Anchorage Festival of Music

Anchorage Festival of Music

June
A major cultural event in Alaska, the Anchorage Festival of Music was established in 1956 by Mary Hale, an arts patron who lived in the city, and Robert Shaw, the world-famous maestro of choral music. Since its inception, this classical music festival has brought local, national, and international orchestral and choral musicians together to perform in chamber recitals and concerts during the month of June. The festival also has an educational component in its Summer Music Conservatory, cosponsored by the Anchorage Festival of Music and the University of Alaska at Anchorage, a program for musicians ages 11-18 with prior instrumental and/or vocal experience. In addition to featuring such works as those of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), and Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868), the festival presents some contemporary classics—hit songs from popular Broadway shows.
CONTACTS:
Anchorage Festival of Music
550 W. 7th Ave.
P.O. Box 103251
Anchorage, AK 99510
907-276-2465; fax: 907-276-2540
www.anchoragefestivalmusic.com
SOURCES:
MusFestAmer-1990, p. 21
MusFestWrld-1963, p. 285
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Other resident companies include the Anchorage Opera, Anchorage Concert Association, Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, Alaska Junior Theater, Whistling Swan Productions, Alaska Chamber Singers, the Anchorage Concert Chorus, and the Anchorage Festival of Music.
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