Music festival kicks off Saturday
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Kayla Boettcher, Executive Director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival, discusses the festival’s kick-off event, “Wine & Music with Friends,” this Saturday, May 31, at 6 p.m. Festival founder and violinist Paul Rosenthal and pianist Arnulf von Arnim will play in a Harrigan Centennial Hall transformed into an indoor garden. Tickets are $50, and can be purchased at Old Harbor Books or online at sitkamusicfestival.org, where you can also find a full schedule of festival events.
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