Upcoming Events:

Montana Chamber
Music Society

2017-2018 Concerts

Oct 14, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Reynolds Hall
MSU Bozeman, MT


Feb 22, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Reynolds Hall
MSU Bozeman, MT


Feb 23, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Shane Lalani Center
Livingston, MT


Feb 24, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Reynolds Hall
MSU Bozeman, MT


Feb 25, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Red Lodge, MT


Apr 13, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Reynolds Hall
MSU Bozeman, MT


Apr 14, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Big Timber, MT

David Porter


David Porter is a violinist with the Utah Symphony. He, with the help of his friends and colleagues in the Utah Symphony, created MOTUS (Musicians of the Utah Symphony) After Dark, a series of concerts in alternative venues designed to make classical music accessible and attractive to new audiences.

A native of Northfield Minnesota, David spent the first dozen or so years of his life in a mostly intact Victorian house that was infested with musical instruments, newspapers, paper bags, pets, New Yorkers, books, and mice. His family included a flutist, a cellist, an oboist, two violinists, and a pianist. Because that was apparently not enough, a viola, a virginal, a mandolin, a moldy clarinet, a dozen wooden flutes, a harpsichord, and a shawm, the last of which was used solely to harass the family dog, were added to the mix. Since then, David has been unable or unwilling to escape the joyful chaos of his early years, and now attempts to balance time spent with his beloved daughter Divna, chamber music and solo appearances, the Utah Symphony, and a dozen or so violin students, by piling New Yorkers and paper bags indiscriminately about his dwelling.

David has been a member of the Utah Symphony since 1996 and last studied (mostly just practiced) at Indiana University with violinists Miriam Fried, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Stanley Ritchie. He enjoys most any outdoor activity that doesn't involve a motor, and his reputation for maiming musicians whilst skiing is unparalleled and at least partially unfair.   

During his tenure as a musician with the Utah Symphony, David has been involved as Chair of the Orchestra Committee, the Artistic Committee, and the Musician’s Negotiating Committee. He is the former President and a founder of the Intermezzo Chamber Music Series.