Michael Hill

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In The Moment ... November 13, 2019 Show 699 Hour 1

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In The Moment ... July 11, 2019 Show 613 Hour 2

The Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills begins Friday night and continues for the following two Fridays at the Performing Arts Center in Rapid City.

Six of this year's musicians and performers, along with executive director Michael A. Hill, joined for Moment in Sound from the South Dakota Community Foundation Studio in Rapid City. 

Photo illustration by Victoria Wicks

In the final concert of the Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills, held last weekend, musicians explored overlapping influences on composition. Festival organizers called this last concert "Bach, Brahms, and Brothels, a provocative title guaranteed to draw interest.

Festival director Michael Hill says musicians, including Brahms, often found work playing in bars and brothels. That more relaxed style had a deep influence on classical composers of the Romantic era and the 20th Century.