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Building Plans Revealed

Over the past couple of years we’ve been working with NorthWind Architects on the drawings and plans for the remodel of Stevenson Hall, the headquarters of the Sitka Music Festival. We’re excited to share our ideas with you, which include a slight expansion on the back of the building, giving us a little more elbow [...]

Cello Seminar Deadline Extended!

UPDATE:  The application deadline has been extended to March 15, 2019 so the opportunity to participate in the 2019 Seminar is still available. Decisions will be made and announced in April. The Seminar will be held July 3-21, 2019, in Sitka, Alaska. Students must be at least 18 years old.  Click here to apply for [...]

By |2019-02-25T09:35:15-08:00December 19th, 2018|Top Page Feature, News, Summer Cello Seminar|0 Comments

2018 Autumn Classics Photos

Guest musicians of the 2018 Autumn Classics presented six amazing concerts, four free public events, and seven special community engagement performances. Thank you to Alaska Airlines, the Atwood Foundation, the UAA Department of Music, Crush, Spenard Roadhouse, and South restaurants, and the Aspen Suites Hotel for all the support they provide for our Autumn & Winter [...]

Songs for Lenny: a tribute to Leonard Bernstein with pianist Lara Downes (click here for tickets)

Tickets are now available for pianist Lara Downes' return to Alaska for two tribute concerts celebrating Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday!  Join us for “Songs for Lenny", a tribute fundraiser Thursday, April 12 in Anchorage or Saturday, April 14 in Sitka.   Each event will also include live and silent auctions, with tempting travel and other [...]

By |2018-06-04T15:49:33-08:00February 27th, 2018|Events, News|2 Comments

2018 Winter Classics in Anchorage

Join us for the 2018 Winter Classics in Anchorage, February 9-11 in the UAA Recital Hall. Pianist Piers Lane returns to Alaska, along with rising stars (and sisters!) Madalyn Parnas (violin) and Cicely Parnas (cello), pianist Eduard Zilberkant, and cellist Zuill Bailey. Tickets are on sale now through CenterTix Detailed programs are listed below. Other [...]

By |2017-12-06T13:16:57-08:00December 6th, 2017|Top Page Feature, News, Anchorage Concert Series|0 Comments

2018 Sitka Cello Seminar

"Sitka was nothing short of transformative for me as a cellist and a human being." Hannah Moses, 2015 Seminar "The Sitka Cello Seminar lights a fire behind the true meaning of music." Brendon Phelps, 2014 & 2015 Seminar Click here to apply for the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar. The application deadline is February 15, 2018. Decisions will [...]

By |2018-11-17T10:10:41-08:00October 12th, 2017|Top Page Feature, News, Summer Cello Seminar|0 Comments

June 6 Fundraiser in Anchorage

Join us for very special event featuring violinist Kurt Nikkanen, cellist Zuill Bailey, and pianist Natasha Paremski on Tuesday, June 6, at Williwaw in downtown Anchorage. Performance includes Chopin Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54 and Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50. There will be a brief live auction of exciting [...]

By |2018-11-17T10:10:42-08:00May 5th, 2017|News|1 Comment

Stevenson Hall Gets a New Roof

We continue to make progress in the restoration and renovation of Stevenson Hall, the building we own on the historic Sheldon Jackson campus in Sitka. Last week, we started work on replacing the roof, another big step in preserving this wonderful building for decades to come.

Highlights from the 2017 Winter Classics

The 2017 Alaska Airlines Winter Classics series and Alaska Tour were a great success, bringing over 1,100 Alaskans together between Anchorage, Talkeetna, and Bristol Bay. As early as February 4th Natasha Paremski, pianist, and Wendy Sutter, cellist, were en route to Naknek, Dillingham, and Aleknagik for community performances and classical music education events with local [...]

By |2018-11-17T10:10:42-08:00February 23rd, 2017|News, Across Alaska, Anchorage Concert Series|0 Comments

Congratulations Zuill Bailey, 2017 Grammy Award Winner!

Congratulations are in order for Sitka Summer Music Festival's Artistic Director Zuill Bailey! Zuill was nominated and won a 2017 GRAMMY Award in the category for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. His nominated performance was for a live recording of "Tales of Hemingway," composed by Michael Daugherty as homage to the 20th century author and journalist. In [...]

By |2017-02-23T09:37:06-08:00February 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments