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Billings Symphony Live

Billings Symphony Live is an hour-long weekly program highlighting the best of the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale. Produced and narrated by Ken Gilstrap.

Season 3 | Airing Now

Episode 1: Air Date July 21, 2020

George Gershwin Overture to Girl Crazy
Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major, and The Fairy Garden from Mother Goose Suite
Conrad Tao, piano

Episode 2: Air Date July 27, 2020

Claude Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Tyler Menzales, flute
Ernest Chausson Poème
Mark O’Connor Appalachian Waltz, Olympic Reel
Rosie Weiss, violin

Maurice Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales (Noble and Sentimental Waltzes)

Episode 3: Air Date August 3, 2020

Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

Season 2 | Aired Summer 2019

Episode 1: Air Date July 8, 2019

Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto, Movement 1
Tanner Jorden, piano
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Hungarian Dance from Swan Lake
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

Episode 2: Air Date July 15, 2019

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Overture to Il re pastore (The Shepherd King)
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
Brian Ganz, piano

Episode 3: Air Date July 22, 2019

George Bizet Carmen (part 1)

Episode 4: Air date July 29, 2019

Georges Bizet Carmen (part 2)

Episode 5: Air date August 5, 2019

Felix Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1

Episode 6: Air Date August 12, 2019

Ángel Villoldo El choclo
Gerado Matos Rodríguez La cumparsita
Astor Piazzolla Oblivion, Adiós Nonino, and Libertango
Manuel de Falla Suite No. 1 from El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat)

Episode 7: Air Date August 18, 2019

Zoltán Kodály Dances of Marosszék
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Episode 8: Air Date August 26, 2019

Modest Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain
Paul Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Ottorino Respighi The Pines of Rome

Episode 9: Air Date September 2, 2019

Various Artists Motown (Part 1)

Episode 10: Air Date September 9, 2019

Various Artists Motown (Part 2)

Episode 11: Air Date September 16, 2019

Erich Korngold The Sea Hawk Suite
Sam Cardon Nez Perce Camp/Rapids
Michael Daugherty Trail of Tears
Amy Porter, flute
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” Movement 1

Episode 12: Air Date September 23, 2019

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” Movements 2–5

Episode 13: Air Date 30, 2019

Jean Baptiste Lully Overture to Le bourgeois gentilhomme (The Would-Be Noble)
Lodovico Grossi da Viadana Exsultate justi
Antonio Vivaldi Cruxifixus from Credo in E Minor, RV 591
Antonio Vivaldi Autumn from The Four Seasons
Benjamin Beilman, violin
George Frideric Handel The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon, Water Music Suite No. 2, and Worthy is the Lamb and Amen from Messiah
Antonio Caldera Magnificat
Johann Sebastian Bach Bourée from Suite No. 3
Alisa Weilerstein, cello