Throughout next month, should you happen upon the Southeast Alaska community of Sitka, what you find might surprise you: Sounds of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, performed by well-known artists in the classical musical world.
In Part 3 of our series — Zuill! – we take you to the Sitka Summer Music Festival to see a concert featuring renowned cellist Zuill Bailey, accompanied by pianist Nava Perlman.
Bailey, who is artistic director of the Sitka festival, is working to make classical music more accessible.
That’s why he granted KTVA rare access to rehearsals, including backstage, as musicians worked out their last-minute changes. He hopes this glimpse behind the scenes will enhance appreciation of the music and the performers.
Follow the musicians from the beginning of the rehearsal process to the final bows on stage; a chance to experience a work in progress.
The Sitka Summer Music Festival begins Saturday, May 31 and runs through June 29, with concerts featuring some of classical music’s finest artists scheduled every week.