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Dates: June 5 thru 26, 2009

Sitka, Alaska MAP ~ ~ ~ plus several concerts in Anchorage, Alaska (visit their site for details)

see schedule below

sitka summer music festival logoCost:
see site for various combinations and options

For more info:
Sitka Music Festival - E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it - Phone: 907-277-4852 ~ ~ May -July 907-747-6774

Snail Mail: P.O. Box 201988, Anchorage, Alaska 99520


Friday, June 5

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

Spohr Duo for Two Violins in D Major, Op. 67, No. 2

Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49

Tuesday, June 9

Beethoven String Trio in D Major, Op. 9, No. 2

Brahms Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60 “Werther”

Friday, June 12

Mendelssohn Variations concertantes for Cello and Piano, Op. 17

Arensky Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 32

Britten Lachrymae

Mozart Viola Quintet in E Flat Major, K. 614

Tuesday, June 16

Devienne Duo in C Minor for Flute and Viola, Op. 5, No. 3

Mozart Flute Quartet in F major, K.V. 370

Brahms Sextet for Strings in B Flat Major, Op. 18

Friday, June 19

Rossini Quartet No. 3 in B Flat Major for Flute and Strings

Villa-Lobos Jet Whistle for Flute and Cello

Taneyev String Quartet No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 11

Saturday, June 20

Ginastera Impresiones de la Puna for Flute and String Quartet, Op. 41

Taneyev String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 13

Mendelssohn Viola Quintet in A Major, Op. 18

Tuesday, June 23

Mozart Piano Trio in E Major, K. 542

Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano

Beethoven String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3

Friday, June 26

Haydn String Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 76, No. 6

Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano

Tcherepnin Songs and Dances for Cello and Piano, Op. 84

Franck Piano Quintet

Paula note from Paul Rosenthal, Artistic Director

The Sitka Summer Music Festival has been for me that rarest of rarities -- the dream that has come true and remained true.

The magic of the Ocean and the Mountains has remained as inspiring and refreshing as the first time I felt it back in the sixties. The town of Sitka has kept its charm and energy and its people have welcomed the visiting musicians hospitably and eagerly every year. Visitors from all over who have been captivated by the beauty of the music and the town return again and again.

The musicians, though most of us are no longer the kids we were in the early days of the festival, still arrive full of enthusiasm for the place, for the concerts, for the magnificent auditorium with its unique view, and for each other. Year after year these wonderful artists return without fee to enjoy this magic and the dream that somehow has kept its luster through the years.

Perhaps it is because in Sitka we don't play for money or glory that the music itself and the concerts mean so much to us. Whatever the reason -- and I believe it is better not to look too closely into such mysteries -- a very large percentage of the musicians at the Sitka Festival have that extra something that makes all of us, performers and audience members alike, feel the special joy that is the gift of great music, lovingly played and heard.


Note: All evening concerts will be held at Harrigan Centennial Hall unless otherwise noted.

Tickets on sale in Sitka, at Old Harbor Books, beginning May 15th

Full Series (All eight evening concerts)

Half Series (Any four evening concerts)

Individual Evening Concerts

Cost: see site for various combinations and options or call 907-277-4852 ~ ~ May -July call 907-747-6774

Phone orders may be charged to VISA or MC. Please note, we are selling tickets in Sitka only at Old Harbor Books and at the door.
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