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And the Winner is...

In February 2016, longtime music director Gordon Johnson announced his impending retirement. Fifteen months, 115 applications, four finalists and four hours of deliberation later, the Great Falls Symphony has chosen his replacement. At a gala event Saturday night, it was announced that Grant Harville will be the one taking up the baton at the helm of the orchestra and youth orchestra. “We were so impressed by him every step of the way,” said executive director Hillary Rose Shepherd in a recent email. “Before he was ever selected as a finalist, he did his homework and knew so much about our organization and our community. By the time he came to visit, he knew a little bit about every board me

Chamber Music Series final concert of the season

For the final concert of the season both of the Great Falls Symphony’s resident Core Ensembles combine forces for Mix And Match, bringing audiences selections from both string quartet and wind quintet repertoire plus two tangos by Astor Piazzola arranged for strings and winds by the Chinook Winds’ Dorian Antipa. Mix and Match concerts take place on May 21st at the First Congregational UCC and on May 23rd at the C.M. Russell Museum. Both concerts will include a reception where concert attendees are welcome to enjoy refreshments and mingle with the performers. Admission is $15 Adults / $5 Students. For more information, contact the Symphony office at 406-453-4102 or visit I

Great Falls Tribune: "Goodbye Gordon"

Traci Rosenbaum wrote a beautiful article about Music Director Gordon Johnson, who is retiring at the end of this season. To read the full article please go to the Great Falls Tribune website or click here.

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