Sitka Summer Music Festival Program

/Sitka Summer Music Festival Program

Tuesday, Jun 05 | 5:45 pm

The Week In Preview

Stevenson Hall

Join Susan Reed and guests as we look forward to the week of concerts. Susan will provide insights into the works and performers to give you deeper context for this week’s concerts and events. You’ll also get to meet some of this week’s guest artists and hear a brief mini-performance.

 

Susan Reed, Piano

Wednesday, Jun 06 | 6:30 pm

Cafe Concert

Mean Queen

Chamber music was originally performed in restaurants and pubs – here’s your opportunity to experience it that way! Join us in the lower level of the Mean Queen for this special performance.

This is a free event, but donations are deeply appreciated.

Thursday, Jun 07 | 12:15 pm

Bach’s Lunch

Odess Theater in Allen Hall

Bring your lunch and the whole family for this lunchtime concert series.

Please try to bring quiet (not crunchy) food in containers that don’t make a lot of noise (like paper or plastic bags). We want you to enjoy your lunch, but we also want the audience and musicians to enjoy the musical performance with minimal interruption.

This is a free event, and donations are appreciated!

Granados Intermezzo from Goyescas, Op. 11
Turina El Jueves Santo a Medianoche (Maundy Thursday at Midnight)
Cassado Sonata Nello Stile Antico
Montsalvatge Cinco Cantos Negros
Cassado Danse de Diable Vert (Dance of the Green Devil)
Cassado Requiebros
Casals El Cant dels Ocells (The Song of the Birds)

Andrew Smith, CelloAlfredo Oyaguez, Piano

Friday, Jun 08 | 7:30 pm

Evening Concert

Harrigan Centennial Hall

There will be a 30 minute pre-concert conversation (optional) at 6:45 p.m.

Please join us for a reception following the concert for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Boccherini Sonata in C Major for Cello and Piano
Beethoven Sonata in C Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 102, No. 1
Piazzolla Four Seasons of Buenos Aires for Piano Trio

Tom Stone, Violin/violaZuill Bailey, CelloAndrew Smith, CelloAlfredo Oyaguez, PianoDoris Stevenson, Piano

Saturday, Jun 09 | 7:30 pm

Evening Concert

Harrigan Centennial Hall

There will be a 30 minute pre-concert conversation (optional) at 6:45 p.m.

Please join us for a reception following the concert for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Ruehr Red - Suite for Solo Violin
Turina Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 67
Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19

Tom Stone, Violin/violaCecily Ward, ViolinZuill Bailey, CelloAndrew Smith, CelloAlfredo Oyaguez, PianoDoris Stevenson, Piano

Sunday, Jun 10 | 3:00 pm

Family Concert

Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi

Festival artists have planned a concert that’s fun for all ages. Bring the family for this special afternoon of music with root beer floats afterwards!

This is a free concert sponsored by BP and SeaMart.

Tuesday, Jun 12 | 5:45 pm

The Week In Preview

Stevenson Hall

Beginning at 5:45, music educator Susan Reed will discuss this week’s concerts and events at the Festival. Then, at 6:00, Susan will be joined by ornithologist Allison Nelson and flutist Louna Dekker-Vargas to explore the song of the hermit thrush.

 

The June 12th discussion will feature an special collaboration with Sitka Sound Science Center’s Scientist-in-Residence, ornithologist Allison Nelson. Through discussion and performance, Allison, Susan (on piano), and flutist Louna Dekker-Vargas (from Trio Jinx) will share the beauty and complexity of the song of the Hermit Thrush, a migratory songbird native to Sitka. Together they will use instrumentation to explore the multiphonics of this species’ singularly captivating song and represent its complex use of vocalizations to defend territories and attract mates. The musical presentations will include a rarely-performed composition by Amy Beach for solo piano that was inspired by the Hermit Thrush’s song.

Susan Reed, Piano

Wednesday, Jun 13 | 6:30 pm

Cafe Concert

Mean Queen

Chamber music was originally performed in restaurants and pubs – here’s your opportunity to experience it that way! Join us in the lower level of the Mean Queen for this special performance.

This is a free event, but donations are deeply appreciated.

Trio Jinx, Ensemble

Thursday, Jun 14 | 12:15 pm

Bach’s Lunch

Odess Theater in Allen Hall

Bring your lunch and the whole family for this lunchtime concert series.

Please try to bring quiet (not crunchy) food in containers that don’t make a lot of noise (like paper or plastic bags). We want you to enjoy your lunch, but we also want the audience and musicians to enjoy the musical performance with minimal interruption.

This is a free event, and donations are appreciated!

Ledah Finck Terra Incognita
Chiquinha Gonzaga Gaucho
Bartok Dancing Songs
Bjork & Dirty Projectors (Arr. Finck) Beautiful Mother
Ravi Shankar Panther Panchali
Jay Ungar Ashokan Farewell
Traditional Frank's Reel
Schulhoff Concertino for Flute, Viola, and Bass (selections)

Trio Jinx, Ensemble

Friday, Jun 15 | 7:30 pm

Evening Concert

Harrigan Centennial Hall

There will be a 30 minute pre-concert conversation (optional) at 6:45 p.m.

Please join us for a reception following the concert for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Debussy Jardins sous la pluie from Estampes
Debussy Reflets dans l'eau from Images, Book I
Liszt Sonetto 104 del Petrarca from Annees de Pelerinage: Italie
Rachmaninov Vocalise for Cello & Piano, Op. 34, No. 14
Chopin Nocturne No. 20 in C# Minor, Op. posth.
Chopin Polonaise Brillante for Cello & Piano, Op. 3
de Falla Suite Populaire Espagnole
Granados Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 49

Tom Stone, Violin/violaCecily Ward, ViolinZuill Bailey, CelloAndrew Smith, CelloAlfredo Oyaguez, PianoDoris Stevenson, PianoTrio Jinx, Ensemble

Saturday, Jun 16 | 7:30 pm

Evening Concert

Harrigan Centennial Hall

There will be a 30 minute pre-concert conversation (optional) at 6:45 p.m.

Please join us for a reception following the concert for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Schulhoff Concertino for Flute, Viola, and Bass
Ledah Finck Gladly Beyond
Chick Corea Spain
Schubert Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 "Trout"

Tom Stone, Violin/violaCecily Ward, ViolinZuill Bailey, CelloDoris Stevenson, PianoTrio Jinx, Ensemble

Sunday, Jun 17 | 3:00 pm

Alaska Crab Feed Picnic

Crescent Harbor Shelter

A feast of Dungeness Crab, salads, and desserts in a rustic Alaskan harbor setting. This picnic is a delight for the whole family! Plates and utensils are provided, but tables and seats are not. Some locals set up their own tables, but most folks choose to perch on the beams surrounding the shelter and dock. Dress for the weather and join us for this popular annual event.

Tuesday, Jun 19 | 5:45 pm

The Week In Preview

Stevenson Hall

Join Susan Reed and guests as we look forward to the week of concerts. Susan will provide insights into the works and performers to give you deeper context for this week’s concerts and events. You’ll also get to meet some of this week’s guest artists and hear a mini-performance.

 

Susan Reed, Piano

Wednesday, Jun 20 | 6:30 pm

Cafe Concert

Mean Queen

Chamber music was originally performed in restaurants and pubs – here’s your opportunity to experience it that way! Join us in the lower level of the Mean Queen for this special performance.

This is a free event, but donations are deeply appreciated.

Thursday, Jun 21 | 12:15 pm

Bach’s Lunch

Odess Theater in Allen Hall

Bring your lunch and the whole family for this lunchtime concert series.

Please try to bring quiet (not crunchy) food in containers that don’t make a lot of noise (like paper or plastic bags). We want you to enjoy your lunch, but we also want the audience and musicians to enjoy the musical performance with minimal interruption.

This is a free event, and donations are appreciated!

Bach Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, arr. Robert Schumann
Schumann Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129

Zuill Bailey, CelloSusan Reed, Piano

Friday, Jun 22 | 7:30 pm

Evening Concert

Harrigan Centennial Hall

There will be a 30 minute pre-concert conversation (optional) at 6:45 p.m.

Please join us for a reception following the concert for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Bach Well-Tempered Klavier, Book 1, Part 1, B.W.V. 846-857
Mozart Divertimento in E Flat Major for String Trio, K. 563

Helen Kim, ViolinChristian Colberg, ViolaZuill Bailey, CelloYuliya Gorenman, Piano

Saturday, Jun 23 | 7:30 pm

Evening Concert

Harrigan Centennial Hall

There will be a 30 minute pre-concert conversation (optional) at 6:45 p.m.

Please join us for a reception following the concert for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Kharitonov Reminiscenza for Solo Cello, Op. 48
Brahms Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114
Mozart Viola Quintet No. 4 in G Minor, K. 516

Allison Bailey, ViolinHelen Kim, ViolinChristian Colberg, ViolaMartin Sher, ViolaZuill Bailey, CelloCicely Parnas, CelloYuliya Gorenman, Piano

Sunday, Jun 24 | 6:00 pm

Allen Marine Boat Cruise

Crescent Harbor Shelter

We embark on an Allen Marine catamaran to set sail in Sitka Sound in search of wildlife. There will be an unforgettable performance while we float in a secluded bay.

Ticket price includes dinner catered by Ludvig’s and wine.

Generously underwritten by Allen Marine Tours.

Arriaga String Quartet No. 1 in D minor
Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525

Allison Bailey, ViolinHelen Kim, ViolinChristian Colberg, ViolaMartin Sher, ViolaZuill Bailey, CelloCicely Parnas, Cello

Tuesday, Jun 26 | 5:45 pm

The Week In Preview

Stevenson Hall

Join Susan Reed and guests as we look forward to the week of concerts. Susan will provide insights into the works and performers to give you deeper context for this week’s concerts and events. You’ll also get to meet some of this week’s guest artists and hear a mini-performance.

 

Susan Reed, Piano

Wednesday, Jun 27 | 6:30 pm

Cafe Concert

Mean Queen

Chamber music was originally performed in restaurants and pubs – here’s your opportunity to experience it that way! Join us in the lower level of the Mean Queen for this special performance.

This is a free event, but donations are deeply appreciated.

Thursday, Jun 28 | 7:30 pm

Evening Concert

Harrigan Centennial Hall

There will be a 30 minute pre-concert conversation (optional) at 6:45 p.m.

Please join us for a reception following the concert for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Bach Well-Tempered Klavier, Book 1, Part 2, B.M.V. 858-869
Schumann Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44

Allison Bailey, ViolinHelen Kim, ViolinJenny Douglass, ViolaCicely Parnas, CelloYuliya Gorenman, Piano

Friday, Jun 29 | 7:30 pm

Evening Concert

Harrigan Centennial Hall

There will be a 30 minute pre-concert conversation (optional) at 6:45 p.m.

Please join us for a reception following the concert for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht ("Transfigured Night"), Op. 4
Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34

Allison Bailey, ViolinHelen Kim, ViolinJenny Douglass, ViolaMartin Sher, ViolaZuill Bailey, CelloCicely Parnas, CelloYuliya Gorenman, Piano

Sunday, Jul 01 | 11:00 am

Concert Brunch

Location To Be Announced

This is a special, intimate Sunday morning event in a beautiful private Sitka home. Ticket price includes a lovely brunch and exquisite performances. Doors open at 11:00, music begins around 11:30 with brunch to follow. Program TBA.

Allison Bailey, ViolinMartin Sher, ViolaZuill Bailey, CelloYuliya Gorenman, Piano

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