The Helena Symphony announces that tickets for the 2021-2022 Masterworks Concerts will go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 16. The Helena Symphony is the oldest year-long performing arts organization in Helena, and its 67th Season features over two dozen critically acclaimed guest artists, over 30 masterworks of music, and 17 captivating performances. The six Masterworks Concerts in the subscription series provide something for all music lovers. Unless otherwise noted, all performances are held at the Helena Civic Center at 7:30 PM.
September 18, 2021 – Masterworks Concert I begins the long-awaited re-opening of in-person concerts with a triumphant celebration of the human spirit – the immortal “Ode to Joy” of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. A post-concert celebration to kick off the Season follows in the Civic Center Ballroom.
October 23, 2021 – Masterworks Concert II offers a concert of healing to remember those we lost during the pandemic through three miniatures of Mahler. Legendary Italian composer Gioachino Rossini brings his flair for operatic drama, passion, love, and loss to the setting of Stabat Mater – a recounting of the Virgin Mary’s devastation over the death of her son.
January 29, 2022 – Masterworks Concert III marks the return of internationally-acclaimed Pianist and Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu performing Ravel’s emotionally delicate and jazz-infused Piano Concerto, along with Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Fifth Symphony.
February 26, 2022 – Masterworks Concert IV allows us to fall in love with the iconic, beautifully tragic story of Romeo & Juliet, and then journey from the ecstatic height of romantic obsession and unrequited love to the deepest lows of betrayal in Berlioz’s bombastic Symphonie fantastique.
March 26, 2022 – Masterworks Concert V welcomes internationally acclaimed Israeli-American Cellist Amit Peled performing Elgar’s profoundly expressive Cello Concerto. Then experience the music that caused a riot – Stravinksy’s provocatively primitive and viscerally powerful Rite of Spring.
April 30, 2022 – Masterworks Concert VI crowns the 67th Season with a messy love triangle between a handsome
soldier, sexy bullfighter, and the free-spirited gypsy seductress who is driven by her heart’s desires and makes
men melt. Live dangerously and be tempted by one of the greatest female heroines ever – Carmen! This performance starts at 7:00 PM.
“Subscription renewals were robust this spring, but there are plenty of great seats remaining,” explains Director of Patron Services Scott Kall. “Maestro Scott has created a strong and diverse program for this Season, and I think our audiences will be quite impressed. We will continue to work with the Lewis & Clark County Health Department and follow CDC guidance regarding the pandemic situation.”
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Symphony Box Office (406.442.1860), or visiting the Symphony Box Office located in the Placer Building at 21 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 100 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. They can also be purchased online at www.helenasymphony.org at any time. Tickets for the Non-Series Concerts, Mozart by Candlelight and Christmas in the Cathedral, will go on sale on Monday, September 20.