BILLINGS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHORALE 2020-2021 SEASON

Get your tickets to the 2020-2021 Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale Season

Sukin Series |
The BSOC couldn’t be prouder of Billings’ own Tanner Jorden. Tanner is a two-time winner of the Montana Association of Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition and has performed at Carnegie Hall. Come listen to Tanner so you can say, I knew him when!

Classic Series | The BSOC’s 70th Anniversary begins by celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday and his ultimate masterpiece, Symphony No. 9. The great symphonist’s iconic Ode to Joy honors brotherhood and humility and is truly a joy to experience live.

Sukin Series | The BSOC proudly teams up with the extensive local talents of the Rocky Mountain Jazz Collective. Join Scott Jeppeson and his friends as they pay homage to legendary pianist and jazz composer Thelonious Monk.

Classic Series | A rising star, Gilmore Young Artist Recipient Wei Luo showcases Prokofiev’s “devilishly difficult” Piano Concerto No. 3 with ease. The powerful and dazzling melodies of Saint-Saёns’ Organ Symphony bring the evening to a close.

Sukin Series | Music free of limitations and prejudices. Members Eros Jaca, (cello), Vladyslava Luchenko (violin), and Camille Sublet (piano) perform innovative, folk-inspired interpretations of the world’s greatest composers while forming authentic relationships with their audience.

Classic Series | Exquisite choral writing and the joyful Hallelujah Chorus guarantee the performance of great emotional impact and uplifting messages. Join the BSOC and soloists as we present selections from Handel’s perennial favorite.

Classic Series | One of his final masterpieces, Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 is full of beauty and turbulence. Montana soloist Carrie Krause brings her “supreme virtuosity and flair” to Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons.

Classic Series | Our salute to extraordinary places begins with celebrated guitarist Rafael Aguirre performing Rodrigo’s jewel for Spanish guitar, Concierto de Aranjuez, and ends with Copland’s quintessentially American Appalachian Spring.

Sukin Series | Multinational guitarists Mircea Gogoncea and Arturo Castro Nogueras share their contemporary works inspired by the song and dance traditions of the Balkans and Latin America.

Classic Series | This lightly-staged production of Frank Loesser’s musical comedy tells of two young couples betting against the odds in Depression-era New York City. Full of heart and humor, this Broadway hit features classics such as Sue Me, Luck be a Lady, and Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.

Classic Series | The BSOC’s season comes to a close with Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, showcasing the brilliant colors of the orchestra. Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim takes the stage to perform Beethoven’s revolutionary Violin Concerto.

Sukin Series | Grammy- and Emmy-nominated composer Philip Aaberg and his piano trio, the Bibimbap Trio with violinist Angella Ahn and cellist Sara Stalnaker, expand their musical exploration to Billings.

Sukin Series | Experience Duke Ellington’s 1968 Grammy Award-winning Far East Suite as performed by the Rocky Mountain Jazz Collective.

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“Dear Friends,

The events of these past few months have shown us that now, more than ever, we need to experience the power and beauty of music together.  From a celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday to Guys and Dolls to Jazz Bands, the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale will bring to you the finest in live musical experiences.

Until we can see you on stage, please check out our connection concerts, video broadcasts of favorite past performances, and our YPR radio show, Billings Symphony Live”

– Anne Harrigan, Music Director

Welcome to the
Billings Symphony
Orchestra & Chorale

Founded as the Billings Symphony Society in May of 1951, our organization’s mission is to enrich lives through music. Today that mission remains the driving force behind the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale (BSO&C).

Each season, the BSO&C performs for tens of thousands people throughout south-central and eastern Montana and northeastern Wyoming, and help introduce music to children, youth, adults, and seniors through Explore Music!, the BSO&C’s music education and community engagement program. The Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale is a non-profit organization, and would not be possible without your support.

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Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue. ~Plato

Learn how the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale provides musical inspiration and education to our community families.

Explore Music!

Meet the Ensemble

Below are the talented and dedicated men and women from the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale who grace the stage of the Alberta Bair Theater. Many are tenured members, many share their talents through lessons, but all are amazing.

Anne Harrigan

Anne Harrigan

Music Director

Meet Anne Harrigan
Dr. Steven Hart

Dr. Steven Hart

Chorale Director

Meet Dr. Steven Hart
The Orchestra

The Orchestra

Meet The Orchestra
The Chorale

The Chorale

Meet The Chorale

Your Rapt attention is its own reward, but there are more ways to help.

The Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale thrives as a result of the community support you provide. Through generous donations, volunteering, endowments, and more, you can provide the means necessary to allow us to continue our mission of enriching lives through music.

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