Michael Marsolek

Program Director

Michael Marsolek is the program director of Montana Public Radio. He also hosts Tuesday Freeforms and Thursday Morning Classics. 

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Michael Marsolek talks with Fern Glass Boyd, cellist and Artistic Director of the String Orchestra of the Rockies, and mezzo-soprano Kimberly James about the November 22, 2015 SOR performance titled "Dido - Queen of Carthage."

Philip Aaberg stopped by Montana Public Radio to talk about his upcoming performances.
Josh Burnham

Grammy & Emmy award winning Montana composer Philip Aaberg stopped by Montana Public Radio studios today to talk about his musical career, his upcoming performances, and of course, to play the piano. Listen in, and mark your calendar for these upcoming shows.

Michael Marsolek talks with Arlynn Fishbaugh, Executive Director of the Montana Arts Council, about the Montana Artrepreneur Program's upcoming Artists' Showcase and SaleFriday, November 13, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, November 14, from noon to 6 p.m., at Helena's Red Lion Colonial Inn.  (406) 444-4700 or online.

Dr. Luis Millán, Director of the Butte Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy University of Montana Music Department

Dr. Luis Millán, director of the Butte Symphony Orchestra joins MTPR's Michael Marsolek to preview the symphony's upcoming season. Their season kicks off Saturday, October 10 with Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto at the Motherlode Theater in Butte.

You might be surprised to see the list of the artists scheduled to appear in Hamilton during the 2015-2016 Bitterroot Performing Arts Series. Monica Grable, executive director of the Bitterroot Performing Arts Council joins Michael Marsolek to talk about the exciting performances coming up.

The Montana Film Festival runs from Oct. 1 - 4 at the Roxy Theater in Missoula.
Courtesy Montana Film Festival

Mike Steinberg, executive director the the Roxy Theater joins Michael Marsolek to preview the upcoming Montana Film Festival in Missoula. The festival, in its first year, runs October 1 - 4 at the Roxy Theater, and it has a Montana focus:

The Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival brings guitar greats to the shores of Flathead Lake every year to network, teach, and play together. MTPR's Michael Marsolek talks guitar with the L.A. Guitar Quartet, Lee Ritenour, and more.

Solomon Hicks is an accomplished young musician, and a student and performer at the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival at Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork.
Micheal Marsolek

Musical prodigy Solomon Hicks describes himself as a blues musician with a jazz mind. He's back in Bigfork for the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival going on this week. He talks with Michael Marsolek about his dual role as Crown guitar fest student and performer.

David Feffer, Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation Chairman and Founding Director joins Michael Marsolek to preview the sixth annual Crown Guitar festival. This year's festival runs from August 30 to September 6 at the Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork, Montana.

Chris Hahn and Karen Beres are the CanAm Piano Duo
Josh Burnham

The CanAm Piano Duo have been presenting innovative programs of duet and two-piano repertoire since 2002. They stopped by MTPR to give us a taste of their varied repertoire and talk about their upcoming performance at the St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival.