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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

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Candide's Voltaire

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

Amadeus

Presented by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks mounts a production 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 in Bozeman

Youthful Splendor

Carrie Krause & Pico Alt, violin
Angella Ahn, viola & Julia Slovarp, cello
Julie Gosswiller, piano

Outstanding high school students showcased in Baroque concerti centered around Vivaldi’s splendid “Four Seasons”, accompanied by an orchestra of top professionals.

Apr 16 at Inspiration Hall, MSU, Bozeman

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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 Montanan’s historic value of visual and aural art.

Jul 19 Bozeman & on tour to art-filled spaces

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Fairest Isle

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

water color painting of earth in space

Beyond Baroque

In Celebration of Earth

Carrie Krause, violin & Julie Gosswiller, piano

On “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 both contemporary and romantic who share its reverence.

April 1 at 7:30pm at Reynolds Recital Hall in Bozeman & on tour

Beyond Baroque

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

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