December 3rd, 2015
The Arts Council of Big Sky is proud to present the 19th annual Madrigal Dinner
, slated for Thursday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. in the Montana Room at Buck's T-4. This event is considered by many as the traditional opening of the Christmas season and is one of the highlights for the Big Sky community.
Tickets for the Madrigal Dinner can be purchased in advance for $55 per person
, which includes a fantastic three-course dinner prepared by the chefs at Buck's, as well as festive music from the Montana State University Montanans, the MSU Brass Quintet and the MSU Chorale. Please call 995-2742 for ticket reservations. The event is usually sold out so tickets are by advanced reservation only.
The evening begins with a no-host bar at 5 p.m., followed by seating for the dinner promptly at 6 p.m., in preparation for the Ceremonial Procession of the Lord and Lady of the Manor and their guests. Olde English customs are the theme throughout the evening, including fanfares introducing the Ceremonial Procession, the Wassail Bowl and Christmas Toast, the Boar's Head Procession and the Flaming Pudding Dessert. The MSU Montanans serenade guests throughout the evening and the MSU Chorale presents a concert finale. The dinner closes with the audience joining the musicians in singing familiar carols. This year marks the 50th annual Madrigal Dinner, produced by the MSU School of Music, and the 19th year the production has traveled to Big Sky.
The Arts Council of Big Sky is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing musical and artistic performances to the Big Sky Area. For more information call 995-2742 or visit www.bigskyarts.org.
Montana Ballet's The Nutcracker
December 6th, 2015
Montana Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, set to Tchaikovsky's beloved score, is one of the largest artistic collaborations in the region featuring the work of accomplished dancers, local and national level choreographers, guest artists, live musicians, seasoned stage technicians, lighting and costume designers and a host of dedicated volunteers. For this special performance at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center, a live chamber orchestra will perform the music and local dancers under the direction of Jennifer Waters will take part in the production.
Montana Ballet Company is thrilled to welcome new guest artists Rachel Van Buskirk and Christian Clark, principal dancers with the Atlanta Ballet, who will be appearing in the Big Sky performance. Both guest artists have notable careers and have danced professionally throughout the United States and abroad. They will share the stage with MBC's own company dancers and local dancers from the Big Sky. Also featured in the cast is Soren Kisiel, co-director of Broad Comedy, who will once again dance the role of Drosselmeyer.
Tickets are now on sale for $37.50/premium, $27.50/general and $17.50/budget, and can be purchased on the WMPAC web site at www.warrenmillerpac.org. For more information on the event please call (406)995-2742.
International Guitar Night
February 18th, 2016
Don't miss this exciting evening of acoustic guitar music, featuring four of the world's finest musicians! The International Guitar Night
lineup features Brian Gore with Lulo Reinhardt, Andre Krengel, and Mike Dawes, and they will be coming to Big Sky on February 18, 2016.
International Guitar Night founder Brian Gore will be joined by three of Europe's finest
acoustic guitarists: Gypsy Jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt
fingerstyle innovator Mike Dawes
and multi-genre showman Andre Krengel
Lulo has expanded on the legacy of his grand-uncle Django with
Latin-flavored rhythms and melodies, while Mike's lightning-speed and deft
tapping and percussion were among the highlights of last year's IGN tour.
Andre is a master of many styles from flamenco to swing to modern
ballads and he is a frequent collaborator with Lulo in Germany. The quartet will be recording a live album while on tour this fall in Europe.
Please check back for more information as it is announced! Click here
for more information about the performers.
Big Sky Classical Music Festival
August 12th, 2016
Save the date for the sixth annual Big Sky Classical Music Festival
, coming to Big Sky next August 12-14, 2016! Peter Bay will again conduct the Big Sky Festival Orchestra, which will perform a FREE
concert at Center Stage in Town Center Park. Stay tuned for more details as we get them, regarding artists, times, etc.