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Introducing...Madeleine Folkerts!

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. Ms. Folkerts has performed with the National Repertory Orchestra (2017), and previously attended the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute (2016) and the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute (2015). When she is not playing horn, Ms. Folkerts enjoys running, hiking, and learning about music through the lens of neuroscience.

Ms. Folkerts will have her first performances with the Chinook Winds soon after moving to Montana. She will perform with the quintet at Chamber Fun 101 at 12pm on Saturday, September 9 (Heritage Hall, Great Falls College MSU), and on the Great Falls Symphony’s first Chamber Music Series program, Fall Flavors, which features pairings of music and food from Wines by Wednesday, Cory Block Bakery, Prairie Heritage Farms, and A Land of Grass. Fall Flavors performances are on Sunday, September 24, at 2pm (Heritage Hall, Great Falls College MSU), and on Tuesday, September 26, at 7pm (Wines by Wednesday’s new 5th and Vine event space).

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