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Madison String Quartet Performs Sunday in Seldovia

| August 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Tania Spurkland

MadisonStringPhotoThe Madison String Quartet will play in Seldovia on Sunday, August 4th as part of the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra Summer Music Festival. There will be a pre-concert reception beginning at 7:30 pm on the Seldovia Village Tribe deck. Champagne and hors d’oeurves will be served. The concert will begin at 8:30 pm at the SVT Conference Center.  The Madison String Quartet concert is made possible with funding by Rasmuson Foundation through the Harper Arts Touring Fund, and is administered, under contract, by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

Madison String Quartet

The Madison String Quartet, praised for its energetic performances and inventive programming, is bringing a new side of classical music to the New York metropolitan area and Seldovia, AK. Drawing on the international experience of its members, the Quarter “has carved a niche out for themselves by exploring Hispanic literature from both sides of the Atlantic” (Paul Somers, Classical New Jersey). The Quartet is involved in blurring the line between performer and audience, creating a comfortable performance atmosphere for masterworks from past and present. The Madison String Quartet is essential listening.

The Quartet’s 2004 recording, Life is a Dream, was received with rave reviews, and displays the eclectic programming that has become its hallmark. It included the world premiere of pieces by award-winning composers Miguel del Aguila and Dave Rimelis, as well as quartets by Silvestre Revurltas and Peter Schickele. In addition to championing Latin works, the Quartet has also collaborated with many composers in its home state of New Jersey, including Dale Trumbore, Paul Moravec, and Charles Griffin. New York-based poet Kate Light has worked with the MSQ to present her collection “Einstein’s Mozart”, a performance including poems from her book intertwining the two mens’ lives and work.

Since 2008, the MSQ has been quartet-in-residence at the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra Summer Music Festival in Alaska. In 2012, the Quartet was presented at the Museum of the City of New York by Musica de Cámara, highlighting the quartet by 19th-century Venezuelan composer Teresa Carreño. Highlights of recent seasons include a performance at Carnegie Hall of Imitación Serial para Cuerdas by composer Modesta Bor, as well as engagements with several chamber series, including the Friends of Westchester, Mozart and Friends in Princeton, and the Rhinebeck Chamber Series. In Rhinebeck, the Quartet gave “a mesmerizing performance of Schubert’s ‘Death of the Maiden’ a quartet the house listened to like a story heretofore untold” (Kitty Montgomery, Kingston Daily Freeman).

Rick Brooks Plays for Seldovia

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Rebecca Lambourn

Come Run with Us!

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Tania Spurkland

Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival

| June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

2013 Lineup and Schedule Released

by The Seldovia Arts Council

The Seldovia Arts Council presents the 2013 Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival list of performers and schedule.  The annual event will take place in Seldovia, June 20-23.  The festival includes a ferry jam, open mic, workshops, a song circle, gospel jam, and 14 performing acts.

SAC ScheduleforSolstice2013

This year’s headliners are Broadway performing artist, Theresa Thomason, and Alaskan band, Super Saturated Sugar Strings.  Others included in the festival lineup are Si Kahn & Suzanne Little, John Cook, Alex Mabey and many more outstanding performers from around Alaska.

SAC SolsticeLogoThe festival starts off with a “Ferry Jam” on Thursday, June 20th.  Performers and festival attendees can travel on the Seldovia Bay Ferry’s Kachemak Voyager from the Homer Spit to Seldovia, while enjoying a live musical jam session.  Ferry departs from Homer at 11:00 a.m.

A no-host dinner will take place for performers and visitors at 5:00 p.m. at the Linwood Bar and Grill.  An Open Mic starts at 7:30 p.m. and is sure to include many surprising performances by local Seldovians, plus visitors to the community.  After the open mic, local band Billygoat will play live back down at the Linwood Bar.

On Friday, there will be a Musicians United to Save Bristol Bay workshop at 1:00 p.m. at Susan B. English School.  It will focus on music and social action to make the world a better place, and to inspire others – led by Si Kahn and Suzanne Little.  At 2:00 p.m., there will be a videoconference workshop at the Seldovia Public Continue Reading

Reminder – SAC Member’s Reception

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

by SAC

PLEASE RSVP as soon as possible – as Suzie is planning food for the event!  It is the courteous thing to do!

Summer Solstice Music Festival Line Up

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Tania Spurkland

Please be sure to click on the poster below to view full size!
SAC Solstice Concert Flier