Saturday, 26 January 2019
7:30 p.m.
Helena Civic Center

Pianist Claire Huangci & Brahms’ First Symphony

Proclaimed to have “the fastest fingers in the world,” international superstar Pianist Claire Huangci returns to perform Saint-Saëns’ lush and witty Piano Concerto No. 2, which took only 17 days to compose.  Brahms labored for 20 years over his First Symphony – a heartfelt and triumphant masterpiece that culminates the concert. Saturday, 26 January 2019 …

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Saturday, 9 February 2019
10:00 a.m.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

SYMPHONY KIDS: Ralph, the Runaway Rabbit

Created for 5 to 10 year olds, these imaginative 30-minute performances with narration and actors, introduce children to the world of music and instruments, and apart 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 FREE PERFORMANCES are all held …

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Sunday, 24 February 2019
Monday, 25 February 2019
7:30 p.m.
Cathedral of Saint Helena

BACH’s Mass in B minor

J.S. Bach composed one of the supreme achievements in all of music with his epic Mass in B minor!  For two centuries it remains a spiritual and dramatic summit of human creativity.  Experience Bach’s tour de force in the ethereal setting of the Cathedral along with nationally-acclaimed soloists, the Helena Symphony Chorale, and members of …

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Saturday, 23 March 2019
7:30 p.m.
Helena Civic Center

Beethoven, Mozart, & Cellist Ovidiu Marinescu

The fiery energy of two overtures by Beethoven begins and ends this all “Classical” program that includes the emotionally dynamic and sophisticated Symphony No. 38, Prague.  Helena audience favorite and world-renowned Romanian Cellist Ovidiu Marinescu performs the endless charm of Haydn’s graceful Cello Concerto. Saturday, 23 March 2019 7:30 p.m. Helena Civic Center

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Saturday, 6 April 2019
10:00 a.m.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

SYMPHONY KIDS: The Wishing Star

Created for 5 to 10 year olds, these imaginative 30-minute performances with narration and actors, introduce children to the world of music and instruments, and apart 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 FREE PERFORMANCES are all held …

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019
1:00 p.m.
Helena Civic Center

ANNUAL YOUTH CONCERT: Peter VERSUS the Wolf

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. Wednesday, …

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Saturday, 4 May 2019
5:30 p.m.
Helena Civic Center

Tosca in Concert

A story of love, loyalty, obsession, betrayal, murder, and political intrigue!  Experience why Puccini’s Tosca is one of the most popular, powerful, and unforgettable operatic dramas. Saturday, 4 May 2019 5:30 p.m. Helena Civic Center

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Season 64 Overview

Highlights of the 2018-2019 Season include guest artists such as renowned Romanian Cellist Ovidiu Marinescu (performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto), internationally-acclaimed Pianist Claire Huangci(performing Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2), Violinist Robyn Bollinger, HSO Concertmaster Stephen Cepeda, and a dozen vocal soloists, including celebrated opera singers Tenor Kirk Dougherty, Soprano Kathyrn Frady, and Baritone Charles Robert Stephens. Other Season highlights include exciting …

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018
6:00 p.m.
TING, Montana

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Montana Ting

A special Benefit Concert on Tuesday, June 26 at the private Helena estate of acclaimed European actors Nick Wilder & Christine Mayn as a performance for the Helena Symphony. The red-carpet event features exquisite food, a cash bar, an incredible sunset, along with Copland’s Lincoln Portrait and Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream both with celebrity guest …

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Press Releases

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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Saturday, 29 June 2019

TING, Montana

A Night in Italy at Montana Ting

This event is unlike any other and seating is limited to 500 people, so get your name on the reserved list now! Exquisite food, picturesque views from the estate of acclaimed European actors Nick Wilder and Christine Mayn, and the music-making of the Helena Symphony Orchestra & Chorale. This is an elegant, formal, red-carpet affair. …

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Saturday, 21 July 2018
8:30 p.m.
Carroll College

Symphony Under the Stars

The 15th annual Helena Community Credit Union Symphony Under the Stars is a gift to the community from the Helena Symphony and Carroll College. This year's concert will feature the award-winning music of the Star Wars franchise, composed by the legendary John Williams. Music will be chosen from all eight of the saga movies. The evening culminates …

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Saturday, 15 September 2018
7:30 p.m.
Helena Civic Center

Opening Night: Violinist Stephen Cepeda & Pines of Rome

HSO Concertmaster Stephen Cepeda opens the Season with Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto complete with demonic virtuosity and emotional beauty that was once deemed “unplayable.” With music of Respighi, the HSO romances The Fountains of Rome and the “Eternal City” depicted with the mighty Pines of Rome. Opening Night is not to be missed! OPENING NIGHT …

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Saturday, 29 September 2018
10:00 a.m.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

SYMPHONY KIDS: Jack & the Beanstalk

Created for 5 to 10 year olds, these imaginative 30-minute performances with narration and actors, introduce children to the world of music and instruments, and apart 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 FREE PERFORMANCES are all held …

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Saturday, 20 October 2018
7:30 p.m.
Helena Civic Center

The Dream of America

French composer Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem illuminates a peaceful passing into paradise.  The concert continues with seven actors, projected images, and the words of immigrants to create a moving account of the hopes and fears of those who arrived in America in search of a utopian world through Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island – Dream of America …

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