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 Parnas (cello). Helen Kim (violin) joins us for the first time from Atlanta, Georgia, where she teaches at Kennesaw State University. This week we are also excited to welcome Zuill Bailey‘s sister, Allison Bailey (violin), who has arrived all the way from Virginia for her first ever visit to Sitka.
We begin with a wonderful variety for the Cafe Concert on Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30pm at the Mean Queen in the heart of Sitka. This concert will include pieces for solo cello, cello duet, string trio, and string quartet. Come early if you want a seat! This event has been packed for the last two weeks, with most tables being taken before 6:00pm.
If you miss the concert at the Mean Queen, bring your lunch and the whole family to the Odess Theatre in Allen Hall on Thursday, June 14th at 12:15pm for a free concert featuring more unique combinations of artists.
Friday, June 15th will feature another Evening Concert 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 go back to the classics with Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier and Mozart’s Divertimento in Eb Major for String Trio. Tickets my be purchased at https://www.artful.ly/sitka-summer-music-festival.
The Saturday, June 16th Evening Concert at Harrigan Centennial Hall will feature more Mozart in the form of the Viola Quintet No. 4 in G Minor, as well as the Brahms Clarinet Trio in A Minor (sans clarinet). Cicely Parnas will also perform a work she commissioned, the Reminiscenza for Solo Cello by living composer Arsentiy Kharitonov. 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.
Our Allen Marine Cruise Concert and Concert Brunch are SOLD OUT, but tickets are still available for the evening concerts from Old Harbor Books, or online.