2017 Event Listing

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Lunch Bites

Tuesday, 7/25, 12:15pm

Raven Landing

Free

Lunch Bites Too - Roots

Lunch Bites Too - Roots

Tuesday, 7/25, 12:15pm

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Free

American Roots

American Roots

Tuesday, 7/25, 8pm

Pioneer Park Theater

$30

Enjoy outstanding guitar, harmonica, ukulele, and more for folk and bluegrass with a rockin' beat for a truly rich musical experience.

Sponsored by Ft Knox/Kinross; Shannon & Wilson

Sounds of Nature: Alaskan Premieres

Sounds of Nature: Alaskan Premieres

Tuesday, 7/25, 8:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks Church

$25

Featuring: Composing in the Wilderness, Katie Cox, Andie Springer, Charly Akert, Joe Bergen, Mara Mayer

Come join us for the premiere performances of nine exciting new pieces written as part of FSAF’s “Composing in the Wilderness” class! Composers from all over the country have come to experience the Alaskan backcountry, and turn that inspiration into brand new pieces of chamber music. These will be performed by Corvus, the FSAF 2017 New Music Ensemble (Andie Springer, Katie Cox, Charly Akert, Joe Bergen, and Mara Mayer), within just days of being completed. It is definitely a concert you won’t want to miss!

Lunch Bites

Wednesday, 7/26, 12:15pm

Raven Landing

Free

Lunch Bites Too - Chamber Music

Lunch Bites Too - Chamber Music

Wednesday, 7/26, 12:15pm

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Free

String registrants, faculty, and pianist Ian Scarfe team up side-by-side for a varied program of chamber music.

KUAC - Alaska Live with Jamie Maschler

Wednesday, 7/26, 2pm

KUAC Alaska Live

Free

Featuring: Jamie Maschler

Tune in on KUAC FM 89.9!

KUAC - Alaska Live with Lucia Artacho & Manuel Perez

Wednesday, 7/26, 2:30pm

KUAC Alaska Live

Free

Featuring: Lucia Artacho, Manuel Perez

Vocal Jazz Performance

Vocal Jazz Performance

Wednesday, 7/26, 8pm

Blue Loon

$15

Come enjoy an evening at the Blue Loon, listening to Festival Registrants perform with a Jazz Combo!

Faculty and Student Chamber Music

Faculty and Student Chamber Music

Wednesday, 7/26, 8:30pm

Raven Landing

$25

The String Faculty and Pianist Ian Scarfe return for another program of ensemble works, this time featuring side-by-side performances with students and their mentors.

Lunch Bites

Thursday, 7/27, 12:15pm

Raven Landing

Free

Lunch Bites Too - Jazz

Lunch Bites Too - Jazz

Thursday, 7/27, 12:15pm

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Free

Robert Franz co-hosts the Afternoon Concert on KUAC

Thursday, 7/27, 1pm

KUAC Radio Station

Free

Featuring: Robert Franz

Tune in on KUAC FM 89.9!

Strings at Denali State Bank

Thursday, 7/27, 3:30pm

Denali Bank Lobby

Free

Featuring: Maureen Heflinger

Golden Heart Branch 1989 Airport Way Fairbanks, AK 99701

Music in the Garden

Music in the Garden

Thursday, 7/27, 7pm

Georgeson Botanical Garden

Free

Revel in the lively spirit of Brazilian music with Jamie Maschler, Brazilian accordion; and Finn Magill, Brazilian fiddle.

Orchestra Pops Concert

Orchestra Pops Concert

Thursday, 7/27, 8pm

Westmark Gold Room

$30

Enjoy an evening of music with the Festival Pops Orchestra. The 2017 theme is Epic Tales in Music.

Lunch Bites Too - Accordion

Lunch Bites Too - Accordion

Friday, 7/28, 12:15pm

Golden Heart Plaza

Free

Gospel Music at the Denali Center

Friday, 7/28, 1pm

Denali Center

Free

Featuring: Bobby Lewis, Eustace Johnson

Norwegian Music at KUAC - Alaska Live

Friday, 7/28, 1pm

KUAC Alaska Live

Free

Featuring: Skogen Sällström, Knut Erik Jensen, Mari Eikeland, Ann-Marita Garsed

Tune in on KUAC FM 89.9!

Creative Writing Reading

Creative Writing Reading

Friday, 7/28, 1:30pm

Fairbanks Arts Association’s Bear Gallery

Free

Cabaret

Cabaret

Friday, 7/28, 6pm

Blue Loon

$10

Featuring: Cabaret - Sing Your Song! (morning), Cabaret - Sing Your Song! (evening)

Come see your friends and family members sing on stage! Participants will perform the piece they have been perfecting over the past week. Accompanied by guest artist Ron Drotos. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Steel Pan and Marimba Concert

Steel Pan and Marimba Concert

Friday, 7/28, 7pm

Raven Landing

$15

Featuring: Festival Steel Pan Ensemble (Advanced), Steel Pan Ensemble (Beginning/Advanced Beginner), Gary Gibson, Jim Levine

More than just a concert, it is an experience. Hear some of your favorite tunes brought to life through the Festival Steel Pans. Each year they play different selections from artists as diverse as Journey to Phil Collins.

Bluegrass & Brazilian Fiddle

Friday, 7/28, 7:30pm

Denali - Princess Wilderness Lodge

Free

Featuring: Finn Magill

Opera/Musical Theatre

Opera/Musical Theatre

Friday, 7/28, 8pm

Pioneer Park Theater

$25

Featuring: Opera and Musical Theatre, Opera Chorus, Advanced Opera and Musical Theatre Intensive

Join us for a show full of our favorite Opera and Musical Theatre selections.

Jazz Big Band/Afro-Cuban Band

Jazz Big Band/Afro-Cuban Band

Friday, 7/28, 9pm

Silver Gulch

$25

Festival's Big Band invites you to step into the era of jazz and swing! Enjoy our 15-person plus band, and let them take you away to another time. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Dance Performance

Dance Performance

Saturday, 7/29, 3pm

Pioneer Park Theater

$15

Do you think you can dance? Well, your friends and family do at least. Come out to see them perform the various pieces they have put together during Festival. Everything from ballet to modern will be performed.

Orchestra Concert

Orchestra Concert

Saturday, 7/29, 8pm

Pioneer Park Exhibit Hall

$30

Come enjoy Festivals orchestra, conducted by Robert Franz from the Houston Symphony and Boise Philharmonic. To include Mahlers 4th Symphony.

Afro-Cuban Band and Vocal Jazz

Afro-Cuban Band and Vocal Jazz

Saturday, 7/29, 10pm

The Pump House

Free

Enjoy the jazz talents of Festival registrants and guest artists at this free event. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Pike's Landing if raining.

Brunch Fundraiser

Brunch Fundraiser

Sunday, 7/30, 11am

Lavelle's Bistro

$100

Come enjoy a fantastic culinary event hosted at Lavelle's Bistro to support the FSAF program!

Sponsored by Goldstream Engineering

World Music/Dance

World Music/Dance

Sunday, 7/30, 3pm

Pioneer Park Theater

$20

Experience other cultures' music and dance! Different styles from around the world will come to life right here in Fairbanks. Participants from Festival classes will perform what they have learned in the prior weeks.

Gospel Choir

Gospel Choir

Sunday, 7/30, 7pm

Pioneer Park Exhibit Hall

Free

Rejoice in song! Hear our 100 plus person Gospel Choir in an evening of soul and love. Directed by Bobby Lewis and accompanied by Eustace Johnson.

Sponsored by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

Classical Strings and Oboe

Sunday, 7/30, 7pm

Denali - McKinley Chalet Resort

Free

Featuring: Kathryn Hoffer, Sharman Piper, Ryan Fitzpatrick

Sponsored by Holland America Line Inc.

Thank you to our sponsors!