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Master violist, Missoula native, returns home for special concert

Posted: 9:54 AM, Nov 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-14 16:18:27-05
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MISSOULA — The Missoula Rotary Club hosted a special visitor on Wednesday -- esteemed viola player Maria Lambros, who is visiting her hometown for a special concert later in the week.

Lambros, who is from Missoula, has played the viola for most of her life and founded Our Joyful Noise in Baltimore in 2015. The group brings concerts to people where they live -- in homeless shelters, in jail, and to those living with cancer and autism.

Lambros says she believes everyone should get the chance to see live music.

"Music is very healing, and uplifting. Just the arts in general are so important for our humanity. When people don't have access to those experiences, it's just not right," Lambros said. "Because everybody needs art, and beauty, and a chance to be uplifted and changed."

Her upcoming concert will take place on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Montana Music Recital Hall.