Duo W made classical music video history with "Ghosts and Flowers." The musical duo of Arianna Warsaw-Fan, violin and Meta Weiss, cello, have played together since high school and on through their masters programs at Julliard. They launched a kickstarter campaign and made this video of the Halvorson/Handel Passacaglia in 2011 as part of a commitment to bring classical music to new audiences. We played the audio recording on Morning Classics, October 30. Watch it below:
I tell anyone who asks that I have the best job on the planet. I not only have the privilege of steering Montana Public Radio into its 51st year, I also have the partnership of thousands of deeply engaged listeners - helping, donating, and rooting for our station’s success.
August was a stormy month at Montana Public Radio. On the evening of August 10, when Missoula experienced a remarkable thunderstorm with hurricane level winds, the MTPR team was all hands on deck keeping the station on air. Then 11 days later, a lightning storm crashed both the primary and backup transmitters for Missoula’s 89.1 frequency, and one intrepid engineer had a harrowing night on the mountain.
During our listening tour this winter MTPR senior staff received feedback indicating that our audience did not understand the financial challenges facing the station. This chart and a recent letter from the station's director are an effort to fully explain the scope of our operating budget.