From Maria Larionoff, Artistic Director

Dear Friends of the Orchestra,

Spring has arrived, and with the chirping birds, daffodils, tulips, and sounds of lawnmowers comes a new optimism and hopefulness. Over the past year our monthly zoom board meetings have shown resourcefulness and willingness on the part of our board members to adapt to challenging realities, and our musicians, having kept in touch via email and zoom, all eagerly look forward to the day when we can once again see each other and join in music-making on the UM Recital Hall stage.

Our plans for next season are well underway, and I am thrilled to announce that Missoula’s beloved soloist Amit Peled will join us in September as we open our SOR: RESTRUNG 2021/22 season with our full SOR ensemble!

I am also very pleased to announce that a generous donation from Stockman Bank will allow us to expand and enhance our projects with talented young musicians, such as the ones we are featuring in our April 2021 concerts. It is a privilege for all of the SOR musicians to share our experience with young musicians, and a joy to see our world-class soloists share their expertise in masterclasses and expand the musical horizons of these young artists. We are grateful to Stockman Bank for their support, as they share our core belief in the importance of giving back to our community.

Please stay in touch as we keep you updated with plans for 2021/22!

Yours in music, and stay healthy!

Maria’s Golden – Pamina