Skip To Main Content

Treasure State: Saturday, September 30 | 9pm

September 25, 2023

Categorized in:

Second Inversion

Montana is a place with a lot of nicknames. Big Sky Country, for those wide open skies that seem to stretch on forever; Stub-Toe State, since the amateur hiker might walk away with more than a few stubbed toes; and Treasure State, for it’s rich mineral reserves.

But Montana got its official state name from the Spanish word montaña: mountain. The majestic Rocky Mountains stretch over 250 miles along the western side of the state—just imagine the music that must echo across those peaks.

This Saturday on Second Inversion: Treasure State. We’ll hear two musical gems from Montana. One composer finds inspiration in the fiddle and the folk melodies of home, while a group of percussionists finds music in Montana’s more elemental materials—mining music from every cactus, bucket of water, and aluminum beer can they can find.

Support Classical Music in the Pacific Northwest


Or, explore other ways to Support Us