BILLINGS - The Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale (BSO&C) introduces the 2017-2018 season with six series concerts and seven special events. The six series concerts are performed at the Alberta Bair Theater. Concert Cues begins at 6:45 p.m. for all 7:30 p.m. performances and 1:15 p.m. for all 2:00 p.m. performances. The 2017-2018 season is proudly sponsored by The Oakland Companies.

The 67th season opens with Montana Splendoron Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Montana Splendor features Zoltán Kodály’s Dances of Marosszék and Montana’s own Eric Funk’s Symphony No. 2, Montana. This performance welcomes pianist Andrew von Oeyen back to the Magic City. He will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

The season continues on Saturday, October 14, 2017 with Tango Nuevo at 7:30 p.m. Witness the passionate energy of authentic Argentine tango with Hector Del Curto playing the bandoneon and fiery Tango Nuevo dancers. The Symphony will perform works by Marquez, Ginstera, and the father of the Tango Nuevo, Astor Piazolla.

Celebrate the holidays with the BSO&C’s annual Holiday Pops concert Saturday, December 16th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 17th at 2:00 p.m. Holiday Pops, A Dickens Christmas celebrates the classic Victorian Christmas, complete with a performance of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol by Dan Nickerson of NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. Sing the traditional carols you know and cherish with the Billings Symphony Chorale. Santa will be there too!

The BSO&C’s fourth concert of the season, Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique, is Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Listen to 14 year old pianist, Billings native, and MASO Youth Competition Winner, Tanner Jorden perform the 1st movement of Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto. The Billings Symphony Orchestra will then perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, Pathétique.

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, experience The Good Life with local crooners Chris Smith and Kristy Montgomery at 7:30 p.m. They along with the Billings Symphony will serenade you with the soulful sounds of Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, and more!

The 2017-2018 season comes to a close on Saturday, April 21, 2018 with a semi-staged production of Carmen at 7:30 p.m. This is a first for the BSO&C and will feature the Billings Symphony Chorale, special guests Kristee Haney as Carmen and Christie Conover as Michaela.

The BSO&C has an exciting Special Events program planned for the 2017-2018 season.

November 18th & 19th          Chorale Concert at St. Patrick Co-Cathedral
November 25th & 26th          The Nutcracker featuring the San Diego Ballet Company
December 9th                       Holiday Tour of Homes
December 31st                     The Kingston Trio at the Alberta Bair Theater
January 20th                          Family Concert: Pirates & Princesses
April 7th                                  International Spy Gala
June 24th                                Symphony in the Park

“Your Board has completed negotiations with the Musicians for a new two-year Master Agreement, and a new three-year contract agreement with Maestra Anne Harrigan.
We love them all and these new documents will assure that the BSO&C is the first and finest in the Region for years to come!” Board President, John Stewart.

The Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale’s 2017-2018 season is proudly sponsored by The Oakland Companies. We are happy to have the Northern Hotel as our Host Hotel.


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