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Arts and Education: Dust up At the Symphony Corral

Posted: 11:51 AM, Feb 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-28 11:28:56-05

MISSOULA – We headed over to the Missoula Symphony for a very special program in this Arts and Education report.

The “Dust up At the Symphony Corral” is a  thrilling musical western put on by the Missoula Symphony, specifically for families and students all in an effort to get young kids interested in classical music.

“This is part of the Missoula Symphony’s outreach program showing we try to reach our family’s and our youth, and get them interested in classical music,” said Jomay Salonen.

“Many times this is the first time they have experienced a symphony concert or even seen these instruments.  It is extremely interactive and they get very into it and it is a lot of fun.”

This show had it all, from campfire stories, outlaws, witty jokes and of course great music. As you can imagine, the students loved it, and the entire show was written specifically for this event.

“These concerts that Darko does, these are his Hallmark. He and Creighton Tames, a writer, these are all original shows that they write and put together develop the script and everything,” Salonen said.

“So these shows they are seeing today are what Darko has started while he’s been with us for the last 12 years. ”