The Helena Symphony announces the 2017-2018 Season. Current subscribers can renew their current seats at the 2015-2016 prices between February 1 and March 1, and season tickets are on sale to the general public March 3. The Symphony is the oldest year-long performing arts organization in Helena, and its 63rd Season features over 20 critically-acclaimed guest artists, nearly three dozen musical masterworks, and 14 exciting concerts. In addition to the six Masterworks Concerts in the subscription series, subscribers can also secure their tickets for Non-Series Concerts now, as well.
Highlights of the Season include the Season’s acclaimed guest artists such as Finnish Violinist Petteri Iivonen, Pianist Christopher Hahn, HSO Harpist Tess Michel, and Violinist Tim Fain, who was featured in the films Black Swan and 12 Years A Slave. “Ticket renewals are coming in very quickly, so we encourage people to renew or get your season tickets soon and take advantage of this special offer that only lasts for a month,” explains Director of Patron Services Scott Kall.
Other Season highlights include exciting programs such as BEETHOVEN’s Pastorale Symphony, MAHLER’s triumphant Symphony No. 1, VERDI’s epic Requiem; a centennial celebration of conductor, composer, and humanitarian Leonard Bernstein titled BERNSTEIN 100 with music from West Side Story, Candide, On the Waterfront film, and more; and a tribute to humankind’s fight for freedom with Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony paired with Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy for piano soloist, six vocal soloists, orchestra, and chorus. Other concerts include the music of Brahms, Rimsky-Korsakov, Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera, and American composer Samuel Barber.
The Symphony also announces the Non-Series Concerts for the 2017-2018 Season. These concerts include the four-decade tradition of Christmas in the Cathedral (Monday, December 11); a special concert featuring Montana musical legend Philp Aaberg and a new recording release (Saturday, November 11); and the Symphony Under the Stars in partnership with Carroll College (Saturday, July 15) featuring ROCK ON! ~ The Music of the 70s & 80s.
The Season also includes five FREE Education Concerts throughout the season, complete with narration, actors, and multi-media presentations. Subscribers receive the six Masterworks Concerts at a significant discount, and can also secure tickets for the Non-Series Concerts in advance.
In addition to the substantial discounts on season tickets, subscribers also receive the new Bring A Friend Pass, The Art of Listening Newsletter, first access to Non-Series Concerts, and several other benefits. Subscriptions and single tickets to the 2017-2018 Season can be purchased by calling the Symphony Box Office (406.442.1860), or at the Symphony Box Office located on the Walking Mall at the Livestock Building (2 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 1) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Subscription packages are available in several price ranges, and subscribers can secure tickets to the Non-Series Concerts with their season tickets.