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Montana Baroque Festival

Monica Huggett and other musicians perform at the 2016 Montana Baroque Music Festival at Quinn’s Hot Springs in Paradise.

Baroque music is returning to Paradise this week for the 15th annual Baroque Music Festival.

Top-caliber musicians will convene Tuesday through Wednesday, July 17-19, at Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort, located on the Clark Fork River in Sanders County.

Each concert will feature a different program of works by composers like Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann and more. The musicians, who have trained at top schools like Juilliard, will perform on period instruments such as the gut-string violin.

The performers this year are Adam Lamotte, Monica Huggett, Matthias Maute, Carrie Krause, Curtis Daily, Sophie Lariviére, Gregory Ewer, Victoria Gunn, Joanna Blendulf and John Lenti.

Advanced tickets are recommended because of limited seating. They cost $25 per night, or $60 for all three nights. To purchase, go to 406-826-3150, ext. 1. For information about booking a room at the resort, go to

The resort built a covered wooden gazebo on its property for the annual event.

July 17 program, 7-9 p.m.

“Matthias and his Wizardry”

Concertos by Bach, Telemann and Vivaldi to showcase the recorder soloist Matthias Maute; along with Bach solo sonatas for violin.

July 18 program, 7-9 p.m.

“Monica and Bach”

Violinist Monica Huggett will perform pieces by Bach such as the A Minor Concerto and portions of Partita. Maute and Lariviére will perform a Vivaldi double concerto and Adam Lamotte will perform Bach’s Chachonne.

July 19 program, 7-9 p.m.

“Brandenburg 4”

The festival will close with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

In addition to the evening concert, July 17 features a morning performance.

Huggett and lutenist John Lenti will perform pieces by 17th century masters Biber and Dowland. Coffee, tea and crumpets will be served at 10:30 a.m., with a 45-minute concert to follow.

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