(Photos provided by the Sitka Summer Music Festival)


The Sitka International Cello Seminar is coming to a close, but they plan to go out on a high note. Cello student Isa AlNajem and Master Teacher Dr. Melissa Kraut talk about the upcoming Cellobration, which will book-end 3 weeks of hard work.

The performance will be Sunday at 4 pm in Harrigan Centennial Hall, and will feature a variety of cello techniques and arrangements.

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AlNajem and Kraut also discuss the background of the seminar, and how they’ve been preparing for their performance this weekend.

“If you’ve never heard the sound of a large group of cellos playing together, it’s pretty incredible,” Kraut said.