Every summer, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival shares some of its talented performers with audiences in the Denali Borough.
This year, performers include three marimba bands from all over the state; accordion players who will change your expectations of traditional accordion performance; American Roots musicians; Ron Drotos, who is a master performer on piano; and the new music ensemble Corvus playing pieces newly-created by Composers in the Wilderness/Denali 2019. All these performances are free, except for Marimba Madness North. Those tickets are $10 at the door at Tonglen Lake Lodge.
Here is the updated schedule:
Sunday, July 14
Accordion with Jamie Maschler and Gabe Rodrigues, 7 p.m.
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge/Great Room Building A/B.
Saturday, July 20
Marimba Fest - 3 marimba groups from around Alaska, all in one concert, 3 p.m.,Tonglen Lake Lodge.Tickets $10.
Bass, ukulele, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin musicians make American Roots music at 7 p.m.,McKinley Chalet Resort Lobby.
Sunday, July 21
Corvus, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival resident new music ensemble; 3 p.m.; Tonglen Lake Lodge.
American Roots, 7 p.m., Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge/Great Room Building A/B.
Monday, July 22
Denali Music Festival at Denali National Park.
Noon: presentation by Denali National Park sound expert Davyd Betchkal at the Murie Science and Learning Center Dining Room. He will share ways to detect bird species by only listening to their songs.
3 p.m.: Sound Expert Davyd Betchkal and soundscape table - a pop-up program at Denali Visitor Center.
7 p.m.: Composers In The Wilderness concert by the new music ensemble Corvus, Denali Visitors Center.
8 p.m.: Alaska Geographic 60th anniversary post-concert birthday cake and lemonade celebration.
Saturday, July 27
Ron Drotos at the piano, 7:30 p.m., Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge/Fanny Q Saloon.
In the interest of full disclosure, readers should know that Kris Capps spearheads this outreach in the Denali area.
Reach columnist/community editor Kris Capps at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call her at the office 459-7546. Follow her on Twitter @FDNMKris.