Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2002

Summer Strings Festival coming up

The Kenai Peninsula Summer Strings Festival is accepting registrations for it strings workshop and festival Saturday through Aug. 12. Participants will take part in master classes, individual lessons, ensemble lessons, informal performances in area venues, evening rehearsals, two formal concerts and will attend two concerts in unique locations.

Guest clinicians for the festival are members of the DeVere Quartet from the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. The festival is open to violin, viola, cello and bass instrumentalists, although the concerts are open to the public.

The registration fee is $200 with dormitory housing available for $246 per person. Participants can make their own housing arrangements. For more information or to register, call Laura Norton at 235-6318 or visit

Anchorage symphony to hold auditions

The Anchorage Symphony will hold orchestra auditions on Aug. 14 and 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Atwood Concert Hall. Auditions are by appointment only. All instruments are welcome to audition, however, the symphony has permanent openings for violin 1 and 2, viola, cello and principal harp. For more information, call (907) 274-8668.

Writing classes offered through UAA

The University of Alaska Anchorage is offering three creative writing classes in its fall semester. A one-credit column writing class teaching opinion, art and humor column writing will be held Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Sept. 7-21. A one-credit poetry writing workshop will be held Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. A fiction writing workshop will be held Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. For more information, call 786-4330.

Actors sought for UAA play

The University of Alaska Anchorage's Department of Theatre and Dance will hold public auditions for Marlowe's "Dr. Faustus" at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the UAA mainstage, arts room 200. Scripts are available in the theater and dance office or by calling 786-1797 for more information. The cast will consist of between 12 and 16 players. The director is looking for actors willing to experiment, work with masks and puppets and have fun. Anyone interested in a large speaking role should prepare a monologue from any Shakespeare play for the audition.

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