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Helena Symphony
3:30 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Helena Symphony Season Continues With 'The Sacred & The Seductive'

The Helena Symphony continues its season with "The Sacred & Seductive", Saturday, October 18.

The Helena Symphony continues its 60th season with a concert titled "The Sacred & The Seductive". The concert takes place  Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Helena Civic Center.

Allan R. Scott, music director of Helena Symphony, and Kile Smith, the Symphony's Composer in Residence  spoke with MTPR Program Director Michael Marsolek about the upcoming show and the theme of "The Sacred & The Seductive."

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Montana Symphony Orchestras
8:01 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Missoula Symphony Orchestra Broadcast: Sunday, October 19, 7:00 p.m.

Join host Marguerite Munsche Sunday evening, October 19, 2014, for a broadcast of the opening concert of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra's 60th season, Darko Butorac, music director and conductor.

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A Folk Show Special
1:52 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

The Music-Based Memories of Vietnam Veterans, With Hugo Keesing And Doug Bradley

Hugo Keesing's 13-disc aural history of the Vietnam War, from the perspective of Americans in the armed forces.

As part of Missoula's 2014 Big Read project, two music scholars, Doug Bradley and Hugo Keesing, share their insights with "Folk Show" host John Myers on what American popular and folk music of the 1960s and 1970s can tell us about the Vietnam War.

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Glacier Symphony
9:48 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Porter Performs Paganini

Simone Porter

John Zolteck, Music Director and Conductor for the Glacier Symphony and Chorale, talks with Michael Marsolek about this weekend's concert.

"Electrifying 17-year-old Simone Porter wowed our audience last summer during Festival Amadeus.  Our performance of Paganini's virtuoso concerto promises to be absolutely Spellbinding!"

Saturday, October 11, 2014
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Flathead High School Performance Hall

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Monday Music Special
5:00 am
Sat October 4, 2014

October 6: You Must Remember This

Sheet music cover featuring Nat King Cole Trio

This month on You Must Remember This, 7:30-8:30pm: host Allen Secher is not sitting on his laurels; he's going places. "Let's Get Away From It All," "Kalamazoo," "San Francisco," "Chicago," and "New York, New York" are just the start of this road trip.

You Must Remember This is hosted by Allen Secher and airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special, 7:30 - 8:30pm.

(Broadcast: "Monday Music Special," 10/6/14)

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MSO's 60th Season
4:20 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Missoula Symphony's "Music, Love, and Other Drugs"

Tim Fain

 

The Missoula Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage for the first concert of its 60th Season with a concert titled, "Music, Love, and Other Drugs."

Featuring Tim Fain, Violin Soloist

October 4 - 7:30 p.m.
October 5 - 3:00 p.m.
Dennison Theatre

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Montana Symphony Orchestras
6:02 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Helena Symphony's 60th Season Opens With Sibelius's Fifth Symphony

Stephen Cepeda, Helena Symphony concertmaster and violin soloist in Brahms's Violin Concerto, Saturday, September 20th, 2014, 7:00pm.

Michael Marsolek talks with Helena Symphony Music Director, Allan R. Scott, about the Symphony's 60th anniversary season, which opens Saturday, September 20th, 2014, 7:00 p.m., at the Helena Civic Center.

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Unsung Heroes of Modern Music
10:48 am
Mon September 8, 2014

George Duke, Monday 9/8 at 7:30pm

George Duke

Airs Monday, September 8 at 7:30pm

He was often known as a funk artist but he was really much more. 

An original member of the Mothers of Invention, George Duke contributed to music from rock to classical during a career lasting over 40 years. 

He worked with Stanley Clarke, Jean-Luc Ponty, Al Jarreau, Anita Baker, Dianne Reeves and numerous others.  He’s also featured on “Montana,” helping Frank Zappa’s apocryphal dental floss enterprise.

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Crown Guitar Festival
5:03 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Students Live And Breathe Guitar At The Crown Guitar Festival

Josh Achiron, one of the Crown Guitar Festival scholarship students, on stage opening for Lee Ritenour and Friends.
Credit Christopher Allen

When you talk with the artists, guitar instructors, and organizers of the Crown Guitar Festival in  Bigfork, Mont., there’s one subject that comes up again and again: the maturity and skill of the young scholarship students who travel from across the country to learn from the greats.

For five years, the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation has held a week-long guitar workshop and concert-series at Flathead Lake Lodge.

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Crown Guitar Festival & Workshop
2:30 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Listen To Lee Ritenour's Crown Guitar Festival Concert On MTPR

Lee Ritenour and Friends under the big white tent at the Crown Guitiar Festival and Workshop
Christopher Allen

Lee Ritenour and Friends played at the Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork on Wednesday. Two opening acts, 16 year-old Josh Achrion, and the John Beasley Circle, warmed up the nearly sold-out crowd under the big white tent. Guitarists John Oates and Mike Stern joined Ritenour on stage during the encore.

We'll be replaying the Lee Ritenour and Friends show tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tune in on the air or online, and be sure to check out our photos from the show.

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