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2018 Cello Seminar Highlights (Part 1)

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 of ways. They have performed at the Pioneer Home, the Sitka Public Library, the Mean Queen, the Chamber of Commerce, [...]

2018 Cello Seminar

2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar Today marks the last day of a wonderful first week at the Sitka International Cello Seminar! Our students have now played several small Pop-up and Cafe Concerts around Sitka, and have had a chance to soak in some of Sitka's beautiful environment in between lessons, rehearsals, and intensive [...]

2018 Festival Photos

2018 has been a wonderful year for our festival, with friends new and old, good weather, amazing community, and beautiful music. Thanks to Christine Davenport, Rich McClear, and Yuliya Gorenman for capturing the experience with their photographic artistry!

Week 4 Schedule 2018

June 26-July 1 at the Sitka Summer Music Festival We can't believe it's already the last week of the Sitka Summer Music Festival! This week Yuliya Gorenman (piano), Martin Sher (viola), Helen Kim (violin), Allison Bailey (violin), Zuill Bailey (cello), and Cicely Parnas (cello) are all still here at the festival. We're also joined by Jenny Douglass (violinist) [...]

Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier

Over the next two weekends Yuliya Gorenman will be performing the entire Book I of the Well-Tempered Klavier by Johann Sebastian Bach, half on the June 22nd program and half on the June 28th program. Most classical music aficionados have heard of this particular collection of Bach's compositions, and it contains some [...]

Week 3 Schedule 2018

June 19-24 at the Sitka Summer Music Festival We have an entirely new set of artists to share their talents with you at the Festival this week, with even more personal connections! You'll recognize several familiar faces from recent years such as Yuliya Gorenman (piano), Martin Sher (viola), Christian Colberg (viola), and Cicely [...]

Babies and Books Special Event

This Saturday at 10:30am at the Sitka Public Library, Trio Jinx will be working with the Sitka Babies and Books program to provide a fun, engaging concert for children ages 0-4. ​Founded in 1991, Sitka Babies and Books encourages Sitka children to become lifelong readers by providing books and programs for [...]

Week 2 Schedule 2018

June 12-17 at the Sitka Summer Music Festival This week Alfredo Oyaguez (piano), Andrew Smith (cello), Tom Stone (violin/viola), Cecily Ward (violin), Doris Stevenson (piano), and Zuill Baily (cello) continue to share their talents with us, and are joined by Trio Jinx. This unique classically-based trio consists of Louna Dekker-Vargas (flutes), Ledah Finck (violin/viola/composition), and Yoshiaki Horiguchi (double bass) [...]

Hermit Thrush Special Presentation

Hermit Thrush - photo by Mike Mammoser Every week here at the Sitka Summer Music Festival Susan Reed hosts a brief discussion about the programs for the upcoming week, and introduces you to some of our guest artists. The June 12th discussion will feature a special collaboration with Sitka Sound Science Center’s Scientist-in-Residence, [...]

Week 1 Schedule 2018

This Week at the Sitka Summer Music Festival Join us this week as we kick off our summer season in Sitka! This week we welcome dynamic duo Alfredo Oyaguez (piano) and Andrew Smith (cello) to lend a bit of Spanish flare to first half of the summer festival. We also welcome Tom Stone [...]