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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 | August 2nd, 2017|Programs, News, Summer Cello Seminar, Media, Photos|0 Comments

2017 Seminar Concerts & Events

Tuesday, July 11th at 6:30pm - Cafe Concert at Mean Queen - A free 1-hr concert Wednesday, July 12th at 5:30pm - Cafe Concert at Rios - A free 1-hr concert Friday, July 14th at 12:30pm - Pop-up Concert at Sitka Public Library - a free 1/2 hour concert Tuesday, July 18th at 6:30pm - Cafe Concert at Mean Queen - A free 1-hr concert Wednesday, [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Top Page Feature, News, Summer Cello Seminar|0 Comments

Meet the 2017 Seminar Students

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 [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Top Page Feature, News, Summer Cello Seminar|1 Comment

June 6 Fundraiser in Anchorage

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 [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|News|1 Comment

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 on replacing the roof, another big step in preserving this wonderful building for decades to come.

By | April 10th, 2017|Top Page Feature, News, Stevenson Hall Renovation|0 Comments

Highlights from the 2017 Winter Classics

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 [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|News, Across Alaska, Anchorage Concert Series|0 Comments

Congratulations Zuill Bailey, 2017 Grammy Award Winner!

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 [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

2017 Wine and Music With Friends

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 [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Other, Events, Top Page Feature, News, Across Alaska|0 Comments

What We Have, What We’re Building

Here's a neat perspective of our current Stevenson Hall side-by-side with renderings of what the renovated space will look like. Enjoy!  

By | February 3rd, 2017|News, Stevenson Hall Renovation|0 Comments