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Helena Symphony Orchestra & Chorale

Violinist Tim Fain
Briana Blasko

"Any composer who is dead deserves to be revered beyond the point where you know you are nothing compared to them. I grew up a little bit in that culture at Juilliard and at Curtis. I've since realized that it's much more fun to not think that way." - violinist Tim Fain. Helena Symphony director Allan R. Scott talks music, collaboration, and virtual reality with Tim Fain, prior to the latter's recital with pianist Simone Dinnerstein, "Fresh Ink And First Loves," on Friday, Nov. 4 at 8:00 p.m. at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, MT, part of the Bitterroot Performing Arts Series .

Left to right: MTPR Program Director Michael Marsolek, UM Professor of Piano Christopher Hahn, Helena Symphony Concertmaster Stephen Cepeda, and Helena Symphony Conductor Allan R. Scott.
Josh Burnham

Helena Symphony Concertmaster Stephen Cepeda and Conductor Allan R. Scott preview the symphony's 2016 season, and Cepeda and Christopher Hahn play some excerpts from Erich Korngold's lushly romantic 1945 violin concerto, live from Studio B at Montana Public Radio.

The 62nd season of the Helena Symphony begins with music from Korngold and Rachmaninoff, two composers whose music "drip[s] with silver and chocolate sauce." "A Symphony Spooktacular" sets a haunting backdrop to the season while "¡Flamenco!" brings some Spanish culture to Montana. Allan R. Scott , music director and conductor for the Helena Symphony, shares upcoming highlights.

Allan R. Scott of Helena Symphony will be the guest host for Morning Classics on Thursday, March 10. He's planned a fantastic program, with selections from Bach, Britten, and Barber, and a couple of choral works thrown in for good measure. Tune in Thursday, March 10, from 9:00 - 11 a.m. on your radio or online to enjoy the show.

When conductor Allan R. Scott first met Claire Huangci , the ten-year-old pianist from Philadelphia was a contestant in a major piano competition, and Scott was president of the competition's jury. Huangci won, and she and Scott performed with six different orchestras all over the U.S.

Charles Robert Stephens, Baritone. Kerri Marcinko, Soprano.
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Saturday May, 2 the Helena Symphony will present Beethoven's Ninth as part of their 60th anniversary celebration. MTPR's Michael Marsolek spoke with Allan R. Scott, the Helena Symphony's music director about the upcoming concert and celebration.

On Sunday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. Helena, the Helena Symphony officially begins the Helena holiday season with one performance only of Handel’s Messiah, Allan R. Scott – Conductor. The concert features the Helena Symphony Orchestra & Chorale , along with the four nationally-noted soloists making their Montana debut. Megan Pachecano – Soprano
Alta Dantzler – Mezzo Soprano
Nathan Munson – Tenor
Peter Kendall Clark – Baritone

The Helena Symphony continues its 60th season with a concert titled "The Sacred & The Seductive". The concert takes place Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Helena Civic Center. Allan R. Scott, music director of Helena Symphony, and Kile Smith, the Symphony's Composer in Residence spoke with MTPR Program Director Michael Marsolek about the upcoming show and the theme of "The Sacred & The Seductive." "The Sacred & The Seductive" features music by American legend Aaron...

Michael Marsolek talks with Helena Symphony Music Director, Allan R. Scott , about the Symphony's 60th anniversary season , which opens Saturday, September 20th, 2014, 7:00 p.m., at the Helena Civic Center. On the program : Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony and Brahms's Violin Concerto, with violin soloist, concertmaster Stephen Cepeda . The evening concludes with a dessert reception in the Helena Civic Center Ballroom, hosted by The Parrot Confectionery. Tickets can be purchased online or between 10...

Michael Marsolek talks with Allan R. Scott , Music Director of the Helena Symphony , about the 11th Annual Symphony Under the Stars concert and fireworks show, Saturday, July 19th, 8:30pm, on Carroll College's Guadalupe Lawn. Admission is free. This year's event features music from three generations of Disney films, with scores from Mary Poppins , The Jungle Book , The Lion King , Beauty and the Beast , and The Pirates of the Caribbean . The program also tips its hat to Helena's 150th...

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