Sitka Summer Music Festival - Autumn Classics 2018

Sitka Summer Music Festival - Autumn Classics 2018

Sitka Summer Music Festival — Autumn Classics

September 7th through September 16th, 2018

Experience world class chamber music September 7th through 16th with Grammy award®-winning cellist Zuill Bailey and friends. Six unique concerts feature world-class chamber musicians in classic masterworks and modern compositions/arrangements. Purchase tickets to individual concerts or join us for the whole six-concert series! Subscriptions including the Winter Classics series (Feb 8-10) are also on sale.

Cello-bration! Sept 7-9

Concerts on the first weekend (September 7th to 9th) will celebrate the fifth annual Sitka International Cello Seminar. Featured performers include Zuill Bailey, Dr. Melissa Kraut, Cicely Parnas, Jared Blajian, and Anchorage pianist Timothy Smith. Full program listings below.

Clarinet, Jazz Stylings, and Don Quixote for Sextet Sept 14-16

Chamber ensembles will be featured during the second weekend (September 14th to 16th), including violinist Helen Kim, clarinetist Ted Gurch, violist Scott Rawls, pianist Matt Herskowitz, and cellist Zuill Bailey. Full program listings below.

  • Friday, September 7
  • Couperin — Treizieme Concert – Duo for Two Cellos
  • Jocelyn Hagen —Etudes for Cecily
  • Bruch —Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 (for four cellos)
  • Beethoven — Cello Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2
  • Bach —Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major arr. for cello quartet
  • Saturday, September 8
  • Ravel — Pavane for a Dead Princess
  • Kummer — Cello Duo in C Major, Op. 2, No. 1
  • Faure — Pavane in F Sharp Minor, Op. 50
  • Gabrielli — Canon in D Major for Cello Duo
  • Schumann —Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129
  • Laird —Vintage
  • Sunday, September 9
  • Bach — Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV1007 arr. for three cellos
  • Popper — Requiem for Three Cellos and Piano, Op. 66
  • Barriere — Sonata for Two Cellos in G Major
  • Tchaikovsky — Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Piano, Op. 33
  • Bach — Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV1002 arr.for Cello Quartet
  • Friday, September 14
  • Beethoven — Clarinet Trio in B Flat Major, Op. 11
  • Stravinsky —Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet (1919)
  • Billie Holiday — God Bless the Child for Bass Clarinet, arr. Arthur Herzog (1961)
  • Piazzolla — Tango Etude No. 3 for solo violin
  • Herskowitz — Stylings for solo jazz piano - pieces will be announced from stage, and may include selections from Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Frederic Chopin, Scott Joplin, Fats Waller, and George Gershwin.
  • Saturday, September 15
  • Sierra —Cinco Bocetos for Clarinet Solo
  • Brahms — Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114
  • Mozart — Divertimento in E Flat Major for String Trio, K. 563
  • Sunday, September 16
  • Strauss — Don Quixote, arr. for violin, viola, cello, clarinet, horn, and piano by Laszlo Varga
  • Dohnanyi — Sextet in C Major for violin, viola, cello, clarinet, horn and piano Op. 37

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

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Runs approximately 2 hours including intermission.

BABIES — Prohibited. Must be age 6 or older to enter.
CHILDREN - Recommended for ages 6 and older.

Concert TalksPre-Performance Talk with Artist: Join a free discussion with the artist held 45 minutes before this performance. All ticket holders are welcome.

Post-Show ReceptionPost-Show Reception: Join the artists at a free reception beginning immediately after the show. All ticket holders welcome.

DAY OF SHOW: CenterTix sales end at 3:00 PM (Sunday concert sales end on Saturday). The venue box office opens 1 hour before the show for last minute ticket sales and will call.

Cicely Parnas
Cicely Parnas
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Dr. Melissa Kraut
Dr. Melissa Kraut
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Helen Kim
Helen Kim
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Matt Herskowitz
Matt Herskowitz
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Ted Gurch
Ted Gurch
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Zuill Bailey
Zuill Bailey
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Sitka Summer Music Festival
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