Happenings

Posted on 19 September 2016

IN THE ARTS AROUND MONTANA

John Floridis performance schedule

Coming up on Friday, September 23rd at 4:00 p.m. the John Floridis Trio featuring Ed Stalling on Drums and Jacob Hurley on bass will be performing at the Montana Brewer's Association Fall Rendezvous at Caras Park in Missoula. We'll play two sets, 4:00-5:00 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m.  

The next evening, Saturday, September 24th I'll be part of a double bill house concert with Katie Oates who is releasing a new EP. The concert/dinner will start at 4:30 p.m. If you are interested RSVP at montanawerners@gmail.com. Note that this will be a cherished "listening room" type concert. Very excited to have this on the schedule.

 In addition to those two shows and several private events, I'll also have the following performances in the coming weeks:

 Thursday, September 22nd, Lolo Peak Brewing,

Lolo, Mt., 6:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, September 29th, The Front Brewing,

Great Falls Mt., 5:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 1st, Bitterroot Brewing,

Hamilton, Mt., 6:00 p.m.

(with Ed Stalling on percussion).

 

Sunday, October 2nd, Blackfoot River Brewing,

Helena, Mt., 5:00 p.m.

 

Monday, October 3rd, Outlaw Brewing,

Bozeman, Mt., 6:00 p.m.

 

As always you can keep up with my schedule at www.johnfloridis.com

 

And as always, thank you so much for your support.

John

The Montana State University choirs, including the University Chorale with Chorale alumni and the Montanans will perform a brief concert just before the Homecoming parade, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

The concert, dubbed the “Serenade Before the Parade,” will be held in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 220 W. Main St. The choirs will perform Henry T Burleigh’s “My Lord What a Mornin’,” and John Rutter’s “The Lord Bless You and Keep You,” among others.
Kirk Aamot, director of choral activities and associate professor of music at MSU, will conduct, assisted by Lowell Hickman, former MSU music professor and choral director.
The concert is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Suzanne Forrester at the School of Music, (406) 994-4641 or suzanne.forrester@montana.edu

Walk & Roll Missoula

| Fri., Sept. 16 - Sat., Sept. 24 | at participating locations

 

 

Bike Walk Bus Week turns 25 this week with the annual Walk & Roll Missoula. All week long, participants will enjoy prizes, giveaways, and educational events with the goal of encouraging healthy transportation.

 

For a list of events and participating locations, visit #rockandrollmissoula on MissoulaEvents.net.

Montana Book Festival |Tues., Sept. 20 - Sun. Sept. 25 |at participating downtown venues

 

 

The 2nd annual Montana Book Festival is just around the corner, with five days and six nights to celebrate 150 authors across the nation. There are events jam-packed into every day; to see a detailed schedule of events and participating locations, visit this link.

 

For pricing, registration, and other information, visit the main website.

Honoring Ceremony for Debra Magpie Earling | Wed., Sept. 21 @ 4pm | Payne Family Native American Center

 

The University of Montana Creative

 

 Writing Program is celebrating a very exciting new member in their faculty - Debra Magpie Earling, the first Native American director since its founding in 1920. The ceremony will include prayers, drumming, and a gift-giving ceremony. There will also be presentations by previous creative writing director Bill Kittredge and visiting professor Sherwin Bitsui.

 

For more information, contact Karin Schalm.

Artist Talk | Wed., Sept. 21 @ 5pm | Radius 

 

Gallery

 

The Radius Gallery will host an artist talk with their featured artists: James G. Todd Jr., Megan Moore, and Josh DeWeese. This group of artists spans many mediums, from wood carvings, to oil painting, to quirky ceramics.

Visit the Radius Gallery's website for more information.

 

Publication Party | Wed., Sept. 21 @ 6:30pm | Montgomery Distillery

 

Author Chris Dombrowski will be having a publication party for his first nonfiction book, Body of Water. Dombrowski is known to craft meditative, free-verse poems that are deeply engaged with the natural world.

 

For more information about Dombrowski, visit his official Facebook page.

VonCommon Fundraiser | Sat., Sept. 24 @ 8pm | the VFW (245 W Main St)

 

 

VonCommon will host a fundraiser for their federal, non-profit application fee. There will be live music from Ann Szalda-Petree, Wailing Jennings and the Work Release Program, and Rooster Sauce. Also in attendance will be none other than the Garden City Lady Arm Wrestlers.

 

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Missoula Symphony Orchestra's "Fast Machine" | Sat., Sept. 24 @ 7:30pm & Sun., Sept. 25 @ 3pm | Dennison Theatre on UM Campus

 

The Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Darko Butorac are presenting this season's opening concert, "Fast Machine." This will feature 2-time Grammy nominee Jennifer Frautschi on violin.

 

For tickets and more information, visit MSO's website.

Concert to End Gun Violence | Sun., Sept. 25 @ 7:30pm | University Congregational Church

 

Singers and instrumentalists from the Missoula community will come together for a concert to memorialize the victims of America's gun violence epidemic, raise social consciousness, and encourage good citizenship in order to reduce the loss of life. This concert is part of a national concert series connected through social media. It is also free and open to the public. Visit Concert Across America for more information.

 

Carl DuPont Recital |

Mon., Sept. 26 @ 7:30pm | UM Music Recital Hall

 

Bass-baritone Carl DuPont will be singing a full recital on Monday, with an interesting mix of songs by Ravel, Poulenc, and Schubert. DuPont will also include spirituals and songs by black composers Hall Johnson and Jacqueline Hairston. No tickets are required, but there is a suggested donation at the door.

 

For more information on Carl DuPont, visit his website.

Present Tense: Prints from Jordan D. Schnitzer Collection | Thu., Sept. 29 - Sat., Jan. 14 |Montana Museum of Art & Culture

 

The MMAC will present a powerful exhibition on language, including works by famous contemporary artists like Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Barbara Kruger, Lorna Simpson, John Baldessari, and more. For more information, visit the MMAC website.

 

Opening reception: Thu., Sept. 29, 5-5:45pm

FrontierSpace Benefit Auction | Fri., Oct. 7, 5-9pm | FrontierSpace

 

 

Join FrontierSpace Missoula for their major fundraiser of the year, which significantly helps advance the space as it performs in the Missoula community. FrontierSpace has officially become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization within the last year, is free, open to the public, and open year-round. Join FrontierSpace in celebrating six years of First Fridays and art walks.

 

For more information, visit their website.

 

Courtney Blazon: The Year Without Summer | Fri., Oct. 7, 5-8pm | Missoula Art Museum

 

 

Missoula artist Courtney Blazon will have the opening reception for her new exhibition, The Year Without Summer. Blazon is noted for her stream-of-consciousness narrative drawings,and will create a drawing-installation at Missoula Art Museum that takes inspiration from the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora on the island of Sumbawa in present-day Indonesia.  She will give a gallery talk at 7pm during the reception.

 

For more information, visit MAM's website.

 

Friendship Force Travel Opportunities

In November, travel to NEW ZEALAND. Contact Gwen Harfst, Exchange Director, at (360) 481-0901.

In January, travel to THAILAND. Contact Karen McOmber, Exchange Director, at (206) 362-6354.

 

For more information, visit Friendship Force's website.

 

Montana Book Festival |Tues., Sept. 20 - Sun. Sept. 25 |at participating downtown venues

 

 

The 2nd annual Montana Book Festival is just around the corner, with five days and six nights to celebrate 150 authors across the nation. There are events jam-packed into every day; to see a detailed schedule of events and participating locations, visit this link.

 

For pricing, registration, and other information, visit the main website.

Honoring Ceremony for Debra Magpie Earling | Wed., Sept. 21 @ 4pm | Payne Family Native American Center

 

The University of Montana Creative

 

 Writing Program is celebrating a very exciting new member in their faculty - Debra Magpie Earling, the first Native American director since its founding in 1920. The ceremony will include prayers, drumming, and a gift-giving ceremony. There will also be presentations by previous creative writing director Bill Kittredge and visiting professor Sherwin Bitsui.

 

For more information, contact Karin Schalm.

Artist Talk | Wed., Sept. 21 @ 5pm | Radius 

 

Gallery

 

The Radius Gallery will host an artist talk with their featured artists: James G. Todd Jr., Megan Moore, and Josh DeWeese. This group of artists spans many mediums, from wood carvings, to oil painting, to quirky ceramics.

Visit the Radius Gallery's website for more information.

 

Publication Party | Wed., Sept. 21 @ 6:30pm | Montgomery Distillery

 

Author Chris Dombrowski will be having a publication party for his first nonfiction book, Body of Water. Dombrowski is known to craft meditative, free-verse poems that are deeply engaged with the natural world.

 

For more information about Dombrowski, visit his official Facebook page.

VonCommon Fundraiser | Sat., Sept. 24 @ 8pm | the VFW (245 W Main St)

 

 

VonCommon will host a fundraiser for their federal, non-profit application fee. There will be live music from Ann Szalda-Petree, Wailing Jennings and the Work Release Program, and Rooster Sauce. Also in attendance will be none other than the Garden City Lady Arm Wrestlers.

 

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Singers and instrumentalists from the Missoula community will come together for a concert to memorialize the victims of America's gun violence epidemic, raise social consciousness, and encourage good citizenship in order to reduce the loss of life. This concert is part of a national concert series connected through social media. It is also free and open to the public. Visit Concert Across America for more information.

BOZEMAN SYMPHONY AND CHORALE

Saturday, September 24, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, September 25, 2:30 p.m. – Symphonic Fireworks

We open our 49th concert season with a powerful combination of fiery virtuosity and soaring themes. Bozeman favorite Spencer Myer makes his much-anticipated return to perform Serge Prokofiev’s sparkling and exuberant 3rd piano concerto. Then, the orchestra will tackle the suite of moods that is Carl Nielsen’s best-known work. A tribute to Brahms and Dvořák, The Four Temperaments is rich with sweeping melodies, lush harmonies, and robust orchestral effects. A perfect way to begin an exciting season of thrilling live-symphonic experiences!

Saturday, October 29, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, October 30, 2:30 p.m. – Sinfonia Concertante The golden age of Hollywood produced not only epic movies, but also epic movie scores, and gave classically trained European composers a niche in the “New World.” Having won multiple Academy Awards, for such films as Ben-Hur, Miklós Rózsa was also a highly respected and sought-after composer of music for the concert hall. His Sinfonia Concertante, was written for two of history’s most famous soloists: Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky. For this performance we are pleased to welcome Dallas Symphony members Jolyon Pegis and Maria Schleuning. Rounding out the program is the music of Antonín Dvořák.

His upbeat Festival March ushers in the concert, and what has been dubbed both his “Pastoral,” and his greatest Symphony will conclude a program that will leave us all wanting more.

Saturday, December 10, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, December 11, 2:30 p.m. – Holiday Collage Do you like to channel-surf? Ever wear out the remote control? Then THIS concert is for YOU! Over the years we have WOWED Bozeman audiences with the innovative and highly charged concert experience we call COLLAGE. This unique, fast-paced program, all choreographed to a brilliant light show, has amazed audiences while featuring—and celebrating— the best of Bozeman’s musical talent. This year we add a new twist by marrying the Collage concept with the music of the Holidays, and we have a stunning variety of your favorite holiday tunes—both traditional and popular. Join us as we paste together another “mindboggling” array of thrilling music. We promise you’ll never forget it!

Saturday, February 4, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, February 5, 2:30 p.m. – Signs of Life The intimacy and richness of the chamber orchestra is on display in this beautiful program of diverse musical gems. First we’ll awaken your senses with an exuberant frolic in Russell Peck’s playful work for strings—Signs of Life II. Next, no one could write for woodwinds better than Mozart. His most cherished Serenade in C minor, and the superb wind section of the BSO, will warm your heart. Gluck provides a brief interlude from Orfeo and Euridice, and we concluded with a work that was originally written to help solve a labor dispute (thanks to some unique creativity, and visual effects)—Haydn’s famous Farewell Symphony.

Saturday, March 4, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, March 5, 2:30 p.m. – Songs of Destiny A struggle with Fate, a plea for peace, and an epic orchestral masterpiece await. We’ll be joined by the Bozeman Symphonic Choir for one of Johannes Brahms’ most profound compositions—his Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), and for one of Leonard Bernstein’s most joyful and exuberant—the beloved Chichester Psalms. Then, renowned cellist Adrian Daurov takes the stage performing the epic Concerto in B minor by Antonín Dvořák—a work most of us consider a full-scale symphony with cello soloist. This one is a must see, and hear!

Saturday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, April 9, 2:30 p.m. – The Titan Our 49th season comes to a close with the monumental drama of Gustav Mahler’s first symphony, “The Titan.” His vision for the scale and scope of what a symphony could achieve was colossal, and beyond what any other composer has attempted. With massive orchestral forces, the sheer power of his sound is almost overwhelming. You won’t want to miss this! We’re also thrilled to present the Bozeman debut of esteemed violinist Stephanie Chase performing the virtuosic Bruch G minor concerto. Hailed as “one of the violin greats of our era,” Miss Chase has performed with over 170 orchestras in 25 countries with many of the world’s leading conductors, and is a recent recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Additional performances in the Symphony’s 2016-2017 concert season include O Magnum Mysterium on Friday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, November 13 at 3:020 p.m. with Jon Harney, Choir Director, featuring the Bozeman Symphonic Choir. After 2 straight years of sold-out performances in the gorgeous acoustical setting of Holy Rosary Church, we are delighted to once again present the Bozeman Symphonic Choir in a program of glorious and profound choral masterpieces. Featuring James Whitborn’s jazzy Son of God Mass, with soprano saxophone soloist and Bozeman’s own Ryan Matzinger, this lush program also includes works by Bruckner, Rutter, Lauridsen and more. With special guests Tim Bell, organ and Julia Cory Slovarp, cello. Tickets to this performance are available online at bozemansymphony.org or by calling 406-585-9774.

Join us for a FREE FAMILY CONCERT – Heroes and Villains, Saturday, February 11, 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. There’ll be fun for the whole family as we romp through a dazzling array of orchestral selections and popular tunes in this kid-friendly, fun-filled, 50 minutes of music. With a hilarious script featuring actors, gags, and special effects, you and your family will enjoy plenty of laughs while discovering the wonderment of symphonic music. Join us for the return of SuperMaestro as he and the Bozeman Symphony battle the evil forces of that music-hating villain Stifflemeister from the planet Mutonium.



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