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 (violin/viola) and Cecily Ward (violin) of the former Cypress Quartet back to Sitka for another summer season and are very pleased to welcome a Sitka Summer Music Festival Founder, Doris Stevenson (piano), to return to our stage. Artistic Director Zuill Baily (cello) rounds out this week’s lineup for a very personal week of music making here in Sitka.

This week begins with “The Week in Preview” with our Music Educator Susan Reed at 5:45pm Tuesday, June 5th in Stevenson Hall on the historic Sheldon Jackson campus, which will outline this week’s musical selections and introduce guest artists Alfredo Oyaguez and Andrew Smith in a brief mini-recital.

On Wednesday, June 6th at 6:30pm join select artists from the festival for a casual concert at the Mean Queen in the heart of Sitka. Enjoy a slice of pizza or two and a beverage while experiencing the talents of our guest musicians in a more relaxed environment.

Bring your lunch and the whole family to the Odess Theatre in Allen Hall on Thursday, June 7th at 12:15pm for a free concert with Spanish overtones by the Oyaguez/Smith duo.

Friday, June 8th marks the first of our Evening Concerts in the Harrigan Centennial Hall on the waterfront in downtown Sitka. A short, optional pre-concert conversation will begin at 6:45pm, with the concert beginning at 7:30pm. This concert will feature music by Boccherini, Beethoven, and Piazzola, as performed by Zuill Bailey, Doris Stevenson, Tom Stone, Andrew Smith, and Alfredo Oyaguez. Tickets my be purchased at https://www.artful.ly/sitka-summer-music-festival.

Our Saturday, June 9th Evening Concert at Harrigan Centennial Hall will focus on the works of Turina and Rachmaninov as performed by Cecily WardAndrew SmithTom Stone, Alfredo OyaguezZuill Bailey, andDoris Stevenson, as well as a special suite for violin by Elena Ruehr written specifically for guest artist Cecily Ward. A short, optional pre-concert conversation will begin at 6:45pm, with the concert beginning at 7:30pm. Tickets my be purchased at https://www.artful.ly/sitka-summer-music-festival.

Also, stop by the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi this Sunday, June 10th at 3:00pm for a free family-friendly concert and ice cream social, courtesy of BP and SeaMart!