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Christopher Hahn

Zach Cooper, Margaret Nichols Baldridge and Christopher Hahn perform trios for violin, horn and piano by Mozart and Brahms, live on Montana Public Radio.
Josh Burnham

Zach Cooper, Margaret Nichols Baldridge and Christopher Hahn perform trios for violin, horn and piano by Mozart and Brahms, live on Montana Public Radio.

The American Piano Quartet from left to right:  Scott Holden, Robin Hancock, Del Parkinson, Jeffrey Shumway.
Josh Burnham

"If you've ever heard a piano quartet performed, chances are the piece was either composed or arranged by these guys," says Christopher Hahn of the UM School of Music. "Two pianos, eight hands, the sound is truly symphonic. Nobody does it better."

The American Piano Quartet will be featured at the Celebrate Piano series from the UM School of Music on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Dennison Theater in Missoula. They'll perform at 7:30 p.m. They stopped by Montana Public Radio to give a taste of what they have planned.

Michael Marsolek talks with cellist Amit Peled, who performs a benefit recital with pianist Christopher Hahn for the Glacier Symphony and Chorale on Thursday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish. Peled pays tribute to Pablo Casals ("the grandfather of all cellists," Peled calls him), performing on the 1733 Goffriller cello owned and played by Casals himself for 60 years.

Josh Burnham

Try to keep up with Barbara Blegen's hands as she plays a lively Lizst piece, and watch avowed public radio nerd Scott Billadeau perform his song Windchimes in these videos from Wednesday's live studio session at Montana Public Radio. You can also listen to the entire piano-packed hour right here.

Live studio guests Fern Glass Boyd, professor of cello at UM; Christopher Hahn, professor of piano at UM; and Theodore Buchholz, cello professor and head of strings at the University of Arizona pose for a picture with MTPR'S Michael Marsolek.
Josh Burnham

Special guests Fern Glass Boyd, professor of cello at UM; Christopher Hahn, professor of piano at UM; and Theodore Buchholz, cello professor and head of strings at the University of Arizona played a live studio session at Montana Public Radio Monday, October 12, 2015. Enjoy the music of Rachmaninoff, Greig, Arvo Pärt, and Délibes recorded live from MTPR studios.

Gordon Tarpley

The University of Montana School of Music "Celebrate Piano Series" presents the 8th Annual Pianissimo! concerts, October 16 and 17, 7:30 p.m., at the Music Recital Hall.

Watch: Brahms From Studio B

Oct 1, 2015
Faculty members from the University of Montana and Idaho State University music departments performed songs and waltzes by Johannes Brahms live on Montana Public Radio
Josh Burnham

Faculty members from the University of Montana and Idaho State University music departments performed songs and waltzes by Johannes Brahms live on Montana Public Radio Monday. You can listen to the entire performance here and see video clips of the group's performance of "Neue Liebeslieder", and "Hungarian Dance", numbers 12 and 8.

Chris Hahn and Karen Beres are the CanAm Piano Duo
Josh Burnham

The CanAm Piano Duo have been presenting innovative programs of duet and two-piano repertoire since 2002. They stopped by MTPR to give us a taste of their varied repertoire and talk about their upcoming performance at the St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival.

Michael Marsolek talks with pianist Margery McDuffie Whatley and University of Montana piano professors Steven Hesla and Christopher Hahn about Whatley's January 25 performance in the School of Music's "Celebrate Piano" series.  Whatley's program includes Beethoven's Tempest Sonata, and "all sorts of piano bonbons" -  short works by Chopin, Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Liszt.

Michael Marsolek talks with Professor Christopher Hahn of the University of Montana's School of Music about the School's 2014-2015 Celebrate Piano Series.

The 7th annual Pianissimo! Concerts, the  signature events of the series, take place Friday and Saturday, October 10-11, 2014, 7:30 p.m., in the School of Music's Music Recital Hall.

(Broadcast: 9/28/14, Sunday morning at 11:10. Or via podcast.)

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