Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Open Rehearsal & Meet the Artists

  • Yaw Chapel @ Sitka Fine Arts Campus (map)
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Join us for one of our first rehearsals in Sitka! Get a glimpse of what we do, enjoy some refreshments, and meet the Uncommon Music Festival musicians - the musicians-in-residence with the Sitka Arts & Science Festival at the Sitka Fine Arts Campus.

Presented in partnership with the Sitka Fine Arts Camp

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Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

Sound and Music: Listening Workshop and Performance

  • Odess Theater @ Sitka Fine Arts Campus (map)
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Why do we listen to music? How do we listen differently to familiar and unfamiliar music, recordings and live performance, music and the sounds of nature? And what can we learn from these different types of listening? The Uncommon Music Festival presents a workshop on these questions in partnership with the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Author, educator, and longtime Sitka resident Carolyn Servid will be our honored guest and collaborator for this event, which features our 2018 commission "The Edge of a Season," on her poem of the same name.

Presented in partnership with the Sitka Fine Arts Camp

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Aug
1
4:30 PM16:30

Making Musical Decisions: Performance Workshop

  • Yaw Chapel @ Sitka Fine Arts Campus (map)
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We are joined by violist Rebecca Osborn for this fun and intimate workshop about the decisions that go into musical performance, especially when performing music from far away or long ago. This event, offered in partnership with the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, gives you the chance to enjoy both early vocal music and Norwegian folk music, while learning about the music-making process. You might even want to get involved!

Presented in partnership with the Sitka Fine Arts Camp

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Aug
1
8:30 PM20:30

Evening Visions

This event combines sacred music with visionary art selected by Pastor Sandra Rudd of Sitka Lutheran Church. We worked with her to find complementary works of art and music, in order to create a meditative and immersive half-hour evening concert. Visionary images created by Hildegard of Bingen and Minnie Evans will be projected and paired with the sounds of music by Hildegard herself and others.

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Aug
2
9:00 PM21:00

Uncommon Musical Aperitif

  • Del Shirley Room @ Sitka Fine Arts Campus (map)
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Get a taste of our weekend events with music, drinks, and conversation in the Del Shirley Room on the beautiful Sitka Fine Arts Campus. We would love to get to know you better and show you what we’ve been working on.

Presented in partnership with the Sitka Fine Arts Camp

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Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

UMF Artist Showcase

  • St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (map)
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An opportunity to hear the musicians of the Uncommon Music Festival individually. We come to Sitka to work together as an ensemble, but we each have our own voices and our own music to share. Featuring a selection of solo guitar, keyboard, and vocal music through the ages, curated by our own artists.

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Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Sharing Vocal Traditions with Sitka Sacred Harp

The Uncommon Music Festival and the Sitka Sacred Harp Sing come together for a musical exchange at the historical Sitka Pioneer Home. We both sing vocal music in groups, but in different ways and with different traditions. Learn about shape-note singing and early classical music in this informal workshop, and find out what each tradition can learn from the other.

Presented in partnership with Sitka Sacred Harp

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Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Edge of a Season

  • Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House (map)
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The Uncommon Music Festival presents an evening of ensemble music for our flagship concert. The program features a wide variety of composers and styles and offers something for everyone. We are especially excited to premiere our 2018 commission, "The Edge of a Season" (composed by Jonathan Woody on a poem by Carolyn Servid), and the winners of our Composer Competition, "Night Meadow" by Carlos Cordero and "In Those Years No One Slept" by Richard Campbell.

Including music by Mohammed Fairouz, Reena Esmail, Joelle Wallach, T.J. Anderson, and more!

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Aug
5
1:00 PM13:00

Women in the Church

  • St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (map)
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We collaborated with the Reverend Julie Platson to create the second edition of this event celebrating the artistic creation of women in the Church. This welcoming afternoon concert features sacred music by women throughout history alongside readings, poetry, and prayers selected by the Reverend Julie Platson.

Presented in partnership with the St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

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Aug
5
4:00 PM16:00

Nature Music

Our last event is a walk through the woods! The Uncommon Music Festival musicians offer a few parting performances among trees and totems on this guided walk through Sitka National Historical Park. We will say a fond farewell to this year’s festival by walking and talking alongside our wonderful audience members, stopping to sing about nature in the midst of Sitka’s stunning natural beauty.

Presented in partnership with the Greater Sitka Arts Council

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