The Helena Symphony announces the 2020-2021 Season! Current subscribers can renew their current seats at this Season’s prices before February 28, and season tickets are on sale to the general public March 2. The Helena Symphony is the oldest year-long performing arts organization in Helena, and its 66th Season features over 30 critically-acclaimed guest artists, nearly two dozen masterworks of music, and 16 exciting performances. In addition to the six Masterworks Concerts in the subscription series, subscribers can also secure their tickets for the special Benefit Concert and the Non-Series Concerts now, including Christmas in the Cathedral and Mozart By Candlelight.
Highlights of the Season include renowned guest artists, such as superstar Pianist Claire Huangci, the greatest living clarinetist of our time – Ricardo Morales, acclaimed Violinist Richard Amoroso, Cathedral of St. Helena Organist Jason Philips, along with 20 vocal soloists. “Ticket renewals come in very quickly, so we encourage people to renew your 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 incredible symphonic works, including Berlioz’s popular Symphonie fantastique, Copland’s jazz-inspired Clarinet Concerto, Fauré’s Requiem, Poulenc’s massive Organ Concerto, and works by Liszt, Wagner, Vaughan Williams, and more. The Helena Symphony will also present SONDHEIM’s operatic and musical thriller Sweeney Todd in May 2021 with an all-star cast for some of today’s greatest singers from opera and musical theatre.
The 2020-2021 Season also includes a special Beethoven 250 celebration for the first half of the Season in memory of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. The power of Beethoven’s music celebrates world peace, courage, and connecting humanity. Season 66 will include performances of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Leonore Overture No. 3, several chamber works, Symphony No. 7, and his famous Ninth Symphony – the beloved “Ode to Joy.”
The Symphony also announces the Non-Series Concerts for the 2020-2021 Season. These concerts include the four-decade tradition of Christmas in the Cathedral (Monday, December 7); a special MOZART by CANDELIGHT concert (Saturday, November 14); and the INTREPID CREDIT UNION Symphony Under the Stars in partnership with Carroll College (Saturday, July 18), exciting details of which will be revealed soon.
There is also a special Benefit Concert on Saturday, June 27 at the private Helena estate of acclaimed European actors Nick Wilder & Christine Mayn as a performance for the Helena Symphony. A Night in Hollywood at Montana Ting is the red-carpet event featuring exquisite food, an incredible sunset, along with the greatest sounds from movie soundtracks– all in one of the most breathtaking settings in Montana! Reservations and tickets are on sale now ($150 per person).
EDUCATION CONCERT SERIES
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 2020-2021 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.