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Music, artist interviews, and upcoming performances around western Montana.

Kevin Porto

Erica von Kleist graduated from Julliard in 2004 with a jazz degree, and spent the next ten years in New York City working: as a pianist, saxophonist and flautist, a bandleader, a theater music director, a composer, and an arranger. She collaborated with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra,  Chris Potter, Broadway star Eric Michael Krop, the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Rufus Reid, and Anne Hampton Callaway, among many others.

Tim Fain plays violin at Montana Public Radio, August 6, 2018.
Nick Mott / Montana Public Radio

Tim Fain plays two pieces for solo violin and talks about his upcoming performances in Whitefish, Berlin and beyond.

When it comes to solo violin, Fain says, "There's something very satisfying ... being able to take the music wherever I go. That music could be easily performed whether it's down the Grand Canyon, or around a campfire up in the mountains, or anywhere, at a friend's house ... Some of these pieces really become a part of me in a way, and I'm grateful for that opportunity to really exlore that sound world."

Tim Fain plays violin live at Montana Public Radio, August 6, 2018.
Nick Mott / Montana Public Radio

Tim Fain plays "Arches," a piece for solo violin, and the title track to his 2008 album, composed by Kevin Puts. Fain stopped by MTPR ahead of his performance at Festival Amadeus in Whitefish this week.

Festival Amadeus 2018.
Festival Amadeus

Enjoy a week of classical music and classical music spinoffs during Festival Amadeus, August 6-12, 2018 in Whitefish.

The lineup of classical artists this year includes violinist Tim Fain, known for his appearance in "The Black Swan" film; Inbal Segev, a renowned cellist from Israel; Alon Goldstein, a pianist from Israel;  and Invoke, a string quartet with mandolin, banjo and voice mixed in.

Lindsey Byrnes

Solo musicians Sara Watkins, Aoife O’Donovan and Sarah Jarosz discovered a strong musical bond while jamming onstage at the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and after follow-up group appearances, they formed a band called I’m With Her.

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