Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Zuill Bailey Named Next Artistic Director for Sitka Summer Music Festival

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Zuill Bailey, one of the most sought after cellists performing today just got busier. Bailey has been appointed as the Artistic Director designate of the Sitka Summer Music Festival and series.

The announcement was made by Paul Rosenthal, Artistic Director of the Music Festival for nearly 40 years. Mr. Rosenthal, a world renowned violinist, will step down from the position in 2012, on the eve of his 70th birthday. Zuill Bailey will act as Associate Director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival and series and work hand in hand with Paul Rosenthal to insure the level of artistry and leadership continues through the transition and beyond.

Paul Rosenthal, stated, “Zuill Bailey, a magnificent cellist, known for having the highest artistic integrity, imagination, vision and leadership skills will prove to be an invigorating inspiration for the Sitka Summer Music Festival and series.”

The musical excellence of the Sitka Summer Music Festival and series inspires enthusiastic praise from Mr. Bailey. “I am truly honored to carry the torch for such a prestigious festival that makes an incredible impact on the arts and the State of Alaska.”

In addition to his extensive performing schedule, cellist Zuill Bailey is an exclusive Telarc recording artist, the Artistic Director of the El Paso Pro Musica Chamber Music Festival and series, and is Professor of Cello at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Mr. Bailey’s critically acclaimed “Russian Masterpieces,” CD has spent weeks on the Classical Billboard Charts. His upcoming CD of the complete Beethoven Sonatas for Cello and Piano will be available this summer in addition to the complete Bach Cello Suites in January, 2010.

To see an article in the Anchorage Daily News on the topic, please click here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Alaksa Airlines Features the Festival in an Advertistment

Whenever possible, all of our artists and staff fly Alaska Airlines. They are fantastic -- great service and Alaska-centric. We love Alaska Airlines and this year, they loved us back by featuring us in one of their 2008/2009 television commercials. Check it out here!


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Summer Program is now Available!

2009 Sitka Summer Music Festival

Friday, June 5
Bach Suite No. 6 for Unaccompanied Cello in D Major, B.W.V. 1012

Anthony Elliott


Spohr Duo for Two Violins in D Major, Op. 67, No. 2
Keng-Yuen Tseng (violin), Paul Rosenthal (violin)

Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49
Keng-Yuen Tseng (violin), Evan Drachman (cello), Doris Stevenson (piano)

Tuesday, June 9
Beethoven String Trio in D Major, Op. 9, No. 2
Paul Rosenthal (violin), Jennifer Stumm (viola), Anthony Elliott (cello)

Brahms Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60 “Werther”
Keng-Yuen Tseng (violin), Marcus Thompson (viola), Evan Drachman (cello), Doris Stevenson (piano)

Friday, June 12

Mendelssohn Variations concertantes for Cello and Piano, Op. 1
Zuill Bailey
(cello), Doris Stevenson (piano)

Arensky Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 32
Keng-Yuen Tseng (violin), Evan Drachman (cello), Doris Stevenson (piano)

Britten Lachrymae For
Viola and Piano
Jennifer Stumm (viola) & Doris Stevenson (piano)

Mozart Viola Quintet in E Flat Major, K. 614
Paul Rosenthal (violin), Keng-Yuen Tseng (violin), Marcus Thompson (viola), Jennifer Stumm (viola), Zuill Bailey (cello)

Tuesday, June 16
Devienne Duo in C Minor for Flute and Viola, Op. 5, No. 3
Lorna McGhee (flute) & David Harding (viola)

Mozart Flute Quartet in F major, K.V. 370
Lorna McGhee (flute), Paul Rosenthal (violin), David Harding (viola), Zuill Bailey (cello)

Brahms Sextet for Strings in B Flat Major, Op. 18
Sarah Kapustin & Agnes Gottschewski (violins), Roland Kato & David Harding (violas), Armen Ksajikian, Jeffrey Solow (cellos)

Friday, June 19
Rossini Quartet No. 3 in B Flat Major for Flute and Strings
Lorna McGhee (flute), Sarah Kapustin (violin), David Harding (viola), Zuill Bailey (cello)

Villa-Lobos Jet Whistle for Flute and Cello
Lorna McGhee (flute) &
Jeffrey Solow (cello)

Taneyev String Quartet No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 11
Agnes Gottschewski (violin), Roland Kato (viola), Armen Ksajikian (cello)

Saturday, June 20
Ginastera Impresiones de la Puna for Flute and String Quartet, Op. 41
Lorna McGhee (flute), Agnes Gottschewski & Sarah Kapustin (violins), David Harding (viola), Zuill Bailey (cello)

Taneyev String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 13
Paul Rosenthal & Agnes Gottschewski (violins), Roland Kato (viola), Armen Ksajikian (cello)

Mendelssohn Viola Quintet in A Major, Op. 18
Agnes Gottschewski & Sarah Kapustin (violins), David Harding & Roland Kato (violas), Jeffrey Solow (cello)

Tuesday, June 23
Mozart Piano Trio in E Major, K. 542
Frederieke Eugenie Saeijs(violin), Mark Kosower (cello), Jee-Won Oh (piano)

Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano
Frederieke Eugenie Saeijs (violin) & Jee-Won Oh (piano)

Beethoven String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3
Paul Rosenthal (violin), Frederieke Eugenie Saeijs (violin), Pamela Goldsmith (viola), Mark Kosower (cello)

Friday, June 26
Haydn String Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 76, No. 6
Paul Rosenthal (violin), Frederieke Eugenie Saeijs (violin), Pamela Goldsmith (viola), Mark Kosower (cello)

Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano
Mark Kosower (cello) & Jee-Won Oh (piano)

Tcherepnin Songs and Dances for Cello and Piano, Op. 84
Mark Kosower (cello) & Jee-Won Oh (piano)

Franck Piano Quintet
Paul Rosenthal (violin), Frederieke Eugenie Saeijs(violin), Pamela Goldsmith (viola), Mark Kosower (cello), Jee-Won Oh (piano)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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