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BRAVO! Big Sky solo and chamber ensemble event
August 5 @ 4:00pm
Joins us as we kick off the 11th annual Bravo! Big Sky Festival with a double-header ticketed concert at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center on Friday, August 5.
4:00pm WMPAC presents The Crossing
5:15pm Reception with food and drink
6:30pm Artist Panel and Conversation on the WMPAC stage
7:30pm Bravo! Big Sky presents Abigail Kent and Friends
Our Bravo! Big Sky solo and chamber ensemble event is at 7:30, when renowned harpist Abigail Kent and Friends take the stage. This all-star ensemble will feature solo harp pieces, along with selections from Debussy and Ravel. In addition to Kent, the group features Angella Ahn (violin), Eugena Chang (cello), Alexandra Osborne (violin), Chi-Chi Bestmann (viola), and Immanuel Davis (flute), and Chris Kirkpatrick (clarinet).
The entire WMPAC double-header starts at 4 p.m. with a performance from the two-time Grammy-winning vocal group, The Crossing. Conducted by Donald Nally, The Crossing has performed at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center, among dozens of others, and has performed over 100 commissioned world premieres of music by contemporary composers. For this concert, the group will present work by vocalist and composer Shara Nova of My Brightest Diamond, who has previously performed with David Byrne and the Decemberists.
After a hosted reception (cash bar), join an engaging conversation moderated by WMPAC Artistic Director John Zirkle, the panel will feature Donald Nally, Shara Nova, Big Sky Festival Orchestra conductor Peter Bay and violinist Angella Ahn. Following the discussion, Abigail Kent and Friends take the stage.
Tickets for both Friday shows are now on sale and can be purchased at warrenmillerpac.org. The Reception and discussion are included with either ticket purchase, and there is a discount for purchasing tickets for both concerts. For more information please call 406-995-2742.