for our future vision and remodel. But we know not everyone can stop by in person to take that tour. Many thanks to Anchorage photographer Glen [...]
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 [...]
"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 [...]