The Helena Symphony announces subscriptions for the 2023-2024 Season will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 3. The
Helena Symphony is the oldest year-long performing arts organization in Helena, and its 69th Season features over two dozen 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
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
February 24, 2024 – Masterworks Concert IV welcomes world acclaimed Israeli American Cellist Amit Peled returns 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 percussionist 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. Then, Mascagni’s one-act Cavalleria Rusticana portraying the tragic story of betrayal,
jealousy, and the secrets of a love triangle.
“We have excellent seats available in all price levels of the Civic Center for the Masterworks Series presented by AARP
Montana,” says Helena Symphony Director of Patron Services Scott Kall. “By purchasing a subscription, you can save almost 15%
versus purchasing each concert individually.”
Season 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. Subscriptions can
also be purchased online at helenasymphony.org. Subscriptions range from $107 to $340 depending on location.
Maestro Scott and Director of Patron Services Scott Kall are available for interviews by contacting
Opening Night – Violinist Tim Fain’s Edge of a Dream
Opening Night After Party
Puccini & Schumann
III. Saturday, 27 January 2024, 7:30 p.m., Helena Civic Center
Beethoven’s Triple & Mahler’s Fifth
Brahms, Dvořák, and the Return of Cellist Amit Peled
The Bells of Ecstasy
Swan Lake and Cavalleria Rusticana
1. Saturday, 15 July 2023, 8:30 p.m., Carroll College
Intrepid Credit Union Symphony Under the Stars
Mozart by Candlelight
Christmas in the Cathedral
Benefit Concert – Masquerade!
Saturday, 17 June 2023, 5:30 p.m., The Site of the Historic Broadwater Hotel
Annual Youth Concert for 4th & 5th Graders
Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 1:00 p.m., Helena Civic Center ~ Peter VERSUS the Wolf
Symphony Kids 2: Saturday, 4 November 2023 ~ Xavier’s Very Bad Day
Symphony Kids 3: Saturday, 3 February 2024 ~ A Season for Charlotte the Spider
Symphony Kids 4: Saturday, 6 April 2024 ~ The Bear’s Picnic