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2015- 2016 Concert Season


Dear Friends, A musical celebration like you’ve never heard before is in store for you with our 48th concert season. For our first full season back at our newly renovated and acoustically much improved Willson Auditorium, we are looking forward to presenting some of the most exciting repertoire we have ever performed, with some of the most highlyrespected guest soloists the world has to offer.

We’ll present a wide variety of music from the Baroque period through the 21st century. You’ll experience everything from the virtuosic fireworks of Scheherazade and Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano Concerto, to the intimacy of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, to the powerful and deeply profound Verdi Requiem. We’ll all come in costume for a fun Halloween performance, and Jack Horner will help us take you and your family on a quest for adventurers and lost worlds.

Our Symphonic Choir will warm your hearts in November, and we’ll offer two world-class pianists in recital. If that’s not enough, Grammy winner Baritone Mark S. Doss will perform a special recital at the beautiful Ellen Theater as a gala benefit concert for the BSO. Whether it’s celebrating the Holiday Season with our orchestra and choir, enjoying the Ballet with The Nutcracker, or being amazed by one of our world-class guest artists, a subscription to the Bozeman Symphony’s 48th season offers a smorgasbord of music, and memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy!

Matthew Savery


2015-2016 Concert Series: Symphonic Fireworks September 19 & 20, 2015 Ching-Yun Hu, Carrie Krause Halloween Spooktacular October 31 & Nov 1, 2015 Emily Young Holiday on Broadway December 12 & 13, 2015 Christiane Noll Return to Carnegie February 6 & 7, 2016 Alexander Markov Shostakovich 5th March 5 & 6, 2016 Eric Ruske Requiem April 9 & 10, 2016 Courtney Mills, Margaret Lattimore, Michael Morrow, Mark S. Doss

Special Events: Piano Series 1 Piano Series 2 Luminosity Nutcracker Free Family Concert Gala Recital Symphony at the Shane Symphony at the Shane Symphony at the Shane

October 2, 2015 January 22, 2016 November 15, 2015 December 4 & 5, 2015 February 13, 2016 April 6, 2016 August 27, 2015 November 19, 2015 May 19, 2016

Sara Davis Buechner Robert Henry Bozeman Symphonic Choir Montana Ballet Company Dr. Jack Horner Mark S. Doss Symphony Chamber Ensembles Symphony Chamber Ensembles Symphony Chamber Ensembles

Fundraisers: A Symphony of Wine Festival of the Fourth

June 25, 2015 July 4, 2015

Story Mansion Gallatin County Fairgrounds


Saturday, September 19th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 20th, 2:30 p.m.

Special Guests: Ching-Yun Hu, Piano Carrie Krause, Violin We open our 48th concert season with a virtual kaleidoscope of symphonic virtuosity. After a two-year leave to pursue a Master’s Degree at Juilliard (on full-scholarship mind you!), we gleefully welcome back Concertmaster Carrie Krause by showcasing her magnificent artistry as featured soloist in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Known as our greatest orchestrator, Rimsky-Korsakov puts the orchestra on display as well with some of the most spectacular moments in the history of symphonic music. We are also thrilled to introduce the extraordinary virtuosity of Taiwanese sensation, and winner of the 12th Arthur Rubenstein International Piano Competition, Ching-Yun Hu, performing Tchaikovsky’s monumental 1st piano concerto. -EPIC!

Saturday concert sponsored by Iris M.L. Model/Indian Uprising Gallery Sunday concert sponsored by Denis & Barbara Prager, Dori McTigue

Scheherezade, op. 35 Concerto, Piano, No. 1, op. 23, B-flat minor

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Piotr IlyichTchaikovsky


Saturday, October 31st, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 1st, 2:30 p.m.

Special Guest: Emily Young, Violin And now for some fun! A boiling cauldron of symphonic spookiness, ghoulish melodies and eerie sounds awaits in this fun evening filled with some hair-raising tricks, and thrilling musical treats. We’ve mixed up a potion of some of the most magical music ever written, and we’ll introduce you to violinist Emily Young, winner of the 2015 Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras Young Artist Competition. Audience members are strongly encouraged to come in costume to help create the perfect otherworldly atmosphere for this Symphonic Spooktacular. BOO!

Saturday concert sponsored by Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa/ Mike & Eve Art Sunday concert sponsored by Northwest Farm Credit Services

A Witches Sabbath Hector Berlioz Night on Bald Mountain Modest Mussorgsky Funeral March of a Marionette Charles Gounod Concerto, Violin, op. 14, first movement Samuel Barber Danse Macabre, op. 40 Camille Saint-Saëns Hedwig’s Theme John Williams Hänsel und Gretel: Hexenritt (Witch’s Ride) Engelbert Humperdinck Selections from Peer Gynt, Suite no. 1, op. 46 Edvard Grieg L’apprenti socier (The Socerer’s Apprentice) Paul Dukas Harry’s Wonderous World John Williams


Saturday, December 12th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 13th, 2:30 p.m.

Special Guest:

Christiane Noll, Soprano Tony nominated actress and winner of the prestigious Helen Hayes award, Christiane Noll joins us for an evening of Holiday and Broadway favorites. Having performed on stage, in film, and with leading orchestras around the world, Christiane is known for her powerful voice and magnetic stage presence. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening featuring songs like Do You Hear What I Hear, Let it Snow, White Christmas, and O Holy Night, along with some of Christiane’s favorite Broadway tunes, both classic and contemporary. BREATHTAKING!

Saturday concert sponsored by First Security Bank Sunday concert sponsored by ERA Landmark & Allegra Bozeman Holiday and popular tunes featuring Sleigh Ride, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Ave Maria, Think of Me, Defying Gravity and many more.


Saturday, February 6th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 7th, 2:30 p.m.

Special Guest:

Alexander Markov, Violin On June 5th, 2015 world renowned violin virtuoso, and Bozeman favorite, Alexander Markov teamed up with our very own Maestro Savery for an historic performance in the Stern Auditorium/ Perelman Stage at the most famous concert hall in the world: Carnegie Hall. These two long-time friends will encore this program for Bozeman audiences in our very own newly renovated Willson Auditorium. It was a night to remember, and will be for you too! ELEGANT!

Saturday concert sponsored by Bruce Jodar & Kimberlie Birdwell Sunday concert sponsored by Mountain Hot Tub

Serenade, op. 48, C major Ciaccona, Violin & Strings Le Quattro Staggioni, op.8 (The Four Seasons)

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Tomaso Vitali Antonio Vivaldi


Saturday, March 5th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6th, 2:30 p.m.

Special Guest:

Eric Ruske, French Horn The festive Polonaise from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin will usher in an evening that couples grace and elegance with tragedy and triumph. Having performed in virtually every corner of the world, we’re proud to present hornist Eric Ruske in his much anticipated return to our stage. Having been appointed to the prestigious position of Principal Horn in the Cleveland Orchestra at the age of 20, Eric later went on to continued fame as a member of the revered Empire Brass Quintet. He’ll present us with the elegance of Mozart and the beauty of Dukas’ Villanelle. Dmitri Shostakovich is considered the greatest symphonist of the 20th century, and his 5th Symphony is his most famous and universally adored composition. You’ll be captivated by the extraordinary depth and beauty of this great work, as well as what is considered one of the greatest and most thrilling finales of the symphonic repertoire. PURE JOY!

Saturday concert sponsored by Big Sky Western Bank Sunday concert sponsored by Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr.

Eugene Onegin: Polonaise Concerto, Horn, No. 3, K. 447, E-flat major Villanelle Symphony No. 5, op. 47, D minor

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky W.A. Mozart Paul Dukas Dmitri Shostakovich


Saturday, April 9th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10th, 2:30 p.m

Special Guests:

Courtney Mills, Soprano

Margaret Lattimore, Mezzo-Soprano

Michael Morrow, Tenor

Mark S. Doss, Baritone

Featuring: The Bozeman Symphonic Choir and the MSU University Chorus Power – Majesty - Beauty;

with Voices Stentorian! These are but a few words that describe the grandeur of Giuseppe Verdi’s haunting Messa da Requiem. Join our orchestra, symphonic choir and quartet of internationally renowned guest artists as we conclude the season with what promises to be our most profound and stirring performance.

Saturday concert sponsored by Spectec/TIC, Walter & Regina Wunsch Sunday concert sponsored by David & Kippy Sands

Messa da Requiem

Giuseppe Verdi


Piano Series

Featuring Sara Davis Buechner Friday, October 2, 20157:30 p.m.

Featuring Robert Henry Friday, January 22, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall, Montana State University Concert Sponsored by Thomas Scanlin

Reynolds Recital Hall, Montana State University Concert Sponsored by Elise Donohue, Judith King, Denis & Barbara Prager, David & RoseAnn Penwell

The Bozeman Symphony is proud to enter our 13th season presenting world-class pianists in recital. The beautiful Reynolds Recital Hall on the Montana State University Campus offers a superb setting to enjoy the vast variety of repertoire for solo piano and we are pleased this season to present nationally acclaimed artists Sara Davis Buechner and Robert Henry.

Sunday, November 15th, 3:00 p.m. Holy Rosary Church After their triumphant sold-out performance last year, Jon Harney and the Bozeman Symphonic Choir return to Holy Rosary Church for an absolutely gorgeous program of choral masterpieces. Featuring James Whitbourn’s beautiful Luminosity, the choir will also perform works by Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, Rheinberger, and much, much more. Divine!

Concert sponsored by Michael & Sharon Beehler

Jon Harney, Conductor Featuring:

The Bozeman Symphonic Choir


concert 5 childrens

Free Family Concert Saturday, February 13th 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Willson Auditorium

Special Guest: Dr. Jack Horner Concert sponsored by: Barnard Construction, Dr. William & Carol Mealer, Montana Cultural Trust, Public Value Partnership, Montana Arts Council

Lost Worlds

There’s fun to be had for the entire family as we romp through a dazzling array of orchestral selections and pop tunes in this kidfriendly 50 minutes. We’ll set out on an adventure to discover the lost worlds of dinosaurs, pirates and much more. We’ll pay tribute to some of the great explorers of the past, and honor Bozeman’s very own world-renowned paleontologist Jack Horner of the Museum of the Rockies. Hear Jack tell stories of his discoveries and learn more about dinosaurs. We’ll have an instrument petting zoo and dinosaur bones for you to discover as well. Who knows, maybe the world’s next great explorer will be YOU! G-rated for guaranteed fun!


An Evening with

Mark S. Doss Grammy award winner and world-renowned opera superstar Mark S. Doss presents an evening of his favorite arias and more at the beautiful Ellen Theater, and has graciously offered this special concert as a gala benefit event for the Bozeman Symphony. Having performed in all the major opera houses of the world, Mark is one of the biggest names in the business. A Bozeman favorite, he first performed with the Bozeman Symphony 15 years ago, and then went on to sing in several Intermountain Opera productions. Mark is a powerhouse, and this special performance promises to be a night you’ll never forget.

Wednesday, April 6th 7:30 p.m. Ellen Theater Premium and General seating available. Premium seating is limited and includes admission to the pre-concert reception.

Concert Sponsored by Bruce Jodar & Kimberlie Birdwell

Join us at the beautiful Shane Lalani Center for the Performing Arts, in Livingston, for performances featuring the very best of the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir. Each performance showcases two diverse ensembles made up of the best talent our organization has to offer. You’ll be wowed by these fantastic musicians, and proud to know they are your neighbors!

Performances sponsored by Sal & Carol Lalani Wild West Shirt Company Printing for Less PayneWest Insurance, Jennifer Buchanan

Performance Dates: August 27, 2015 November 19, 2015 May 19, 2016 Shane Lalani Center for the Performing Arts, Livingston


Enjoy summer, wines, hors d’oeuvres and music with hosts Maestro Matthew Savery & Doug Badenoch, The Wine Gallery at this Symphony Fundraising Event

Thursday, June 25 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Story Mansion Event Sponsored by Dr. Brian Chisdak

Barbecue to Benefit the Bozeman Symphony 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 4th

Free Concert & Free Fireworks follow Gallatin County Fairgrounds Concert Sponsors: Gianforte Family Foundation, Peppertree Catering, Yellowstone Club Community Foundation

Presented with Gallatin Empire Lions Club


Willson Seating Chart

K 111 WC

K 4 WC

R 3 WC

T 102 WC

V 111 WC

Y 5,9 WC

CC 17 WC

STUDENT WC = Wheelchair accessible. Hearing enhancement available by arrangement.

Y 6, 10 WC


General Ticket Information

Season tickets are available upon receipt of this brochure. Current subscribers have until August 17, 2015 to renew and retain seats. Discounts on season tickets are offered on orders received by July 17, 2015. New subscribers receive a discount on their purchase at the time of purchase. Individual tickets may be purchased starting September 1, 2015. New subscribers & individual ticket purchases are available first come, first served. Tickets will be mailed early September. Tickets are non-refundable; unused tickets may be turned in for a tax deductible contribution prior to performances; tickets are transferrable prior to performance depending on availability (no same day transfers for performances). Programming is subject to change. All performances held at Willson Auditorium, 404 West Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715. Please check venue locations for our special events.

Ordering Information:

Step 1: Fill out the order form included with this brochure with your contact information, season ticket, individual ticket, special event and contribution selections.

Step 2: Return order form with payment to the Bozeman Symphony or call 585-9774 to reserve order over the phone.

Mail order form to: Bozeman Symphony 1001 West Oak Street, Suite 110 Bozeman, MT 59715

Family Dress Rehearsal Pass

Make introducing young people to the Symphony a fun family activity! With the Family Dress Rehearsal Pass you can experience the inner workings of the orchestra and choir in a kid-friendly, informal environment. For only $50 you and your entire family will be our special guests for an entire season of dress rehearsals! Dates for the Friday evening, 7:30 p.m. Dress Rehearsals are as follows: 9/18; 10/30; 12/11; 2/5; 3/4; 4/8.

Matching Grant Opportunity: $75K Symphony Summer Challenge The support of our community, businesses, and individuals is vital to the livelihood and success of the Bozeman Symphony. Tickets sales to our performances cover less than 40% of our operating budget and, as such, we rely on contributions to continue presenting high quality musical performances in Bozeman and surrounding areas. We are thrilled to announce that donations made before September 25, 2015 will be part of a summer challenge in which the Symphony will earn a 50% match from a most generous anonymous donor. So, for every $2.00 you give, we will receive an additional $1.00. We encourage you to give now and support the symphony in this $75,000 challenge. Areas of giving that qualify are: New Season Subscriptions, General Contributions, Underwriters Program, Sponsor a Musician, New Concert and Event Sponsorship, New Program Advertising, attending Symphony of Wine and Festival of the Fourth BBQ Fundraising events.

There are convenient ways to make your contribution so don’t delay. If we meet the $75,000 challenge, more funds will become available to the Symphony too! Call 406-585-9774, fill out the order form included with this brochure, or visit us online, bozemansymphony.org/contribute to make your contribution. Your Community and Symphony Musicians Thank You!


Bozeman Symphony 1001 West Oak Street, Suite 110 Bozeman, MT 59715 406-585-9774 info@bozemansymphony.org www.bozemansymphony.org


Bozeman symphony season brochure 2015-2016