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5:00 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Montana Composers and Performers Gather at the Big Sky Alive Festival

6/22/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with composer Craig Thomas Naylor, director of the inaugural Big Sky Alive Festival.

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8:00 am
Sat May 17, 2014

Missoula's Dana Gallery Hosts Art Exhibit, "Icons of the West"

Parvin's "Milliseconds Count," from the new exhibit at The Dana Gallery in Missoula, "Icons of the West."
Credit The Dana Gallery

5/18/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with Dudely Dana, co-owner of The Dana Gallery in Missoula, about the gallery's third annual national juried art exhibition, titled "Icons of the West."

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Sun., May 4th, 7:30pm, U.M.
4:23 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

String Orchestra of the Rockies with Adele Anthony

5/4/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with Fern Glass Boyd, Artistic Director of the String Orchestra of the Rockies, about tonight's S.O.R. concert featuring violin soloist, Adele Anthony. It'll take place Sunday, May 4th, 2014, at 7:30pm in the Music Recital Hall in the School of Music at the University of Montana-Missoula. On the program:

Peter Sculthorpe’s Little Suite for Strings W. 169;

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4:44 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

War, Peace and Fate: Helena Symphony & Chorale, Sat., May 3, 7:30pm

4/27/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with Allan R. Scott, Music Director and conductor of the Helena Symphony, about the final concert in the symphony's 59th season. Two works are on the program for Saturday, May 3rd, 7:30pm, at the Helena Civic Center. First, the orchestra, chorale, and vocal soloists Diana McVey and Evan Thomas Jones will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams's cantata, "Dona Nobis Pacem" (1936).

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8:18 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Trumpeter Chris Botti Leads Nine-Piece Ensemble in Great Falls, Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Trumpeter Chris Botti

4/20/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" John Floridis talks with Grammy award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti.  The Great Falls Symphony Association presents Chris Botti, backed by Botti's nine-piece jazz ensemble, on Friday, May 2nd, 2014, 7:30pm, at the Mansfield Theater in Great Falls.

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Missoula Dance Festival
10:54 am
Sun March 30, 2014

UM Hosts College Dance Festival

Northwest Regional Conference - U of M Missoula April 2-5,14

3/30/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with Nicole Bradley Browning, professor in the University of Montana's School of Theater and Dance, about the 2014 American College Dance Festival Association's Northwest Conference, taking place Wednesday, April 02, 2014 - Saturday, April 05, 2014 at the University of Montana-Missoula.

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Dance shorts, choreographed for film
8:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Kinetoscope: A Screendance Film Festival

3/2/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with Joy French, director of Missoula's Bare Bait Dance, about the premier of Montana's first screendance film festival, Kinetoscope. A relatively new art form, screendance combines the aesthetic and technical elements of both dance and filmmaking.

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Pianist Lisa Smirnova & The Missoula Symphony
5:00 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Beethoven Week - with re-scheduled piano recital

2/23/14: This week on "Front Row Center:" Michael Marsolek talks with Darko Butorac, music director and conductor of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, about the film, recital, choral and orchestral events scheduled in "Beethoven Week," February 28th - March 9th.

** Update: due to weather, Lisa Smirnova's Feb. 28th recital has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the Music Recital Hall, University of Montana.**

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Music by Greig, Mendelssohn, Dvorak
5:54 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Pianist Alon Goldstein featured with Glacier Symphony

"Front Row Center," Sunday, February 16th, 2014: Michael Marsolek talks with John Zoltek, Music Director and Conductor of the Glacier Symphony and Chorale, about the GSC's February concerts, featuring guest pianist, Alon Goldstein.

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Devienne, Mozart, Honegger and Brahms
5:25 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

The Cascade String Quartet and The Chinook Winds Quintet, Together In Concert

Credit Scott Photography

Sunday, January 26th, 2014: Michael Marsolek talks with Madison Johnson, violist with the Cascade Quartet, and Elizabeth Crawford, bassoonist with the Chinook Winds Quintet, about joint concerts that feature both of the Great Falls Symphony's professional chamber groups.

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