Tag Archives: Zuill Bailey

Sitka Cello Seminar to conclude with annual “Cellobration”

Cello_SeminarZuill Bailey, artistic director for the Sitka Summer Music Festival, and Melissa Kraut, master teacher at this summer's Cello Seminar, joined us in the studio to discuss upcoming events. Downloadable audio

Sitka Summer Music Festival comes to a close this weekend

sitkaZuill Bailey, artistic director for the Sitka Summer Music Festival and violist Martin Sher joined us in the studio. Sher will be performing in several festival concerts this week. Downloadable audio.

Bailey: Building trust, connections through music

Bailey believes strongly in outreach. "Our mission is to have music everywhere," he says. (Zuill Bailey photo)Performing solo for the Sitka Chamber of Commerce, Cellist Zuill Bailey is a musical force of nature. He believes in the importance of the arts in Alaska, and he makes his case on a 17th-century instrument.

Quartet spends final weeks performing together in Sitka

The Cypress String Quartet, based in San Francisco, has been performing for over 20 years. This is the group's third time performing with the Sitka Summer Music Festival.Violinists Cecily Ward and violist Ethan Filner, founding members of the Cypress String Quartet, joined us in the studio with Zuill Bailey, artistic director for the Sitka Summer Music Festival. The Cypress String Quartet performs again Wednesday June 8, 6:30 p.m. at The Mean Queen. Downloadable audio

Cello-brate good times, c’mon!

webZuill Bailey, the Artistic Director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival, was joined by Dr. Melissa Kraut, a co-founder of the Sitka Cello Seminar. In its second year, the seminar brings together promising cello students and instructors for 13 days of intensive cello study. Benjamin Francisco, one of the eight students participating in the seminar, talks about a day in the life and combining a love for the outdoors with music. Downloadable audio.

“Sound your A!” Thom Moore brings oboe to SSMF

Moore_ThomThomas C. Moore is an oboist and audio recording producer. Moore was joined by SSMF Artistic Director Zuill Bailey to talk about oboe music through the centuries and his Grammy-winning audio production work. Downloadable audio.

A preview of the 43rd Sitka Summer Music Festival

Bailey_Zuill-e1427043515261-222x222Kayla Boettcher, the Executive Director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival, was joined by Artistic Director Zuill Bailey. Founded in 1972, SSMF is a month-long classical chamber music festival that begins today (06-02-15) and runs through Sunday, June 28. Downloadable audio.

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).


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

Music on the house

The Sitka Summer Music Festival is part of Southeast Alaska's arts economy, which generated about $60 million in spending in 2013. Here, Artistic Director Zuill Bailey explains some musical backstories at 2014'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.