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Have you heard? ‘Billings Symphony Live’ features concerts on YPR

Billings Symphony Live is back on Yellowstone Public Radio! The hour-long weekly program highlights the best of the Billings Symphony, produced and narrated by Ken Gilstrap.

Due to copyright on certain pieces of music, these programs can only be heard LIVE on Yellowstone Public Radio. Tune in at 11AM each Monday to get your weelky dose of Billings Symphony.


Airing Monday, August 29, 2022 at 11AM MST 

  • Bach Orchestral Suite No.3 – Air and Gavottes I and II (recorded live April 2022)
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 9 mats. 2,3 4 (recorded live April 2022)

 Airing Monday, August 22, 2022 at 11AM MST

  • Rossini – William Tell Overture (recorded live April 2022)
  • Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez – featuring Rafael Aguirre (recorded live October 2021)
  • Williams – Star Wars – performed by Rafael Aguirre (recorded live October 2021)
  • Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, mvt 1 (recorded live April 2022)

Airing Monday, August 8, 2022 at 11AM MST

  • R. Strauss – Fanfare for the Vienna Philharmonic (recorded live February 2022)
  • Prokofiev – Peter and the Wolf (from the 2022 Family Concert)
  • Meechan – Song of Hope (recorded live February 2022)
  • R. Strauss – Horn Concerto No.2 (recorded live February 2022)

Airing Monday, July 18 at 11AM MST

  • Copland – John Henry (from 2022 youth concert)
  • Copland – Appalachian Spring (recorded live February 2022)
  • Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini w/ Gabriella Martinez (recorded live September 2022)

Airing Monday, July 11 at 11AM MST

  • Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition w/ Gabriella Martinez (recorded live Sept. 2021)
  • Granados – Intermezzo
  • Falla – The Three-Cornered Hat Part I
  • Ginastera – Malambo from Estancia

November 13, 2023

BILLINGS, MT, November 13, 2023— The Nutcracker Ballet, the time-honored classic that has delighted audiences for generations, returns to Billings for its most highly anticipated performances yet. Featuring the exceptional…

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Billings Symphony Chorale to Perform at St. Patrick Co-Cathedral

November 2, 2023

St. Patrick Co-Cathedral sanctuary will be echoing with the voices of the Billings Symphony Chorale this Saturday and Sunday. Learn more.    

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The Billings Symphony Orchestra Announces Auditions for Tenured and Substitute Musicians

October 25, 2023

October 23, 2023, BILLINGS MT – The Billings Symphony announces auditions for the Principal Bassoon and Second Trumpet. Live auditions for these two tenured positions will take place on Sunday,…

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Prepare for a divine musical experience as the Billings Symphony Chorale proudly announces their highly anticipated concert, Voices to Remember, led by acclaimed conductor Dr. Steven Hart

October 20, 2023

Billings, MT – October 20, 2023 – Prepare for a divine musical experience as the Billings Symphony Chorale proudly announces their highly anticipated concert, Voices to Remember, led by acclaimed…

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Billings Symphony announces exceptional orchestra lineup for 2023-2024 Season

October 18, 2023

BILLINGS, MT, August 24, 2023 – The Billings Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to unveil the remarkable talents set to grace their esteemed ensemble for the highly anticipated 2023-2024 season. Comprising…

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BSO season opener thrills crowd with colorful performance – Laurel Outlook

September 18, 2023

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Wine Down with the Symphony

January 2, 2023

The Ultimate At-Home Experience Enjoy a night of wine, charcuterie, and live music-all from the comfort of your home! Grab a virtual ticket to get 4 personal 3oz bottles, a…

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Nothing compares to Handel’s Messiah

December 4, 2022

Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale Presents Handel’s Messiah, a Christmas Tradition Handel’s Messiah is a fixture of the holiday season that is as inspiring today as it was when it…

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Nutcracker Ballet, a Billings Symphony Holiday Tradition

November 18, 2022

The Nutcracker Ballet is a classic story nearly synonymous with Christmas. Young Clara receives a nutcracker on Christmas Eve, and her dreams take flight with sugarplum fairies, dancing snowflakes, and…

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Billings Symphony players and their Decker oboes

October 20, 2022

For the Billings Symphony oboists, there’s nothing quite like a Decker oboe. Ken Decker began his career at the age of 13 when he began an apprenticeship with Russell L. Davis,…

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