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BENEFIT CONCERT: A Night in Hollywood at Montana Ting

Montana Ting 5275 Riverview Drive, Helena, MT

Experience the fourth annual exclusive concert at the private estate of acclaimed European actors Nick Wilder & Christine Mayn. This red-carpet event features exquisite food, a cash bar, an incredible sunset, along with some of the greatest sounds from movie soundtracks. This is a MUST DO event – and all in one of the most …

NON-SERIES CONCERT 1: Intrepid Credit Union SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS

Carroll College 1601 N Benton Ave, Helena, MT

The 18th annual Intrepid Credit Union SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS is a gift to the community from the Helena Symphony and Carroll College. The evening culminates with one of the best fireworks shows in Montana, also sponsored by Intrepid Credit Union. Typically, over 16,000 people attend this wonderful tradition, so pack your blankets. This is …

MASTERWORKS CONCERT I: Opening Night ~ Violinist Stephen Cepeda & Ravel’s Bolero

Helena Civic Center 340 Neill Ave, Helena, MT

Season 68 opens with evocative escape and sensuality! Violinist Stephen Cepeda’s virtuosity soars in Max Bruch’s quest for an idyllic dream of Scotland, and the HSO brings the magical mayhem of Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice to life before the hypnotic allure of Ravel’s Bolero. The excitement of the evening continues with the Opening Night Celebration!

Symphony Kids I: The City Mouse & The Country Mouse

Saint Paul's United Methodist Church 512 Logan St, Helena, MT

The City Mouse & The Country Mouse (with music by Beethoven and Copland) Created for children 5-10, these imaginative 30-minute performances with narration and actors, introduce children to the world of music and instruments, and impart life lessons through interactive stories. Following each concert, children are invited to try instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo …

MASTERWORKS CONCERT II: Mozart’s Requiem

Helena Civic Center 340 Neill Ave, Helena, MT

Mozart’s unfinished, yet soul-stirring Requiem is coupled with opera giant Richard Wagner’s portrayal of desire, love, and death with the heart-breaking opening and ending from Tristan und Isolde.

Symphony Kids II: Ralph the Runaway Rabbit

Saint Paul's United Methodist Church 512 Logan St, Helena, MT

Ralph the Runaway Rabbit (with Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds) Created for children 5-10, these imaginative 30-minute performances with narration and actors, introduce children to the world of music and instruments, and impart life lessons through interactive stories. Following each concert, children are invited to try instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo (sponsored by Piccolo’s Music). …

NON-SERIES CONCERT 2: Mozart by Candlelight

Saint Paul's United Methodist Church 512 Logan St, Helena, MT

Mozart’s genius in the Overture to Idomeneo offers us tenderness and hope amid conflict and sadness, also effortlessly blends carefree joy and profound beauty in his Piano Concerto No. 23. The addition of Schubert’s famous “Unfinished” Symphony brings one of the most memorable works of all time to this intimate concert – and all by …

NON-SERIES CONCERT 3: Christmas in the Cathedral

Cathedral of St. Helena 530 N Ewing St, MT

Usher in Helena’s longest and greatest holiday tradition with the return of Handel’s Messiah, along with the Helena Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, and four acclaimed soloists, all in the profoundly reflective Cathedral of St. Helena. Experience why Handel’s Messiah remains the most popular work of all time. This performance sells out very quickly. Subscribers can …

MASTERWORKS CONCERT III: Liszt & Also Sprach Zarathustra

Helena Civic Center 340 Neill Ave, Helena, MT

Richard Strauss’s massive, mesmerizing masterpiece, Also Sprach Zarathustra, contemplates human existence, and the opening is instantly recognizable from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Liszt takes on the journey of life, love, and destiny in his lush Les Préludes before we indulge in his light-hearted and famous Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.

Symphony Kids III: But the Music Spoke… Beethoven’s Story

Saint Paul's United Methodist Church 512 Logan St, Helena, MT

But the Music Spoke… Beethoven’s Story (with music by Beethoven) Created for children 5-10, these imaginative 30-minute performances with narration and actors, introduce children to the world of music and instruments, and impart life lessons through interactive stories. Following each concert, children are invited to try instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo (sponsored by Piccolo’s …

MASTERWORKS CONCERT IV: TCHAIKOVSKY’s Violin Concerto & Fourth Symphony

Helena Civic Center 340 Neill Ave, Helena, MT

Noted Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist Amy Oshiro-Morales performs Tchaikovsky’s popular Violin Concerto that exudes sublime lyricism, yearning wistfulness, and thrilling virtuosity. The All-Tchaikovsky program continues with his triumph over fate – proclaiming “rejoice in the happiness of others, and you can still live!”

MASTERWORKS CONCERT V: Pianist Claire Huangci Returns with Rachmaninoff

Helena Civic Center 340 Neill Ave, Helena, MT

World-renowned pianist, recording artist, and one of Helena’s favorite soloists, Claire Huangci returns to perform Rachmaninoff’s breathtakingly beautiful Second Piano Concerto. The 150th birthday celebration of Rachmaninoff opens with his reflective Vocalise, and the concert also features the spirited playfulness of Poulenc’s Gloria.

Symphony Kids IV: The Little Red Hen

Saint Paul's United Methodist Church 512 Logan St, Helena, MT

The Little Red Hen (with music by Copland) Created for children 5-10, these imaginative 30-minute performances with narration and actors, introduce children to the world of music and instruments, and impart life lessons through interactive stories. Following each concert, children are invited to try instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo (sponsored by Piccolo’s Music). These …

ANNUAL YOUTH CONCERT: Gershwin’s Magic Key

Helena Civic Center 340 Neill Ave, Helena, MT

Nearly 2,000 fourth and fifth graders from all over the region learn the importance of music in one’s education and life. This new concert tells the story of a chance meeting on the streets of New York City between a poor newspaper boy and the great American composer George Gershwin. The HSO magically weaves Gershwin’s …

MASTERWORKS CONCERT VI: SWEENEY TODD

Helena Civic Center 340 Neill Ave, Helena, MT

Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical and operatic thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tells the story of love, loss, wit, enterprise, and revenge. This semi-staged performance includes an all-star cast from the opera house and musical theatre. Come and get the closest shave you will ever know and perhaps you will give a …