Anchorage Chamber Music Festival - 11th Season

Anchorage Chamber Music Festival
90 min
  • Jul 5, 2023 - Jul 15, 2023

    Private Residence, UAA Recital Hall, Anchorage Museum Atrium

Event Info

Wednesday July 5, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Music of the North: 11th Season Opening!
Anchorage Museum

Join us for the first concert of this summer’s Festival! ACMF’s distinguished guest artists come together in a celebration of music by composers from the northern climates. Bask in the resonance of Pärt’s meditative Fratres, and admire the majesty of Grieg’s string quartet. Along the way, discover Sibelius’ lesser-known Malinconia, a deeply emotional work for cello and piano.

Friday, July 7, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Romantic String Quartets
House Concert

See the musicians up close as they perform romantic-era quartets in an intimate house concert setting. House concerts are an opportunity to experience chamber music as it was originally intended: in the living room! Featuring music by Schubert, Brahms, and Schumann.

Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Music of War
UAA Recital Hall

A program of turbulent music, written in some of the darkest times of the 20th century. Artistic Director Christine Harada Li tackles Prokofiev’s brooding first Violin Sonata, in collaboration with returning guest artist David Fung on piano. Shostakovich’s foreboding Piano Trio No. 2 takes listeners on a journey unlike any other in chamber music, eliciting the trio’s most chilling and eerie soundscapes. In Britten’s Canticle III, Artistic Director Nathaniel Pierce offers a poetic reflection on the darkness and disillusions of the time.

Monday, July 10, 2023 at 8:00 pm
Piano Trio Elegies
House Concert

Indulge in mournful and plaintive melodies of the romantic era, from Massenet’s operatic lines to Joseph Suk’s intimate soundscapes. Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky’s soaring themes complete the program, leaving listeners to contemplate their shared and singular musical connections.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 8:00 pm
Beethoven String Quartets
House Concert

Beethoven pushed the art of the string quartet to the limit in his time. Join us for two pillars of the quartet literature, culminating in Beethoven’s marathon Grosse Fuge. Universally condemned upon its premiere, the work’s titanic struggle has secured its place as one of the greatest (and most difficult) masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire.

Friday, July 14, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Road to America
UAA Recital Hall

A program celebrating the mutual influence of the American and European continents. Czech composer Antonín Dvořák composed his “American” quartet during his time in the United States, while Austrian-born Erich Wolfgang Korngold became one of the most influential composers in Hollywood history. A world premiere by American composer Lowell Liebermann completes the program.

July 15, 2023 at 8:00 pm
Sounds of Spain: 11th Season Finale! (FUNDRAISER)
House Concert

All our artists come together to perform a program of distinctly Iberian flavor. Don’t miss the final concert of ACMF’s 2023 Summer Season! Featuring music by Gaspar Cassado, Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla, and Joaquin Turina.

House concerts

House concerts are kindly hosted by members of the Anchorage community in their own homes. The address of the House Concert will not be revealed until a week prior to the concert date.

Please visit for more information and programs for each concert.



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Venue Details

Private Residence

Anchorage, AK 99516

The address of the House Concert will not be revealed until a week prior to the concert date.


UAA Recital Hall

Fine Arts Building
University of Alaska Anchorage
3700 Alumn Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508



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