The Sitka Music Festival has been bringing world-class musicians to perform chamber music in Sitka and across Alaska since 1972.

Pianist Richard Dowling performs at Harrigan Centennial Hall in Sitka, 2019. (photo: Xtinepix)

We hope you can join us for the final performance of our Virtual Autumn & Winter Classics concert series on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 6:00pm AKT. Festival alum Richard Dowling returns with the music of Chopin, Beethoven, and Gottschalk!

Learn more about our March 11 concert by clicking here.

For details about this and other virtual concerts, please call (907)747-6774 or email info@sitkamusicfestival.org

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Sitka International Cello Seminar’s two sessions this summer.  The application process is open until all positions are filled.

Click here to apply for one of the 2021 Sitka International Cello Seminars!

Questions can be emailed to director@sitkamusicfestival.org

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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.

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What a spectacular winter landscape! 💙Sitka 💙

Thanks to @rafe_hanson for this awesome image.

Pianist Richard Dowling is no stranger to Alaska. Having performed throughout the state numerous times with Juneau Jazz & Classics, the Piatigorsky Foundation, and most recently in 2019 at the Sitka (Summer) Music Festival. We look forward to welcoming him back for our "Virtual" concert series March 11. Details can be found at sitkamusicfestival.org ... See MoreSee Less

Pianist Richard Dowling is no stranger to Alaska.  Having performed throughout the state numerous times with Juneau Jazz & Classics, the Piatigorsky Foundation, and most recently in 2019 at the Sitka (Summer) Music Festival.  We look forward to welcoming him back for our Virtual concert series March 11.  Details can be found at sitkamusicfestival.org

We are so fortunate to have Zuill Bailey share this amazing instrument with our audiences in Alaska! ... See MoreSee Less

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During our 2019 Festival we were dazzled by pianist Richard Dowling's program "Great Scott! A celebration of Scott Joplin"! Richard appears regularly across the United States and throughout the world in solo recitals, orchestral performances and chamber music collaborations. We are pleased to host Richard as our featured artist this March! Don't miss out, mark your calendar for Thursday, March 11 at 6:00pm AKT. ... See MoreSee Less

During our 2019 Festival we were dazzled by pianist Richard Dowlings program Great Scott! A celebration of Scott Joplin!  Richard appears regularly across the United States and throughout the world in solo recitals, orchestral performances and chamber music collaborations.  We are pleased to host Richard as our featured artist this March!  Dont miss out, mark your calendar for Thursday, March 11 at 6:00pm AKT.

Zuill Bailey: Rachmaninov Vocalise for Cello and Piano. Michael Butterman, piano. Boulder Philharmonic 20-21 Season. ... See MoreSee Less

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Pianist Richard Dowling performs during one of Sitka's popular Cafe Concert at the Mean Queen, 2019. We look forward to featuring Richard's incredible talent during our final "Virtual" Autumn & Winter Classics concert. Stay tuned for details!

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Pianist Richard Dowling performs during one of Sitkas popular Cafe Concert at the Mean Queen, 2019.  We look forward to featuring Richards incredible talent during our final Virtual Autumn & Winter Classics concert.  Stay tuned for details! 

~ Zuill Bailey

Join us tonight at 6:00pm AKT for a virtual concert of new music and stunning classics with Duo Parnas! The evening begins with SMF Artistic Director Zuill Bailey's interview with cellist Cicely Parnas. This special February concert is the fifth concert of our ongoing "Virtual" Autumn & Winter Classics series.
Concert details can be found at sitkamusicfestival.org!
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Join us tonight at 6:00pm AKT for a virtual concert of new music and stunning classics with Duo Parnas!  The evening begins with SMF Artistic Director Zuill Baileys interview with cellist Cicely Parnas. This special February concert is the fifth concert of our ongoing Virtual Autumn & Winter Classics series.
Concert details can be found at sitkamusicfestival.org!

Our exciting progress at Stevenson Hall made the front page of the Daily Sitka Sentinel tonight!COMING TOGETHER – Workers from Hardrock Construction hang new cedar shingles on Stevenson Hall on the SJ Campus Friday afternoon. Despite recent cold weather and a pandemic, work is nearing completion on the remodeling project of the building which dates to 1911. Northwind Architects of Juneau designed the remodel of the 6.000-square-foot building which includes a concert space for an audience of 50, plus two new bedrooms, bringing the total number of bedrooms to 11, each with a private bathroom. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson) ... See MoreSee Less

Our exciting progress at Stevenson Hall made the front page of the Daily Sitka Sentinel tonight!

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I’ve been noticing the crew working late at night - it’s looking really great!!!

As part of our ongoing Autumn & Winter Classics concert series, we are pleased to welcome the return of Duo Parnas this Thursday at 6:00 pm (AKT).
This critically acclaimed collaboration of sisters Madalyn Parnas Möller and Cicely Parnas is sure to delight with duets for violin and cello.

Thank you for Venneberg Insurance for sponsoring this concert!

Learn more at sitkamusicfestival.org.
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As part of our ongoing Autumn & Winter Classics concert series, we are pleased to welcome the return of Duo Parnas this Thursday at 6:00 pm (AKT). 
This critically acclaimed collaboration of sisters Madalyn Parnas Möller and Cicely Parnas is sure to delight with duets for violin and cello.

Thank you for Venneberg Insurance for sponsoring this concert!

Learn more at sitkamusicfestival.org.

🎻 The Sitka Music Festival is thrilled to announce our special guest faculty member for the 2021 Sitka International Cello Seminar: Darrett Adkins! Mr. Adkins is a faculty member at The Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory and Aspen Music Festival and School. He will be joining Dr. Melissa Kraut and International Artist Zuill Bailey in Sitka July 5-11, 2021, as a guest faculty member for the Residential Seminar. Applications for both our residential and virtual summer sessions are available at: sitkamusicfestival.org/sitka-cello-seminar/ ... See MoreSee Less

🎻 The Sitka Music Festival is thrilled to announce our special guest faculty member for the 2021 Sitka International Cello Seminar: Darrett Adkins!  Mr. Adkins is a faculty member at The Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory and Aspen Music Festival and School.  He will be joining Dr. Melissa Kraut and International Artist Zuill Bailey in Sitka July 5-11, 2021, as a guest faculty member for the Residential Seminar.  Applications for both our residential and virtual summer sessions are available at: https://sitkamusicfestival.org/sitka-cello-seminar/

Lynn Harrell was SMF Artistic Director Zuill Bailey's mentor and friend. We hope you enjoy this special performance. ... See MoreSee Less

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By donating part of your Alaska Permanent Fund dividend to the Sitka Music Festival, you can help make a difference. Supporting the quality music you love today you will help ensure the health of our organization for years to come.
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Pick.Click Give.

By donating part of your Alaska Permanent Fund dividend to the Sitka Music Festival, you can help make a difference.  Supporting the quality music you love today you will help ensure the health of our organization for years to come.

1 month ago

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The Sitka International Cello Seminar is recognized as an intense 3-week immersion experience held in Sitka, Alaska each June. But, sometimes, it's just a "walk in the park". 😉

~ with Zuill Bailey
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The Sitka International Cello Seminar is recognized as an intense 3-week immersion experience held in Sitka, Alaska each June.  But, sometimes, its just a walk in the park.  😉

~ with Zuill Bailey
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