Season tickets for 2022-2023 are now on sale
Season ticket holders get early-bird priority and a discount code for these 4 concerts:
- Con Tre Violini
- Candide’s Voltaire
- Corelli – A Lover or Art and Long Walks
- Fairest Isle
The $100 Season Ticket allows you to attend 1 performance of your choice for each of the 4 concerts (4 admissions total).
We are finalizing the details for the times and locations, but you can purchase your Season Ticket at any time. We will notify you by email when individual concert tickets are ready for you to select.
Our ticketing system is new this year! Please email email@example.com if you have questions or need assistance.
Welcome from Carrie
Our season begins in January because…
This fall, my partner Paul Lachapelle and I will be on sabbatical from September through December in Europe! On behalf of BaMM I’ll be connecting with 3 masterful baroque violinists, tracing their concerts, attending masterclasses, cultivating mentorship, and developing musical relationships. I’ll also be researching manuscripts and composer sites, particularly the Hapsburg 17th century composers. It’s exciting to contemplate bringing new knowledge, ideas, and connections back to our Montana community. But never fear, we have a full season of concert programming faunching at the bit…
In January, we welcome the world’s most beloved and famed baroque violinist, Rachel Podger, for seven concerts of some of my most favorite repertoire: 17th century pieces for three violins. I became acquainted with Rachel while at Juilliard, as her stand partner touring Europe, as fellow concerto soloist in a program at Alice Tully Hall, and as teacher and close colleague of BaMM regular Davina Clarke, and was so taken with her polished style, kindness, and leadership. We’ll partner with the UM School of Music for a brief workshop for the benefit of Montana musicians, and present primarily house concerts – a hallmark of our series so novel and beloved by visiting cosmopolitan musicians. We have an all-star team rounded out with BaMM continuo favorites John Lenti and Nate Helgeson on dulcian, the lovely pre-curser to the bassoon.
February brings a program designed by John Lenti exploring the Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire. This theatrical evening brings together words, music, and song with Boston’s ‘go-to’ early music tenor, Grammy award-winning Aaron Shehan, my favorite soprano Arwen Meyers, and viol virtuoso Josh Lee. I can’t wait to dive in deep with Voltaire and hope you’re curious about this great thinker, too.
In March (what a thrill!) the pandemic postponed collaboration with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks finally fills the stage in a production of Amadeus! We’ll gather a great local band to illuminate this narrative. Between BaMM’s previous season opener of Amadeus: The Concert, the opera’s Marriage of Figaro, our Symphony’s Mozart Jupiter of last season and the great Violin Concerto No 5 for this season, Bozeman is a hotbed of Mozart’s drama, wit, invention, and jubilance.
On our Beyond Baroque series, Julie Gosswiller and I explore awareness of our changing climate and the urgent need for its care through pieces inspired by nature, on themes of natural elements, our planet’s colors, and Earth as mother and her comfort deserving of reciprocity. We’ll open with the warm, spring-like envelope of Brahms’ Sonata No 1 in G major, and feature concerned composers of today from MSU to the Wyoming Ucross artist retreat to my hometown of Fairbanks, to Native American, to nature-inspired Stravinsky, Boulanger, and Cage.
April airs our biannual Youthful Splendor program, featuring young talent accompanied by Bozeman pro’s. It’s a big deal to play as soloist with orchestra, and an even more excellent, rarified opportunity for students to have work-shopping and dialogue time with orchestra members in preparing their solos. No composer wrote more pieces and more masterfully for teenagers than Vivaldi, and fireworks and personality abound in this version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
Bach at Trails in June is a collaboration between our Symphony, GVLT, and BaMM placing musicians along Gallatin Valley Trails. Musicians of all ages, abilities, and instruments play music of any kind in a ‘pop-up’ format for hikers-past, celebrating our love of the outdoors, culture, and community.
Corelli changed the world with his strategically released January 1, 1700 publication of the great Opus 5 Violin Sonatas. We explore this canon which had such influence throughout the continent to gain insight into all music that followed. Besides known for his warm geniality, exquisite dress, and whenever possible foregoing of all horse-drawn carriages in favor of his own feet, Corelli amassed a prestigious art collection. We share his reverence for art in bringing audiences into local artist spaces in rural areas for this series of shows in July.
Bassoonist Nate Helgeson has designed our August program of fiddle, dance, and courtly tunes from the British Isles, featuring folk violinist extraordinaire David Greenberg. There’s wonderful, bizarre music from this isolated region thanks to a music-loving monarchy. Our annual Workshop for students, amateurs, and professionals from a growing number of states explores repertoire through technique, chamber, orchestra, and topics classes as well as goofy fun. The public is welcome to join for a series of free concerts and lectures.
This season emphasizes outreach. Thanks to the generosity of you, donors and supporters, we’re in good standing to give back to our beloved community and region. We’ll be visiting schools and libraries on the road with our Voltaire & Corelli programs, stage a workshop with Rachel Podger in Missoula, hold a Masterclass series for musicians in rural areas as part of the “Earth” program, and in Bozeman produce the Youthful Splendor program, annual Workshop, and Bach at Trails.
We hope you’ll join us, and thank you for your support.
New Season Preview
More details, including ticketing, are forthcoming.
Con Tre Violini
Rachel Podger, Carrie Krause, baroque violin
Nate Helgeson, dulcian, and John Lenti, theorbo
BaMM brings the world’s most beloved baroque violinist to Montana for eight new year performances. Revered recording artist, Wigmore Hall recitalist, & Juilliard faculty-member Rachel Podger joins us from the UK for a program featuring some of the 17th century’s best repertoire, joyously scored for three violins and continuo, including a very fresh interpretation of Pachelbel’s ubiquitous Canon. Our concert tour includes a workshop with Rachel presented by the UM School of Music on January 7.
Jan 12 at Old Main Gallery, Bozeman & on tour
Arwen Meyers, soprano & Aaron Shehan, tenor
Carrie Krause, baroque violin & Josh Lee, viola da gamba
John Lenti, theorbo
Voltaire was a walking superlative. He was the most famous man in Europe. He was also the most prolific author, the best-loved playwright, the busiest letter-writer. He was the most in love, and he drank the most coffee. He was the greatest annoyance to cruelty, tyranny, and ignorance. Near the end of his amazingly long life, he wrote the hilarious, tragic, philosophical novel for which he is best-known, Candide. We’ll show you how he got there in this uncategorizable program. You want love songs? We got ‘em, sung by literal Grammy-winners. Hilarity? You bet. Tragedy? Yeah, bring a hanky. Care for some heart-stopping virtuoso music on viola da gamba? We’ll throw that in, too.
Feb 11 7:30pm at Peace of Christ Community Church in Bozeman & on tour
Presented by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks mounts a production of Amadeus, following the story line of the film of the same title. BaMM puts together a stand-out orchestra for these shows, featuring onstage musicians and the harpsichord at center stage.
March 2-5 & 9-12 the MSU Black Box Theater in Bozeman
Carrie Krause & Pico Alt, violin
Angella Ahn, viola & Julia Slovarp, cello
Julie Gosswiller, piano
Outstanding high school students showcased in a Baroque concert, accompanied by an orchestra of top professionals.
Apr 16 at Inspiration Hall, MSU, Bozeman
Corelli - A Lover of Art and Long Walks
Carrie Krause, baroque violin & Sarah Stone, baroque cello & Gabe Shuford, harpsichord
BaMM will embark upon a rural tour presenting Corelli’s Opus 5 Sonatas (1700) which changed the course of western music. The performances will pair this exploration of Corelli – Rome’s greatest violinist who amassed an incredible art collection – with rural art galleries, art studios, and museums in 8 performances with baroque violin, cello, and harpsichord. These concerts will illuminate artists, rural artistic spaces, and Montana’s historic value of visual and aural art.
Jul 19 Bozeman & on tour to art-filled spaces
Carrie Krause & David Greenberg, baroque violin
Nate Helgeson, baroque bassoon & Annabeth Shirley, cello
John Lenti, theorbo
Come away with us on a journey to the British Isles. 18th century England was a melting pot of traditional and cutting-edge arts, where folk melodies blended with new French and Italian forms. We explore these developments in music of Purcell, Handel, Oswald, Jones, and others. Bringing together dance tunes, song arrangements, and courtly sonatas, this program truly has delights in store for everyone.
Aug 17 Backyard Baroque at Carrie & Paul’s, Bozeman & on tour
In Celebration of Earth
Carrie Krause, violin & Julie Gosswiller, piano
In the Beyond Baroque series, pianist Julie Gosswiller again teams up with violinist Carrie Krause to present works incorporating elements of nature, care and comfort for our planet, and composers, contemporary and romantic, who share its reverence.
April 1 at 7:30pm at Reynolds Recital Hall in Bozeman & on tour
Three High Places
Carrie Krause, violin & Genevieve Trygstad-Burke, dancer
In the summer, Carrie will take “Three High Places” a solo work from our “In Celebration of Earth” program by fellow Fairbanksan and Pulitzer prize winning composer John Luther Adams, to the tops of six peaks along with dancer Genevieve Trygstad Burke for ‘climate-curated’ performance.
In the mountains near Bozeman