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2020 Cello Seminars

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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!

Week 4 Schedule 2018

June 26-July 1 at the Sitka Summer Music Festival We can't believe it's already the last week of the Sitka Summer Music Festival! This week Yuliya Gorenman (piano), Martin Sher (viola), Helen Kim (violin), Allison Bailey (violin), Zuill Bailey (cello), and Cicely Parnas (cello) are all still here at the festival. We're also joined by Jenny Douglass (violinist) from [...]

Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier

Over the next two weekends Yuliya Gorenman will be performing the entire Book I of the Well-Tempered Klavier by Johann Sebastian Bach, half on the June 22nd program and half on the June 28th program. Most classical music aficionados have heard of this particular collection of Bach's compositions, and it contains some of [...]

Week 3 Schedule 2018

June 19-24 at the Sitka Summer Music Festival We have an entirely new set of artists to share their talents with you at the Festival this week, with even more personal connections! You'll recognize several familiar faces from recent years such as Yuliya Gorenman (piano), Martin Sher (viola), Christian Colberg (viola), and Cicely Parnas [...]

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