Since 1972, the Sitka Summer Music Festival has been Alaska’s premiere classical music festival, presenting exquisite music in the pristine setting of Southeast Alaska. The finest musicians from around the world gather in this rarefied paradise for four weeks of events that will challenge and excite your senses.

The 2018 Festival will run June 5 – July 1. Here is our guest artist lineup:

June 5-10 | Cecily Ward, violin; Tom Stone, violin/viola; Andrew Smith, cello; Zuill Bailey, cello; Alfredo Oyaguez, piano; Natasha Paremski, piano

June 12-17 | Trio Jinx (Ledah Finck, violin/viola/composition; Yoshiaki Horiguchi, double bass; Louna Dekker-Vargas, flutes); Cecily Ward, violin; Tom Stone, violin/viola; Andrew Smith, cello; Zuill Bailey, cello; Alfredo Oyaguez, piano; Natasha Paremski, piano

June 19-24 | Alison Bailey, violin; Helen Kim, violin; Christian Colberg, viola; Martin Sher, viola; Cicely Parnas, cello; Zuill Bailey, cello; Yuliya Gorenman, piano

June 26-July 1 | Alison Bailey, violin; Helen Kim, violin; Jenny Douglas, viola; Martin Sher, viola; Cicely Parnas, cello; Zuill Bailey, cello; Yuliya Gorenman, piano

Our weekly template looks like this:

  • Tuesdays at 5:30pm | Week in Preview – a discussion about the upcoming week’s programs with music educator Susan Reed
  • Wednesdays at 6:30pm | Cafe Concert – an informal performance in one of Sitka’s restaurants
  • Thursdays at 12:15pm | Bach’s Lunch – free one-hour concert (no Bach’s Lunch on June 28)
  • Fridays & Saturdays evenings at 7:30 | Evening Concerts – formal evening concert at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Join us at 6:45 for a pre-concert lecture and interview with the artists. **Note: During the last week of the Festival, Evening Concerts will be held on Thurs-Fri (June 28-29) instead of Fri-Sat.
  • Sundays | Special Events (dates subject to change):
    • June 10 – Family Concert
    • June 17 – Crab Feed
    • June 24 – Boat Cruise
    • July 1 – Concert Brunch

Festival Updates

2018 Summer Festival Artists Announced

December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The guest artists for our 2018 Summer Festival have been announced! June 5-10 | Cecily Ward, violin; Tom Stone, violin/viola; Andrew Smith, cello; Zuill Bailey, cello; Alfredo Oyaguez, piano; Natasha Paremski, piano June 12-17 | Trio [...]

2017 Festival Highlights

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Scenes from Week 4 SSMF 2016

June 26th, 2016|0 Comments

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.