From Maria Larionoff, Artistic Director

Dear Friends,

You are all in my thoughts as we adapt to this unexpected new reality, one so full of loss and uncertainty.

I especially miss our SOR weekends–the camaraderie of fellow string players during rehearsals and dinner outings, the joys and challenges of playing concerts, and the special warmth, laughter, and enthusiasm of our audiences in what has become my second musical homeĀ in Missoula, Montana.

I do feel confident that our forward-thinking and energetic board members will find creative and innovative solutions to overcome the current challenges we face so that we may return to the concert stage safely while continuing to maintain our level of musical excellence in performances. Our commitment to prioritizing safety for our audience and our musicians is foremost in our minds as we proceed with our future concert plans.

Please visit our ArmchairConcerts page over the coming months, as we will continue to release new programs to keep our minds and hearts full of beautiful music.

I would like to share some music from our September 2018 SOR concert that expresses musically what I cannot say in words.

Meditation Hebraique for solo cello and strings by Ernest Bloch, Julian Schwarz, soloist:

Passacaglia by Handel-Halvorsen, Maria Larionoff, violin, Julian Schwarz, cello:

Yours in Music,

Maria’s Golden – Pamina