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A Brazilian batuque, a French rendition of America's Jazz Age, and music inspired by the watercolors of a deceased Russian architect. That's the program for the fourth broadcast concert from the Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale's 61st season, hosted by Marguerite Munsche at 8:00 Sunday evening, May 8, 2016. Darko Butorac is the orchestra's conductor and music director.  The performance was recorded by Rick Kuschel on April 24, 2016, in the Dennison Theater at the University of Montana-Missoula, and featured guest piano soloist, Katherine Chi.

Russ Nasset live from MTPR studios April 19, 2016.
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If you went to college in Missoula any time in the last 25 years, you probably closed down the Union Club dancing to Russ Nasset and the Revelators at least once. Russ joined us for a fantastic live session Tuesday on "Get To That." Here's a taste:

HIP Music Played On Baroque Instruments
flickr user Gigi Tagliapietra

Michael Marsolek talks with Kerry Krebill, Artistic Director of Musikanten Montana, about the group's Montana shows featuring "historically informed performances" (HIP) of Bach's Mass in B minor.

"The Shape Of Things Gone Missing, The Shape Of Things to Come” - that’s the poetic title of singer-songwriter Martha Scanlan’s most recent album. Martha returns to “Musicians’ Spotlight” to discuss this recording project as well as her efforts to shine a spotlight on threats to southeastern Montana’s unique Tongue River Valley: its landscape, pace, and way of life.

Duke Ellington
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Duke Ellington deserves a separate room in any musical hall of fame. His orchestra included countless musicians already listed in that hall. His songs "Mood Indigo", "Sophisticated Lady", "In a Sentimental Mood" and "Take the A Train" and a host of others still remain on any major list.

Tune in for this special Monday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m.

Tom Rigney and Flambeau deliver their fiery, electrifying performances of Cajan, zydeco, low-down blues, funky New Orleans grooves and heartbreakingly beautiful ballads and waltzes to audiences in Central Montana.

Sunday, April 3, 4 p.m.
Hobson Public School in Hobson

The Missoula Piano Trio, finalists in the MTNA National Young Artist String Chamber Music Competition, performed live from MTPR studios Friday, March 25.  The trio is made up of Sara Harmsworth on violin, David Harmsworth on cello, and Adam Sears on piano. You can listen to the entire studio session now, or watch the video of their performance of Shostackovich's Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 8.

 

Missoula Community Concert Band Silver Anniversary Spring Concert

Conduced by Dr. Thomas H. Cook

Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at MCT Center for the Performing Arts
200 North Adams Street, Missoula

Doors open at 7:10 p.m.

FREE admission (donations accepted)

For more information, contact Steve Corn at 406-240-8026 or corn.stephen@gmail.com.

This week's “Musicians’ Spotlight” is a St. Patrick's Day special honoring some of the best Irish music we've featured on the program - traditional, contemporary, and something in between. Highlights include the duo John Doyle and Karan Casey, and sean-nós singer and former member of the Hothouse Flowers, Liam Ó Maonlaí.

This week, The University of Montana hosts the annual Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival. During What I Like About Jazz," Wednesday night, we'll take a look at Buddy's career, as well as some of the guest artists and clinicians.

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