BIG SKY – The Strings Under the Big Sky dinner concert will return on July 11 to the Rainbow Ranch Pavilion for the fourth time.
This chamber music event, held in various Big Sky locations as a dinner concert since 2005, was given its name in 2008. Prior to that, the concert was performed sporadically in Big Sky beginning in 1997, and the July performance will mark the 13th year that Big Sky has been home to this event, now a part of the Montana Chamber Music Festival.
Strings Under the Big Sky has been held at the Big Sky Community Park, the Big Sky Chapel and Silvermans’ South Fork Lodge throughout the years.
Members of the Muir String Quartet – in residence at Boston University since 1983 – have attended each Big Sky performance, and they bring with them many other world-renowned chamber musicians. This year’s accomplished performers will be cellist Michael Reynolds, violinists Peter Zazofsky and Bayla Keyes, violist Brant Bayless, clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, and bassist Paul Glenn.
Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar start at 5 p.m. at Rainbow Ranch, with music at 6 p.m., and dinner at 7 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (406) 995-4142. Find more information at stringsunderthebigsky.org.