Press Releases

2018-2019 Symphony Kids Concerts Begin! Jack and His Beanstalk a Free Concert

On Saturday, September 29 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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In the News

Helena Symphony Orchestra violinist to perform concerto deemed ‘unplayable,’ ‘demonic’

by Marga Lincoln For the Independent Record Saturday night, Stephen Cepeda, Helena Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, will perform one of the most technically challenging concertos for a violinist to master. Benjamin Britten’s violin concerto is “over the top difficult” and “demonic at times,” said Music Director Allan R. Scott. Reportedly, renowned violinist Jascha Heifetz labeled the piece …

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Tickets Available for the 2018-2019 Season Masterworks Concerts

The Helena Symphony announces that tickets for the 2018-2019 Masterworks Concerts are now on sale to the general public.   The Helena Symphony is the oldest year-long performing arts organization in Helena, and its 64th Season features over two dozen critically-acclaimed guest artists, over 30 masterworks of music, and 17 exciting performances.  The six Masterworks Concerts …

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15th Annual Helena Community Credit Union SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS

Carroll College and the Helena Symphony today announce their continued collaboration for the 15th annual Helena Community Credit Union SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS event. They also welcome the Helena Community Credit Union as its major sponsor. The concert on Saturday, July 21 at 8:30 p.m. includes a fireworks finale, also sponsored by the Helena Community …

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News

Join the Staff at the Helena Symphony!

Don't miss your opportunity to be part of the music making. The Director of Artistic Planning is the chief coordinator of all artistic activities, and serves as the: general manager of the Helena Symphony Orchestra executive assistant to the Music Director chief of staff for the Artistic Administration As a senior member of the Artistic …

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Press Releases

The Helena Symphony’s Season 63 Culminates with a tribute to Leonard Bernstein

The Helena Symphony concludes SEASON 63 on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helena Civic Center with a celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein.  The HSO&C celebrates the late composer, conductor, educator, and humanitarian with the diverse music of his career.  From the concert hall to the big screen, operas to …

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Helena Symphony and Carroll College Announce the Helena Community Credit Union Symphony Under the Stars

(HELENA) – The Helena Symphony and Carroll College has announced their continued collaboration for the Helena Community Credit Union Symphony Under the Stars concert event and fireworks show on Saturday, July 21 at 8:30 p.m. on the campus of Carroll College.  Considered the largest summer event in Montana, the much-anticipated Symphony Under the Stars attracts …

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The Real Story of the Three Little Pigs & Music of Beethoven – A FREE Concert

On Saturday, April 7 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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Travel to the Gates of Heaven and Hell with Nearly 200 Performers – Verdi’s Requiem

The Helena Symphony continues SEASON 63 on Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helena Civic Center with Giuseppe Verdi’s epic and operatic Requiem featuring over 120 voices, 70 players, and 4 nationally-acclaimed soloists.  With a true “rags to riches” life story, Verdi’s career paralleled the struggle for Italian geographical and political unification and …

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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, 20 July 2019
8:30 p.m.
Carroll College

Symphony Under the Stars

The music of the Queen of Soul comes to the Queen City! Though Aretha Franklin died this past August, her legacy lives on in her music around the world. She recorded 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 20 number 1 R&B singles – becoming the most charted female artist in history. She won 18 Grammy …

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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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Saturday, 14 September 2019
7:30 p.m.
Helena Civic Center

MASTERWORKS CONCERT I: Opening Night ~ Violinist Tim Fain

From his performances in the films Black Swan and 12 Years A Slave, world-renowned violinist Tim Fain returns to open Season 65 with Philip Glass’ hypnotic and meditative American Four Seasons. The Helena Symphony Orchestra continues with Jennifer Higdon’s ethereal blue cathedral and Richard Strauss’ lush and luxurious celebration of life with music from Der …

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