Two notable upcoming performances of Christopher Stark's music by the Aspen Music Festival and Arctic Philharmonic.

Christopher Stark's Ignation Exercises will have two notable upcoming performances:

Arctic Philharmonic in Norway in Augustær-spektral

Aspen Music Festival in August


About Ignation Exercises:

Ignatian Exercises is a reference to two things: The famous Catholic Spiritual Exercises penned by the Basque saint and founder of the Society of Jesus, Ignacio de Loyola, and the town of Stark’s birth, St. Ignatius, MT. Stark found the Spiritual Exercises while researching the early cultures of western Montana. He discovered the dark history of St. Ignatius, and more specifically, the heartbreaking and disgraceful conflict between the early Catholic settlers and the Bitterroot Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d’Oreilles tribes. He decided to write a work drawing inspiration from memories of St. Ignatius, his Catholic upbringing, and the pan-tribal culture of the Flathead Indian Reservation.