Join hosts Jory Ruggerio and Shasta Winston for an exclusive evening at Live From the Divide benefitting Forward Montana.

This unique evening will feature a performance by world-renowned musicians Angella Ahn and Stuart Weber (learn more about them below!), delicious appetizers and drinks, and the opportunity to support Montana’s largest youth-led, youth-focused civic engagement organization, Forward Montana as they embark on a bold strategy to mobilize the progressive youth vote ahead of the crucial 2024 election.


Thursday, October 19th, 6:00 pm

Music begins at 6:45 pm

Live From the Divide – 627 East Peach Street, Bozeman

Complimentary appetizers and beer/wine will be served.

RSVP to Savanna at or (406) 580-4428


Angella Ahn, graduate of the Juilliard School, is Associate Professor of Violin and Viola at Montana State University. In her teaching, she leverages her background, having studied with foremost violin pedagogue Dorothy DeLay, and her decades-long performance career. With her sisters in the Ahn Trio, she has recorded nine albums, performed in over 35 countries and every state in the U.S., playing at diverse venues such as Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colon, Vienna’s Musikverein, New York’s Lincoln Center, and the White House. In her other collaborations, she has been featured with suc hmusical luminaries as Phil Aaberg, Darol Anger, Emmylou Harris, and the late John Prine.

Ms. Ahn is active in the community, serving her second term on the Montana Arts Council, an agency of state government. She is the Artistic Director of Montana Chamber Music and on the Advisory Board of Intermountain Opera. She can be seen in “Angella Ahn & Friends” on PBS 11th & Grant with Eric Funk, as well as in The Hive, a film produced by Tippet Rise Art Center. She plays a 2013 violin made for her by renowned luthier Sam Zygmuntowicz of Brooklyn, New York.


Stuart Weber’s passion for the guitar was ignited early on when at age twelve a cousin loaned him a flood-ravaged folk guitar. Undaunted by its poor condition, Weber began a ravenous period of self-study, which carried him through his teenage years and beyond.

A native of the Northern Rocky Mountains, Stuart is deeply influenced by the spirit of the American West. He credits the long harsh winters of Montana for giving him time and space to develop as an artist.

Weber draws inspiration for his compositions from the natural environment, bringing to life images of rugged landscapes with uncompromising virtuosity prompting The Denver Post to praise Weber as “a Western original.”

About Forward Montana

Forward Montana, founded in 2004, is the state’s largest youth-led, youth-focused civic engagement organization. We strive to transform government and communities to be just, sustainable, and equitable while working toward a future where Montana celebrates and reflects the diversity of our generation. We support young people to build power with and for each other to create lasting change.

Learn more about us here.