Music

Music from MTPR studios and across western Montana, with info from program producers and hosts.

Maurice White, Musician & Bandleader On 'Unsung Heroes'

May 20, 2016
Maurice White performing with Earth, Wind, and Fire at the Ahoy Rotterdam; 1982
Chris Hakkens (CC-BY-SA-2)

Maurice White was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader. Working with artists like Barbara Streisand, Ramsey Lewis and numerous others he won seven Grammys and was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Yet most people just know of him as a member of Earth, Wind and Fire. Join Tom Engelmann as he profiles Maurice White on another edition of “Unsung Heroes: Influential But Overlooked Masters of Modern Music.” Tune in on your radio or online Monday, May 23 at 8:00 p.m.

Fields of blooming flower children and arrowleaf balsamroot herald the arrival of The Psychedelic Circus, as we celebrate spring. Join Dr. Sandoz and Joan Richarde for an audio explosion of sound & color tonight on MTPR. Tune in tonight from 10:00 p.m. to midnight, on your radio or online at mtpr.org. Be there or "be square" but be sure to tune in, either way!

The African Children's Choir at MTPR studios.
Josh Burnham

18 singers from the African Children's Choir performed at MTPR studios recently. The choir has been touring across western Montana, sharing their love of music and African culture through song and dance. Listen & watch here.

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A Brazilian batuque, a French rendition of America's Jazz Age, and music inspired by the watercolors of a deceased Russian architect. That's the program for the fourth broadcast concert from the Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale's 61st season, hosted by Marguerite Munsche at 8:00 Sunday evening, May 8, 2016. Darko Butorac is the orchestra's conductor and music director.  The performance was recorded by Rick Kuschel on April 24, 2016, in the Dennison Theater at the University of Montana-Missoula, and featured guest piano soloist, Katherine Chi.

Russ Nasset live from MTPR studios April 19, 2016.
Josh Burnham

If you went to college in Missoula any time in the last 25 years, you probably closed down the Union Club dancing to Russ Nasset and the Revelators at least once. Russ joined us for a fantastic live session Tuesday on "Get To That." Here's a taste:

HIP Music Played On Baroque Instruments
flickr user Gigi Tagliapietra

Michael Marsolek talks with Kerry Krebill, Artistic Director of Musikanten Montana, about the group's Montana shows featuring "historically informed performances" (HIP) of Bach's Mass in B minor.

Missoula Piano Trio Live At MTPR

Mar 24, 2016

The Missoula Piano Trio, finalists in the MTNA National Young Artist String Chamber Music Competition, performed live from MTPR studios Friday, March 25.  The trio is made up of Sara Harmsworth on violin, David Harmsworth on cello, and Adam Sears on piano. You can listen to the entire studio session now, or watch the video of their performance of Shostackovich's Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 8.

This week, The University of Montana hosts the annual Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival. During What I Like About Jazz," Wednesday night, we'll take a look at Buddy's career, as well as some of the guest artists and clinicians.

Join host Marguerite Munsche on Sunday evening, March 13, 2016, for our third broadcast from the Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale's 61st season. Darko Butorac is the orchestra's music director; Dean Peterson directs the Symphony Chorale.

Allan R. Scott of Helena Symphony will be the guest host for Morning Classics on Thursday, March 10. He's planned a fantastic program, with selections from Bach, Britten, and Barber, and a couple of choral works thrown in for good measure.

Tune in Thursday, March 10, from 9:00 - 11 a.m. on your radio or online to enjoy the show.

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