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Stan Howe program, Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Jan 31, 2014

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014: The first Tuesday of each month, from 2:06-3:05pm, the first hour of "The Folk Show" is Stan Howe's monthly program, featuring everything from up-and-coming Montana fiddlers to scratchy old 45rpm records, new releases to the occasional wax cylinder.

For February, Stan unbuckles a saddlebag full of Valentine's Day songs by Flatt & Scruggs, Carl Smith, Ray Price, Jim & Jessie, Trio, Stephanie Davis...and a staple of Stan's show for about the last fifteen Februaries: advice by Yorgi Yorgeson.

2/1/2014 -Madama Butterfly - 

Approximate running time 3 hrs. 15 min.

Anthony Minghella’s breathtakingly beautiful and powerfully dramatic production returns, with Amanda Echalaz making her Met debut as Cio-Cio-San. Rising tenor Bryan Hymel sings Pinkerton. Philippe Auguin, Marco Armiliato, and Fabio Luisi share conducting duties.

Madama Butterfly is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, and the Lithuanian National Opera.

1/25/2014 - Approximate running time 2 hrs. 41 min.

Anna Netrebko reprises her adorable Adina in Bartlett Sher’s charming production of Donizetti’s tender comedy, sharing the role with Andriana Chuchman in her Met debut. Ramón Vargas is the love-struck Nemorino, and Erwin Schrott sings the likeable quack Dulcamara, whose “magic” potion causes as many problems
as it solves.

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Monday, February 3rd, 2014, 7:30-8:30pm: In honor of Valentine's Day, host Allen Secher plays a selection of standards about majestic places, big red hearts, romance, giddyness, fantasy, and powerful memories.

"You Must Remember This" airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special.

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Sunday, January 26th, 2014: Michael Marsolek talks with Madison Johnson, violist with the Cascade Quartet, and Elizabeth Crawford, bassoonist with the Chinook Winds Quintet, about joint concerts that feature both of the Great Falls Symphony's professional chamber groups.

1/27/2014 - David Sam hosts our Monday Special – Indigenous Expression. Indigenous music and words from around the world. Expressions from where we’ve been to where we’re going.

Liam Ó Maonlaí

Jan 24, 2014

"Musician's Spotlight," January 28th, 2014: U2's Bono calls Hothouse Flowers singer Liam Ó Maonlaí "the best white soul singer in the world." As the rock and soul group approaches its fourth decade of trailblazing, Ó Maonlaí’s grounding in Irish language and traditional Irish music allows him to move with ease between the worlds of pop and traditional music.

Joel Fan and The Helena Symphony

Jan 17, 2014

Michael Marsolek talks with pianist Joel Fan about Fan's performance with the Helena Symphony on Saturday, January 25th, 2014, 7:30pm, in the Helena Civic Center. The piano soloist will perform in two of the evening's three works:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4.

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1

Tumbledown House

Jan 16, 2014

1/13/2014 - Tumbledown House

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Tune in for a special program dedicated to the memory of the late Donald Byrd. Byrd's classic trumpet graced albums by many of the modern greats of the 1950's '60's, from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver, George Wallington, Jackie McLean, two-trum pet albums with both Art Farmer and Lee Morgan, as well as being one of the few trumpet players that John Coltrane chose to record with in his own sessions as a leader.

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