The 2022/2023 artistic season should start at the PAC

The rings atop the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts (ACPA or PAC) will light up downtown Anchorage more frequently in September as many of the PAC’s resident companies kick off their 2022/2023 seasons.

September events include presentations or performances by the Anchorage Concert Association, the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and Whistling Swan Productions.

September events:

• September 16: Neko Case presented by the Anchorage Concert Association

• September 17: Tom Rush presented by Whistling Swan Productions

• September 23: Skerryvore presented by Anchorage Concert Association

• September 24: opening night by the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra

• September 30: Orquesta Akokán presented by Anchorage Concert Association

Performances by Anchorage Opera and Alaskan Youth Orchestras will begin in October. Other Resident Society events and performances will continue through May 2023. For a current schedule of events and event information, visit

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts resident companies include:

• Anchorage Concert Association (ACA)

Anchorage Concert Association is the largest arts and entertainment broadcaster in Alaska. As a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and enhance the community through the performing arts, the Anchorage Concert Association showcases internationally acclaimed performers from across the performing arts spectrum. . In addition to bringing world-class performances to Alaska, the Anchorage Concert Association also brings artists and communities together to cultivate meaningful experiences beyond the stage. Touring and local artists connect with communities through school tours, summer concerts in the park, workshops, house concerts, artist talks, secret shows, and more.

ACA’s vision is for all Alaskans to experience the performing arts inside and outside of theater, creating a more vibrant and enriched community.

Subscriptions for the entire 2022/2023 Anchorage Concert Association season, including Broadway, Music, Family Favorites, Comedy, Dance and more, are on sale now! Simply choose 3 or more shows to subscribe to and save up to 25% with subscriber benefits like free redemptions and discounts throughout the season. Order online to easily choose your seats for each show at


• Alaska Youth Orchestras (AYO)

Alaska Youth Orchestras offers various programs and partnerships that work together to create a community where musical education and performance are valued and shared. The Anchorage Youth Symphony, Symphony School Ensembles and After School Music programs work together to teach, inspire and enrich young people from kindergarten through middle school through music.

AYO’s 2022-2023 season includes four concerts. AYO kicks off the season by hosting a free concert with special guests Puget Sound Piano Trio on October 21. The musicians of Anchorage Youth Symphony and Symphony School Ensemble then take to the stage for AYO’s Fall Celebration Concert on November 29, performing several familiar classical works. March 5 brings AYO’s Winter Celebration Concert which features the concerto contest winner performing with the Anchorage Youth Symphony Orchestra. Next, AYO will wrap up its season on the weekend of May 19-20 with the AYO Classics and Cocktails fundraising event and Spring Celebration Concert featuring young musicians from all of AYO’s programs.

Come support the hardworking and talented young musicians of all ages in South-Central Alaska! Visit the AYO website,, to learn more about AYO. Concert tickets are available at


• Alaska Junior Theater (AJT)

For more than 40 years, Alaska Junior Theater has been the only private, nonprofit organization bringing the highest quality professional theater from around the world to Alaskan youth and families, regardless of socioeconomic status. . Each year, more than 40,000 students attend a variety of live performances, which share the common educational goal of “bringing learning to life”. For many students, Alaska Junior Theater school presentations are their only exposure to the performing arts, and AJT offers more than 1,400 full scholarships to low-income students who would not otherwise have access to the arts. other means. AJT reaches more than 45,000 students and their family members.

The 2022-2023 edition “Let’s do it live!” The season kicks off in November with a heartwarming school performance of Have You Filled a Bucket Today? The Virginia Rep musical on tour. Then in December, AJT’s favorite master storyteller, David Gonzalez, returns with a new show: Cuantos: Tales from the Latinx World. In February, AJT will finally be able to present Pushcart Players in The Velveteen Rabbit with school performances and AJT’s first public performance of the year. March will bring us Collision of Rhythm on the Atwood stage, enjoy a live performance with an online auction and a spectacular live show. AJT will end the season on a high in April with The Ugly Duckling performed by the incredibly enchanting Lightwire Theatre.

The public shows of The Velveteen Rabbit, Collision of Rhythm and The Ugly Duckling will go on sale later in the fall.


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• Anchorage Opera (AO)

Officially formed in 1962, Anchorage Opera is the largest performing arts producer in Alaska and one of America’s leading regional opera companies. AO was selected by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of the six most promising opera companies in the United States. As a company proud of its rich culture and local talent, AO has adopted the aptly-named motto “Made in Alaska”.

Anchorage Opera is a center for artistic creation, innovation and education through the presentation of opera and related events encouraging public collaboration and community engagement for the people of the State of Alaska.


• Anchorage Symphony Orchestra (ASO)

Since 1946, the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra has grown from a small community orchestra to an exuberant and dedicated core of musicians, influencing the musical and artistic standards of symphonic music performance and education throughout the community. and the state.

The mission of the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra is to inspire, engage and educate the community through the live performance of great music.


• Anchorage Concert Choir (ACC)

The existence of the ACC in the Alaskan community is long and successful. Founded in 1947 by Lorene Harrison, the Chorus is a mainstay of Anchorage’s arts community.

ACC Mission: To serve Anchorage and surrounding communities by fostering excellence in choral music through world-class vocal performances, community events and music education.


• Alaska Dance Theater (ADT)

ADT is a non-profit dance school dedicated to providing the highest caliber of arts education since 1980.

ADT’s Mission: To provide the highest caliber of arts education for the arts of dance and theater for all ages in the State of Alaska.


• Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy (ACBA)

The Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy is one of Anchorage’s premier dance studios.

The ACBA was established in the fall of 1997 to preserve the art of classical dance while providing professional instruction to future professionals and recreational dancers in the community of Anchorage, Alaska and beyond.


• Whistling Swan Productions (WSP)

Whistling Swan Productions has been promoting concerts in south-central Alaska since the mid-1990s.

Founder Mike McCormick, a lifelong educator and concert organizer, helps UAA students organize folk and pop music performances as a member of the student activities staff. He and his wife, Katy, promoted their first concert in Alaska in Juneau in 1987 when they hosted a Bill Staines concert in support of the Alaska Folk Festival. Establishing WSP in 1994, the couple have presented nearly 300 different artists and produced more than 400 shows for audiences in Anchorage and other Alaskan communities featuring a range of emerging artists, local performers and music veterans.


To learn more about APAC and its resident companies, visit

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