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 the Glacier Symphony in this fun-filled concert for the entire family. Our program opens with the spotlight on our symphony brass section performing festive music by Gabrieli, new arrangements of Joy to the World and A Coventry Carol and two delightful and dramatic Christmas tales The Toymaker and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas with narrator Suzie Wambeke. The complete orchestra will then take the stage to offer a selection of popular Holiday Classics including the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky, Sleigh Ride and more!

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.

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 both the Symphony and Chorale led by Maestro Zoltek in one of the most transcendent and important masterpieces for chorus, soloists and orchestra – Mozart’s stunning Requiem in D minor. Orchestral songs by Mahler, including selected Rückert Leider and the complete Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer), will open the concert. Our acclaimed voice soloists include soprano Danielle Pastin; alto, Robin Bier; tenor Brian Cheney and bass-baritone Tyler Putnam. 

The Glacier Symphony and Maestro Zoltek return for the second weekend with concerts featuring Gustav Mahler’s monumental Symphony No.5 in C # minor for large orchestra composed in 1902. This powerfully expansive, technically demanding 5-movement masterpiece includes the exquisitely beautiful Adagietto, one of Mahler’s most popular movements said to be a musical expression of love to his wife, Alma. Our concert will open with a piano concerto by Mozart featuring piano soloist Robert Satterlee, originally from the Flathead!