2017 Event Listing

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Motown Cabaret Fundraiser

2/24/2017 8:00pm

Pioneer Park Exhibit Hall

$40

Bobby and Eustace (from the original Motown Cabaret in NYC) will lead the Alaskan Supremes in an evening of song from Motown, complete with back up line dancers. Bring your dancing shoes and/or dress in the period fashion of MOTOWN.

A Celebration of African American History Through Story and Song!

A Celebration of African American History Through Story and Song!

2/26/2017 5:00pm

Sacred Heart Cathedral

Free

Come hear the FSAF Winter Gospel Choir with Director Bobby Lewis and Pianist Eustace Johnson!

Taste of Festival

Taste of Festival

7/16/2017 12:00pm

Alaska Salmon Bake

Free

Celebrate the kick-off of Festival! Come mingle with the artists and enjoy live music. Also, attendees will be able to find out more information about Festival and sign up for classes!

Flamenco dance & guitar

7/16/2017 5:00pm

Denali - Princess Wilderness Lodge

Free

Featuring: Lucia Artacho, Manuel Perez

Celtic Ensemble

Celtic Ensemble

7/16/2017 8:00pm

Tonglen Lake Lodge

$15 at door (no comp tickets)

Featuring: Caitlin Warbelow, Kyle Sanna, James Yoshizawa, Isaac Alderson, Andrew Vickers

Sponsored by Walsh, Kelliher & Sharp; Usibelli Coal Mine; Usibelli Foundation

Corvus on the Go at Salcha Fairgrounds

7/17/2017 10:00am

Salcha Fairgrounds

Free

Featuring: Katie Cox, Andie Springer, Charly Akert, Joe Bergen, Mara Mayer

Corvus performs at the Salcha Fairgrounds!

Sponsored by Goodcents/GVEA Foundation; Harper Touring Fund; Alyeska Pipeline Service Company; Walker Arts Fund

Lunch Bites - Chamber Music

Lunch Bites - Chamber Music

7/17/2017 12:15pm

Raven Landing

Free

Featuring: Paul Sharpe, Jennifer Drake, Maureen Heflinger, Lisa Ibias, Bryan Hall, Brian Hodges, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Kathryn Eberle

Guest Artists will perform works by Brahms, Dvorak, Bunch, and Dohnanyi.

Comedy/Improv Performance

Comedy/Improv Performance

7/17/2017 8:00pm

Blue Loon

$25

Featuring: Dave Bogan, Philip Geurin

Join ComedySportz Seattle comedians Dave Bogan and Philip Geurin for an evening of hilarity fueled by audience suggestions.

Lunch Bites - Celtic

Lunch Bites - Celtic

7/18/2017 12:15pm

Raven Landing

Free

Featuring: Caitlin Warbelow, Kyle Sanna, James Yoshizawa, Isaac Alderson, Zachary Read, Andrew Vickers

Lunch Bites Too - Make Art

Lunch Bites Too - Make Art

7/18/2017 12:15pm

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Free

Featuring: Rachel Clark, Sandra Westcott, Tom Nixon, Susan Joy Share

"Summer Afternoon": A Reading by FSAF Creative Writing Faculty

"Summer Afternoon": A Reading by FSAF Creative Writing Faculty

7/18/2017 3:00pm

Fairbanks Arts Association’s Bear Gallery

Free

Featuring: Jeanne E. Clark, Sarah Pape, Brenda Miller, Erin Coughlin Hollowell

Henry James wrote: "Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." Come and listen to the creative writing faculty read poems and stories that will make your summer afternoon more beautiful and memorable. Guest artists will read selections of their published and new poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Books will be available for sale and signing following the reading.

Across the Ocean - A Celtic Concert

Across the Ocean - A Celtic Concert

7/18/2017 8:00pm

Pioneer Park Theater

$30

Featuring: Caitlin Warbelow, Kyle Sanna, Keith Paton, James Yoshizawa, Isaac Alderson, Zachary Read, Andrew Vickers

Tonight's program will feature selections from the traditional repertoires of Ireland, Scotland, and America, performed by Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival's Celtic music artists along with special guests.

Sponsored by Walsh, Kelliher & Sharp

Lunch Bites Too - Children's Edition

Lunch Bites Too - Children's Edition

7/19/2017 12:15pm

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Free

Featuring: Paul Sharpe, Sharman Piper, Jennifer Drake, Katie Cox, Maureen Heflinger, Lisa Ibias, Zach Compston, Mari Eikeland, Richard Tremarello, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Mara Mayer, Ann-Marita Garsed, Kathryn Eberle

Bring the kids to explore their musical curiosity at this "petting zoo" of kid-sized instruments!

Lunch Bites - Comedy

Lunch Bites - Comedy

7/19/2017 12:15pm

Raven Landing

Free

KUAC - Alaska Live with CORVUS

7/19/2017 1:00pm

KUAC Alaska Live

Free

Featuring: Katie Cox, Andie Springer, Charly Akert, Joe Bergen, Mara Mayer

Accordion Performance

7/19/2017 7:30pm

Denali - Princess Wilderness Lodge

Free

Featuring: Jamie Maschler

Faculty Chamber Music

Faculty Chamber Music

7/19/2017 8:00pm

Pioneer Park Theater

$30

Featuring: Paul Sharpe, Jennifer Drake, Katie Cox, Andie Springer, Maureen Heflinger, Lisa Ibias, Charly Akert, Ian Scarfe, Brian Hodges, Rose Crelli, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Joe Bergen, Mara Mayer, Kathryn Eberle

Pianist Ian Scarfe is joined by orchestral guest artists for a program of classical and contemporary masterpieces for small ensembles featuring strings, winds, and piano. Program to feature New Music Ensemble "Corvus", as well as works by Mozart and Debussy.

Sponsored by Harper Touring Fund; Ginger A. Carroll

Jazz Artists

Jazz Artists

7/19/2017 8:00pm

Blue Loon

$30

Featuring: Greta Matassa, Keith Karns, Darin Clendenin, Zach Compston, Clipper Anderson

A truly unique evening with our multi-talented guest artists. Grab a drink or appetizer from the Blue Loon menu and enjoy the show!

Celtic on the Go

7/20/2017 11:30am

Walsh, Kelliher, & Sharp

Free

Featuring: Caitlin Warbelow, Kyle Sanna, James Yoshizawa, Isaac Alderson, Andrew Vickers

Located in AlaskaUSA building.

Sponsored by Walsh, Kelliher & Sharp

Lunch Bites - Strings

Lunch Bites - Strings

7/20/2017 12:15pm

Raven Landing

Free

Featuring: Ian Scarfe, Brian Hodges, Kathryn Eberle

Featuring Beethoven's Piano Trio in Bb Major and Violin Sonata in G Major.

Lunch Bites Too - Tai Chi

Lunch Bites Too - Tai Chi

7/20/2017 12:15pm

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Free

Featuring: Mark Johnson

Concerto Concert I

Concerto Concert I

7/20/2017 7:00pm

Pioneer Park Theater

$20

Join the Festival Chamber Orchestra, Robert Franz, director, for a dazzling evening of concertos performed by soloists from FSAF's Advanced String Performance Seminar. The Festival Chamber Orchestra will be lead by registrants from Robert Franz's Art of Conducting workshop.

Music in the Garden

Music in the Garden

7/20/2017 7:00pm

Georgeson Botanical Garden

Free

Featuring: Kyle Sanna, James Yoshizawa, Isaac Alderson, Andrew Vickers

Revel in the lively spirit of traditional Irish music with flute, guitar, dance, and percussion.

Piano Bar at the Palace with Ron Drotos & Sarah Mitchell

Piano Bar at the Palace with Ron Drotos & Sarah Mitchell

7/20/2017 10:00pm

Palace Theatre, Pioneer Park

$15 at door (no comp tickets)

Featuring: Ron Drotos

Ron Drotos joins Sarah Mitchell for fun-filled Piano Bar! Come enjoy some jazz, cabaret, and showtunes with Sarah, Ron, and special guests. Tickets are $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door https://www.eventbrite.com/e/piano-bar-at-the-palace-tickets-35950452772

Lunch Bites Too - Steel Pans

Lunch Bites Too - Steel Pans

7/21/2017 12:15pm

Golden Heart Plaza

Free

Cabaret

Cabaret

7/21/2017 6:00pm

Blue Loon

$10

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.

Beatles Revue

Beatles Revue

7/21/2017 8:00pm

Silver Gulch

$30

Enjoy Yellow Submarine, Hey Jude, Penny Lane, Love Me Do, and more of your Beatles favorites! Lead by Bobby Lewis and Eustace Johnson. Dancing and singing along strongly encouraged. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Concerto Concert II

Concerto Concert II

7/22/2017 1:00pm

Pioneer Park Theater

$20

Join the Festival Chamber Orchestra, Robert Franz, director, for a dazzling evening of concertos performed by soloists from FSAF's Advanced String Performance Seminar. The Festival Chamber Orchestra will be lead by registrants from Robert Franz's Art of Conducting workshop.

Improv Comedy Showcase

Improv Comedy Showcase

7/22/2017 6:00pm

Dance Theatre Fairbanks

$10

Relax with Piano

7/22/2017 6:00pm

Denali - McKinley Chalet Resort

Free

Featuring: Ron Drotos

Roots On the Go

7/23/2017 7:00pm

Tonglen Lake Lodge

$15 at door (no comp tickets)

Featuring: Ryan Bowers, Joe Craven, Tom Adams

Sponsored by Usibelli Coal Mine; Usibelli Foundation

Cabaret at Denali Bluffs Hotel

7/23/2017 7:00pm

Denali Bluffs Hotel

Free

Featuring: Ron Drotos

Lunch Bites

7/24/2017 12:15pm

Raven Landing

Free

Corvus on the Go - Instrument Petting Zoo

7/24/2017 5:00pm

Denali Park Visitor's Center

Free

Featuring: Katie Cox, Andie Springer, Charly Akert, Joe Bergen, Mara Mayer

Kids get a hands-on musical experience with Corvus!

Sounds of Nature in Denali Park

7/24/2017 7:00pm

Denali Park Visitor's Center

Free

Featuring: Katie Cox, Andie Springer, Charly Akert, Joe Bergen, Mara Mayer

Norwegian Notes

Norwegian Notes

7/24/2017 8:00pm

Pioneer Park Theater

$30

Featuring Skogen Sällström, violin & Hardanger fiddle

Lunch Bites

7/25/2017 12:15pm

Raven Landing

Free

Lunch Bites Too - Roots

Lunch Bites Too - Roots

7/25/2017 12:15pm

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Free

American Roots

American Roots

7/25/2017 8:00pm

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

7/25/2017 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

7/26/2017 12:15pm

Raven Landing

Free

Lunch Bites Too - Chamber Music

Lunch Bites Too - Chamber Music

7/26/2017 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

7/26/2017 2:00pm

KUAC Alaska Live

Free

Featuring: Jamie Maschler

Tune in on KUAC FM 89.9!

KUAC - Alaska Live with Lucia Artacho & Manuel Perez

7/26/2017 2:30pm

KUAC Alaska Live

Free

Featuring: Lucia Artacho, Manuel Perez

Vocal Jazz Performance

Vocal Jazz Performance

7/26/2017 8:00pm

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

7/26/2017 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

7/27/2017 12:15pm

Raven Landing

Free

Lunch Bites Too - Jazz

Lunch Bites Too - Jazz

7/27/2017 12:15pm

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Free

Robert Franz co-hosts the Afternoon Concert on KUAC

7/27/2017 1:00pm

KUAC Radio Station

Free

Featuring: Robert Franz

Tune in on KUAC FM 89.9!

Strings at Denali State Bank

7/27/2017 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

7/27/2017 7:00pm

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

7/27/2017 8:00pm

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

7/28/2017 12:15pm

Golden Heart Plaza

Free

Gospel Music at the Denali Center

7/28/2017 1:00pm

Denali Center

Free

Featuring: Bobby Lewis, Eustace Johnson

Norwegian Music at KUAC - Alaska Live

7/28/2017 1:00pm

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

7/28/2017 1:30pm

Fairbanks Arts Association’s Bear Gallery

Free

Solo String Recital

7/28/2017 1:30pm

Pioneer Home

Free

Featuring: FSAF String Intensive, Advanced String Performance Seminar, Advanced String Performance Seminar (no housing), FSAF String Intensive (no housing)

Solo Recital for APS and SI students.

Cabaret

Cabaret

7/28/2017 6:00pm

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

7/28/2017 7:00pm

Raven Landing

$15

Bluegrass & Brazilian Fiddle

7/28/2017 7:30pm

Denali - Princess Wilderness Lodge

Free

Featuring: Finn Magill

Opera/Musical Theatre

Opera/Musical Theatre

7/28/2017 8:00pm

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

7/28/2017 9:00pm

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

7/29/2017 3:00pm

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

7/29/2017 8:00pm

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

7/29/2017 10:00pm

Pike's Landing

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

7/30/2017 11:00am

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

7/30/2017 3:00pm

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

7/30/2017 7:00pm

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

7/30/2017 7:00pm

Denali - McKinley Chalet Resort

Free

Featuring: Kathryn Hoffer, Sharman Piper, Ryan Fitzpatrick

Sponsored by Holland America Line Inc.

Thank you to our sponsors!