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Festival Amadeus

Michael Marsolek talks with John Zoltek, director of the Glacier Symphony and Chorale's Festival Amadeus, August 3rd - 10th in Whitefish and Bigfork.  The 2014 guest artist lineup includes the Fry Street Quartet, violinist Kinga Augustyn, pianist Spencer Myer, and pianist Tanya Gabrielian.

The festival opens with a free open-air concert in Depot Park, Whitefish, 7pm, Sunday, August 3rd. On the program, Conductor Zoltek and the Festival Amadeus Orchestra preview some of the pieces to be performed during the festival.

Orchestral and chamber performances with guest soloists take place throughout the following week at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center and - for the first time - August 5 - 7 at Blessed Pope John Paul II Catholic Church in Bigfork. All evening concerts begin at 7:30pm.

A complete list of free open rehearsals, chamber performances, orchestral performances and soloists can be seen here.

Ticket information is available at the Glacier Symphony and Chorale Office at 406-407-7000, or here.

(Broadcast: Front Row Center, 8/3/14)

Beth Anne Austein has been spinning tunes on the air (The Folk Show, Dancing With Tradition, Freeforms), as well as recording, editing and mixing audio for Montana Public Radio and Montana PBS, since the Clinton Administration. She’s jockeyed faders or "fixed it in post” for The Plant Detective; Listeners Bookstall; Fieldnotes; Musicians Spotlight; The Write Question; Storycorps; Selected Shorts; Bill Raoul’s music series; orchestral and chamber concerts; lecture series; news interviews; and outside producers’ programs about topics ranging from philosophy to ticks.
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