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String Orchestra of the Rockies Cello-brates With Amit Peled

Michael Marsolek talks with Fern Glass Boyd, artistic director of the String Orchestra of the Rockies, about the concerts opening the S.O.R.'s 30th season. Sept. 21st and 22nd, the String Orchestra's performances in Missoula and Seeley Lake feature frequent guest soloist and collaborator, cellist Amit Peled. This concert marks Peled's fifth performance with the S.O.R.

Highlights of the program include Peled's new arrangement of a Haydn sonata for cello and strings; a work by 19th century cellist and composer, David Popper; a new arrangement of the Kol Nidre, which marks the start of the Jewish Day of Atonement; and an arrangement for four cellos of Georgian folk tunes.

Concert details:

Sunday, September 21st, 7:30pm, Music Recital Hall, Music Building, University of Montana-Missoula. Ticket information for S.O.R. concerts is available here.

Monday, September 22nd, 7pm, Seeley Swan High School, Seeley Lake. This performance opens Alpine Artisans' 2014-2015 2 Valleys Stage Performing Arts Series. To buy tickets online and for more information on 2 Valleys Stage concerts, check here.

(Broadcast: Front Row Center, 9/14/14)

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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