Sitka Music Festival 2024 Opening

Featuring the Arianna String Quartet.

Date & Time

May 28, 2024

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Venue(s)

Mean Queen
205 Harbor Drive
Sitka, AK 99835

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Join us for the opening of the 53rd Summer Music Festival at the Mean Queen!

  • Doors open at 5 p.m. and the music starts at 6 p.m.
  • Arrive at 5, order your favorite Mean Queen  food and/or beverage, and watch the concert.

This concert will feature the Arianna String Quartet with musical selections to be announced. 

“The Arianna String Quartet has established itself as one of America’s finest chamber ensembles. Their performances have been praised for “tonal warmth, fastidious balance and expressive vitality” (Chicago Tribune) and “emotional commitment and fluent virtuosity,” (Pretoria News, South Africa).  Formed in 1992, the ASQ garnered national attention by winning the Grand Prize in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, First Prize in both the Coleman and Carmel Chamber Music Competitions, and were Laureates in the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition.

The members of the Arianna String Quartet serve on the faculty at the University of Missouri St. Louis as professors of violin, viola, and cello.  On the UMSL campus, the Quartet… enriches the academic experience of students outside of the Music Department by visiting classes in physics, business, history, philosophy, art, and language to actively demonstrate the interdisciplinary connections between music and these seemingly disparate disciplines. 

The Arianna String Quartet also hosts their own summer chamber music festival in St. Louis each June featuring young quartets and students from the US and abroad. More information about the Arianna Chamber Music Festival can be found at”

This concert generously sponsored by Mean Queen. Tickets at