ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Airlines Winter Classics chamber music concert series will take place next weekend. Sitka Music director and cellist Zuill Bailey will be joined by violinist Philippe Quint and pianists Navah Perlman and Eduard Zilberkant.
Perlman previously performed with Bailey and violinist Giora Schmidt when the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra presented Beethoven's Triple Concerto in 2009. Zilberkant is with the music department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
All concerts will take place in Alaska Pacific University's Grant Hall and tickets are available at centertix.net. Programs are as follows:
7:30 p.m. Friday
Schubert, Fantasy for Four Hand Piano in F Minor
Prokofiev, Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major
Brahms, Rhapsody for Solo Piano in B Minor
Shostakovich, Piano Trio in E Minor
7:30 p.m. Saturday
Bach, Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor
Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, "Thun"
Franck, Cello Sonata in A Major
4 p.m. Sunday, February 17
Mozart, Violin Sonata in G Major
Schumann, "Fantasy Pieces" for Cello and Piano
Schumann, Adagio and Allegro for Cello and Piano
Brahms, Piano Trio in C Major
'Cannonball' Adderley memories
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Signing at gun shop
Warren Troy of Willow, author of the outdoor adventures "Trails" and "Jester," will release his new novel at a signing party from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Great Northern Guns, 4433 Wright Street off Tudor Road.
Titled "The Last Homestead: Further Adventures of Denny Caraway, Alaska Homesteader," the latest book follows the solitary Alaskan's struggle to balance conflicting needs for isolation and companionship.
Women at sea
An art show celebrating women mariners is part of the Anchorage Aweigh Boat Show that wraps up today in the Dena'ina Center.
Artists include Charlen Jeffery from Wasilla, Brenda Schwartz-Yeager from Wrangell, Anna Young from Cordova/Seward and Breann Sledge from Seward.
The "Celebrating Women Mariners" exhibit also includes a daily video presentation of Anna Young's award-winning film "Alaskan Women Mariners," which received top honors at the Moondance Festival in New York City in 2012. Showtimes are at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Smiths give recital
Pianists Timothy and Rumi Smith will team up for a piano duo recital featuring music by Haydn, Debussy, Lisct and Gershwin at 4 p.m. today in the UAA Arts Building Recital Hall.
Tickets have been available at centertix.net and should be available at the door right up to the downbeat. Tim says: "We're going to get 'creative' and showcase some orchestral (concerto) barnburners in their two-piano version." He also promises some special short encores that will be kept secret until requested.
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