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Helena Symphony Orchestra violinist to perform concerto deemed ‘unplayable,’ ‘demonic’

by Marga Lincoln For the Independent Record Saturday night, Stephen Cepeda, Helena Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, will perform one of the most technically challenging concertos for a violinist to master. Benjamin Britten’s violin concerto is “over the top difficult” and “demonic at times,” said Music Director Allan R. Scott. Reportedly, renowned violinist Jascha Heifetz labeled the piece …

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Acclaimed Finnish violinist Petteri Iivonen to perform Barber concerto

Finnish violinist Petteri Iivonen returns to Helena for the Helena Symphony’s opening night concert, performing Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Helena Civic Center. The concert will be followed by a reception in the civic center ballroom with champagne, Parrot candy and delectables. The Barber concerto is one …

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Helena Symphony Brings Music to More Than 1,700 Fourth & Fifth Graders From Helena and Beyond

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 13, at 1:00 p.m. in the Helena Civic Center, the Helena Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual youth concert for over 1,700 fourth and fifth grade students from twenty elementary schools coming from over eleven school districts and eight cities.  In addition to the eleven elementary schools from the Helena School District, …

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Helena Symphony Presents Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

On Saturday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Helena Civic Center the Helena Symphony presents the rarely performed Missa Solemnis by Beethoven including the Helena Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, the Gillette Chamber Singers, and four internationally-acclaimed vocal soloists.  This epic work is the “pre-quel” to Beethoven’s famous Ninth Symphony, performed last Season by the …

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Falling in Love at the Symphony

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Broadway and Shakespearean actor Rick Wasserman makes his first appearance in Montana narrating moments from Shakespeare’s comic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to Mendelssohn’s popular score. The Helena Symphony concert also includes features from Prokofiev’s ballet “Romeo & Juliet.” Purchase your tickets here for the upcoming performance …

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Symphony celebrating 60 years: Upcoming concert features composer-in-residence

A very special evening of music is in store for the Helena Symphony audience Saturday, Oct 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Helena Civic Center, when the symphony orchestra and chorale perform their concert The Sacred & The Seductive. It will feature a guest appearance by this year’s composer-in-residence, Kile Smith, who is commissioned to …

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The Helena Symphony Show on HCTV

Learn more about the Helena Symphony and upcoming opening night of the 60th Anniversary Season by tuning into HCTV to watch the pre-concert interview.  Remember that HCTV is no longer on Channel 11 and is now Channel 189. Tuesday, September 16 at 1:30pm and 7:30pm Wednesday, September 17 at 9:00am and 10:00pm Thursday, September 18 at …

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