CD Release at First Friday Art Walk!
The Electric City Chamber Players, featuring our very own Chris Mothersole (Clarinet & Basset Horn), Dorian Antipa (bassoon), and Lauren Blackerby (Oboe and English Horn), will be performing selections from their new CD album at Cory Block Bakery, #4 5th Street South. Cory Block will be serving Morning Light Coffee and offering special desserts not normally on their menu. The event is this Friday, September 1, and starts at 5:00 with live music starting at 6:00 pm. Free! No t
Dorian Antipa, bassoon, to teach at GFC-MSU and at MSU-Bozeman
Dorian Antipa, bassoonist for the Chinook Winds, will begin teaching music course at Great Falls College MSU this fall! The Great Falls Tribune published an article about Dorian's new post this past weekend. CHECK OUT "GFC MSU PARTNERS WITH GFC PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS FOR NEW MUSIC COURSES". In other teaching news, Dorian will also be teaching part-time as the bassoon professor at the department of MSU in Bozeman! #DorianAntipa #GreatFallsCollegeMSU #Teaching #musicelectives #
Big Sky News interviews Madeleine Folkerts!
Jake Sorich of Big Sky News interviewed our newest member, Madeleine Folkerts, about her recent move to Montana! It is a great spotlight on Madeleine and also highlights a video of one of her performances as a concerto soloist. CHECK OUT "MADELEINE FOLKERTS TO JOIN CHINOOK WINDS/GREAT FALLS SYMPHONY AS PRINCIPAL HORN PLAYER" BY JAKE SORICH. #madeleinefolkerts #horn #newmembers #press #BigSkyNews #introductions #JakeSorich #video
The Chinook Winds are excited to welcome new horn player Madeleine Folkerts! In addition to playing with the Chinook Winds, she will also serve as principal horn for the Great Falls Symphony. Madeleine Folkerts graduated from St. Olaf College in 2017, where she majored in horn performance and psychology/neuroscience. She was a three-year principal of the St. Olaf Orchestra and Band, and has appeared as a soloist with the band, orchestra, and in the St. Olaf Christmas Festival
All best to Mike Nelson!
Mike Nelson joined the Chinook Winds and the Great Falls Symphony as principal horn in 2012. After five wonderful years we are sad that he is moving away from Great Falls and but we are incredibly excited for the amazing teaching opportunity he is pursuing at Montana State University in Bozeman. As a full-time professor at MSU our friend and colleague will be teaching lessons, running the horn studio, conducting the horn ensemble, and coaching a student wind quintet. Mike say