Zuill Bailey is widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world. David Leisner has been called one of the "finest guitarists of all time". Join this extraordinary duo for a lovely afternoon concert at the Alaska Botanical Garden.
This intimate performance in the Garden will feature Mr. Bailey in three Bach Cello Preludes and Mr. Leisner in suite of his own compositions. The two will perform together on Schubert’s “Arpeggione” Sonata and Falla’s “Suite Popular.”
Now in it’s 42nd year, the Sitka Summer Music Festival is Alaska’s premiere chamber music presenter. The flagship five-week festival is held each June in Sitka. Two concert series are presented in Anchorage each year: six concerts in September and three in February. In addition, Festival musicians travel to at least three other Alaska communities each year. Tours across Alaska are made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Alaska Botanical Garden is celebrating 20 years of horticultural displays, educational and research programs. The Garden is located on Campbell Airstrip Road, one block south of Tudor Road, adjacent to Benny Benson School and Far North Bicentennial Park. Free parking is in the Benny Benson school lot. The performance, which will take place outdoors with limited seating, begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday June 2. Tickets are $25 each, and are available at www.alaskabg.org or by calling 907-770-3692 ext 0. More information, including full program details, can be found at www.sitkamusicfestival.org or www.alaskabg.org
When & Where
Alaska Botanical Garden
The Alaska Botanical Garden is a public garden dedicated enhancing the beauty and value of plant material through education, preservation, recreation, and research
The Garden is located in Anchorage, Alaska, just South of Tudor Road at 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road, adjacent to Far North Bicentennial Park. Bordering the Garden to the East is the north fork of Campbell Creek. Chugach State Park is nearby.
About the Garden
The Garden is comprised of 110 acres of Boreal Forest, with nature trails connecting the Gardens and points of interest.
With over 1,100 species of hardy perennials, and 150 native plant species, the Alaska Botanical Garden is a great place to experience the abundance of the summer sub-arctic growing season and to learn about flora native to Southcentral Alaska.
From May through September you will find flowering plants and shrubs in two perennial gardens, a formal herb garden, an alpine rock garden, and a wildflower walk. A new "East" Garden hosts a Gold Medal Peony collection.