“Dit-dit-dit-DAAAAA!” Our 64th season opens with Beethoven’s landmark Fifth Symphony and Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, one of the greatest cello concertos of all time. Audience members will experience the performance like they are on stage with the musicians, feeling the passion and energy like never before! This concert features live image magnification (I-Mag), which displays up-close and personal views of the musicians, conductor, and soloist in action!
Our second concert of the season features a fun blend of jazz and classical music! Take a trip to Catfish Row with catchy tunes from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture, featuring legendary songs such as “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” and “Bess You Is My Woman Now”.
Broadway superstar Doug LaBrecque, whose beautiful tenor voice has been enjoyed by audiences across the nation, joins the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale for Holiday Spectacular! Deck the halls and come-a-caroling for a festive celebration filled with your favorite sounds of the season, sing-alongs and of course, Santa!
Rising Star Rosie Weiss, the only Montanan to be selected for the National Youth Orchestra, will transport the audience to the beautiful lands of Scotland during Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy. Hear lush, romantic melodies and Scottish fiddle influences in this well-known violin showpiece. Also on the program is Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, this piece is full of emotion and was featured on the epic movie Master and Commander. Concluding the concert is Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks by the great Richard Strauss, chronicling the misadventures and pranks of the folk hero, Till Eulenspiegel. The audience will love how music and drama unite to tell this beloved story.
Get out your cowboy boots, the Billings Symphony has Gone Country! With the combination of artists straight from Nashville and our own local country idols backed by the Billings Symphony Orchestra, this is a concert like no other. From Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson to Elvis and Patsy Cline, Gone Country features hits from all your favorite country legends.
From Russia With Love | April 18, 2015
The Symphony’s 64th season culminates with some of the greatest musical treasures the world has ever known. The Orchestra and Chorale unite for Alexander Borodin’s exotic and evocative Polovtsian Dances and Leonard Bernstein’s passionate and energetic Chichester Psalms. Paired with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and its adrenaline-fueled final movement, this will truly be a way to close out the season with a bang!
2014-15 Season Ticket Prices
Adult (per package)
Loge: $264 | Orchestra: $228 | Lower Balcony: $192 | Upper Balcony: $120
Student (per package)
Loge: $264 | Orchestra: $114 | Lower Balcony: $96 | Upper Balcony: $60
Top Brass | November 6, 2014 | 7:30 pm
Join Billings Symphony principal musicians Mark Fenderson, trumpet; Mark Soueidi, trumpet; and John Dutton; horn for an energetic concert downtown at First Congregational Church. This special chamber music performance showcases the bravura and virtuosity of the brass family.
Nutcracker with San Diego Ballet | November 29 & 30, 2014
A Billings Thanksgiving weekend tradition of more than 30 years, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s enchanted Nutcracker Ballet is sure to get you into the holiday spirit! All the magic and pageantry are brought to life by the Billings Symphony Orchestra with the San Diego Ballet and more than 80 local ballet students along with members of local children’s choruses.
Holiday Tour of Homes | December 13, 2014
Gather your friends and family to usher in the holiday season on a self-guided tour of extraordinary homes lavishly decorated to reflect the charm of the holidays while enjoying seasonal music, holiday cheer and cookies.
Beatles Tribute: Classical Mystery Tour | New Year’s Eve: December 31, 2014
Join us as we honor 50 years of “Beatlemania” with our New Year’s Eve performance Classical Mystery Tour. Since its initial performance in 1996, Classical Mystery Tour has become one of the top pops attractions over the last decade. The group has been selling out shows and breaking attendance records consistently for years in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia, including three packed houses at the Sydney Opera House in 2009. If you like The Beatles, you’re going to LOVE this concert! The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles. The show presents more than two dozen Beatles tunes transcribed note-for-note and performed exactly as they were originally recorded. Hear “Penny Lane,” “Yesterday,” “I Am the Walrus” and more. Many have called it “the best show the Beatles never did!”
New Year’s Eve Bash Fundraiser
Join us for the 2nd annual New Year’s Eve Bash before our New Year’s Eve concert, Classical Mystery Tour. Complete with live music, gourmet food, and a festive atmosphere – it’s a great way to start the evening and usher in the New Year!
Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf | January 24, 2015
Sergei Prokofiev’s timeless tale told by musical instruments is given added dimension by the acting talents of NOVA Theater. Delightful characters include Peter, Bird, Duck, Cat, and the Hunters all played by talented local young actors. Bring the family to this classic, which is loved by children for its vivid storytelling, and by adults for its gentle sense of humor and good-natured melodies.
FREE Symphony in the Park | June 28, 2015
This free outdoor concert at Pioneer Park continues to entertain thousands of people every summer under our beautiful Montana skies. There is music for everyone. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and meet your friends at Symphony in the Park!
All programming is subject to change.