Sitka Summer Music Festival: Autumn Classics 2013

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World Class Chamber Music

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.

Sitka Summer Music Festival: Autumn Classics is presented by Sitka Summer Music Festival.

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Runs approximately 120 minutes including intermission.

BABIES - All ages must have a ticket to enter.
CHILDREN - Recommended for ages 6 and older.

DAY OF SHOW: CenterTix sales end at 3:00 pm (Sunday sales end Saturday at 3:00 pm). Will call and any available tickets will be at the door one (1) hour prior to curtain.


Grant Hall - APUGrant Hall - APU

4101 University Drive, Anchorage

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Hotel Captain CookHotel Captain Cook

Discovery Ballroom
939 W 5th Avenue, Anchorage
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Wheelchair Accesible Seating
Some seats have been designated for use by persons with a mobility disability. See map for location.


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"

KLEF 25th Anniversary Celebration

Sept 15, 4:00, Hotel Captain Cook- copresented with radio station KLEF in celebration of their 25th birthday

Admission includes hors d'oeuvres and no host bar.

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

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