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Sitka Music Festival - Winter Classics

Sitka Music Festival - Winter Classics
Sitka Music Festival — Winter Classics


Presented by Sitka Music Festival
February 7th through February 9th

Join us for the culminating celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday during our Alaska Airlines Winter Classics February 7-9 in Anchorage! We are thrilled to present the Ariel Quartet as they perform eight of Beethoven’s acclaimed string quartets at the UAA Recital Hall.

Formed in Israel as teenagers at the Jerusalem Academy Middle School of Music and Dance and celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2020-21, the Ariel Quartet was named recipient of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. The ensemble currently serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.

Along with the Beethoven String Quartets, the Ariel Quartet will perform works by Mozart, Bartok, Tan Dun, and Shostakovich.

The full weekend schedule is as follows:

Thursday, February 6 at 12:00 PM — Anchorage Museum (non-ticketed)
  • Beethoven — String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4
  • Beethoven — String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Friday, February 7 at 7:30 PM — UAA Recital Hall
  • Mozart — Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546
  • Bartok — String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 7
  • Beethoven — String Quartet No. 13 in B Flat Major, Op. 130
  • Beethoven — String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 133 “Grosse Fuge”
“Informance” (non-ticketed)
Saturday, February 8 at 10:00 AM — UAA Recital Hall
  • Beethoven — String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132
Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 PM — UAA Recital Hall
  • Beethoven — String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
  • Tan Dun — Eight Colors for String Quartet (1986)
  • Beethoven — String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
Sunday, February 9 at 4:00 PM — UAA Recital Hall
  • Beethoven — String Quartet No. 6 in B Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6
  • Shostakovich — String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110
  • Beethoven — String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135
Event Details
Runs approximately 2 hours including intermission.
Pre-Performance Talk with Artist: Join a free discussion with the artist held 30 minutes before this performance. All ticket holders are welcome.
Post-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. The venue box office opens 1 hour before the show for last minute ticket sales and will call.
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University of Alaska Anchorage, Fine Arts Building
3640 Alumni Dr, Anchorage, AK
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