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2020 “VIRTUAL” MUSIC FESTIVAL

In lieu of our traditional Sitka Festival this June, SMF Artistic Director Zuill Bailey curated a special collection of six virtual concerts featuring some of our favorite Festival guest artists, including Yuliya Gorenman, Benjamin Breen, and Natasha Paremski.

Bach’s Lunch: Over the course of three concerts this month, Zuill performed the complete Bach’s Cello Suites. Violinist Benjamin Breen also appeared on June 18 with Bach’s Partita #3.

Saturday Evening Concerts included pianist Yuliya Gorenman performing several works from her home in Silver Spring MD, pianist Natasha Paremski performing Chopin and Ravel from her New York City apartment, and Paremski with Zuill Bailey with Chopin’s Sonata for Cello and Piano.

All of these special concerts will be available for viewing through July 5 on our virtual concert page!

We offer heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to our season sponsors: Alaska State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, ALPS Federal Credit Union, Shee Atika Inc, Sitka Alaska Permanent Charitable Trust, and the Sitka Music Festival Foundation. Special thanks to Alaska Marine Lines and Arrowhead Transfer for sponsoring our drive-through crab feed sale!

And boundless thanks to individuals who sent donations this month to help keep us afloat!

Click here to view all SMF virtual concerts!

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Your generous support makes it possible for the Festival to connect Alaskans with great artists and bring amazing music to rural and urban areas of the state.

What makes the Festival complete is you – your presence, your interest, your passion. The Sitka Music Festival flourishes and returns year after year because of YOUR ongoing support, and we deeply appreciate your donation.

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Our gorgeous scenery and charming qualities that keep residents content and visitors coming back. 📸 @thenortherncurrent
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We found out from Visit Sitka that @housebeautiful’s listed Sitka in their “The Most Beautiful Small Towns of Every State!” 

Our gorgeous scenery and charming qualities that keep residents content and visitors coming back. 📸 @thenortherncurrent

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💚 It’s been so nice to finally do some (socially distanced) day hikes around the island 📸 @carlypluskwik

Our Final Sitka Summer Music Festival Virtual Concert Experience happens Tonight in a Bach, Chopin Extravaganza with pianist Natasha Paremski. Go to sitkamusicfestival.org. (7:30 p.m. Alaska Time, 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time, 9:30 p.m. Mountain Time, 10:30 p.m. Central Time, 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time. ... See MoreSee Less

📺 This week's final evening concert features pianist #NatashaParemski and Zuill Bailey. Join us on our website at 7:30pm this Saturday, June 27th for the final virtual performance of series!

Bach: Suite for Cello No. 3 in C major
Prelude
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Bourrees 1 & 2
Gigue

Chopin: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 65
Allegro moderato
Scherzo: Allegro con brio
Largo
Finale: Allegro

Zuill Bailey, Cello
Natasha Paremski, Piano
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📺 This weeks final evening concert features pianist #NatashaParemski and Zuill Bailey. Join us on our website at 7:30pm this Saturday, June 27th for the final virtual performance of series!

Bach: Suite for Cello No. 3 in C major
Prelude
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Bourrees 1 & 2
Gigue

Chopin: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 65
Allegro  moderato
Scherzo:  Allegro con brio
Largo
Finale:  Allegro

Zuill Bailey, Cello
Natasha Paremski, Piano

💚Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house reopened with its first concert since the coronavirus lockdown. String works by Puccini was performed to an audience of 2,292 verdant plants. Afterward, the plants were delivered to healthcare professionals. ... See MoreSee Less

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📺 This Thursday, June 25th, Zuill Bailey completes the full cycle of Bach Cello Suites, which has been presented over the course of our three Thursday concerts this month. 

Tune in to www.sitkamusicfestival.org this Thursday at Noon for the final Virtual Bach's Lunch of the 2020 season!
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📺 This Thursday, June 25th, Zuill Bailey completes the full cycle of Bach Cello Suites, which has been presented over the course of our three Thursday concerts this month. 

Tune in to www.sitkamusicfestival.org this Thursday at Noon for the final Virtual Bachs Lunch of the 2020 season!

🦀❤️ This Sunday, June 21, the Sitka Music Festival is here for you with dinner to go! Available for pick up between 12pm and 2pm on Sunday, June 21 in the UAS parking lot on Japonski Island.

Register now! bit.ly/SitkaCrabFeed
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🦀❤️ This Sunday, June 21, the Sitka Music Festival is here for you with dinner to go! Available for pick up between 12pm and 2pm on Sunday, June 21 in the UAS parking lot on Japonski Island.

Register now! https://bit.ly/SitkaCrabFeed

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Great job! Thank you for hosting, we loved the crab!

OOoh, wish we were there!

🎹 📺 Join us this Saturday, June 20th. This week's evening concert features pianist Natasha Paremski

Chopin: Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
Chopin: Barcarolle, Op. 60

Ms. Paremski's concert will be posted at 7:30pm this Saturday at sitkamusicfestival.com, and will remain there through the month of June for your listening enjoyment.
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🎹 📺 Join us this Saturday, June 20th. This weeks evening concert features pianist Natasha Paremski

Chopin: Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39
Ravel:  Gaspard de la nuit
Chopin:  Barcarolle, Op. 60

Ms. Paremskis concert will be posted at 7:30pm this Saturday at http://sitkamusicfestival.com, and will remain there through the month of June for your listening enjoyment.

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🎻📺 This Thursday, June 18th, cellist Zuill Bailey continues a unique performance series of the complete Bach Cello Suites at noon. As an added treat this week, Benjamin Breen performs Bach’s Partita #3. Tune in for all three Thursday concerts this month at sitkamusicfestival.org, and you'll experience these magnificent pieces in a whole new light. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

🎻📺 This Thursday, June 18th, cellist Zuill Bailey continues a unique performance series of the complete Bach Cello Suites at noon. As an added treat this week, Benjamin Breen performs Bach’s Partita #3. Tune in for all three Thursday concerts this month at http://sitkamusicfestival.org, and youll experience these magnificent pieces in a whole new light. Enjoy!

😋 🦀🍴 This Sunday, June 21, the Sitka Music Festival is here for you with dinner to go! Everything will be available for pick up between 12pm and 2pm on Sunday, June 21 in the UAS parking lot on Japonski Island.

Pick up a meal for two for $50: six sections of cooked Dungeness crab, cocktail sauce and butter, coleslaw, dessert, and a discount coupon for Watson Point/Cascade Convenience Center. Or simply buy a bag or two of crab, no sides ($30 per bag).

Register now! bit.ly/SitkaCrabFeed

Thank you to our generous sponsors Arrowhead Transfer and Alaska Marine Lines, plus extra support provided by SeaMart Quality Foods, Watson Point Liquor/Cascade Convenience Center, Sitka Sound Seafoods, Allen Marine, and UAS Sitka Campus.
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😋 🦀🍴 This Sunday, June 21, the Sitka Music Festival is here for you with dinner to go! Everything will be available for pick up between 12pm and 2pm on Sunday, June 21 in the UAS parking lot on Japonski Island.

Pick up a meal for two for $50: six sections of cooked Dungeness crab, cocktail sauce and butter, coleslaw, dessert, and a discount coupon for Watson Point/Cascade Convenience Center. Or simply buy a bag or two of crab, no sides ($30 per bag).

Register now! https://bit.ly/SitkaCrabFeed

Thank you to our generous sponsors Arrowhead Transfer and Alaska Marine Lines, plus extra support provided by SeaMart Quality Foods, Watson Point Liquor/Cascade Convenience Center, Sitka Sound Seafoods, Allen Marine, and UAS Sitka Campus.

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Wish I was there to enjoy the crab and cut it for you Zuill.

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💥🦀💥 Need a dinner idea for Father’s Day? On June 21, the Sitka Music Festival is here for you with dinner to go. Pick up a meal for two for $50: six sections of cooked Dungeness crab, cocktail sauce and butter, coleslaw, dessert, and a discount coupon for Watson Point/Cascade Convenience Center. Or simply buy a bag or two of crab, no sides ($30 per bag).

Everything will be available for pick up between 12pm and 2pm on Sunday, June 21 in the UAS parking lot on Japonski Island.

Register now! bit.ly/SitkaCrabFeed

Thank you to our generous sponsors Arrowhead Transfer and Alaska Marine Lines, plus extra support provided by SeaMart Quality Foods, Watson Point Liquor/Cascade Convenience Center, Sitka Sound Seafoods, Allen Marine, and UAS Sitka Campus.
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💥🦀💥 Need a dinner idea for Father’s Day?  On June 21, the Sitka Music Festival is here for you with dinner to go. Pick up a meal for two for $50: six sections of cooked Dungeness crab, cocktail sauce and butter, coleslaw, dessert, and a discount coupon for Watson Point/Cascade Convenience Center. Or simply buy a bag or two of crab, no sides ($30 per bag).

Everything will be available for pick up between 12pm and 2pm on Sunday, June 21 in the UAS parking lot on Japonski Island.

Register now! https://bit.ly/SitkaCrabFeed

Thank you to our generous sponsors Arrowhead Transfer and Alaska Marine Lines, plus extra support provided by SeaMart Quality Foods, Watson Point Liquor/Cascade Convenience Center, Sitka Sound Seafoods, Allen Marine, and UAS Sitka Campus.

🎹 You now have access to an evening concert with Yuliya Gorenman!

Yuliya's concert was posted at 7:30 pm on Saturday at sitkamusicfestival.org, and will remain there through the month of June for your listening enjoyment.

Schubert Impromptu in G Flat Major, Op. 90, No. 3

Bach Prelude and Fugue in C Minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2

Beethoven Andante from Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13. “Pathetique”

Mozart Fantasy in D Minor, K. 397

Tchaikovsky Barcarolle (June) from “The Seasons”, Op. 37a, No. 6

Chopin Waltz in C Sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2

Piazzolla Milonga del Angel

Jazz standard “You Go To My Head” (composed in 1938 by J. Fred Coots)

Please consider making a donation to the Sitka Music Festival to help support our ongoing efforts to bring you world class music! bit.ly/SMFdonation
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🎹 You now have access to an evening concert with Yuliya Gorenman!

Yuliyas concert was posted at 7:30 pm on Saturday at http://sitkamusicfestival.org, and will remain there through the month of June for your listening enjoyment. 
 
Schubert Impromptu in G Flat Major, Op. 90, No. 3

Bach Prelude and Fugue in C Minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2

Beethoven Andante from Piano Sonata No. 8  in C Minor, Op. 13. “Pathetique”

Mozart Fantasy in D Minor, K. 397

Tchaikovsky Barcarolle (June) from “The Seasons”, Op. 37a, No. 6

Chopin Waltz in C Sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2

Piazzolla Milonga del Angel

Jazz standard “You Go To My Head” (composed in 1938 by J. Fred Coots)

Please consider making a donation to the Sitka Music Festival to help support our ongoing efforts to bring you world class music! https://bit.ly/SMFdonation
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