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MASTERWORKS CONCERT V: Pianist Claire Huangci Returns with Rachmaninoff

Helena Civic Center 340 Neill Ave, Helena, MT, United States

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.   Sponsored by generous support from: The guest artists’ appearances are sponsored …

Symphony Kids IV: The Little Red Hen

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

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, United States

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, United States

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 …

BENEFIT CONCERT: Masquerade!

On Saturday June 17, the Helena Symphony is excited to present the fifth annual Benefit Concert, reimagined. Let the allure of a mask (no, not that mask!) enthrall and excite you at a rarely visited jewel of Helena, the site of the historic Broadwater Hotel. You are invited to attend the black-tie event of the …

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

Carroll College 1601 N Benton Ave, Helena, MT, United States

The 19th 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. Over 18,000 people attend this wonderful tradition, so pack your blankets. This is a …

MASTERWORKS CONCERT I: Opening Night ~ Violinist Tim Fain’s Edge of a Dream

Helena Civic Center 340 Neill Ave, Helena, MT, United States

From his performances in the films Black Swan and 12 Years A Slave, world-renowned Violinist Tim Fain returnsto perform the Montana premiere of his new violin concerto – Edge of a Dream. Opening Night continues with theThird Symphony by Florence Price, the first African American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer.The excitement of …

Opening Night After Party

Helena Civic Center 340 Neill Ave, Helena, MT, United States

Join the Helena Symphony on Saturday, September 16 for a dazzling evening kicking off the Helena Symphony’s 69th Season! The Helena Symphony’s Opening Night After Party is an unforgettable celebration of our mission, music, and community featuring dinner, drinks, and a silent and live auction! Mark your calendars or purchase your tickets now for Masterworks …

SYMPHONY KIDS: The Little Engine That Could (with Carnival of the Animals)

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

Created for children 5-10, these imaginative 30-minute performances with narration and actors, introducechildren to the world of music and instruments, and impart life lessons through interactive stories. Followingeach concert, children are invited to try instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo (sponsored by Piccolo’s Music).These FREE PERFORMANCES are all held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

MASTERWORKS CONCERT II: Puccini & Schumann

Helena Civic Center 340 Neill Ave, Helena, MT, United States

Featuring acclaimed Pianist Carl Cranmer, Schumann’s Piano Concerto recalls his love for his wife withsweeping melodies and tenderness, and the concert includes Puccini’s spiritually passionate and rarely heard Messa di Gloria.  

SYMPHONY KIDS: Xavier’s Very Bad Day (with music by Holst)

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

Created for children 5-10, these imaginative 30-minute performances with narration and actors, introducechildren to the world of music and instruments, and impart life lessons through interactive stories. Followingeach concert, children are invited to try instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo (sponsored by Piccolo’s Music).These FREE PERFORMANCES are all held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

NON-SERIES CONCERT 2: Mozart by Candlelight

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

Principal Flute Tiana Grisé performs Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1 before the HSO launches into Prokofiev’s playful Classical Symphony. Mozart’s iconic Symphony No. 40 weaves turbulence and passion – all by candlelight. This performance sells out very quickly. Subscribers can secure tickets with subscription purchases before they go on sale to the public.    

NON-SERIES CONCERT 3: Christmas in the Cathedral

Cathedral of St. Helena 530 N Ewing St, MT, United States

Usher in Helena’s longest and greatest holiday tradition for an evening of reflection, celebration, and sounds ofthe season in the profoundly reflective Cathedral of St. Helena. These 70-minute performances sell out very quickly.Subscribers can secure tickets with subscription purchases before they go on sale to the public.                  …

MASTERWORKS CONCERT III: Beethoven’s Triple & Mahler’s Fifth

Helena Civic Center 340 Neill Ave, Helena, MT, United States

Internationally renowned cellist Ovidiu Marinescu is joined by pianist Igor Resnianski and violinist Timothy Schwarz to perform Beethoven’s masterful Triple Concerto and the HSO brings tragedy to triumph with the emotionally overwhelming Symphony No. 5 by Mahler.

SYMPHONY KIDS: A Season for Charlotte the Spider (with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons)

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

Created for children 5-10, these imaginative 30-minute performances with narration and actors, introducechildren to the world of music and instruments, and impart life lessons through interactive stories. Followingeach concert, children are invited to try instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo (sponsored by Piccolo’s Music).These FREE PERFORMANCES are all held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

MASTERWORKS CONCERT V: The Bells of Ecstasy

Helena Civic Center 340 Neill Ave, Helena, MT, United States

Considered by Rachmaninoff to be his greatest work, The Bells sets the descriptive words of Edgar Allan Poe to paintmusical 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 …

SYMPHONY KIDS: The Bear’s Picnic (with Brahms’ Hungarian Dances)

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

Created for children 5-10, these imaginative 30-minute performances with narration and actors, introducechildren to the world of music and instruments, and impart life lessons through interactive stories. Followingeach concert, children are invited to try instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo (sponsored by Piccolo’s Music).These FREE PERFORMANCES are all held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

ANNUAL YOUTH CONCERT: Peter VERSUS The Wolf

Helena Civic Center 340 Neill Ave, Helena, MT, United States

Nearly 2,000 fourth and fifth graders from all over the region learn the importance of music in one’s education and life.The concert will feature the exciting music of Prokofiev’s Peter & The Wolf – BUT with a twist. Tickets are not sold for this concert, as students attend through their school music program.  

MASTERWORKS CONCERT VI: Swan Lake & Cavalleria Rusticana

Helena Civic Center 340 Neill Ave, Helena, MT, United States

Tchaikovsky’s timeless tale of love and transformation captured in the music from the ballet Swan Lake opens the concert with Mascagni’s one act Cavalleria Rusticana portraying the tragic story of betrayal, jealousy, and the secrets of a love triangle.   Masterworks Concert Series Sponsor:   Sponsors