CONCERTS & TICKETS

Our opening concert features music from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries by Johannes Brahms, Alexander Glazunov and Maestro Zoltek. Violinist Yevgeny Kutik will bring his captivating technique and expressive artistry to the stage as soloists in the rarely heard but musically exquisite Violin Concerto in A minor by Alexander Glazunov. Johannes Brahms’ popular Symphony No. 2 in D Major, a Classical-Romantic masterpiece will be a perfect compliment. Zoltek’s dynamic symphonic poem, Processional, will open the program, one of the many pieces we’ll hear from our Maestro this season!

The Glacier Chorale, led by conductor Dr. Micah Hunter, presents a concert of choral music spanning many centuries and styles. In this, our first presentation of the full Chorale in concert since December of 2019, we will “reflect” on our past by presenting music we have performed within recent memory. Music by James Mulholland, Edward Elgar, and Vijay Singh will call to mind memories of recent years. Music by living composers Paul Ayres and Marshall Jones (a member of the Glacier Chorale), and Maestro Zoltek will present us with new challenges and beautiful aesthetic experiences. Additional music new to the Chorale will be classic works spanning the common practice era by Alexander Gretchaninoff, Palestrina, Robert Shaw, David N. Childs, and Moses Hogan.

A seminal concert event featuring the world premiere of Maestro Zoltek’s brand new cello concerto entitled Through Tamarack and Pine*, composed especially for cellist extraordinaire Robert deMaine. The principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, deMaine has been hailed by The New York Times as “an artist who makes one hang on every note.” Also on the program is the Symphony No.3 in C Major by one of the Maestro’s favorite composers, the Finnish master of evocative symphonic imagery, Jean Sibelius.

Join us for one of the most inspiring sacred masterpieces of all time for soloists, chorus and orchestra, Handel’s Messiah. Composed in 1741 and performed regularly throughout the world, this will be an experience not to be missed and an annual favorite with our audiences! Our performance features three wonderful Montana- based soloists; soprano Amy Chisholm, tenor Derek Larson and bass-baritone Daren Small. Three performances in Bigfork, Whitefish and Kalispell!

Celebrate the Holiday Season with this fun-filled concert for the entire family. Our program opens with the spotlight on our symphony brass section performing festive music by Gabrieli, and two seasonal musical tales with narrator: The Toymaker and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas! The complete orchestra will then offer a selection of popular Holiday Classics for your enjoyment!

The social event of the year is back! And these are the masks you’ll want to be wearing! Our Masquerade features dinner, drinks, dancing, an auction and… spectacular music! Joining the symphony this time will be the gifted jazz/pop singer/songwriter Halie Loren who will enchant you with her gorgeous ethereal voice and engaging upbeat stage presence. Get ready for a very romantic evening of jazz standards, re-imagined pop classics, and instantly likable originals. “Old school becoming new cool” for your listening and dancing pleasure. Don’t miss Halie Loren with the Symphony! One night only!

Pianist Roger Wright returns to the Symphony for a World Premiere Performance of an exciting new work for piano and orchestra by Houston-based composer Matthew Mason with a familiar title, Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini*– but with a uniquely different “twist” than Rachmaninoff’s! Mason’s work is immediately captivating and terrifically exciting from start to finish! Concluding the program will be one of the great English compositions of the 19th century, Sir Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations, his fascinating musical portraits of friends and family. Zoltek’s evocative dance inspired Hemispheres will open the concert.

The Fusion event originally scheduled for September 23, 2021 will be rescheduled to a date in 2022. The postponement is due to Covid-19 considerations to ensure the health of our guests, staff, and musicians. The Fusion is part of a year-long celebration of the Maestro John Zoltek’s achievements as Music Director and Conductor over the past 25 years. For the event the Maestro will perform as guitarist/composer and lead a jazz combo with strings in a program of his original exciting jazz fusion! Join us for this evening of music, hors d’oeuvres, libations and more as we mark the continuation of the era of excellence that has been the hallmark of GSC for the past 25 years! One night only! More details to come.

Our first concert features our Chorale in one of the most transcendent and important masterpieces for orchestra, soloists and chorus – Mozart’s stunning Requiem in D minor. Soloists include Danielle Pastin, Robin Bier and Brian Cheney. A selection of orchestral songs by Mahler will also be on the program. The Glacier Symphony returns for the second weekend with a performance of Gustav Mahler’s monumental Symphony No.5 in C # minor for large orchestra, including the exquisitely beautiful Adagietto, Mahler’s expression of love to his wife, Alma. Our special soloist will be Robert Satterlee, originally from our area, performing a piano concerto by Mozart!