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Festival Amadeus

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.

 The Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo is Maksim Shtrykov on clarinet and Misuzu Tanaka on piano.
Josh Burnham

The Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo of Maksim Shtrykov on clarinet and Misuzu Tanaka on piano played live on Montana Public Radio this morning. See their beautiful performance of Jesus de Monasterio's Adiós a la Alhambra, transcribed for clarinet by Maksim himself.

The Ninth Annual Festival Amadeus, presented by the Glacier Symphony and Chorale, runs from August 8 - 14, 2016 at venues in Whitefish and Bigfork. The festival features chamber and orchestra concerts with guest soloists and the Festival Amadeus orchestra. (See the full Festival Amadeus schedule below.)

Spencer Meyer playing live at MTPR, August 5, 2015
Josh Burnham

Spencer Myer plays Schumann's "Romance in f# Major" at Montana Public Radio.

Spencer is in Montana for Festival Amadeus, going on through August 9 at venues in the Whitefish and Bigfork.

Festival Amadeus: A Week of Mozart and Beyond
Courtesy Festival Amadeus

Festival Amadeus, presented by Glacier Symphony and Chorale, takes place from August 3 - 9, at venues around the Flathead Valley. The festival features chamber and orchestra concerts with acclaimed guest soloists and the Festival Amadeus orchestra. See the full Festival Amadeus schedule here.

Tickets are on sale now for the 12th annual summer Montana Baroque Music Festival. Head down to the Quinn's Hot Springs Resort this July 21-23 to hear music from this quintessential era. This year's festival will feature works from Bach's sons, Wilhelm Friedman Bach and Johann Christian Bach whose compositions diverted dramatically from that of their father.

Lee Ritenour on stage during the 2014 Crown Guitar Festival.
Christopher Allen

Summer is prime-time for music festivals, and there are plenty to choose from in Montana. These 10 Montana music festivals will keep you singing and tapping your feet all summer.

Festival Amadeus

Aug 2, 2014

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

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