Tippet Rise Performance Art Center’s summer season will be highlighted by a piano series, a world premiere of a Tippet-Rise-commissioned vocal work, and cellist Matt Haimovitz performing with pianist Christopher O’Riley.
The season runs June 17 through Aug. 21, and performances are open to the public.
Friday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m., Nikolai Demidenko, piano, performing a two-part recital that includes waltzes and mazurkas by Chopin and the “Ballade No. 1” and B minor Sonata of Liszt.
Saturday, June 18, 2 p.m., Stephen Talasnik Celebratory Concert, featuring the Ariel String Quartet performing music by Aaron Jay Kernis and John Adams.
Saturday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m., Ariel String Quartet with Nikolai Demidenko to perform Brahms, C Minor Piano Quartet.
Friday, June 24, 6:30 p.m., Jenny Chen, piano.
Saturday, June 25, 2 p.m., Ensamble Studio Commission Celebratory Concert at the site of Domo, featuring Emily Helenbrook, soprano, and Christopher O’Riley, piano. The suite of seven songs and piano solos include the world premiere of “Tippet Rise Songs,” a cycle by Antón García-Abril based on poetry by Peter Halstead.
Saturday, June 25, 6:30 p.m., Alessandro Deljavan, piano.
Friday, July 1, at 6:30 p.m. Yevgeny Sudbin, piano.
Saturday, July 2, 2 p.m., Matt Haimovitz, cello, performing the complete Bach Suites for Solo Cello with commissioned overtures to each suite.
Friday, July 8, at 6:30 p.m., George Li, piano.
Saturday, July 9, at 2 p.m., Patrick Dougherty Celebratory Concert, featuring Eunice Kim, violin; John-Henry Crawford, cello; Christopher O’Riley, piano
Saturday, July 9, 6:30 p.m., All-Scriabin concert at the site of Domo to include performance by Christopher O’Riley, Svetlana Smolina (piano) and Elmer Churampi (trumpet) and Yevgeny Sudbin (piano)
Friday, July 15, 6:30 p.m., Matt Haimovitz, cello and Christopher O’Riley, piano performing Cello and Piano Sonatas of Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff.
Saturday, July 16, 2 p.m., Mark di Suvero Celebratory Concert featuring Dover String Quartet and Matt Haimovitz, cello.
Saturday, July 16, 6:30 p.m., All-Messiaen concert at Domo featuring Svetlana Smolina and Christopher O’Riley, pianos; Caroline Goulding, violin; Matt Haimovitz, cello; and John Bruce Yeh, clarinet.
Friday, July 22, at 6:30 p.m., Konstantin Lifschitz, piano, performing Bach, Goldberg Variations.
Saturday, July 23, at 2 p.m., John Luther Adams, “Inuksuit,” ensemble to include the Excelsis Percussion Quartet and percussionists from the Billings Symphony and others, with Douglas Perkins, coordinator.
Saturday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m., Stephen Hough, piano.
Saturday, August 20, at 2 p.m., Anne-Marie McDermott and Christopher O’Riley performing two-piano recital to include works by Philip Glass, David Lang, Paul Lansky and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Sunday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m., Lucas Debargue, piano
Tickets for all concerts are $10 for adults, and free for anyone 18 or younger. For additional information and tickets, visit www.tippetrise.org. All ticket revenue is dedicated to the Art Center’s education programs.