Re-enactment and celebration-of-ANC first classical music concert

The Anchorage Festival of Music will honor the centennial of our city’s first full-length classical concert, which took place on April 11, 1921— just five months after Anchorage was incorporated. Join the AFM as we recreate A Longfellow Evening on its 100th anniversary on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. In this virtual concert, you will see and hear the complete musical program and celebrate the stories of the 31 performers who helped realize this significant achievement in Anchorage arts history.

You might even recognize some of their names! Be sure to check here for updates and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in the coming months for more information about this exciting event.

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Baroque Reflections-Anchorage Festival of Music

Travel through the looking glass of your computer (or smartphone) for a concert of rarely heard baroque music. Discover fun facts and trivia about our featured baroque composers and some of the original performers.

Who was the mysterious Mrs. Philharmonica? Why did American composer John Antes write Benjamin Franklin?

Click here for the full performance of Baroque Reflections. We are making the concert available due to technical difficulties with the livestream.


Kate Egan, soprano | Victoria Fraser, soprano | Laura Koenig, flute Dawn Lindsay, violin | Linda Ottum, cello | John Lutterman, cello Juliana Osinchuk, harpsichord | Kelly Chase, dancer

Download the Baroque Reflections concert program with text and translations here.

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Baroque Cabaret

Anchorage Festival of Music

Founded in 1956, the Anchorage Festival of Music (AFM) is dedicated to providing performance and enrichment opportunities to local musicians and audiences. AFM organizes an annual concert series of classical, baroque, and contemporary music. AFM sponsors an annual Young Alaskan Artist Award competition to recognize young, aspiring Alaskan classical performers pursuing a college degree or program in music. The Anchorage Festival of Music (AFM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Get your tickets at and at 263-ARTS (1-877-ARTS-TIX outside of Anchorage)

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