Our winter season kicks off on December 5 with the Madrigal Dinner at Buck's T-4,
stay tuned for more events coming this winter!
The 4 Divas
January 19th, 2014
Join the Arts Council of Big Sky for a night of fun-filled singing from four of the area's most well-known singers! The concert will take place on Sunday, January 19
, at the Talus Room at Big Sky Resort. The event is sponsored by the Peggy Dicken Schwer Memorial Fund.
Stunning operatic prowess and side-splitting fun.....the 4 Divas
bring a fun filled and uplifting concert everywhere they perform. A comedy show with stunning, loud, soft, floated, blasted, fast, slow and caressed high notes from Operatic Divas who have sung to critical acclaim the world over. Opera has never been so fun or dynamic! These wonderful ladies will joined by pianist Julie Gosswiller.
Tickets, which include a full, plated dinner from the chefs at Peaks Restaurant
in the Summit Hotel, are $50 and must be reserved in advance by calling (406) 995-2742. Seats are limited and these events almost always sell out!
Portland Cello Project
January 25th, 2014
Don't miss this exciting evening of music at the new Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
with the exciting and innovative Portland Cello Project
! Tickets will be $30 for premium seating, $20 for general seating, and you can buy online by clicking here
. Tickets are ONLY available online.
for a selection of videos from this Portland, Oregon-based band.
Since the group's inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project
(or, PCP, as their fans affectionately call them), has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances, everywhere from Prairie Home Companion, to that punk rock club in the part of town your grandma warns you not to go to after dark. The group has built a reputation mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go.
No two shows are alike, with a repertoire now numbering over 800 pieces of music you wouldn't normally hear coming out of a cello. The Cello Project's stage setup ranges from the very simple (4-6 cellos), to the all out epic (which has included 12 cellos playing with full choirs, winds, horns, and numerous percussion players).
The Cello Project's mission is three-fold:
1: To bring the cello to places you wouldn't normally hear it. (Everywhere from nightclubs to symphony halls, from sports bars to loading docks, from libraries to halftime at Portland Trailblazers games...)
2: To play music on the cello you wouldn't normally hear played on the instrument. (Everything from Bach to Kanye to Pantera...)
3: To build bridges across all musical communities by bringing a diverse assortment of musical collaborators on stage with them. (Everyone from the Dandy Warhols to Peter Yarrow to Ben Sollee to Mirah to Garrison Keillor...)
Brubeck Brothers Quartet
February 20th, 2014
Yes, it's true, jazz greats Dan and Chris Brubeck are bringing their acclaimed jazz quartet to Big Sky this winter for a concert at the new Warren Miller Performing Arts Center! The evening features a tribute to their father, Dave Brubeck
, one of the legendary pioneers of American jazz. Tickets will go on sale January 1 and will be available by clicking here
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet
is an exciting jazz group featuring two members of one of America's most accomplished musical families, Dan Brubeck (drums,) and Chris Brubeck (bass & trombone.) Guitarist Mike DeMicco, and pianist Chuck Lamb complete this dynamic quartet. They have performed at concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North America and Europe including the Newport, Detroit, Ravinia, Las Vegas, Sedona, Spokane & Monterey Jazz Festivals.
Although the quartet’s style is rooted in
“straight-ahead” jazz, their concerts reveal an inherent ability to
explore and play odd time signatures while naturally integrating the
influences of funk, blues and world music. The group’s creativity,
technique and improvisation can be heard in their uncompromising music,
which reflects their dedication to melody, rhythm, culture and the
spontaneous spirit of jazz.
for a recent performance of the quartet from the 2013 Montreal Jazz Festival
Premium seating tickets will be $35, general seating will be $25. Please check back for on sale dates, thank you!!
The Poet's Congress: David Mason, Tami Haaland and Martha Scanlan
March 9th, 2014
You won't want to miss this stimulating night of poetry and music, at the Poet's Congress
, a joint event from the Arts Council of Big Sky and the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center. Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 9!
Words are Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason’s
instrument, and he plays
them with the skill of a master. As the poet laureate, Mason is
attempting to visit every county in Colorado for readings, each time
recruiting local poets to the stage alongside him. “I go into a
community where people might tell me that poetry never interested them,
they didn’t have it in school, they were always afraid of it, something
of that nature. And they will respond to a performance of it very
positively. They’ll say ‘I never heard it that way before.’” Expect
Mason’s visit to WMPAC on March 9th to include surprise local
guests—including our state’s own Poet Laureate, Tami Haaland
– as well as
a perspective-shifting talk about words.
Also appearing will be acclaimed singer-songwriter Martha Scanlan
, who now calls Montana her home. Scanlan has been touring and headlining festivals across the U.S.
and Europe since the release of her critically acclaimed Sugar Hill
debut, The West Was Burning
Her newest project, Tongue River Stories
, is a collection of songs
about belonging and place. It comes out of her recent relative hiatus
from the road, where she has been immersed in living and working on a
hundred year-old ranch in the southeast corner of Montana, one of the
last and truest strongholds of a uniquely American cowboy culture.
For more information about this event for for ticket information, please click here
March 23rd, 2014
Join us as we welcome renowned pianist Gustavo Romero
to the Talus Room for an intimate dinner concert on Sunday, March 23! The event is sponsored by the Peggy Dicken Schwer Memorial Fund.
Concert pianist Gustavo Romero
has a stellar reputation for both the technical brilliance and
interpretive depth of his playing, as well as his commitment to in-depth exploration of individual
composers. A native of San Diego with heritage in Guadalajara, Mexico, Mr. Romero discovered his love and gift for
music at age five after being introduced to the piano of a neighbor. Following a recommendation by Bohemian pianist Rudolf Serkin, Gustavo moved to New York City to
attend, and graduate from The Juilliard School. At age 13, he performed with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. In 1983 he won the Avery Fisher Young Artist Career Grant, and in 1989 First Prize in the Clara Haskil
International Piano Competition in Switzerland.
Mr. Romero has performed as piano soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic,
Atlanta, Houston, Boston Pops, Albuquerque, Austin, Pittsburgh, Honolulu, New World Symphonies,
English Chamber Orchestra, Radio France Orchestra, Philharmonia Hungarica, New Japan Philharmonic,
Shanghai Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic, Russian Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber
Orchestra, and the Liège Philharmonic, a concert internationally broadcast from the United Nations
headquarters. He has presented concerts around the globe, and appeared at major music festivals
around the world.
With Koch records, Mr. Romero has recorded Chopin, Mompou, Debussy, and the five Beethoven
concertos with the English Chamber Orchestra. In addition to concert performances, Mr. Romero serves as Professor of Piano at the University of North
Texas. He maintains residences in New York City and Dallas. Click here for a trailer of a documentary about Gustavo, which features some amazing playing.
Tickets, which include a full, plated dinner from the chefs at Peaks Restaurant
in the Summit Hotel, are $50 and must be reserved in advance by calling
(406) 995-2742. Seats are limited and these events almost always sell
Crawfish and Cornbread: Fund-Raiser for the Arts in Big Sky
March 28th, 2014
Please join the Arts Council of Big Sky
as we bring New Orleans to Big Sky for second annual fundraiser gala on Friday, March 28, at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center.
This will be truly a magical event!
Please stay tuned for ticket and event information...
Music in the Mountains: Freddy Pink
July 4th, 2014
Join us for the area's best Fourth of July event, featuring another encore performance from Freddy Pink,
all the way from Seattle! The park opens at 6 p.m. with kids activities, food and beverage vendors, and music starting at 7 p.m. An incredible fireworks
show ends the evening, which is entirely free and suitable for all ages!
is a nine-piece rhythm and blues/funk band that performs standards and originals in an energetic, professional live show. This year marks the fifth year in a row the band has performed in Big Sky, as audiences as demanded the Arts Council bring them back. It's an amazing live show that will have you dancing and singing along!
to watch a promo video about this high-energy band!
Food and beverage (including alcohol) vendors will be present at the park. You are invited to bring your coolers into the venue, but please leave glass containers at home. Also, no pets are allowed into the park for the concert. Please be considerate and leave your pets at home!
Admission to this event is free! For mor information please call (406) 995-2742.
Music in the Mountains: Red Elvises
July 17th, 2014
If Igor and Red Elvises
aren't in the middle of a tour, they are
getting ready for the next one - this is a group that is
constantly in motion and consistently evolving. Singer,
songwriter, guitarist and showman extraordinaire Igor Yuzov is
perpetually globetrotting and in the process he has found scores
of wildly talented, entertaining musicians to bring into the fold
of this increasingly international party band.
Red Elvises started as a Russian group, playing what they dubbed
"Siberian Surf Rock". Since then the band has included musicians
from many other countries including United States, Israel, Puerto
Rico and Bulgaria, to name just a few. Everyone who performs with
them for any length of time brings something different both
energetically and musically. At various times shows have included
keyboards, accordions, sax, clarinet, trumpet, flute, banjo,
mandolin, tuba and many other instruments. Old and new fans alike
can expect to be surprised at shows again and again, however the
roots of Red Elvises remain the same: Igor's unique brand of humor
combined with guitar based rock'n'roll that makes audiences want
to sing, dance, scream and shout.
Park opens at 6 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. Food and beverages from local vendors will be available. Please no glass containers or pets allowed in the park during concerts.
Admission is free and suitable for all ages! Plenty of parking!