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Front Row Center

Sunday 11:40 AM -11:45 AM

Montana Public Radio's on-air arts and culture magazine, bringing you news of upcoming performing arts and music around western Montana.

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"Front Row Center," Sunday, September 1st, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Traolach O'Riordain, Director of the Irish Studies Program at The University of Montana, about the Fall 2013 Irish Music Concert Series hosted by the Friends of Irish Studies of the West.

Michael Marsolek talks with Daryl Struermer, guitarist and songwriter, who has worked with the likes of Phil Collins and Genisis, about the Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop and Festival, which runs from August 25 – September 1, 2013.

Michael Marsolek talks with John Zoltek, Music Director of Glacier Symphony and Chorale, about the sixth annual Festival Amadeus, August 4-10 in Whitefish, MT. Eight guest soloists will perform chamber and orchestral music over seven nights with the Festival Amadeus Orchestra, kicking off with the free Open Air Concert in Whitefish's Depot Park, Sunday, August 4th, 7:30-9:30pm.

http://www.gscmusic.org/festival-amadeus

Ten Years of Baroque in Paradise

Jul 20, 2013
Montana Baroque Music Festival, Sanders County Arts Council

Michael Marsolek talks with Adam LaMotte, Artistic Director of the 10th Annual Montana Baroque Music Festival, Tuesday, July 23rd - Thursday, July 25th, 7pm on the lawns of Quinn's Hot Springs Resort in Paradise, MT. http://www.montanabaroquefestival.org

Mainstreet Uptown Butte

"Front Row Center," July 7th: Beth Anne Austein talks with George Everett, Executive Director of Mainstreet Uptown Butte, about the Third Annual Montana Folk Festival, July 12-14 in Uptown Butte.

The free three-day festival features many styles of traditional music.  From blues, bluegrass, Cajun and Irish music to Ethio-jazz and funk, Vietnamese dan bao, South Indian classical dance and Latin dance music, the sound of the festival is enormously diverse.

Montana Repertory Theater

"Front Row Center," June 30th: Michael Marsolek talks with Greg Johnson, Artistic Director of the Montana Repertory Theater, about The Missoula Colony 18, taking place July 13 - 20, on the Montana Theater stage at the P.A.R.T.V.

Building at U.M. This annual playwrights' workshop includes public readings of new plays written by new and established writers.

Bringing the World a Little Closer... through Music

Jun 6, 2013

Michael talks with Melissa Blunt, Executive Director of the International Choral Festival, about the 2013 Choral Festival, July 17-20, in Missoula.

Festival volunteers and host families for members of the chorales are still needed.

The International Choral Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting artistic excellence, global understanding, friendship, and goodwill through choral music.

http://www.choralfestival.org

St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival

May 31, 2013

William Marcus talks with Diana Neely and Muriel Ramerman about the St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival, which runs June 30th - August 25th at St. Timothy's Chapel in Southern Cross, east of Georgetown Lake.

http://www.sttimothysmusic.org

2013 Season

Bel Canto
Members of the Muir Quartet & Guests
Brig Urias, classical guitar
The Ringling 5
Jim Rotondi, trumpet, and David Morgenroth, piano.

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