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Dear Friends, Nothing compares to the magic of live symphonic music. It begins the moment one enters the concert hall. There’s a feeling of anticipation in the air—an expectation that what is about to happen will transport you to a special emotional and spiritual plane. No one knows ahead of time how it will turn out. The atmosphere is charged with intensity. The drama is captivating. The music making is electric. As we enter our 49th concert season, we promise to electrify you with captivating performances of some of the greatest, and most powerful, music ever written. We’ll present a wide variety of music ranging from the 17th to the 21st century, and we’ll introduce you to some of the world’s leading and most exciting soloists. With a few surprises mixed in, a season subscription to the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir promises a thrilling journey for all. Enjoy!

Matthew Savery Music Director and Conductor

Performances: Dates: Symphonic Fireworks

September 24 & 25, 2016

Sinfonia Concertante October 29 & 30, 2016

Featuring: Spencer Myer Jolyon Pegis, Maria Schleuning

Holiday Collage

December 10 & 11, 2016

Symphony Orchestra & Choir Members

Signs of Life

February 4 & 5, 2017

Songs of Destiny

March 4 & 5, 2017

The Titan

April 8 & 9, 2017

Special Events:


Symphony at the Shane

September 8, 2016

O Magnum Mysterium

November 11 & 13, 2016

Free Family Concert

February 11, 2017

SuperMaestro and Stifflemeister

Symphony at the Shane

May 18, 2017

Symphony Chamber Ensembles

Symphony Chamber Players Adrian Daurov Stephanie Chase

Featuring: Symphony Chamber Ensembles Bozeman Symphonic Choir

Saturday, September 24th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 25th, 2:30 p.m.

We open our 49th concert season with a powerful combination of fiery virtuosity and soaring themes. Bozeman favorite Spencer Myer makes his much-anticipated return to perform Serge Prokofiev’s sparkling and exuberant 3rd piano concerto. Then, the orchestra will tackle the suite of moods that is Carl Nielsen’s best-known work. A tribute to Brahms and Dvořák, The Four Temperaments is rich with sweeping melodies, lush harmonies, and robust orchestral effects. A perfect way to begin an exciting season of thrilling live-symphonic experiences!

Breathtaking! Concert series sponsored by Thomas Scanlin

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

Special Guest Spencer Myer, Piano Concerto, Piano, No. 3, op. 26, C major Symphony No. 2, op. 16 (The Four Temperaments)

Serge Prokofiev Carl Nielsen

Saturday, October 29th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 30th, 2:30 p.m.

The golden age of Hollywood produced not only epic movies, but also epic movie scores, and gave classically trained European composers a niche in the “New World.” Having won multiple Academy Awards, for such films as Ben-Hur, Miklós Rózsa was also a highly respected and sought-after composer of music for the concert hall. His Sinfonia Concertante, was written for two of history’s most famous soloists: Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky. For this performance we are pleased to welcome Dallas Symphony members Jolyon Pegis and Maria Schleuning. Rounding out the program is the music of Antonín Dvořák. His upbeat Festival March ushers in the concert, and what has been dubbed both his “Pastoral,” and his greatest Symphony will conclude a program that will leave us all wanting more.

Simply Gorgeous! Special Guests Jolyon Pegis, Cello and Maria Schleuning, Violin

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

Festival March Antonin Dvořák Sinfonia Concertante, op. 29 Miklós Rózsa Symphony No. 8, op. 88, G major Antonin Dvořák

Saturday, December 10th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 11th, 2:30 p.m.

Do you like to channel-surf ? Ever wear out the remote control? Then THIS concert is for YOU! Over the years we have WOWED Bozeman audiences with the innovative and highly charged concert experience we call COLLAGE. This unique, fast-paced program, all choreographed to a brilliant light show, has amazed audiences while featuring—and celebrating— the best of Bozeman’s musical talent. This year we add a new twist by marrying the Collage concept with the music of the Holidays, and we have a stunning variety of your favorite holiday tunes—both traditional and popular. Join us as we paste together another “mindboggling” array of thrilling music. We promise you’ll never forget it!

Seatbelts recommended! Saturday concert sponsored by First Security Bank Sunday concert sponsored by ERA Landmark and Allegra Bozeman

Saturday, February 4th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 5th, 2:30 p.m.

The intimacy and richness of the chamber orchestra is on display in this beautiful program of diverse musical gems. First we’ll awaken your senses with an exuberant frolic in Russell Peck’s playful work for strings— Signs of Life II. Next, no one could write for woodwinds better than Mozart. His most cherished Serenade in C minor, and the superb wind section of the BSO, will warm your heart. Gluck provides a brief interlude from Orfeo and Euridice, and we concluded with a work that was originally written to help solve a labor dispute (thanks to some unique creativity, and visual effects)—Haydn’s famous Farewell Symphony.

Elegant! Saturday concert sponsored by Spectec/TIC, Walter & Regina Wunsch Sunday concert sponsored by Jon Chaney

Signs of Life II Russell Peck Serenade, No. 12, K. 388, C minor W. A. Mozart Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Furies Christoph Gluck Symphony No. 45, F-sharp minor (Farewell Symphony) F.J. Haydn

Saturday, March 4th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5th, 2:30 p.m.

A struggle with Fate, a plea for peace, and an epic orchestral masterpiece await. We’ll be joined by the Bozeman Symphonic Choir for one of Johannes Brahms’ most profound compositions—his Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), and for one of Leonard Bernstein’s most joyful and exuberant—the beloved Chichester Psalms. Then, renowned cellist Adrian Daurov takes the stage performing the epic Concerto in B minor by Antonín Dvořák—a work most of us consider a full-scale symphony with cello soloist. This one is a must see, and hear!

Stunning! Saturday concert sponsored by Big Sky Western Bank Sunday concert sponsored by Judith King

Schicksalslied, op. 54 (Song of Destiny) Chichester Psalms Concerto, Violoncello, op. 104, B minor

Special Guest Adrian Daurov, Cello Johannes Brahms Leonard Bernstein Antonin Dvořák

Saturday, April 8th, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9th, 2:30 p.m.

Our 49th season comes to a close with the monumental drama of Gustav Mahler’s first symphony, “The Titan.” His vision for the scale and scope of what a symphony could achieve was colossal, and beyond what any other composer has attempted. With massive orchestral forces, the sheer power of his sound is almost overwhelming. You won’t want to miss this!

Special Guest Stephanie Chase, Violin

We’re also thrilled to present the Bozeman debut of esteemed violinist Stephanie Chase performing the virtuosic Bruch G minor concerto. Hailed as “one of the violin greats of our era,” Miss Chase has performed with over 170 orchestras in 25 countries with many of the world’s leading conductors, and is a recent recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Majestic! Saturday concert sponsored by Spectec/TIC, Walter & Regina Wunsch, and Mrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr. Sunday concert sponsored by Bruce Jodar & Kimberlie Birdwell

Concerto, Violin, No. 1, op. 26, G minor Max Bruch Symphony No. 1, D major (Titan) Gustav Mahler

Friday, November 11th, 7:00 p.m. Holy Rosary Church Sunday, November 13th, 3:00 p.m. Holy Rosary Church Featuring the Bozeman Symphonic Choir with Jon Harney, Choir Director

After 2 straight years of sold-out performances in the gorgeous acoustical setting of Holy Rosary Church, we are delighted to once again Special Guests: present the Bozeman Symphonic Choir in a Tim Bell, Organ program of glorious and profound choral Julia Cory Slovarp, Cello masterpieces. Featuring James Whitborn’s jazzy and Ryan Matzinger, Son of God Mass, with soprano saxophone Soprano Saxophone soloist and Bozeman’s own Ryan Matzinger, this lush program also includes works by Friday concert sponsored by Michael & Sharon Beehler Bruckner, Rutter, Lauridsen and more.

Sunday concert sponsored by David & Kippy Sands

There’ll be fun for the whole family as we romp through a dazzling array of orchestral selections and popular tunes in this kid-friendly, fun-filled, 50 minutes of music. With a hilarious script featuring actors, gags, and special effects, you and your family will enjoy plenty of laughs while discovering the wonderment of symphonic music. Join us for the return of SuperMaestro as he and the Bozeman Symphony battle the evil forces of that music-hating villain Stifflemeister from the planet Mutonium. Will SuperMaestro save the day, or will Stifflemeister silence music forever?

G-Rated: for Guaranteed Fun!

Concert Sponsored by: Barnard Construction & Montana Arts Council

For tickets to our special events reserve online at or call 406-585-9774

General Ticket Information Season Tickets: Season tickets are available upon receipt of this brochure. Current Subscribers: Current subscribers have until August 22, 2016 to renew and retain seats. Discounts on season tickets (up to 35%) are offered on orders postmarked by August 22, 2016. Tickets will be processed and mailed upon receipt of payment. If you have a seating change request, your tickets will be mailed in late August, after the renewal deadline, to determine the best option available and to best accommodate all change requests. New Subscribers: New subscribers receive a discount on their purchase at the time of purchase. New subscriber purchases are available first come, first served. Tickets will be mailed early September. Individual Tickets: Individual tickets may be purchased starting September 1, 2016. Individual ticket purchases are available first come, first served. Purchase individual tickets by phone, online at, or stopping by the Symphony office. Individual ticket prices are Platinum: $67, Gold: $52, Silver: $37, Bronze: $27, Student: $22. Other Information: All 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. Please see order form for seating chart, season ticket pricing, and additional information. New options to print tickets at home or on your mobile device, please contact us for more information. Ordering Information: Step 1: For season subscriptions, please fill out the order form included with this brochure with your contact information, season ticket, and contribution selections. Step 2: Return order form with payment to the Bozeman Symphony or call 406-585-9774. 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 $60, you and your entire family will be our special guests for all six of our concert season dress rehearsals! Dates for the Friday evening, 7:30 p.m., dress rehearsals at Willson Auditorium are as follows: 9/23, 10/28, 12/9, 2/3, 3/3, and 4/7. To purchase the Family Dress Rehearsal Pass, please contact the office to fill out a short and simple application.

Bozeman Symphony 1001 West Oak Street, Suite 110 Bozeman, MT 59715 406-585-9774

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