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Beethoven’s Beloved Pastoral Symphony and Harp on Fire!

The Helena Symphony continues SEASON 63 on Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helena Civic Center with Beethoven’s popular Pastoral Symphony, and exotic music from South America and Spain. Unlike his Fifth Symphony, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony (subtitled Pastoral) has no struggle with destiny or battle with his God.  In fact, the entire Sixth …

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Symphony Kids – The Boy & His Tree – Music of Benjamin Britten – A Free Concert

On Saturday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, members of the Helena Symphony Orchestra continue this Season’s Education Concert Series with the next Symphony Kids concert.  Created for children ages 5 to 10, Symphony Kids is a free 35-minute concert for audiences of all ages and their and their families.  …

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Internationally-Acclaimed Violinist Appears with the Helena Symphony Orchestra

The Helena Symphony continues SEASON 63 on Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helena Civic Center with world-renowned Violinist Tim Fain.  Mr. Fain was seen on screen and heard on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack to the film Black Swan, can be heard on the soundtrack to Moonlight, and gave “voice” to the violin of …

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Usher in the Season with Christmas in the Cathedral- Helena’s Greatest & Longest Holiday Tradition

On MONDAY, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. Helena, the Helena Symphony officially begins the Helena holiday season with one performance only of Handel’s Messiah.  The concert features the Helena Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, along with the four nationally-noted soloists who have performed in opera houses and concert halls throughout the …

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Legendary Pianist & Composer Philip Aaberg Launches New Recording at a Special Concert

The Helena Symphony proudly presents a special concert on Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helena Civic Center featuring legendary Pianist & Composer Philip Aaberg.  As one of Montana’s most celebrated musicians, the classically-trained Harvard University graduate incorporates classical, jazz, bluegrass, rock, and new music elements into his compositions and musical structures.  Although …

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The Season Continues with Two Revolutionary Composers: Shostakovich and Beethoven

The Helena Symphony continues SEASON 63 on Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helena Civic Center with two revolutionary composers: Shostakovich and Beethoven, including Pianist Christopher Hahn, 6 vocal soloists, 80 chorus singers, and 65 players of the HSO. The fragility of freedom is explored through Shostakovich’s pulsing and militaristic Tenth Symphony and …

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Symphony Kids – VIVALDI’s Four Seasons and A Season for Charlotte, the spider A FREE Concert

On Saturday, September 30 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, members of the Helena Symphony Orchestra open this Season’s Education Concert Series with the first Symphony Kids concert.  Created for children ages 5 to 10, Symphony Kids is a free 35-minute concert for audiences of all ages and their and their families.  …

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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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The Helena Symphony Season 63 with Finnish Violinist Petteri Iivonen

Music Director Allan R. Scott and the Helena Symphony launch the Symphony’s SEASON 63 on Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helena Civic Center with internationally-acclaimed Finnish violinist Petteri Iivonen performing the explosive and once-considered-impossible-to-play Violin Concerto by the great American Composer Samuel Barber.   Maestro Scott also leads the HSO in musical journey …

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Saturday, 24 February 2018
7:30 p.m.
Helena Civic Center

MASTERWORKS CONCERT IV: Beethoven’s 6th & Harp on Fire

Beethoven’s beloved Pastoral Symphony celebrates nature and its ethereal connection to us all. The riveting sounds of Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera’s Harp Concerto (featuring HSO Harpist Tess Michel) and Rimsky-Korsakov’s exotic Capriccio Espagnol offer a world of unrestrained, fiery imagination. Saturday, 24 February 2018 7:30 p.m. Helena Civic Center BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, Pastoral GINASTERA Harp Concerto RIMSKY-KORSAKOV …

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