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Pianist Adam Golka to celebrate Beethoven!

The next “Virtual”Autumn & Winter Classics concert will feature pianist Adam Golka with a celebratory tribute to Beethoven – commemorating his 250th birthday!  This special December concert will be released on Thursday, December 10 at 6:00pm (AKT).  For a program of the concert click the link below.

Learn more about upcoming Autumn & Winter Classics concerts here.

Autumn & Winter Classics Continues

In this latest video, Sitka Music Festival Artistic Director Zuill Bailey shares his thoughts about the December 10 “virtual” concert with pianist Adam Golka.

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We are pleased to announce that pianist Adam Golka will be the featured artist for our Autumn & Winter Classics concert on December 10! To help celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday, Adam will play three complete Beethoven piano sonatas as well as interview three special guests. This is an event you don't want to miss. For details, visit Sitka Music Festival. ... See MoreSee Less

We are pleased to announce that pianist Adam Golka will be the featured artist for our Autumn & Winter Classics concert on December 10!  To help celebrate Beethovens 250th birthday, Adam will play three complete Beethoven piano sonatas as well as interview three special guests.  This is an event you dont want to miss. For details, visit Sitka Music Festival.

2 weeks ago

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Radiant light filters through the trees of Sitka National Historical Park.

Thank you @sophieneth for the lovely shot.
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Radiant light filters through the trees of Sitka National Historical Park.

Thank you @sophieneth for the lovely shot.

Comment on Facebook Radiant light ...

Wish I could still run through Totem Park. It’s gorgeous!

Exquisitely beautiful.

🎻The Sitka Music Festival is now accepting applications for the 2021 Sitka International Cello Seminar! The Sitka-based residential seminar is scheduled for July 5 - 25 with a one-week virtual seminar set for June 28 - July 3, 2021. More information and link to apply is available at:
sitkamusicfestival.org/sitka-cello-seminar/
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🎻The Sitka Music Festival is now accepting applications for the 2021 Sitka International Cello Seminar! The Sitka-based residential seminar is scheduled for July 5 - 25 with a one-week virtual seminar set for June 28 - July 3, 2021.  More information and link to apply is available at:
https://sitkamusicfestival.org/sitka-cello-seminar/

Comment on Facebook 🎻The Sitka Music ...

I sent the video to your site. Quite an inspiration to young people to interact with such a talent, I think.

I'm not sure if you know who I speak of, but he is from Croatia. He did a video with school children performing with them a classic. Done outside with a big circle of school kids playing their instruments. A must see.

you should invite Hauser.

3 weeks ago

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A stormy Autumn day in Southeast Alaska!

Thanks to @rafe_hanson for this awesome photo.
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A stormy Autumn day in Southeast Alaska!

Thanks to @rafe_hanson for this awesome photo.

1 month ago

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Lovely Autumn days on the horizon.

Photo credit: @brit_ashleigh.
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Lovely Autumn days on the horizon.

Photo credit: @brit_ashleigh.

2 months ago

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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.
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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.

2 months ago

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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.

2 months ago

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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. 🤩 🎶 😷 🍸

2 months ago

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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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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. 🙂

Susan Osburn Jaggers

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

❤️ Awesome ❤️

Way to go!

❤️❤️

Does he live in that cage?

Judy Thorssin

Los amo

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2 months ago

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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.

2 months ago

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Thank you, Rich McClear for the lovely photos today! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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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.

2 months ago

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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!
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