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July 14, 2020 – Stevenson Hall update

We are so excited to see our dreams come true! However, because of these delays, change orders, and cost overruns … the fundraising continues. If you’d like to learn more about this project and help us clear the final fundraising hurdle, please get in touch with our office to learn more, or Donate Now! [...]

March 28, 2020 – Stevenson Hall update

Check out these more recent photos of our Stevenson Hall remodel! Progress  has slowed somewhat due to the coronavirus pandemic, as we have out-of-town mechanical workers who would be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Sitka in observance of a local mandate, and also some delays in our supply chain. We're carrying [...]


Due to concerns and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sitka Music Festival will not be hosting any public events in June 2020. Although we remain hopeful that preventative measures we take now as individuals, communities, states, and a nation will result in life being closer to normal by June, it seems unwise to plan [...]

February 5, 2020 – Stevenson Hall update

After enduring some design challenges and other delays, work began in early September with a thorough abatement of asbestos and lead, paving the way for the Hard Rock Construction crew to begin work in October. Since then, great progress has been made:  The interior was gutted and completely reframed, and is now insulated with rock [...]

Cello Seminar 2020

"The Sitka Cello Seminar lights a fire behind the true meaning of music." Brendon Phelps, 2014 & 2015 Seminar "Sitka was nothing short of transformative for me as a cellist and a human being." Hannah Moses, 2015 Seminar Click here to apply for the 2020 Sitka International Cello Seminar. The application deadline is February 15, 2020. Decisions [...]

By |2019-11-19T06:28:09-09:00November 19th, 2019|Top Page Feature, News, Summer Cello Seminar|0 Comments

2019 Autumn Classics Recap

Guest musicians of the 2019 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, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Alaska State Council on the Arts, ConocoPhillips, the Anchorage Museum, Orso, Crush, Spenard Roadhouse, and [...]

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 [...]

2019 Winter Classics Retrospective

We would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2019 Alaska Airlines Winter Classics concert series such wonderful weekend!  We hope you enjoy this look back at some of our 2019 Winter Classics highlights. These concerts would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors: Alaska Airlines, ConocoPhillips, the National [...]

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 |2019-02-25T09:35:15-09:00December 19th, 2018|Top Page Feature, News, Summer Cello Seminar|0 Comments

Get Ready for Winter Classics!

February 8 through 10 promises to be an exciting series when we welcome back festival favorites  Attacca Quartet. "THEY MAY BE A RELATIVELY YOUNG ENSEMBLE, BUT ALREADY THEY COME VERY CLOSE TO EPITOMIZING THE STRING QUARTET IDEAL: FOUR STRIKINGLY INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS WITH THE ABILITY TO SPEAK ELOQUENTLY IN ONE VOICE." - The Washington Post   [...]

By |2018-11-17T10:10:40-09:00November 3rd, 2018|Events, Top Page Feature, Anchorage Concert Series|0 Comments
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