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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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Monday, 11 December 2017
7:30 p.m.
Cathedral of St. Helena

NON-SERIES CONCERT III: Christmas in the Cathedral ~ Handel’s Messiah

Usher in Helena’s longest and greatest holiday tradition with Handel’s Messiah, the HSO&C, 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. Subscribers can secure tickets with subscription purchases before they go on sale to the public. This performance will sell …

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MASTERWORKS CONCERT III: Violinist Tim Fain & Bohemian Dances

Appearing in and performing the music for films Black Swan and 12 Years A Slave, world-renowned violinist Tim Fain makes his HSO debut with the rustic vitality of Dvořák’s Violin Concerto. The Bohemian gypsy music continues with dances by Brahms and Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály. Saturday, 27 January 2018 7:30 p.m. Helena Civic Center DVORÁK Violin Concerto KODÁLY …

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Saturday, 3 February 2018
10:00 a.m.
St. Paul's United Methodist Church

SYMPHONY KIDS III: The Boy and His Tree

Featuring the music of Benjamin Britten In a program created for 5 to 10 year olds, we invite children and families to hear fun, imaginative and interactive performances by the HSO, along with actors and narrator Barbara Berg. Young learners participate in an exciting program that introduces them to the world of music and instruments …

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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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Saturday, 7 April 2018
10:00 a.m.
St. Paul's United Methodist Church

SYMPHONY KIDS IV: The Real Story of the Three Little Pigs

Featuring the music of BEETHOVEN’s Septet In a program created for 5 to 10 year olds, we invite children and families to hear fun, imaginative and interactive performances by the HSO, along with actors and narrator Barbara Berg. Young learners participate in an exciting program that introduces them to the world of music and instruments …

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Saturday, 18 April 2018
1:00 p.m.
Helena Civic Center

ANNUAL YOUTH CONCERT: The Fantastic Journey

Featuring the music of BEETHOVEN’s Septet Nearly 2,000 fourth and fifth graders from the region learn the importance of music in one’s education and life. The concert includes music of Copland, Vaughan Williams, Charles Ives’ Variations on America, Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite, and Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Pianist and Young Artist Competition Winner Tanner Jordan. …

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