String Orchestra of the Rockies - SOR Montana



Heroes and Legends featuring Brian Stucki, tenor
Program for Sunday February 18, 2018, 7:30 pm, UM Music Recital Hall

Handel:   A pair of Baroque tenor arias
  Handel: "Gentle airs, melodious strains" from Athalia, Act I, & one other (TBD)
Mendelssohn:  Konzertstück No.1 in f mi., op.113 for clarinet, basset horn & chamber orchestra
Wagner:  Siegfried Idyll
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn, & strings, op. 31


String Orchestra of the Rockies Mission Statement

The mission of the String Orchestra of the Rockies is to enhance and enrich the cultural climate of the Montana region by providing classical string music of the highest caliber and to support music education programs for young string players.

About Us

September 2017 will mark the start of the String Orchestra of the Rockies' 33nd season!  The String Orchestra of the Rockies is the only professional ensemble of its kind in Montana and draws upon the talents of the finest string players in the Big Sky Country.All SOR members are successful string teachers in addition to their professional performance schedule. This unique 15-member orchestra invites audiences to connect emotionally with them as they treat listeners to music as varied as Montana itself. Members rehearse in a collaborative effort that enables each player to have an impact on the artistic process. Performing without a conductor, they rely upon the individual expertise of the players to create a cohesive, dynamic sound. Many varied world-renowned guest artists have shared the stage with the SOR, resulting in a musical collaboration that is absolutely thrilling for the concert audience. In addition to these exceptional performances, SOR continues its commitment of ‘giving back’ to our community by offering master classes and workshops taught by these fine artists.

Concert Images

The many instruments of John Lenti


John Lenti and the SOR - November 19, 2017




Allen Vizzutti and the SOR - February 26, 2017

Allen Vizzutti directing and playing


A story


Trumpet flying out the top of the picture


Ian Swensen and the SOR - May 1, 2016


Maria Larionoff and Barry Lieberman playing at opposite ends of the SOR concert stage: February 22, 2015


SOR-Sept 21-2014

Amit Peled playing the Pablo Casals’ 1733 Goffriller cello with the SOR September 21, 2014


Dolce Canto and the SOR - April 21, 2013


Andrés Cárdenes with the SOR February 24, 2013

Sept 16, 2012

Sept 16, 2012

Edward Parks singing Largo al factotum from The Barber of Seville - Rossini - September 16, 2012



Tim Fain with the SOR April 15, 2012


Dolce Canto and the SOR together for their 2010 Holiday concert, December 12, 2010

Brett Deubner welcomed by Johan Jonsson and the SOR, May 2, 2010

SOR at U of Montana Recital Hall

The String Orchestra of the Rockies with William Preucil, September 20, 2009

SOR at U of Montana Recital Hall

The String Orchestra of the Rockies on the University of Montana Music Recital Hall stage

SOR-JFT Missoula

The String Orchestra of the Rockies and the Jeni Fleming Trio at the University Theater
University of Montana - December 2006

Wu Man with the SOR - February 21, 2010 - Missoula



String Orchestra of the Rockies in collaboration with the Jeni Fleming Trio

We'll Be Together Again

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We'll Be Together Again - CD


Watch the Silver Anniversary Video Here

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Read the 20th Anniversary Story

Through its years of growth, the purposes of the String Orchestra of the Rockies have remained constant:

* To enhance and enrich the cultural climate of the region by providing classical music of the highest caliber.

* To provide resource support to public and private music education programs for Montana's children.

The orchestra has been heard across Montana on network television's "People and Places Under the Big Sky" and throughout the United States on National Public Radio's "Performance Today."

By nurturing Montanans' lives through music, we affirm the goodness of humanity and our infinite capacity to express and perceive beauty.




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