Our Mission Statement

The Performing Arts Society is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing classical music and jazz concerts to the central Kenai Peninsula. Four or five times each year, we present world-class music and musicians at affordable ticket prices. Because we are equally dedicated to enriching the musical lives of the younger generation, we regularly sponsor musicians for free in-school concerts.

riverrunMainSince its 1999 beginnings, the PAS has produced a great variety of concerts. A majority of our guest artists and ensembles have been professional Alaskan musicians, some of whom tour the world. Most years, we present at least one nationally or internationally known artist or ensemble such as Turtle Island Quartet, Alexander Quartet, Riverrun Quintet, Zum, Chic Gamine, and Axiom Brass.

The PAS Board consists of eight to ten volunteers drawn from local musicians, theater and arts aficionados, educators, and members of the business community. We support our efforts completely through donations, occasional grants, admission receipts, and program ad sales.

Our work would not be possible without our supportive friends and community.