MTPR Music

An Original Opera
2:09 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

The Legend of Orpheus

UM Opera Theater & UM Symphony present The Legend of Orpheus. This romantic valentine of immortal love is a Baroque pastiche: some of the most beautiful vocal music of Monteverdi, Purcell, Gluck and Handel has been arranged and given an English text, to tell the love story of Orpheus and Eurydice.

Produced by Missoula Community Theater. Performances at MCT:

  • Feb 14, 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb 15 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb 16 at 2 p.m.

Tickets at MCT box office: 728-PLAY

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1st Tuesday of the month, 1st hour of "Folk Show."
8:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Stan Howe program, Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014: The first Tuesday of each month, from 2:06-3:05pm, the first hour of "The Folk Show" is Stan Howe's monthly program, featuring everything from up-and-coming Montana fiddlers to scratchy old 45rpm records, new releases to the occasional wax cylinder.

For February, Stan unbuckles a saddlebag full of Valentine's Day songs by Flatt & Scruggs, Carl Smith, Ray Price, Jim & Jessie, Trio, Stephanie Davis...and a staple of Stan's show for about the last fifteen Februaries: advice by Yorgi Yorgeson.

Songs for Valentine's Day
6:30 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Monday Music Special, February 3rd: "You Must Remember This"

Monday, February 3rd, 2014, 7:30-8:30pm: In honor of Valentine's Day, host Allen Secher plays a selection of standards about majestic places, big red hearts, romance, giddyness, fantasy, and powerful memories.

"You Must Remember This" airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special.

Beethoven, Liszt and Szymanowski
8:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Joel Fan and The Helena Symphony

Michael Marsolek talks with pianist Joel Fan about Fan's performance with the Helena Symphony on Saturday, January 25th, 2014, 7:30pm, in the Helena Civic Center. The piano soloist will perform in two of the evening's three works:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4.

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1

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MTPR Music
9:54 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

The trumpet of Donald Byrd, part 1

Tune in for a special program dedicated to the memory of the late Donald Byrd. Byrd's classic trumpet graced albums by many of the modern greats of the 1950's '60's, from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver, George Wallington, Jackie McLean, two-trum pet albums with both Art Farmer and Lee Morgan, as well as being one of the few trumpet players that John Coltrane chose to record with in his own sessions as a leader.

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MTPR Music
6:10 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Paying tribute to artists we lost last year

Looking back on 2013, some great jazz music came out, but we also lost some amazing performers. Tune in tonight to hear a collage of music from some of those we lost, including Donald Byrd, Frank Wess, Mulgrew Miller, Marian McPartland, Jim Hall and Yusef Lateef. In the coming weeks, we'll take a closer look at several of these artists we've missed along the way, with full specials dedicated to Donald Byrd, Frank Wess and Yusef Lateef.

1st Tuesday of the month, 1st hour of "Folk Show."
11:31 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Stan Howe program, Tuesday, January 7th, 2:06pm

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014: The first Tuesday of each month, the first hour of "The Folk Show" features Stan Howe's program, from 2:06-3:05pm. For January, Stan presents his favorites of 2013: Texas-style fiddlers from Montana, Idaho (and even Texas); classic and modern cowboy and Western Swing songs; a star-studded Nashville picking band; and Vince Gill's take on the Bakersfield sound.

Songs of Cockeyed Optimism
8:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Monday Music Special, January 6th: "You Must Remember This"

Monday, January 6th, 7:30-8:30pm:

In honor of the new year, host Allen Secher dons the rose-colored glasses for an hour of optimistic songs, including "The Best is Yet To Come," "Feeling Groovy," "Young At Heart," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'."

"You Must Remember This" airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special.

MTPR Music
5:55 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

The Beautiful Influence of European Jazz

We'll hear tonight from some of the great artists with roots in Europe, with countries including Poland, The Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Azerbaijan and more. Amina Figarova, Tord Gustavsen, Bobo Stenson, Tomasz Stanko and the mutlicultural trio Minsrah will all be represented.  The beautiful music and blend of European classical music and jazz wields an influence on both artists and on labels such as ECM, and even Sony. What I Like About Jazz focuses on the European connection tonight at 8:30, the first show of 2014.

MTPR Music
10:15 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

A Tribute to Jim Hall

Jim Hall
Credit concordmusicgroup.com

I was deeply saddened to hear today of the passing of one of the great guitar players of modern jazz, Jim Hall, who passed away in his sleep last night at 83. What I Like About Jazz will pay special Tribute to Jim on Wednesday night, featuring cuts asa  leader and sideman with people like longtime friend Art Farmer, and modern legends like John Lewis, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Giuffre, Ron Carter, Tom Harrell and more.

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