Billings MT- Join Principal flutist Tyler Menzales as he leads the BSOC strings through Bach’s series of courtly dances, culminating in the highly spirited Badinerie. Montana soloist Carrie Krause brings her “supreme virtuosity and flair” to Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons. The live stream only performance begins at 7:30 PM on Saturday, January 23, 2021, and will also be available for On Demand-purchase for three days after the performance. The cost of this live stream and on-demand show is $10. Tickets are available at billingssymphony.org.
The Billings Symphony’s playbill for the 2020-2021 season is available online at billingssymphony.org under the Events tab. Concert Cues with Tom Singer will be posted on the BSOC’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Both will be emailed to patrons the week of the concert.
Violinist Carrie Krause’s “elegant, sparkling performance brought audience cheers”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, Carrie Krause performs as a baroque violinist with ensembles across the country and on many international series, such as the BBC Proms and Utrecht Early Music Festival. She has appeared as principal of the Oregon Bach Festival, Seattle Baroque, Spire in Kansas City, and Apollos’ Fire, among others, and as soloist with Juilliard415, the Calgary Symphony, and the National Repertory Orchestra. In Bozeman, she serves as concertmaster of the Bozeman Symphony and is the founder of Bozeman’s newest arts non-profit, Baroque Music Montana. She also founded the I-90 Collective, the Second-String Orchestra, Bozeman Chamber Ensembles, and the Period Performance Workshop. Carrie holds music performance degrees from Carnegie Mellon, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and The Juilliard School. Some days she loves to skate ski almost as much as practicing the violin. baroquemusicmontana.com
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 is one of four surviving Orchestral Suites. Many of his works have been lost because of the lack of means to preserve them. It is the smallest and most intimate of the four orchestral suites, being scored for or flute, strings, and continuo. The BSOC has not performed the complete work, only small excerpts. In March of 2009, Maestra Anne Harrigan conducted the complete No. 1 Suite.
Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is the best known of all Vivaldi’s works. Inspired by the landscapes of Italian artist Marco Ricci, Vivaldi used his creativity to become the first composer to set his music to poetry, thus producing one of the earliest known examples of program music. The Four Seasons was published with poems that were possibly written by Vivaldi. For a complete translation of Vivaldi’s poems, please visit billingssymphony.org/shows/classic-series/vivaldi/.
Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons can be heard on a multitude of Hollywood soundtracks such as Tin Cup, Spy Game, What Lies Beneath, and The Other Sister.
All filming for the Classic Series live stream performances take place at the Lockwood Performing Arts Center.
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is proudly sponsored by Bruce & Susan Barrow. Carrie Krause is sponsored by The Sidney E. Frank Foundation of Tippet Rise.
The Classic Series is proudly sponsored by The Oakland Companies. Our Live Stream Concert sponsor is Stockman Bank. The 2020-2021 Media Sponsor is KTVQ-2, and the 2020-2021 Host Hotel is the Northern Hotel.
The Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale (BSOC) is the largest professional orchestra in Montana. Established in 1951, the BSOC strives to enrich lives through music. Consisting of over 135 musicians, the BSOC serves a regional population of 400,000 people located throughout South Central and Eastern Montana and Northeastern Wyoming by introducing music to children, youth, adults, and seniors through Explore Music! the BSOC’s community engagement program. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. For more information and tickets for Vivaldi’s Four Seasons visit billingssymphony.org/shows/classic-series/vivaldi/.