Sitka Summer Music Festival Subscriptions
2013-2014 Season Subscription sales begin August 9th.
Experience the highest caliber chamber music at the Alaska Airlines Autumn Classics this September. Cellist Zuill Bailey returns to Anchorage for two weekends of performances, beginning Sept 6. Pianist Lara Downes joins Bailey for the first weekend in a showcase of American composers, including works by Barber and Bernstein. Guitarist David Leisner will also be featured that weekend.
For the second weekend, we welcome the return of a long-time friend, violist Marcus Thompson, along with violinist Chee-Yun and the dazzling young pianist, Natasha Paremski. Piano quartets will be featured all weekend, and you won't want to miss our special celebration of radio station KLEF's 25th birthday on Sept 15 at the Hotel Captain Cook.
Tickets are also now available for our Winter Classics concert series to be held February 14-16 at Grant Hall. We are excited to have Founding Artistic Director Paul Rosenthal back with us for this series, plus pianist Piers Lane and cellist Zuill Bailey. Program highlights include Mendelssohn's Songs without Words for cello and piano, Piano Trios from Mendelssohn and Schubert, and solo works for piano from Chopin, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven.
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The Sitka Summer Music Festival is a classical chamber music series performed by internationally acclaimed musicians. Each program is different and will include works by master composers of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries.
Autumn Classics Concert Programs
Featuring guitarist David Leisner, cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Lara Downes:
Sept 6, 7:30 pm, Grant Hall
Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole for Cello and Guitar, Op. 6
Schubert: Sonata for Cello and Guitar, D. 821 "Arpeggione"
From the Exiles' Café (piano solos):
- Bartok: Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csik District
- Rachmaninov: Fragments (1917)
- Stravinsky: Tango
- Kurt Weill: "Lost in the Stars" (arr. Jed Distler)
- Korngold: Piano Sonata No. 2 in E Major, Op. 2 (first movement)
- Michael Sahl: Tango from the Exiles' Café
Sept 7, 7:30 pm, Grant Hall
Barber: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6
Barber: Excursions for Piano, Op. 20
Britten: Nocturnal after John Dowland for Guitar, Op. 70
Mohammed Fairouz: Piano Miniatures Book I, No. 1-8
Foss: Prelude in D for Solo Piano
Foss: Capriccio for Cello and Piano
Sept 8, 4:00 pm, Grant Hall
Bernstein: Clarinet Sonata (arranged for cello and piano)
Leisner: Twilight Dreams for Cello and Guitar
for solo guitar:
Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller: Ain't Misbehavin'
Antonio Carlos Jobim: A Felicidade
Johann Kasper Mertz: "Kindeermarchen" and "Tarantelle"
Selection of American songs for cello and piano TBA
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (solo piano)
Featuring violinist Chee-Yun, violist Marcus Thompson, cellist Zuill Bailey, and pianist Natasha Paremski:
Sept 13: 7:30 pm, Grant Hall
Bach: Sonata for Viola and Piano in G Major, B.W.V. 1027
Britten: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 65
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108
Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango for Violin and Piano
Sept 14: 7:30 pm, Grant Hall
Chopin: Barcolle in F Sharp Minor, Op. 60
Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2
Brahms: Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60 "Werther"
Sept 15, 4:00, Hotel Captain Cook- copresented with radio station KLEF in celebration of their 25th birthday
Bach: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor for solo violin, B.M.V. 1004
Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B Flat Minor, Op. 36
Dvorak: Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 87
Winter Classics Concert Programs
Featuring violinist Paul Rosenthal, cellist Zuill Bailey, and pianist Piers Lane:
Feb 14, 7:30 pm, Grant Hall
Mendelssohn: Songs without Words for Cello and Piano
Chopin: TBA Solo Piano works
Chopin: Polonaise Brilliante in C Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 3
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Flat Major, D. 898
Feb 15, 7:30 pm, Grant Hall
All Mendelssohn program:
Cello Sonata No. 1 in B Flat Major, Op. 45
Songs without Words for Cello and Piano
Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66
Feb 16, 4:00 pm, Grant Hall
Schubert: Piano Sonatina No. 3 in G Minor, D. 408
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
Schubert: Piano Trio in E Flat Major, D. 929