The Helena Symphony will perform a two-part work at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Helena Civic Center.   

Maestro Allan R. Scott will direct "Requiem" by Maurice Duruflé for the first half of the event. This piece will be performed in memory of former Symphony President Matthew Dale, a well-known Helena figure who died a few months ago. Scott described this as a “very peaceful work.”

The second part of the performance, the symphony will take on Peter Boyer’s "Ellis Island - Dream of America."

“The second half tells a story about immigrants," Scott said. "We have two actors and five immigrants who will be narrating their stories.”

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