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 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 15, 2018 – Masterworks Concert I features HSO Concertmaster Stephen Cepeda performing Benjamin Britten’s technically challenging Violin Concerto and concludes with Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome. A post-concert celebration to kick off the Season follows in the Civic Center Ballroom.
October 20, 2018 – Masterworks Concert II brings the Helena Symphony Orchestra & Chorale together to perform Duruflé’s Requiem. The concert continues with seven actors, projected images, and the words of immigrants to create a moving account of the hopes and fears of those who arrived in America in search of a utopian world through Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island – Dream of America.
January 26, 2019 – Masterworks Concert III marks the return of internationally-acclaimed Pianist Claire Huangci (performing Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2), along with Brahms’ First Symphony.
February 24 & 25, 2019 – Masterworks Concert IV returns to the ethereal setting of the Cathedral of St. Helena for two performances of BACH’s epic Mass in B minor, featuring nationally-acclaimed soloists and the Helena Symphony Orchestra & Chorale.
March 23, 2019 – Masterworks Concert V highlights music from the Classical Period, as well as the return to Helena of renowned Romanian Cellist Ovidiu Marinescu (performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto).
May 4, 2019 – Masterworks Concert VI culminates the 64th Season with a story of love, loyalty, obsession, betrayal, murder, and political intrigue – PUCCINI’s opera TOSCA in Concert. This performance starts at 5:30 PM, and will immediately be followed with the Closing Night Celebration (tickets sold separately).
“Subscription renewals were robust this spring, but there are plenty of great seats available,” explains Director of Patron Services Scott Kall. “Maestro Scott has created a strong 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 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. They can also be purchased online at any time. Tickets for the the remaining Non-Series concerts, Tango! and Christmas In the Cathedral, will go on sale in mid-September.