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

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ROB KAPILOW TO PERFORM NOVEMBER 12

Sitka Music Festival ‘s Virtual Autumn & Winter Classics is off to a great start!  We would like to thank Matt Herskowitz for his incredible rendition of Chopin’s Etudes to kick off our “Virtual” six-concert season.  Next up will be music composer and educator Rob Kapilow with “What Makes It Great? — A look at the music of Cole Porter”.  The concert will be uploaded to the special concert page at 6:00pm (AK) on Thursday, November 12. Please join us!

Click here to learn more about the full Autumn & Winter Classics lineup.

SPECIAL ONLINE CONTENT

Visit our special online content page to view other virtual concerts by familiar Sitka Festival guests artists. You’ll find concerts here recorded by the Attacca Quartet, Awadagin Pratt, the Ariel Quartet, Piers Lane, and – of course – our Artist Director, Zuill Bailey. Click here to enjoy some beautiful music right now!

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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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Lovely Autumn days on the horizon.

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Lovely Autumn days on the horizon.

Photo credit: @brit_ashleigh.

Harbor Mountain-Gavan Hill Shelter on a recent starry night. We are hoping for more stargazing in our future!

Credit to @amclary_ for the amazing photo.
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Harbor Mountain-Gavan Hill Shelter on a recent starry night. We are hoping for more stargazing in our future!

Credit to @amclary_ for the amazing photo.

Thank you Mean Queen at Totem Square for hosting our special social distanced Saturday night pop-up concert with Zuill Bailey. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Mean Queen at Totem Square for hosting our special social distanced Saturday night pop-up concert with Zuill Bailey.

Saturday evening special: Zuill Bailey will perform a brief, 30-minute, socially-distanced popup concert today at 5:00 at Mean Queen at Totem Square. 🤩 🎶 😷 🍸 ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday evening special: Zuill Bailey will perform a brief, 30-minute, socially-distanced popup concert today at 5:00 at Mean Queen at Totem Square. 🤩 🎶 😷 🍸

SMF Artistic Director Zuill Bailey charms Chaik with Brahms' "Lullaby" at Fortress of the Bear in Sitka, Alaska.
Wait for the magical ending. 😍
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Susan Osburn Jaggers

Love it Zoo Bailey, Brahms for bears.

Wish the bear was our world-and you could soothe it with your music.💖Beautiful. Thank you.🌹

I think the bear appreciated it. How kind of you to play there for them. ❤️

How amazing was that? For bear and person. Thank you. 🙂

Good decision using the carbon fiber cello

That is so cool how he loved it, now for your next concert do it inside the cage!! Lol

Way to go!

❤️ Awesome ❤️

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Does he live in that cage?

Judy Thorssin

Los amo

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We are thrilled to launch our 2020 "Virtual" Autumn & Winter Classics concert series tonight with pianist Matt Herskowitz! Concert access has been sent to SMF donors and audience members via email and mail. Please PM questions. ... See MoreSee Less

We are thrilled to launch our 2020 Virtual Autumn & Winter Classics concert series tonight with pianist Matt Herskowitz! Concert access has been sent to SMF donors and audience members via email and mail.  Please PM questions.

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Zuill Bailey performs a pop-up concert today at Harrigan Centennial Hall-Sitka promoting turnout to the local election. ... See MoreSee Less

Zuill Bailey performs a pop-up concert today at Harrigan Centennial Hall-Sitka promoting turnout to the local election.

Sitka, headed out to vote? Then we hope you catch SMF Artistic Director Zuill Bailey as he preforms a special pop-up concert outside Harrigan Centennial Hall-Sitka today at 12:30. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Sitka, headed out to vote? Then we hope you catch SMF Artistic Director Zuill Bailey as he preforms a special pop-up concert outside Harrigan Centennial Hall-Sitka today at 12:30.  See you there!

Matt Herskowitz performs Dave Brubeck's "All My Hope", from his "Mass: To Hope!"
Catch Matt's Chopin Etudes+ on October 8 at sitkamusicfestival.org.
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We hope you have clear skies tonight to catch the aurora with us!

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We hope you have clear skies tonight to catch the aurora with us! 

Thanks @momentsbyheathernicole for the photo.

Grammy award-winning Attacca Quartet, as described by The Nation, “lives in the present aesthetically, without rejecting the virtues of the musical past”, and it is this dexterity to glide from the music of the 18th through to the 21st-century repertoire that place them as one of the most versatile and outstanding ensembles of the moment – a quartet for modern times. Enjoy this performance from the Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival September 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

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Fall settles in on St. Michael's Cathedral with a foggy blanket .

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Fall settles in on St. Michaels Cathedral with a foggy blanket .

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Thanks @paper.sparrow for the awesome photo!

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.

SMF Artistic Director Zuill Bailey records the Rachmaninoff Piano Trio and Cello Sonata “LIVE” for the @ncsymphony. With
Natasha Paremski, piano and Karen Galvin, violinist. — at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
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