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Sitka Summer Music Festival Program

Wednesday, June 05 | 6:30 pm

Cafe Concert

Mean Queen

Chamber music was originally performed in restaurants and pubs – here’s your opportunity to experience it that way! Join us in the lower level of the Mean Queen for this special free performance.

Thursday, June 06 | 12:15 pm

Bach’s Lunch

Odess Theater in Allen Hall

Bring your lunch and the whole family for this lunchtime concert series. Kurt, Scott, and Zuill will present two of Beethoven’s String Trio — come to our concert on Saturday night to hear the other three!

Please try to bring quiet (not crunchy) food in containers that don’t make a lot of noise (like paper or plastic bags). We want you to enjoy your lunch, but we also want the audience and musicians to enjoy the musical performance with minimal interruption.

Beethoven String Trio No. 1 in E Flat Major, Op. 3
Beethoven String Trio No. 2 (Serenade) in D Major, Op. 8

Kurt Nikkanen, Violin Scott Rawls, Viola Zuill Bailey, Cello

 

Friday, June 07 | 7:30 pm

Evening Concert – Great Scott!

Harrigan Centennial Hall

Join for a special celebration of pianist/composer Scott Joplin, featuring New York City-based pianist Richard Dowling. Dowling’s 3-CD set, The Complete Piano Works of Scott Joplin, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2018. Veteran ragtime pianist Max Morath says, “Richard Dowling’s mastery of the Joplin rags invokes a tenderness that charms us and a technical command that inspires our admiration.”

Richard Dowling, Piano

 

Saturday, June 08 | 7:30 pm

Evening Concert

Harrigan Centennial Hall

The June 8 concert is the final event in our weekend of celebrating Beethoven and his string trios. Two of the trios will be performed at the Bach’s Lunch on Thursday, June 6, and the remainder at this Evening Concert. Purchase a weekend pass and join us for the brunch cruise on Saturday morning, where Kurt, Scott, and Zuill will discuss the whole series of trios and what we can learn about Beethoven’s evolution as a composer as he wrote them.

Beethoven String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3
Beethoven String Trio in D Major, Op. 9, No. 2
Beethoven String Trio in G Major, Op. 9, No. 1

Kurt Nikkanen, Violin Scott Rawls, Viola Zuill Bailey, Cello

 

Saturday, June 08 | 10:00 am

Brunch Cruise: Insights to the Beethoven String Trios

Crescent Harbor Shelter

Jump on board an Allen Marine catamaran with violinist Kurt Nikkanen, violist Scott Rawls, and cellist Zuill Bailey. They will perform highlights from Beethoven’s string trios and discuss how they showcase Beethoven’s evolution as a composer. The full string trios will be performed during the Bach’s Lunch on June 6 and the Evening Concert on June 8. Purchase a weekend pass and experience the whole series!

Ticket price includes a brunch catered by Our Town Catering and beverages on board.

Generously underwritten by Allen Marine Tours.

Kurt Nikkanen, Violin Scott Rawls, Viola Zuill Bailey, Cello

 

Sunday, June 09 | 3:00 pm

BP Family Concert& Sea Mart Ice Cream Social

Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi

Festival artists have planned a concert that’s fun for all ages. Bring the family for this special afternoon of music with root beer floats afterwards!

This is a free concert sponsored by BP and Sea Mart.

Kurt Nikkanen, Violin Scott Rawls, Viola Zuill Bailey, Cello

 

Wednesday, June 12 | 6:30 pm

Cafe Concert

Mean Queen

Chamber music was originally performed in restaurants and pubs – here’s your opportunity to experience it that way! Join us in the lower level of the Mean Queen for this special performance.

 

Thursday, June 13 | 12:15 pm

Bach’s Lunch

Odess Theater in Allen Hall

Bring your lunch and the whole family for this lunchtime concert series.

Please try to bring quiet (not crunchy) food in containers that don’t make a lot of noise (like paper or plastic bags). We want you to enjoy your lunch, but we also want the audience and musicians to enjoy the musical performance with minimal interruption.

 

Friday, June 14 | 7:30 pm

Evening Concert

Harrigan Centennial Hall

There will be a 30 minute pre-concert conversation (optional) at 6:45 p.m.

Please join us for a reception following the concert for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Shostakovich Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano
Beethoven Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 16
Herskowitz “From Gershwin to Gottschalk”

Benjamin Breen, Violin Paul Rosenthal, Viola Jia Kim, CelloMatt Herskowitz, Piano Natasha Paremski, Piano

 

Saturday, June 15 | 7:30 pm

Evening Concert

Harrigan Centennial Hall

There will be a 30 minute pre-concert conversation (optional) at 6:45 p.m.

Please join us for a reception following the concert for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Prokofiev Visions Fugitive, Op. 22
Ravel Gaspard de la nuit
Walton Cello Concerto

Benjamin Breen, Violin Paul Rosenthal, Viola Jia Kim, CelloZuill Bailey, Cello Natasha Paremski, Piano Susan Reed, Piano

 

Sunday, June 16 | 3:00 pm

Arrowhead Transfer & Alaska Marine Lines Crab Feed Picnic

Crescent Harbor Shelter

A feast of Dungeness Crab, salads, and desserts in a rustic Alaskan harbor setting. This picnic is a delight for the whole family! Plates and utensils are provided, but tables and seats are not. Some locals set up their own tables, but most folks choose to perch on the beams surrounding the shelter and dock. Dress for the weather and join us for this popular annual event.

Generously underwritten by Arrowhead Transfer and Alaska Marine Lines.

 

Wednesday, June 19 | 6:30 pm

Cafe Concert

Mean Queen

Chamber music was originally performed in restaurants and pubs – here’s your opportunity to experience it that way! Join us in the lower level of the Mean Queen for this special performance.

 

Thursday, June 20 | 12:15 pm

Bach’s Lunch

Odess Theater in Allen Hall

Bring your lunch and the whole family for this lunchtime concert series.

Please try to bring quiet (not crunchy) food in containers that don’t make a lot of noise (like paper or plastic bags). We want you to enjoy your lunch, but we also want the audience and musicians to enjoy the musical performance with minimal interruption.

This is a free event, but donations are appreciated!

 

Friday, June 21 | 7:30 pm

Evening Concert

Harrigan Centennial Hall

There will be a 30 minute pre-concert conversation (optional) at 6:45 p.m.

Please join us for a reception following the concert for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Haydn Flute Quartet in D Major, Op. 5, No. 1
Reger Serenade for Flute, Violin, and Viola in G Major, Op. 141a
Dvorak String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48

Allison Bailey, Violin Helen Kim, Violin Amy Taylor, FluteChristian Colberg, Viola Martin Sher, Viola Zuill Bailey, Cello Evan Drachman, Cello

 

Saturday, June 22 | 7:30 pm

Evening Concert

Harrigan Centennial Hall

There will be a 30 minute pre-concert conversation (optional) at 6:45 p.m.

Please join us for a reception following the concert for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Haydn Flute Quartet in G Major, Op. 5, No. 2
Beethoven Serenade for Flute, Violin, and Viola in D Major, Op. 25
Tchaikovsky String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence”

Allison Bailey, Violin Helen Kim, Violin Amy Taylor, FluteChristian Colberg, Viola Martin Sher, Viola Zuill Bailey, Cello Evan Drachman, Cello

 

Sunday, June 23 | 6:00 pm

Allen Marine Boat Cruise

Crescent Harbor Shelter

We embark on an Allen Marine catamaran to set sail in Sitka Sound in search of wildlife. There will be an unforgettable performance while we float in a secluded bay.

Boat departs Crescent Harbor Shelter at 6 pm sharp.

Ticket price includes dinner catered by Ludvig’s and beverages on board.

Generously underwritten by Allen Marine Tours.

 

Wednesday, June 26 | 6:30 pm

Cafe Concert

Mean Queen

Chamber music was originally performed in restaurants and pubs – here’s your opportunity to experience it that way! Join us in the lower level of the Mean Queen for this special performance.

 

Thursday, June 27 | 7:30 pm

Evening Concert

Harrigan Centennial Hall

There will be a 30 minute pre-concert conversation (optional) at 6:45 p.m.

Please join us for a reception following the concert for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Jean Marie LeClair Sonata for Two Violins in E Minor, Op. 3, No. 5
Turina Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 67
Roberto Sierra Cinco Bocetos for Clarinet Solo
Brahms Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114

Allison Bailey, Violin Helen Kim, Violin Ted Gurch, ClarinetMartin Sher, Viola Zuill Bailey, Cello Piers Lane, Piano

 

Friday, June 28 | 7:30 pm

Evening Concert

Harrigan Centennial Hall

There will be a 30 minute pre-concert conversation (optional) at 6:45 p.m.

Please join us for a reception following the concert for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Beethoven Clarinet Trio in B Flat Major, Op. 11
Stravinsky Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet
Billie Holiday God Bless the Child – clarinet improvisation by Eric Dolphy
Piazzolla Tango Etude No. 3 for solo violin
Brahms Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26

Helen Kim, ViolinTed Gurch, Clarinet Martin Sher, Viola Melissa Kraut, CelloPiers Lane, Piano

 

Sunday, June 30 | 11:00 am

Concert Brunch

Location To Be Announced

This is a special, intimate Sunday morning event in a beautiful private Sitka home. Ticket price includes a lovely brunch and exquisite performances. Doors open at 11:00, music begins around 11:30 with brunch to follow. Program TBA.

Tickets can be purchased here!

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