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
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.
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.
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."
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.