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On Aug. 3, The Crossing Choir was practicing “the easy stuff,” songs they would be performing alongside Montana community choirs. But their big push was to begin the groundwork on “Montaña,” the first ever, to their knowledge, 24-hour choral film performance. If all goes well, it will debut in Montana in 2021.

A day-long tribute to the Wild West

Professional chamber choir The Crossing is wasting no time during their short stay in Big sky. They’ll perform a number of shows, collaborate with Montana community choirs, and even create the frameworks of what will become a performance unlike any other—a 24-hour act which combines historical film accompanied by the chorus. 

Brent Philippi of Scavenger.

Loud and local

Scavenger, a local heavy metal band, got heads banging at Choppers on Thursday, July 26 after Americana duo Shovels & Ropes played Music in the Mountains. Many people hear the terms “screamo” or “heavy metal” and immediately search elsewhere for musical entertainment.

Hailing from Seattle, the Polyrhythmics arrive in Big Sky following a show in Carnation, Wash. and then on to Victor, Idaho.

Band of plenty

Lone Peak Lookout: Getting an eight-piece band together must be quite the task. Could you describe how Polyrhythmics came to be? And why the band works so well together? 

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds.

The bird is the word

Lone Peak Lookout: Your Big Sky performance is the start of a quick tour through the Rockies— Targhee Fest on the July 13 and a performance at Snowbasin Resort on the 15th, before heading back to the East Coast to finish out the summer. What are you looking forward to on your western adventure?

The Muir String Quartet has been performing together for nearly 40 seasons. And they’ve been coming to Big Sky to perform in the Montana Chamber Music Society’s Strings Under the Big Sky for years.

A classic tradition

As Strings Under the Big Sky committee member Marilyn Hill recalls, it was a cold July day for the first-ever event held under a big white tent at the Big Sky Community Park. You could count the number of attendees on both hands.

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