Feb
23
Sun
Lecture/Performance: ‘Portrait of Beethoven’ featuring the String Orchestra of the Rockies @ Music Recital Hall Tickets
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm
Lecture/Performance: 'Portrait of Beethoven' featuring the String Orchestra of the Rockies @ Music Recital Hall

The String Orchestra of the Rockies celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth as we explore the artistry and life of one of the greatest composers of all time. This special lecture-performance features UM faculty member and SOR musician, cellist Dr. Adam Collins, whose popular MOLLI lecture series on Beethoven at UM was sold-out last season! During the evening’s concert, Adam will present a mini-lecture on Beethoven that will be followed by a performance of his Opus 18 #4 string quartet arranged for string orchestra. Learn about the life of this fascinating composer, as well as his compositional techniques, and hear musical examples performed by the SOR in this unique musical format. Our program also includes the lyrical “Elgar Serenade for Strings,” a favorite of musicians and audiences for its beautiful sweeping melodies. A special performance-lecture program not to be missed! For more information about the SOR including the season concerts and guest artists, please visit our website: www.sormt.org. For tickets, visit: www.griztix.com.

Apr
26
Sun
Concert: ‘American Virtuosi’ featuring Stephanie Chase, Violin @ Music Recital Hall Tickets
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm
Concert: 'American Virtuosi' featuring Stephanie Chase, Violin @ Music Recital Hall

The String Orchestra of the Rockies’ final concert of the season features the brilliant American violin virtuoso Stephanie Chase, who has been hailed as “one of the violin greats of our era.” A prize winner in the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, as well as a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Stephanie made her debut with the Chicago Symphony at age 9 and has gone on to an international concert career, performing with all of the major orchestras in the world. Stephanie takes center stage as soloist with the SOR in the charming early Mendelssohn d minor concerto, as well as the dazzling “Ziguenerweisen” (Gypsy Airs) of Pablo de Sarasate. In February of 2019, the SOR’S performance of Stephanie’s fiery “A Fantasy about Carmen” brought down the house, and we are excited to have her come to Missoula as we close our 35th season of spectacular concerts. The program celebrates two other popular American musicians: the beloved George Gershwin in his “Lullaby” for strings and Oregonian composer and violist Kenji Bunch, whose jazzy “String Circles” closes our April concert. It’s a dazzling season finale, full of vibrancy and virtuosity! For more information about the SOR including the season concerts and guest artists, please visit our website: www.sormt.org. For tickets, please visit: www.griztix.com.