Bozeman Symphony musicians at Shane

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Bozeman Symphony Far Afield ensemble, The Bozeman Trail Chamber Players, and the talents of Lukas Graf, tenor, alongside Jessica Graf, soprano and Sandra Stimson, oboe, will be featured as part of the concert series, “Symphony at the Shane,” presented by the Bozeman Symphony, at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts.

The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 at The Shane, located at 15 E. Lewis St. in Livingston.

Symphony at the Shane performances feature the very best of the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir, a news release on the event said. Each performance showcases two diverse soloists and ensembles.

The Bozeman Trail Chamber Players features wind instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn) with the dynamic addition of percussion, playing concerts around Montana for delighted audiences of all ages since 2015.

Drawing from a rich chamber music repertoire, the ensemble will present music ranging from the majesty of the High Baroque, to the playfulness of ragtime and original jazz-influenced works, the release said.

The group’s performers include Mary Ann Jacobson, clarinet, Alan Leech, bassoon, Karen Leech, flute, Greg Notess, French horn, Sandra Stimson, oboe, with Jeff Vick, percussion.

The May 17 performance will include classical works by Telemann and Mozart, popular music including Mancini’s “The Pink Panther” and Joplin’s “The Cascades (A Rag),” and several original compositions written for the group by Alan Leech.

These original compositions will include “A Cretaceous Zoo,” originally written for and presented at the Museum of the Rockies and “Sun-Dappled Riverflow,” a recent composition that is a picture in sound of flowing water with sparkles from the sun on the rippling surface.

Alan Leech is a long-time member of the orchestra recently celebrating 46 seasons with the organization.

The ensemble will present works by J.S. Bach, Vaughan Williams, Rossini, Bernstein, Gershwin, and more.

Tickets are $15/adult, $10/ students and seniors and available by calling 585-9774 or visiting bozemansymphony.org . Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance or at the door.