Saturday, February 12, 2011

Jeffrey Solow Practices with the Sitka Youth Orchestra!

Cellist, Jeffrey Solow, worked with the Sitka Youth Orchestra Saturday morning. They practiced 5 pieces for the Orchestra's upcoming March performance. After each piece Jeffrey chimed in with encouragement, suggestions, and anecdotes.

Jeffrey and pianist, Yoni Levyatov, are in Sitka for the Alaska Airlines Winter Concert this Sunday, 3 PM, at Harrigan Centennial Hall.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Festival Artists are coming to Kenai/Soldotna!

When: February 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Where: Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church
For more info and tickets, please click here

Once again Paul Rosenthal has gathered talented musicians from around the world to share their ability and knowledge of chamber music with us.

The Performing Arts Society is proud to present the Sitka Summer Music Festival Musicians brought to you by Paul Rosenthal. Each year the town of Sitka welcomes musicians from all over the world to share their talents with young and old alike. They play for the pure enjoyment of the music and bring magic to Sitka in the process.

For Paul Rosenthal, the magic of this beautiful music is something that should be shared by everyone. And so, he brings the talented musicians to various small communities throughout Alaska to perform for those who rarely get to see such amazing music.

Come out and enjoy a night of beautiful melodies and heart wrenching performances. You cannot miss the power of this great chamber music spectacular. Watch the musicians perform with the passion and exhilaration that only comes when great musicians come together as one.

Festival Artists come to Talkeetna!

The Denali Arts Council is Hosting the Sitka Summer Music Festival Artists:

When: Wednesday, February 9th at 7pm
Where: The Hanger, doors open at 6:30
Cost: General Admission $12 / Lodging Guests $11 / DAC Member $10

Join us for a spectacular evening with world-renowned musicians Jeffrey Solow (cello) and Yoni Levyatov (piano). The Sitka Summer Music Festival is delighted to brighten your winter with the best in classical music. The program includes works of Shostakovich, Rozsa, Chopin and the Greatful Dead. Yes, the Dead! Come inside, warm up, and enjoy a note of summer in the middle of winter! Hosted by Music Academy

To buy tickets, please click here

Monday, October 4, 2010

Join us for our 40th Anniversary this summer!!

This summer will be the Sitka Summer Music Festival's 40th Anniversary. This will also be Paul Rosenthal's last summer with the Festival. He and Artistic Director Designate, have a lot of extra everything planned for this summer. We will have almost as 2x as many artists in town, as well as extra artists and extra events. If you would like to see a preliminary calendar of events, please click here.

And, call Bobi Rinehart with any questions at 907-747-6774.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

9/18 SOLD OUT! BONUS Performance added Friday 9/17!!! Do not miss it!

Saturday's performance (9/18) of the Bach Suites is SOLD OUT. Due to massive demand, we are adding a bonus performance on Friday (9/17 at 7pm, Grant Hall, Anchorage). Do not miss this once in a life-time opportunity! Tickets are on-sale now at

Friday, August 13, 2010

Zuill Bailey's Cello Suites Kick off the Alaska Airlines Autumn Classics!

The excitement is building as the Festival enters its 40th year anniversary season.

During the 2010 summer series, Zuill Bailey’s incredible CD of the Bach Cello Suites shot to number one status in classical sales all over the world (and number 7 on the general charts, including all music!). Come to APU's Grant Hall and experience these gorgeous, mind-blowing works in one concert extravaganza!

Zuill is an internationally renowned cellist who is making a major commitment to Alaska as the upcoming Artistic Director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival. For one-night only he will present all six of the glorious Bach Suites for Unaccompanied cello. You CANNOT miss this concert on September 18. To celebrate, we will be offering an optional appetizer and drink event during intermission.

This year's scrumptious three-concert weekend will feature Sitka Festival founders Paul Rosenthal and pianist Doris Stevenson with longtime Festival favorite, cellist Eugene Osadchy.

Friday night will get us off to a wonderful start. It will feature sonatas by Beethoven and Debussy, and the concert will conclude with Russian romantic master Anton Arensky's most popular work, his gorgeous piano trio, full of beautiful melodies and lush harmonies.

Saturday night's fabulous chamber music buffet will open with Beethoven's first published work, an irresistible piano trio that took Vienna by storm. Then it's a salute to the Bohemians as Paul and Doris play the folk-influenced and adventurous Janacek violin sonata. The concert concludes with one of chamber music's epic masterpieces, the powerful, emotionally riveting Smetana Piano Trio.

Sunday afternoon cellist Eugene Osadchy has arranged four of the beloved Shostakovich Piano preludes as duets for cello and violin. Cap off your weekend by allowing our team of fabulous artists to transport you with two remarkable chamber masterworks - the final piano trio by Brahms, a defiant, wild, and forceful piece, and the 2010 Autumn Classics will end with the incomparable, glorious final trio by melodic genius Franz Schubert.

I hope that you will join us!

Saturday, September 11 at 7:00PM (Sitka)
Sitka Performing Arts Center
Tickets available at or Old Harbor Books

Thursday, September 16 at 8:00PM (Fairbanks) in partnership with the FSO
Davis Concert Hall
Ticket information available at or

Saturday, September 18 at 7:00PM (Anchorage)
Alaska Pacific University's Grant Hall
Tickets available at or at

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 24-15 (Anchorage)
Alaska Pacific University's Grant Hall
Tickets available at or at