Ryan Bowers, bass and vocals; Rachel Baiman, fiddle, claw-hammer banjo and vocals; George Jackson, fiddle and 5-string banjo; Emily Moran (aka Aurora Birch) guitar and vocals; Ann-Marita Gersad, guitar and vocals
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.
Live performance and conversation with pianist Ian Scarfe and FSAF Chamber Musicians
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.
Excerpts from famous operas and musical theater performed live in the KUAC studios
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 discusses and performs accessible new music
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.
Performance and discussion about chamber music with Ian Scarfe and friends
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.