Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

Nancy Tarnai

What goes into becoming a conductor? Mahler wrote verses to his Symphony No. 4, mvmt 4 and they are delightful. What is the context of those verses? Malcom Arnold composed an overture and put "Grand Grand" in the title. What household machines make it on the concert stage for this overture? Answers to all these questions and insights into the chosen music selections on this Afternoon Concert.

Lori Neufeld

The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival attracts many talented guest artists and participants. Pianist Ian Scarfe was joined by chamber musicians from his workshops and lessons to share the joys of classical and chamber music.

Lori Neufeld

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Opera Artistic Director, Jaunelle Celaire invited guest artists and participants from the Opera/Musical Theatre program. Participants performed excerpts from popular operas and talked about the lead up to their performance on Davis Concert Hall Stage Saturday afternoon.

Concert Black

Jul 21, 2015
Lori Neufeld

New music is for anyone and everyone to enjoy and Concert Black demonstrated just this. As part of the Fairbanks Summer Art Festival, composers spent a week in Denali National Park and Concert Black now has 9 new pieces to perform from that week. They also write music for themselves that is full of funky grooves, interesting rhythms and world beats.

Lori Neufeld

Ian Scarfe is excited to reveal the backstory on compositions and composers to make classical music more accessible to audiences and musicians alike. He invited his fellow chamber musicians to perform on this Alaska Live session.