The Helena Symphony announces individual tickets for the 2023-2024 Masterworks Concerts will go on sale to the public on Monday, August 14. The Helena Symphony is the oldest year-long performing arts organization in Helena, and its 69th Season features many critically acclaimed guest artists, more than 30 masterworks of music, and 16 captivating performances. The six Masterworks Concerts in the subscription series provide something for all music lovers. Unless otherwise noted, all performances are held at the Helena Civic Center at 7:30 PM.
September 16, 2023 – Masterworks Concert I opens with world-renowned Violinist Tim Fain’s return to perform the Montana premiere of his new violin concerto – Edge of a Dream. Opening Night continues with the Third Symphony by Florence Price, the first African American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer. The excitement of the evening continues with dinner, drinks, and auctions at the Opening Night After Party! This performance starts at 5:30 p.m. and the Opening Night After Party begins at 7:30 p.m.
October 21, 2023 – Masterworks Concert II explores tenderness and love. Featuring acclaimed Pianist Carl Cranmer, Schumann’s Piano Concerto recalls his love for his wife with sweeping melodies and tenderness, and the concert includes Puccini’s spiritually passionate and rarely heard Messa di Gloria.
January 27, 2024 – Masterworks Concert III explodes into the concert hall as the internationally renowned Trio Casals performs Beethoven’s masterful Triple Concerto and the HSO brings tragedy to triumph with the emotionally overwhelming Symphony No. 5 by Mahler.
February 24, 2024 – Masterworks Concert IV welcomes world acclaimed Israeli American Cellist Amit Peled returning to perform Dvořák’s brilliant Cello Concerto. Brahms’ heartfelt and hauntingly tender Third Symphony opens the concert.
March 23, 2024 – Masterworks Concert V exudes intrigue and eroticism with works by Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, and New Zealand Composer John Psathas! Considered by Rachmaninoff to be his greatest work, The Bells sets the descriptive words of Edgar Allan Poe to paint musical poetry. The HSO presents one of the first performances of New Zealand Composer John Psathas’ All Seeing Sky, an evocative work for two percussion soloists and orchestra, and Alexander Scriabin’s mystical Poem of Ecstasy is an erotic, existential, all-consuming experience!
May 4, 2024 – Masterworks Concert VI crowns the Season 69 with Tchaikovsky’s timeless tale of love and transformation captured in the music from the ballet Swan Lake. Mascagni’s one-act Cavalleria Rusticana portrays the tragic story of betrayal, jealousy, and the secrets of a love triangle.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Symphony Box Office (406.442.1860), or visiting the Symphony Box Office located in the Placer Building at 21 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 100 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. They can also be purchased online at www.helenasymphony.org at any time. Tickets for the Non-Series Concerts, Mozart by Candlelight and Christmas in the Cathedral will go on sale on Monday, September 18.
Maestro Scott and Director of Patron Services Scott Kall are available for interviews by contacting the Symphony at 406.442.1860 or [email protected].