Sitka Summer Music Festival

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Since 1972, the Sitka Summer Music Festival has been Alaska’s premiere classical music festival, presenting exquisite music in the pristine setting of Southeast Alaska. The finest musicians from around the world gather in this rarefied paradise for four weeks of events that will challenge and excite your senses. Dates for the 2020 Festival are held June 7-28. Our general weekly schedule is listed below**; we’ll update this page with details about artists and programs as they’re revealed.

**Dates are subject to change and not guaranteed at this point.

Our weekly schedule looks like this:

Tuesdays – Meet the Artists

6:00 pm at Stevenson Hall– Music educator Susan Reed hosts an informal interview with a guest artist, who might even offer a brief performance!

Wednesdays – Cafe Concert

6:30pm – A free 1-hr concert at the Mean Queen restaurant

Thursdays – Bach’s Lunch

12:15 at Odess Theater – A free 1-hr concert (June 11, 18, & 25)

Fridays & Saturdays – Formal Evening Concerts

7:30 pm at Harrigan Centennial Hall – Pre-concert lecture and interview with an artist begins at 6:45. Concerts will be June 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, & 26 — NOTE: final week concerts are Thursday-Friday, not Friday-Saturday.

Sundays – Special Events (dates subject to change)

June 7 – Free family concert
June 14 – Crab feed (no music, but it’s a popular community event – outdoor picnic of crab and all the fixings; a fundraiser for our organization)
June 21 – A 3-hour dinner cruise with Allen Marine Tours in Sitka Sound including a live musical performance
June 28 – Brunch in a private home with concert

2018 Cello Seminar

July 13th, 2018|0 Comments

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, [...]

2018 Festival Photos

June 27th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

Week 4 Schedule 2018

June 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

Week 3 Schedule 2018

June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]


It takes a city to put on this festival, and we’d love your help! From ushering to set-up and clean-up for our big events, your time is appreciated. If you’d like to know more about volunteer opportunities, call Amy at 907-747-6774.

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