Established in 2014, the Sitka International Cello Seminar is a relatively new branch of the Sitka Music Festival. In a normal summer, the seminar is an immersive 3-week residency program for pre-professional cellists. Capacity is limited to 10 students, partially because that's the maximum that can be accommodated in Stevenson Hall, but also to ensure an [...]
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! [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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!
The 2017 Sitka Summer Music Festival was one to remember! We’re delighted to report that nearly 2,700 people attended our Festival events this year. Furthermore, thanks to the support of our wonderful patrons and sponsors, we were able to offer free/reduced rate concert tickets for music students, seniors, active members of the military, and Sitka Fine [...]
We had such a wonderful time with the cellists of the 2017 Sitka International Cello Seminar! For more information on these talented young artists, follow this link.