Festival explores chamber music in a ‘soiree setting’
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Zuill Bailey and Natasha Paremski. (SSMF photo)
Sitka Summer Music Festival artistic director Zuill Bailey, and festival executive director Kayla Boettcher, discuss plans for two free concerts at the organization’s new headquarters on the Sheldon Jackson campus. Bailey says the “soiree setting” can be more authentic chamber music experience. Concerts are 5:15 PM Thu Dec 13, and noon Fri Dec 14 in Stevenson Hall. Also happening Friday evening: “From Russia with Love” a festival fundraiser featuring Bailey, and pianist Natasha Paremski. For more information, visit the Sitka Summer Music Festival online.
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