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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 |2019-02-25T09:35:15-08:00December 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 |2018-11-17T10:10:40-08:00November 3rd, 2018|Events, Top Page Feature, Anchorage Concert Series|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 [...]

2018 Cello Seminar Highlights (Part 2)

Highlights from the Second Week of the Sitka International Cello Seminar The participants in the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar have packed their bags and said their goodbyes as another wonderful week drew to a close, marking the end of the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar. Last week they performed at the Rotary Club, [...]

2018 Cello Seminar Highlights (Part 1)

Highlights from the first half of the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar Over the last 10 days, the Sitka International Cello Seminar participants have been actively engaging with the Sitka community in a variety of ways. They have performed at the Pioneer Home, the Sitka Public Library, the Mean Queen, the Chamber of Commerce, [...]

2018 Cello Seminar

2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar Today marks the last day of a wonderful first week at the Sitka International Cello Seminar! Our students have now played several small Pop-up and Cafe Concerts around Sitka, and have had a chance to soak in some of Sitka's beautiful environment in between lessons, rehearsals, and intensive personal [...]

2018 Festival Photos

2018 has been a wonderful year for our festival, with friends new and old, good weather, amazing community, and beautiful music. Thanks to Christine Davenport, Rich McClear, and Yuliya Gorenman for capturing the experience with their photographic artistry!