Front Row Center

Eight Pianos, 704 Keys, 2 Concerts
8:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

6th Annual Pianissimo opens Missoula's Celebrate Piano Series

Sunday, October 20th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Christopher Hahn, piano professor at the University of Montana's School of Music, about the 2013-2014 Celebrate Piano series, which kicks off October 25th and 26th with the 6th Annual Pianissimo, 7:30pm, Music Recital Hall, School of Music.

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2 Valleys Stage 2013-2014 season
8:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Seeley-Swan Concert Series

The Bottom Line Duo (classical bass and cello) perform Sunday, October 13th, 2013, 7:30pm, at the Swan Valley School.
Credit Michael Good

Sunday, October 13th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Scott Milner, Director and Program Coordinator for  2 Valleys Stage, the performing arts offshoot of Alpine Artisans, a non-profit arts organization in the Seeley-Swan region.

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The 2013 Montana Festival of the Book
8:00 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Bait For Bookworms in Downtown Missoula, Oct.10-12

Sunday, October 6th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Kim Anderson, Associate Director for Programs at Humanities Montana, and Cherie Newman, producer of  MTPR's "The Write Question," about the 14th Annual Humanities Montana Festival of the Book, October 10 - 12, 2013, in downtown Missoula.

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Kicking off with The Duhks, Sat., Sept.28, 8pm
8:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Bitterroot Performing Arts Series, 2013-2014

"Front Row Center," Sunday, September 22nd, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Monica Grable, Executive Director of Hamilton's Bitterroot Performing Arts Council, about their upcoming season of music and dance at the Hamilton Performing Arts Center.

Coming up:

The Duhks, Saturday, Sept.28th, 8pm;

Ben Sollee, Saturday, Oct.26th, 8pm;

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Simon O’Dwyer and Maria Cullen O’Dwyer
4:22 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Prehistoric Music of Ireland

Simon O’Dwyer and Maria Cullen O’Dwyer
Credit Michael Marsolek

"3,000 Years of Ancient Ireland’s Music and Instruments" is the title of Simon O’Dwyer and Maria Cullen O’Dwyer's lecture at 8pm on Thursday, September 19th in the Dennison Theater at the University of Montana-Missoula, and on Friday, September 20th at 7:30pm at the Butte-Silver Bow Archives in Butte.

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Montana Symphony Orchestras
6:00 am
Sun September 8, 2013

Helena Symphony opens 59th with Governor Bullock

Governor Steve Bullock

The 59th Season opens with Governor Steve Bullock narrating the powerful words by and about President Lincoln in Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. This spirit of Americana is coupled with maverick Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 2, complete with gospel tunes, American songs, and barn-dancing fiddles. The season opener culminates with Beethoven’s revolutionary testament in THE groundbreaking and mighty Eroica Symphony. The evening concludes with a dessert reception in the Helena Civic Center Ballroom.

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Arts Interview
7:46 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Guitarist Daryl Struermer talks about Bigfork Workshop & Festival

Daryl Struermer

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.

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Front Row Center
3:08 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Festival Amadeus conducts chamber and orchestral music in Whitefish

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

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