Sergei Rachmaninoff

The 62nd season of the Helena Symphony begins with music from Korngold and Rachmaninoff, two composers whose music "drip[s] with silver and chocolate sauce." "A Symphony Spooktacular" sets a haunting backdrop to the season while "¡Flamenco!" brings some Spanish culture to Montana.  Allan R. Scott, music director and conductor for the Helena Symphony, shares upcoming highlights.

Live studio guests Fern Glass Boyd, professor of cello at UM; Christopher Hahn, professor of piano at UM; and Theodore Buchholz, cello professor and head of strings at the University of Arizona pose for a picture with MTPR'S Michael Marsolek.
Josh Burnham

Special guests Fern Glass Boyd, professor of cello at UM; Christopher Hahn, professor of piano at UM; and Theodore Buchholz, cello professor and head of strings at the University of Arizona played a live studio session at Montana Public Radio Monday, October 12, 2015. Enjoy the music of Rachmaninoff, Greig, Arvo Pärt, and Délibes recorded live from MTPR studios.

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.

Festival Amadeus: A Week of Mozart and Beyond
Courtesy Festival Amadeus

Festival Amadeus, presented by Glacier Symphony and Chorale, takes place from August 3 - 9, at venues around the Flathead Valley. The festival features chamber and orchestra concerts with acclaimed guest soloists and the Festival Amadeus orchestra. See the full Festival Amadeus schedule here.

Join host Marguerite Munsche Sunday evening, March 15, 2015, for our third broadcast from the Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale's  60th season. Darko Butorac is the orchestra's music director and conductor; Dean Peterson directs the chorale.

2 Valleys Stage

4/10/14: Join us Thursday, April 10th from 8:00 - 9:30pm for live studio performances from concert pianists Steven Hesla and Barbara Blegen. The duo will present a potpourri of the solo pieces that they'll perform Sunday, April 13th, in concert at 3pm at Seeley Swan High School in Seeley Lake, as part of The Performing Arts Series produced by 2 Valleys Stage. Don't forget to take a moment between pieces to call or enter your pledge of financial support:

(800) 325-1565, or in the Missoula area: 243-6400, or right here at mtpr.org