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5:30pm artist reception & 7pm Bozeman Symphony Far Afield program

Friday, September 14


Artist reception for Paul Tunkis


In 2011 Paul Tunkis revived his interest in painting and drawing after 27 years of living in Montana. Combining his artistic skills with his years of experience as a hunting and fishing guide in Montana and the West, Paul paints Montana’s landscape and wildlife in his chosen media of transparent watercolor and graphite pencil on Arches cotton hot press paper.


Paul grew up on a ranch in Northern California. After studying art and architecture at the University of Oregon, Paul went on to study drawing and painting at Leighton Studios in San Francisco, California with Thomas Leighton & Marjorie Lester Leighton. Thomas Leighton was an expatriate Englishmen trained at England’s Royal Academy of Arts. He taught for more than 25 years in art schools and colleges in Canada and the U.S. Marjorie Lester Leighton was an illustrator for National Geographic and other international publications.



...and for the music...

Friday, September 14

Bozeman Symphony Far Afield program featuring Bobcat Brass

 photo credit: Adrian Sanchez Gonzales-MSU

photo credit: Adrian Sanchez Gonzales-MSU


The Far Afield program, established in 1992, takes Bozeman Symphony chamber ensembles to rural communities to present free performances and share their musical perspectives.  Far Afield enables the audience to see, hear and feel the music being created live instead of through the media of television or radio.

The Bobcat Brass Trio, Sarah Stoneback (trumpet), Mike Nelson (horn), and Jeannie Little (trombone), are three of the principal brass musicians in the Bozeman Symphony. They are also the trumpet, horn and trombone professors at the Montana State University School of Music. This newly formed chamber ensemble presents a wide range of repertoire, from new music to the classics, works written specifically for the unique trio instrumentation, as well as works adapted from other settings. These consummate musicians bring to brass trio music a fantastic and innovative perspective in performance. But, equally important to the Bobcat Brass Trio are their outreach educational performances, where they emphasize music as a lifestyle. Catch a performance by this group, and you will hear exquisite and exciting works from Poulenc to Plog. With each presentation, the trio will entertain, educate and inspire. Enjoy!


Paul Boruff concert

Saturday, September 29


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Music has been with Paul Boruff his entire life. He just can't help hearing it and playing it and singing it. One of the things that makes Paul unique is his voice and amazing range, however it is his ability to “click” with audiences that sets him apart from other entertainers. Mr. Boruff is more than an accomplished singer and instrumentalist; he brings to the stage warmth and charisma that you will remembers long after the performance is over.

Paul Boruff a native of Phoenix, Arizona enjoys performing for people of all ages. At the age of five or six, he was captured on home movies singing Elvis Presley songs, and doing his best to entertain. Paul began playing the guitar at about the age of ten. The music he was exposed to was quite varied and was rich in diversity: Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Hank Williams, Eddie Arnold, Chet Atkins, Bob Dylan, Nat King Cole and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Paul’s father was the primary music influence in those early years, and his music was mostly country with a mixture of thirties and forties classics thrown in.

During Paul's four years with the United States Navy he performed in the Admiral's Band, out of Memphis, Tennessee. The style was "Big Band.” The Navy gave him opportunity to travel and to experience music of many other cultures.

Paul has traveled and performed all over the world from London to Dover, from Zurich to Gdańsk and from Amsterdam to Paris. In the United States he performs from Alaska to Florida and California to New York.

Paul's acoustic style includes all the influences of his past. His forte is vocals and his singing has been described as "each word is an event." Making music comes as easily to him as breathing; his expansive repertoire transcends the barriers of age and cultural differences. Whether it is an original interpretation of an old standard or a tune of his own creation, Paul sings from the heart and plays from his soul.

Tickets $10

Call 843-5454 to make reservations or purchase your tickets at the door. 

Splendid Feast

Friday and Saturday, december 14 & 15, 2018

6:30-7pm - wassail social hour

7pm - Four-course feast


The historic Virginia City home is beautifully decorated, inside and out, presenting a warm and comfortable venue for the capacity gathering to enjoy an evening of delicious food, splendid music, and wonderful fellowship.  

Tickets $50 

Call to make your reservation 406-843-5454

Credit cards accepted