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 has been rescheduled to March 19, 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!