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Denali Music Festival

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Partners

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Denali Arts and Humanities Alliance: Denali National Park and Preserve, Denali Education Center, Denali Borough School District, Kids in Motion, and Alaska Geographic.



 
Trombone player at 2012 Denali Music Festival
NPS PHOTO / ALEX VANDERSTUYF
 

Denali Music Festival 2013

As outreach of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, collaborating with the Denali Arts and Humanities Alliance, events span several weeks to entertain and educate park visitors and community goers.

 

Monday, July 8 @ 7 pm

Murie Science and Learning Center, Mile 1.5 of the Denali Park Road

Composer Stephen Lias presents "Composing in the Wilderness"

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Tuesday, July 9 @ 7:30 pm

Charles Sheldon Center, Denali Education Center, Mile 231 of the George Parks Highway behind the McKinley Village Lodge

Composer Stephen Lias presents "Capturing the Spirit of the National Parks in Music"

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Monday, July 15 to Wednesday, July 17

Tonglen Lake Lodge, Milepost 230 George Parks Highway (directions)

Internationally-recognized watercolorist Gayle Weisfield explores the Denali region through this visual arts intensive

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Tuesday, July 16

@ noon-1 pm

James A Coghill Community Center, 799 A Street, Nenana, AK

Woodwind quintet

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@ 5-6 pm

McKinley Chalet Resort, Milepost 238.5 George Parks Highway

String trio or quartet

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Saturday, July 20

@ 1-2 pm

Murie Science and Learning Center (Dining Hall), Mile 1.4 of the Denali Park Road

Red Shift, performance workshop with kid-size instruments available for hands-on afterwards

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@ 4-5 pm

Denali Visitor Center, Mile 1.5 of the Denali Park Road

Under direction of Music Director Robert Franz, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival orchestra musicians perform Erik DeLuca’s winter Denali piece, a piece from one of last year's Denali composer students, as well as highlights of favorite operas. (Reception to follow hosted by Aramark. Transportation provided by Aramark. Musicians dinner hosted by Denali Salmon Bake.)

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Sunday, July 21 @ 7:30 pm

Tonglen Lake Lodge, Milepost 230 George Parks Highway (directions)

American Roots concert with Raymond McLain and Mike Stevens ($20 donation suggested. Ticket sales limited. Advance purchase available. A portion of proceeds benefits Kids In Motion and Denali Arts and Humanities Alliance.)

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Monday, July 22

@ 7-8 pm

Artisan’s Café, Tonglen Lake Lodge, Milepost 230 George Parks Highway (directions)

American Roots workshops with Raymond McLain and Mike Stevens in harmonica, banjo, fiddle, guitar ($20 per person)

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@ 9 pm

Artisan’s Café, Tonglen Lake Lodge, Milepost 230 George Parks Highway (directions)

Local musicians invited to jam with Raymond McLain and Mike Stevens

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Tuesday, July 23 @ noon-1 pm

James A Coghill Community Center, 799 A Street, Nenana, AK

Performance workshop, American Roots with Raymond McLain and Mike Stevens

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Thursday, July 25 @ 7:30 pm

Denali Princess Wilderness Resort, Milepost 238.5 George Parks Highway

Jazz cabaret with Greta Matassa, Darren Clendenin, Clipper Anderson and Diamond Fuller

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Friday, July 26 @ 7:30 pm

Tonglen Lake Lodge, Milepost 230 George Parks Highway (directions)

Celtic concert with Caitlin Warbelow, Kyle Sanna, Dan Lowery and a percussionist ($20 donation suggested. Ticket sales limited. Advance purchase available. A portion of proceeds benefits Kids In Motion and Denali Arts and Humanities Alliance)

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Saturday, July 27 @ 7-9 pm

49th State Brewing Company, Milepost 248.4 George Parks Highway, Healy, AK

Steel drum band concert, PANTHEON

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Did You Know?

scenic view from a mountainside, overlooking a wide gravel plain and distant mountains

Small amounts of airborne pollutants from around the world arrive in Denali every year. Remoteness alone cannot protect the park's clean air. As global human population grows, it is likely that increasing global emissions will affect Denali's air quality.