2017 Event Listing

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Flamenco dance & guitar

Sunday, 7/16

Denali - Princess Wilderness Lodge

Free

Featuring: Lucia Artacho, Manuel Perez

Taste of Festival

Taste of Festival

Sunday, 7/16, 12pm

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!

Celtic Ensemble

Celtic Ensemble

Sunday, 7/16, 8pm

Tonglen Lake Lodge

$15 at door (no comp tickets)

Featuring: Caitlin Warbelow, Kyle Sanna, James Yoshizawa, Isaac Alderson, Jason Oremus

Lunch Bites - Chamber Music

Lunch Bites - Chamber Music

Monday, 7/17, 12:15pm

Raven Landing

Free

Comedy/Improv Performance

Comedy/Improv Performance

Monday, 7/17, 8pm

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

Tuesday, 7/18, 12:15pm

Raven Landing

Free

Featuring: Caitlin Warbelow, Kyle Sanna, James Yoshizawa, Isaac Alderson, Jason Oremus, Zachary Read

Lunch Bites Too - Make Art

Lunch Bites Too - Make Art

Tuesday, 7/18, 12:15pm

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Free

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

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

Tuesday, 7/18, 3pm

One Riverview Plaza (80 B Street)

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

Tuesday, 7/18, 8pm

Pioneer Park Theater

$30

Featuring: Caitlin Warbelow, Kyle Sanna, Keith Paton, James Yoshizawa, Isaac Alderson, Jason Oremus, Zachary Read

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.

Lunch Bites Too - Children's Edition

Lunch Bites Too - Children's Edition

Wednesday, 7/19, 12:15pm

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Free

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

Lunch Bites - Comedy

Lunch Bites - Comedy

Wednesday, 7/19, 12:15pm

Raven Landing

Free

Accordian Performance

Wednesday, 7/19, 7:30pm

Denali - Princess Wilderness Lodge

Free

Featuring: Jamie Maschler

Faculty Chamber Music

Faculty Chamber Music

Wednesday, 7/19, 8pm

Pioneer Park Theater

$30

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.

Jazz Artists

Jazz Artists

Wednesday, 7/19, 8pm

Blue Loon

$30

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

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

Lunch Bites - Strings

Lunch Bites - Strings

Thursday, 7/20, 12:15pm

Raven Landing

Free

Lunch Bites Too - Tai Chi

Lunch Bites Too - Tai Chi

Thursday, 7/20, 12:15pm

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Free

Concerto Concert I

Concerto Concert I

Thursday, 7/20, 7pm

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

Thursday, 7/20, 7pm

Georgeson Botanical Garden

Free

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

Lunch Bites Too - Steel Pans

Lunch Bites Too - Steel Pans

Friday, 7/21, 12:15pm

Golden Heart Plaza

Free

Cabaret

Cabaret

Friday, 7/21, 6pm

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

Friday, 7/21, 8pm

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

Saturday, 7/22, 1pm

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

Saturday, 7/22, 6pm

Dance Theatre Fairbanks

$10

Cabaret

Saturday, 7/22, 6pm

Denali - McKinley Chalet Resort

Free

Featuring: Ron Drotos

Celtic at the Loon

Celtic at the Loon

Saturday, 7/22, 9pm

Blue Loon

$25

Featuring: Caitlin Warbelow, Kyle Sanna, James Yoshizawa, Jason Oremus

Lunch Bites

Monday, 7/24, 12:15pm

Raven Landing

Free

Norwegian Notes

Norwegian Notes

Monday, 7/24, 8pm

Blue Loon

$30

Featuring Skogen Sällström, violin & Hardanger fiddle

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.

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.

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

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.

Bluegrass & Brazilian Fiddle

Friday, 7/28

Denali - Princess Wilderness Lodge

Free

Featuring: Finn Magill

Lunch Bites Too - Accordion

Lunch Bites Too - Accordion

Friday, 7/28, 12:15pm

Golden Heart Plaza

Free

Creative Writing Reading

Creative Writing Reading

Friday, 7/28, 1:30pm

One Riverview Plaza (80 B Street)

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 Concert

Steel Pan 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.

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

Free

Enjoy the jazz talents of Festival registrants and guest artists at this free event. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

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!

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

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.

Classical Strings and Oboe

Sunday, 7/30, 7pm

Denali - McKinley Chalet Resort

Free

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