Five Delightful Concerts at 7,000 Feet

June 24 ● The Queen City Band

Queen City Band

We open this year’s season with a ten-piece swing band out of Helena.  They will be playing all your favorites.

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July 8 ● Craig Hall & Erik Olson guitar/piano duo

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Bozeman’s most sought after jazz guitarist Craig Hall will perform a duo with Erik Olson on piano.  Two of Craig’s classical guitar students from Bozeman High School will also perform this evening.

 

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July 15 ● Montana Chamber Music Society with Muir Members & Guests

Back for their 25th season with St. Timothy’s Summer Music Festival, the Montana Chamber Music Society with Muir Members & Guests perform chamber music gems.  The Grammy-winning Muir Quartet returns performing works from the string quartet literature.

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July 29 ● Caitlin Cisler

Caitlin Cisler

Caitlin Cisler (soprano), from Appleton, WI made her professional debut in 2009, headlining as Cunegonde in Candide with Four Seasons Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin. Praised for her “breathtaking range of voice”, this season Ms. Cisler will make her role debut as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor with Opera Bend.  Other notable roles include Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Marie in La fille du régiment, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Kathie in The Student Prince, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro. Ms. Cisler has performed with opera houses across the nation, including Madison Opera, Dayton Opera, Aspen Opera Theater, Tacoma Opera, Intermountain Opera, Opera Bend, Brava Opera Theater, and Winter Opera of St. Louis, among others.
A well decorated competitor, in 2015 Ms. Cisler won the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artists Competition, and placed second at the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artists Competition. Other notable awards include: Career Bridges Grant Recipient (2012); Fritz and Lavina Jensen Foundation Competition Finalist (2012); Audience Choice and Second Place Winner at the Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition (2011); Semi-finalist for the 2010 NATS Artist Awards Competition; Winner of the UW Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (2008); Winner of the Schubert Club Competition in St. Paul (2008).
In concert this season, Ms. Cisler will join the Great Falls Symphony as the soprano soloist for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. She has also performed as a featured soloist with Madison Opera in their annual “Opera in the Park”, as well as with the Dayton Philharmonic for their New Year’s Eve Celebration in 2012 and the Messiah in 2013. Notable concert works include: Bach’s Magnificat, Strauss‘ Brentano Lieder, Mozart’s Requiemand Vespers solennes de confessore, the Faure Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, and Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem.
Ms. Cisler holds a Masters in Opera Performance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Bachelor degrees in vocal performance and biology from Lawrence University. She is a published researcher in vocal health and the effects of singing on the immune system. Currently, Ms. Cisler resides in Missoula, Montana. Upcoming performance information and media can be found on Ms. Cisler’s website: www.caitlincisler.com
Scott GendelScott Gendel is a composer, vocal coach, theatrical music director, singer, and pianist living in Madison Wisconsin. As a composer, his music has a wide-ranging scope, but Scott is particularly fond of all things vocal, and the artistry of the human voice in all its forms. As a performing musician, Scott collaborates on vocal recitals around the country, and is the official pianist and vocal coach for Madison Opera.
Recently, he recorded his piece “At Last” with soprano Camille Zamora and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, as part of “An AIDS Quilt Songbook: Sing For Hope,” a recording released on Naxos Records and GPR, benefiting amfAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research.  Last year, Scott’s song “Advice to Those Like Me, With Hearts Like Kindling” was premiered by soprano Melody Moore in her Carnegie Hall debut recital. Scott’s choral-orchestral oratorio “Barbara Allen,” based on the traditional Appalachian folk song, was premiered by the Santa Clara Chorale & San Jose Chamber Orchestra this spring.
In 2005, the same year he received his doctoral degree from UW-Madison, Scott was awarded first prize in the ASCAP / Lotte Lehmann Foundation Song Cycle Competition, a juried national award in its inaugural year.  More recently Scott was the second prize winner of the 2016 NATS Art Song Composition Award, and winner of the 2017 Ortus International New Music Competition. Scott’s music is published by Classical Vocal Reprints, ECS Publishing, and the Tuba/Euphonium Press. His art songs have been recorded on Albany Records, GPR Records, and Naxos.
Upcoming commissions include the original opera “Super Storm” for Opera for the Young’s 2018-2019 season, which will be performed in nearly 200 schools around the midwest; and “To Keep the Dark Away,” a song cycle for soprano, cello, & piano on the poetry of Emily Dickinson to be premiered & recorded by soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine, cellist Karl Knapp, and the composer at the piano. Please visit http://www.scottgendel.com for more information.
Jesse DochnahlJesse Dochnahl teaches band and music technology at Big Sky High School in Missoula, Montana.  An active chamber musician, clinician, and conductor, he has worked with young musicians across Montana, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Prior to his appointment at Big Sky, Jesse taught  instrumental music at C.S. Porter Middle School (2013-2016) and Sheboygan Falls (WI) High School (2007-2010).  In the 2012-13 academic year, he served as Instructor of Saxophone and Freshman Studies at Lawrence University. He was awarded First Prize in the MTNA Woodwind Young Artist (2005) and Chamber Music (2012) National Competitions, and was the winner of the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. He has performed as concert soloist with the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra and the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra and in recitals at the NASA 2012 National Conference, SEAMUS 2012 National Conference, 13th World Saxophone Congress, the 2005 & 2012 MTNA National Conferences, and the U.S. Navy International Saxophone Symposium. Jesse has performed with Sinfonia da Camera Chamber Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, Green Bay Civic Orchestra, Sheboygan Symphony, and Helena Symphony.  A staunch advocate of new music, Jesse has presented world premieres of music by Ming-Ching Chiu, Andrew Seager Cole, Joanne Metcalf, Asha Srinivasan, Scott Unrein, and Stephen Wood, among others. Jesse earned his Master of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studied with Debra Richtmeyer and holds degrees in music education and saxophone performance from Lawrence University where he studied saxophone with Steven Jordheim.  Jesse spent numerous summers in southwest Montana – his home state – as a trails technician with the Forest Service.

August 12 ● Wilbur Rehmann Jazz

wilbur rehmann 3Wrapping up our 2018 season this quartet’s leader plays saxophones. His clean sound on alto is reminiscent of Paul Desmond but his big, full sound on tenor is as gutsy as Ben Webster or Coleman Hawkins. He is an original and creates music influenced by the high mountains and open plains of Montana. He has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Arnett Cobb, the Big Sky Mudflaps and M.J. Williams.

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