Chinook Winds kick off new season with ‘Vive La France’ tonight and Sunday in Great Falls
the Chinook Winds, the resident wind quintet for the Great Falls Symphony, opens up their new season with the show “Vive La France” with two performances, tonight at 7 and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tonight’s show takes place at the C.M. Russell Museum while Sunday’s show, as usual, takes place at the First Congregational United Church of Christ.
The show will feature “quirky and romantic French music.”
According to horn player Mike Nelson, he says, “grab your berets and baguettes and take a trip to France! This concert of all French music is sure to delight, from Maurice Ravel’s impressionistic Le tombeau de Couperin to the playful fun of Jean Francaix’s first Quintet.”
The show also features the debut of the chamber’s new clarinet player,Christopher Mothersole.
Mothersole comes to Great Falls from Austin, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and continued his studies in London, England, where he graduated with a Master of Performance degree, with distinction, from the Royal College of Music.
For more on Mothersole, check back to Big Sky State Buzz for an exclusive interview with him and new viola player with the Cascade Quartet, Maria Ritzenthaler.
For now, though, come down to the Russell Museum and enjoy the sounds of France performed by Great Falls’ best woodwind players. Admission is $15 for adults or $5 for students. Season passes are still available and are $70 for adults or $30 for students. For more information, check out the Great Falls Symphony online here.