Summer music festivals, those great opportunities to experience favorite sounds and hear new potential favorites in relaxed settings and frequently outdoors, were an early casualty of the COVID pandemic. In 2020 performances were few and almost entirely virtual. 2021, however, is a year of resurrection and rebirth for these events that are an essential part of the art music world’s chemistry.
Two of these, both long-standing Montana traditions, and both sources of fine performances that I’m delighted to have shared with you, our listeners in past years are the Flathead Valley’s Festival Amadeus, and, along the Clark Fork River, the Montana Baroque Music Festival. Here is a preview of the 17th annual Montana Baroque Music Festival.