Tag Archives: Sitka Summer Music Festival

Sitka’s Cello Seminar brings music to the people

Robert Lee (l.) and Alex Cox study at the Cleveland Institute and the Julliard School respectively. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)

Sitka is packed with students in the summertime, but these students have the largest luggage. The Sitka Cello Seminar is at its halfway point. Ten students from around the country are in town, living in Stevenson Hall on the Sitka Fine Arts Campus, and taking daily master classes with a pair of renown faculty. The seminar performed for the Sitka Chamber of Commerce this week (7-9-14). more

Cellomania

The morning interview host welcomes Sitka Summer Music Festival Zuill Bailey and Melissa Kraut to talk about the inaugural cello seminar current happening in Sitka more

Music on the house

Sitka Summer Music Festival artistic director Zuill Bailey explains some musical backstories at Sunday's final concert. (KCAW photo/Greta Mart)

Sunday marked the final public concert of the 43rd annual Sitka Summer Music Festival, titled “Brunch with Schubert.” Barbara Hames hosted the event at her Halibut Point Road home, and a sold-out crowd enjoyed a full concert and post-concert brunch buffet of crab cakes, moose sliders and cream-and-berry-stuffed french toast. more

Cypress String Quartet

One of the founding members of the Cypress String Quartet, cellist Jennifer Kloetzel, and Sitka Summer Music Festival director Zuill Bailey visit the KCAW studio to talk about
Schubert and the quartet’s upcoming performance. … more

Sitka artists spruce up violins for auction

"No Time For Violins (Violence)," created by Suzan Brawlyn. Photo by Greta Mart.

About 200 classical music lovers turned out on Wednesday for another free noon concert presented by the Sitka Summer Music Festival. Festival Artistic Director and cellist Zuill Bailey and the Catalyst Quartet played Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major in … more

Catalytic converters

The Catalyst Quartet plays their arrangement of Bach's Goldberg Variations at Sitka's Harrigan Centennial Hall. From left: Jessie Montgomery, Karla Donehew-Perez, Karlos Rodriguez, and Paul Laraia. (Rachel Waldholz / KCAW)

Thursday’s “Bach’s Lunch” from the Sitka Summer Music Festival featured the Catalyst Quartet, which has collaborated to arrange Bach’s Goldberg Variations for string quartet. In the process, said festival artistic director Zuill Bailey, they’ve transformed the classic into “truly new music.” more

Music festival kicks off Saturday

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. more

Audio Postcard: Music, culture to resonate from Sitka

The Sitka Summer Music Festival’s artistic director, Zuill Bailey, is in Sitka this week to kick off the festival’s capital campaign. Two years ago a board member purchased Stevenson Hall on the SJ campus for use as a headquarters for the festival. Bailey told the Sitka Chamber of Commerce yesterday (11-12-12), that the primary goal of festival fund raising this year was to put Stevenson Hall in the festival’s name. “We now have a mothership in Sitka,” he said. more

Summertunes

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Like a curtain opening, the clouds lifted and a longish stretch of dreary weather ended just as Sitka Summer Music Festival musicians tuned up for a noontime concert in Sitka National Historical Park on Wednesday (6-20-12). Sitka Conservation Society media intern Bethany Goodrich captured this image of a young family soaking in the music and the sunshine. more