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VIRTUAL AUTUMN & WINTER CLASSICS

Tune in for an exciting six-concert series starting in October! One concert per month will be available to you in the comfort and safety of your own home, with performances from Festival favorites Matt Herskowitz, Richard Dowling, and Duo Parnas, plus Rob Kapilow, Adam Golka, and Shelly Watson.

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Photo of the 2020 cello seminar, working via Zoom videoconference

SMF VIRTUAL CONCERTS

Sitka Music Festival Artistic Director Zuill Bailey has curated a special collection of recorded concerts with some of our favorite Festival guest artists, including Piers Lane, the Attacca Quartet, Matt Herskowitz, Natasha Paremski, and more.

Check back here weekly for new additions.

Sitka Summer Music Festival

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Sitka Summer Music Festival

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Sitka Summer Music Festival

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The 2021 Festival will be our 50th! Stay tuned for details.

Anchorage Concert Series

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Anchorage Concert Series

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Anchorage Concert Series

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Anchorage Concert Series

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2020-2021: virtual season announced! Click above to learn more.

Across Alaska

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Across Alaska

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Across Alaska

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Learn more about our tours to rural Alaska for school visits and community concerts.

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Stevenson Hall Renovation

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Sitka International Cello Seminar

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2020 Cello Seminars

Established in 2014, the Sitka International Cello Seminar is a relatively new branch of the Sitka Music Festival. In a normal summer, the seminar is an immersive 3-week residency program for […]

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Your generous support makes it possible for the Festival to connect Alaskans with great artists and bring amazing music to rural and urban areas of the state.

What makes the Festival complete is you – your presence, your interest, your passion. The Sitka Music Festival flourishes and returns year after year because of YOUR ongoing support, and we deeply appreciate your donation.

The Sitka Music Festival is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and all contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Our Federal tax ID No is 92-0075160.

In addition to financial contributions, we also greatly appreciate donations of air miles, Alaska Airlines Companion Fares, restaurant gift certificates in Sitka or Anchorage, and volunteer help for our events. Call or email us if you’d like to learn more.

Use the button below to make a donation to our annual campaign or our Stevenson Hall capital campaign. THANK YOU!

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A "Virtual" Autumn & Winter Classics is in the works. Tune in for an exciting six-concert series starting in October! One concert per month will be available online with performances from Festival favorites Matt Herskowitz, Richard Dowling, and Duo Parnas, plus Rob Kapilow, Adam Golka, and Shelly Watson. More details are available at sitkamusicfestival.org. ... See MoreSee Less

A Virtual Autumn & Winter Classics is in the works.  Tune in for an exciting six-concert series starting in October! One concert per month will be available online with performances from Festival favorites Matt Herskowitz, Richard Dowling, and Duo Parnas, plus Rob Kapilow, Adam Golka, and Shelly Watson. More details are available at sitkamusicfestival.org.

🔥Our rainy Sitka summer has brought us some amazing sunsets. Thanks @maryjaneltons for the awesome photo! ... See MoreSee Less

🔥Our rainy Sitka summer has brought us some amazing sunsets.  Thanks @maryjaneltons for the awesome photo!

2 months ago

Sitka Music Festival

Pianist Awadagin Pratt performs with the St. Lawrence String Quartet for an episode of Art of the Piano. Along with Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050: I and III and Liszt's Funerailles, Pratt shares his courageous perspective on racism. Pratt's reflections can be found at about the 10-minute mark and 37-minute mark. We hope you enjoy this beautiful production.
artofthepiano.org/2020/06/13/aop-take-five/
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Pianist Awadagin Pratt performs with the St. Lawrence String Quartet for an episode of Art of the Piano.   Along with Bachs Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050: I and III and Liszts Funerailles, Pratt shares his courageous perspective on racism.  Pratts reflections can be found at about the 10-minute mark and 37-minute mark.  We hope you enjoy this beautiful production. 
https://artofthepiano.org/2020/06/13/aop-take-five/

2 months ago

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The Ariel Quartet, guest artists at the 2020 Winter Classics in Anchorage, perform Brahms in the glow of a Montana sunset. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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Pianist Yuliya Gorenman offers an encore for our virtual Festival with this very special peek into her life and family. Tune in as Yuliya shares her recipe for plov (including a walk through her garden as she harvests ingredients!), shares insights on her childhood in Kazakhstan, gives a tour of her home art gallery (featuring beautiful paintings done by her father Lazar Gorenman), and performs works for piano by Tchaikovksy, Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff. Special thanks to her daughter Claire who helped with filming and editing, and to her father for letting us showcase his artistic talents as well! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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A new collaboration with Sitka International Cello Seminar alumni Chris Beroes-Haigis. This live-from-home arrangement of Sonny Bono’s timeless “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) features haunting, chilling vocal power of @mar.eas and @ale.nuva and a cohort of string-playing Chrises. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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We found out from Visit Sitka that @housebeautiful’s listed Sitka in their “The Most Beautiful Small Towns of Every State!”

Our gorgeous scenery and charming qualities that keep residents content and visitors coming back. 📸 @thenortherncurrent
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We found out from Visit Sitka that @housebeautiful’s listed Sitka in their “The Most Beautiful Small Towns of Every State!” 

Our gorgeous scenery and charming qualities that keep residents content and visitors coming back. 📸 @thenortherncurrent

3 months ago

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🐻 @thenortherncurrent snapped this amazing photo on the island... just hope they packed the bear spray!! ... See MoreSee Less

🐻 @thenortherncurrent snapped this amazing photo on the island... just hope they packed the bear spray!!

3 months ago

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💚 It’s been so nice to finally do some (socially distanced) day hikes around the island 📸 @carlypluskwik ... See MoreSee Less

💚 It’s been so nice to finally do some (socially distanced) day hikes around the island 📸 @carlypluskwik

3 months ago

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Our Final Sitka Summer Music Festival Virtual Concert Experience happens Tonight in a Bach, Chopin Extravaganza with pianist Natasha Paremski. Go to sitkamusicfestival.org. (7:30 p.m. Alaska Time, 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time, 9:30 p.m. Mountain Time, 10:30 p.m. Central Time, 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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📺 This week's final evening concert features pianist #NatashaParemski and Zuill Bailey. Join us on our website at 7:30pm this Saturday, June 27th for the final virtual performance of series!

Bach: Suite for Cello No. 3 in C major
Prelude
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Bourrees 1 & 2
Gigue

Chopin: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 65
Allegro moderato
Scherzo: Allegro con brio
Largo
Finale: Allegro

Zuill Bailey, Cello
Natasha Paremski, Piano
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📺 This weeks final evening concert features pianist #NatashaParemski and Zuill Bailey. Join us on our website at 7:30pm this Saturday, June 27th for the final virtual performance of series!

Bach: Suite for Cello No. 3 in C major
Prelude
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Bourrees 1 & 2
Gigue

Chopin: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 65
Allegro  moderato
Scherzo:  Allegro con brio
Largo
Finale:  Allegro

Zuill Bailey, Cello
Natasha Paremski, Piano
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