Please join The Montana Land Reliance and Montana Chamber Music Society for a musical celebration of land and culture classical music on the banks of the Gallatin River.
4-7 pm, July 15, 2017
Hosted wine and beer
Hors D’oeuvres and dessert by The Bountiful Table
Concert by the Muir String Quartet
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Muir String Quartet
The Muir String Quartet, an internationally recognized and awarded string ensemble, will be playing on the Kelly Ranch, a private property permanently protected by a conservation easement with The Montana Land Reliance. Proceeds from ticket sales and a live auction at the event will be shared by the two nonprofits to further each’s missions: the future of classical music in a Montana with permanently protected, beautiful open space.
The Montana Land Reliance
The Montana Land Reliance (MLR), established in 1978, is a nonprofit land trust that “works with private landowners to permanently protect agricultural lands, fish and wildlife habitat, and open space”. MLR has worked with over 800 landowners to protect 1,000,000 acres of private land under the Big Sky. In Gallatin County alone, MLR has worked with 50 landowners to protect over 35,750 acres, 65.6 miles of streamfront, and over 15,580 acres of elk habitat. In Madison County, MLR has worked with 110 landowners to protect over 129,700 acres of private land, 224 miles of streamfront, and nearly 75,000 acres of elk habitat. Total conservation in GYE is over 300,000 acres, and we need your help to do more!
Montana Chamber Music Society
The Montana Chamber Music Society, celebrating its 9th season in 2017-2018, is among few Montana fine-arts organizations that offer statewide cultural presentations of the highest quality. MCMS’s musical centerpiece is the Muir String Quartet, now in its 39th season and in residence at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, The Muir String Quartet has long been acknowledged as one of the world’s most powerful and insightful ensembles. The Quartet has received many awards including a Grammy and 2 Grand Prix du Disques, and has performed over 2,000 concerts worldwide, including the White House, Carnegie Hall and the great halls of Europe and Asia.