The Helena Symphony announces individual tickets for the 2022-2023 Masterworks Concerts will go on sale to the public on Friday, August 19. The Helena Symphony is the oldest year-long performing arts organization in Helena, and its 68th Season features over two dozen critically acclaimed guest artists, more than 30 masterworks of music, and 16 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 17, 2022 – Masterworks Concert I opens with evocative escape and sensuality! Violinist Stephen Cepeda’s virtuosity soars in Max Bruch’s quest for an idyllic dream of Scotland, and the HSO brings to life the magical mayhem of Dukas with his Sorcerer’s Apprentice! The excitement of the evening continues with the Opening Night After Party fundraiser! This performance starts at 5:30 p.m. and the After Party begins at 7:00 p.m.
October 22, 2022 – Masterworks Concert II explores sorrow and love with Mozart’s unfinished, yet soul-stirring Requiem, coupled with opera giant Richard Wagner’s portrayal of desire, love, and death with heart-breaking opening and ending from Tristan und Isolde.
January 28, 2023 – Masterworks Concert III explodes into the concert hall with Richard Strauss’s massive masterpiece, Also Sprach Zarathustra, with its instantly recognizable opening from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
February 25, 2023 – Masterworks Concert IV celebrates the iconic composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Noted Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist Amy Oshiro-Morales performs Tchaikovsky’s popular Violin Concerto exuding sublime lyricism, yearning wistfulness, and thrilling virtuosity. The All-Tchaikovsky program continues with his triumph over fate with Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony – proclaiming “rejoice in the happiness of others, and you can still live!”
March 25, 2023 – Masterworks Concert V welcomes internationally acclaimed Pianist Claire Huangci as she returns to perform Rachmaninoff’s breathtakingly beautiful Second Piano Concerto. The 150th birthday celebration of Rachmaninoff opens with his reflective Vocalise, and features the spirited playfulness of Poulenc’s Gloria!
May 6, 2023 – Masterworks Concert VI crowns the 68th Season with Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical and operatic thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a story of love, loss, wit, enterprise, and revenge. Come and get the closest shave you will ever know and perhaps you will give a nod to Sweeney Todd.
“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.”
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. Monday – Friday. 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 19.