At Alaska’s Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival on July 29, Robert Franz will conduct Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 at Pioneer Park Exhibit Hall in Fairbanks, the culminating event of the two-week festival on the University of Fairbanks campus. The festival involves 1,000 participants and 100 guest artists performing and studying music, visual art, literature, theater, culinary arts, dance, and healing arts. In addition to the festival orchestra, featured performers at the festival include pianist Ian Scarfe, accordionist Jamie Maschler, fiddler and violinist Skogen Sällström, and soloists from FSAF’s advanced string performance seminar, led by participants in Franz’s conducting workshop. The new-music ensemble Corvus will perform a July 25 “Sounds of Nature” concert featuring composers from the festival’s “Composing in the Wilderness” class. Robert Franz is the festival’s music director, and Terese Kaptur is executive director.
Posted July 19, 2017