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Tim Fain

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.

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.

Violinist Tim Fain
Briana Blasko

"Any composer who is dead deserves to be revered beyond the point where you know you are nothing compared to them. I grew up a little bit in that culture at Juilliard and at Curtis. I've since realized that it's much more fun to not think that way." -  violinist Tim Fain.

Helena Symphony director Allan R. Scott talks music, collaboration, and virtual reality with Tim Fain, prior to the latter's recital with pianist Simone Dinnerstein, "Fresh Ink And First Loves," on Friday, Nov. 4 at 8:00 p.m. at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, MT, part of the Bitterroot Performing Arts Series.

Bitterroot Performing Arts Series
Bitterroot Performing Arts

Laurie Ruffner, the new executive director of the Bitterroot Performing Arts Council, shares some highlights from The Hamilton Performing Arts Center's upcoming season, including performances by Reduced Shakespeare and acclaimed singer/songwriter Darrell Scott.

Join host Marguerite Munsche Sunday evening, October 19, 2014, for a broadcast of the opening concert of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra's 60th season, Darko Butorac, music director and conductor.

Missoula Symphony's "Music, Love, and Other Drugs"

Sep 24, 2014

 

The Missoula Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage for the first concert of its 60th Season with a concert titled, "Music, Love, and Other Drugs."

Featuring Tim Fain, Violin Soloist

October 4 - 7:30 p.m.
October 5 - 3:00 p.m.
Dennison Theatre