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Listen now: Beethoven: String Quartet in C minor, Opus 18, No. 4, recorded at MTPR.

Performers are members of the String Orchestra of the Rockies: Maria Larionoff, first violin; Allion Salvador, second violin; Jennifer Smith, viola; and Adam Collins, cello. Barry Lieberman's orchestral arrangement of this string quartet was part of the SOR's February 23 concert program, honoring the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Honey Honey live in MTPR's Studio B, July 17, 2018.
Nick Mott

2018 was filled with great music on Montana Public Radio. Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, Iron and Wine, Tim Fain, Honey Honey, The Sapphire Trio, and more joined us in the studio. Dozens of others appeared as guests on Musician's Spotlight, and we spent a week celebrating the music of Leonard Bernstein. We also broadcast some exciting shows from the Montana Folk Festival, the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival, and from right here at the University of Montana.

Here are our five favorite live music moments to help you send-off 2018.

UM Jazz Bands play a holiday jazz concert, broadcast live on Montana Public Radio, Nov. 28, 2018.
Josh Burnham / MTPR

The UM Jazz Bands played a holiday-themed concert Wednesday night. The show, broadcast live on MTPR's "What I Like About Jazz" with John Arvish, was a mix of big band and small ensemble sounds featuring music by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Charles Mingus, and more.

Listen to the full show here, and find the program below.

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.

Watch: Honey Honey, Live From Studio B

Jul 19, 2018
Honey Honey live in MTPR's Studio B, July 17, 2018.
Nick Mott

It was so fun having Honey Honey live in Studio B this week. Here they are performing "Yours To Bear" on MTPR July 17, 2018.

Watch: Sapphire Trio Live From Studio B

Jul 9, 2018

The Sapphire Trio is Maxine Ramey, clarinet; Margaret Nichols-Baldridge, violin; Jody Graves, piano. They joined us to play live from Studio B, July 6, 2018. Here they are playing part of movement 4 of "Sunny Days" for clarinet, violin and piano by Rick Sowash.

The U.S. Air Force Rampart Winds Band plays live on Montana Public Radio, October 27, 2017.
Josh Burnham

The U.S. Air Force Rampart Winds Band plays their concert opener live from Studio B at Montana Public Radio, October 27, 2017.

Fry Street Quartet plays live on Montana Public Radio, August 7, 2017.
Josh Burnham

The Fry Street Quartet joined us in Studio B August 7, 2017 to preview their performances at Festival Amadeus, and play some music live on the air.  Sit in with the quartet as they play the second movement of Haydn's "Sunrise Quartet" live on Montana Public Radio

I-90 Collective. Carrie Krause, Paul Dwyer, John Lenti, Adriane Post.
Courtesy I-90 Collective

Carrie Krause and John Lenti are part of the I-90 Collective quartet.  They'll play St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival August 20 at 4 p.m. Krause and Lenti joined MTPR's Michael Marsolek to preview their upcoming performance, and talk about what drew them to baroque music.

Listen in for baroque lute and violin music live from Studio B at Montana Public Radio.


Singer Brice Todd and pianist Jodi Marshall join MTPR's Michael Marsolek for a live studio session ahead of Todd's August 6 performance at St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival.

Listen in to hear Todd sing selections from Puccini, and Tosti, live from Studio B at Montana Public Radio.