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Arts Council of Big Sky Event Calendar

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The Madrigal Dinner

December 4th, 2014

The Madrigal Dinner

The Arts Council of Big Sky is proud to present the 18th annual Madrigal Dinner, slated for Thursday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. in the Buck's T-4 Lodge Ballroom. 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 any time 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. The menu will be announced shortly. Please call 995-2742 for ticketing information.

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 is one of the most talked-about events in Big Sky, so don't miss it and make your reservation today!

Montana Ballet: The Nutcracker

December 14th, 2014

Montana Ballet: The NutcrackerDon't miss the first-ever performance in Big Sky of this holiday classic from Montana Ballet, complete with a live chamber ensemble perfomring the music! The performance will start at 4 p.m.

The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the book entitled "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" written by E.T.A. Hoffman. The legendary choreographer Marius Petipa commissioned Tchaikovsky to write the music for the Nutcracker Ballet in 1891. The following year, the very first performance of the Nutcracker appeared at the Mariinsky Theatre in Russia, the home of the Kirov Ballet. In the United States, the first full-length Nutcracker was choreographed by W. Christensen and performed by the San Francisco Ballet in 1944. Today the Nutcracker is an annual holiday tradition, performed by ballet companies large and small all over the world.

Please stay tuned for ticket information! You can read more about Montana Ballet's performance here !

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