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Muir String Quartet to highlight concert series

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BIG SKY – The Arts Council of Big Sky is presenting the 10th annual Peggy Dicken Schwer Memorial Fund Concert Series, coming to various venues this winter in Big Sky.

These intimate dinner concerts highlight regional and international musicians in a small setting with food served by some of Big Sky’s top chefs.

On Friday, Jan. 18, the acclaimed Muir String Quartet heads back to Big Sky for a performance at the Jack Creek Grille at Moonlight Lodge. Now in its 33rd season, the Muir String Quartet is acknowledged as one of the world’s most powerful and insightful ensembles. The quartet is comprised of Peter Zazofsky, violin; Steven Ansell, viola; Lucia Lin, violin; and Michael Reynolds, cello.

In 2012-2013, the Grammy-winning Muir String Quartet continues its series at Boston University with the complete Bartok Quartets, the Beethoven Cycle at Rhode Island College in celebration of 20 years of concerts there, and other performances throughout North America and China.

On Friday, Feb. 15, the Arts Council will host a concert featuring pianist Chris Nemec, along with soprano Laura Turner, at Buck’s T-4 Lodge.

The final concert of the winter will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24, with Native American songwriter and poet Jack Gladstone, and multi-instrumentalist David Griffith, performing at the Talus Room in the Summit at Big Sky Resort.

Each evening begins with the social hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. and the concert at 8 p.m. Tickets for each event are $50, which includes a full plated, three-course dinner (two options). Reservations must be made in advance by calling the ACBS office at (406) 995-2742. Please visit for a complete schedule.

The Arts Council of Big Sky is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989.

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