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Chinook Winds present “Story Time” Concerts

Concert Details: 2PM Sun Nov 12 First Congregational Church UCC, 2900 9th Ave S 7PM Tue Nov 14 Chapel, University of Providence, 1301 20th St S CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS The Story Time concerts are a culmination of the Chinook Winds’ second collaborative program of the 2017-2018 Chamber Music Series, the first being the September Fall Flavors program where the ensemble worked with local food vendors and a restaurant to bring audiences a combined dining and musical experience. In Story Time, the Chinook Winds’ collaborative partners are students from Sasha Moore’s fifth grade class at Valley View Elementary School. Students listened to recordings of Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, a

Sinfonia and Youth Orchestra Auditions

Join us for the Spring 2018 semester of Sinfonia or Youth Orchestra! We would love to have you be part of our educational programs! Our next round of auditions will be held December 6, 2017 on stage at the Mansfield Theater from 3:00-6:00 pm. Please contact Angela Costley at 453-4102 or by email at to set up your audition time. Audition materials can be found here. Please let us know if you have any questions!!

Symphony gets scary with Halloween Spooktacular concert

See full article in the Great Falls Tribune The Great Falls Symphony continues its current Silver Series season with Halloween Spooktacular Sunday, Oct. 29, featuring the Great Falls Symphony Orchestra (dressed in costume) and thematic symphonic music that tells the story of things that go bump in the night. Montana Association of Symphony Orchestra's Young Artist Competition winner Kobe Rowe returns to Great Falls to perform at the concert, which starts at 3 p.m. at the Mansfield Theater. Starting at 2 p.m. in the Gibson Room on the second floor of the Civic Center is an opportunity for kids and families to create Halloween-themed jewelry charms, construct spiders and pumpkins out of pipe c

Symphony's Cascade Quartet Walks Away from Head-On Crash

The Great Falls Symphony has a lot to be grateful for this weekend as four of its principal members survived a near head-on collision Thursday near Seeley Lake. For Cascade Quartet members Megan Karls, Mary Papoulis, Thad Suits and Maria Ritzenthaler, the drive started out just like the many others they had taken as a group. The quartet was returning from the Arts Northwest Conference in Tacoma, Wash. At around 9:30 p.m. on Montana Highway 200 just past Clearwater Junction, driver Maria Ritzenthaler saw something you never want to see when you’re behind the wheel. “All of a sudden there was a car in our lane of traffic coming toward us,” she said. Ritzenthaler had just seconds to make a deci

Harville, Symphony Shine in New Season

The Great Falls Symphony opened its new 2017-2018 season under the leadership of new director Grant Harville. What a marvelous, fun program. The young, lovely classical guitarist known as “Jiji” was a joy. I particularly love the “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Joaquin Rodrigo. The Glinka and the Tchaikovsky made for a marvelously tasty Spanish x Slavic sandwich. For the evening, Great Falls’ new maestro Harville earned five stars in the Michelin galaxy. A great start. One other thing; I’m handicapped and I received much help from two ladies: Trudy and one who remained anonymous. And there were others. Thanks to all. —Mike Mayer Great Falls

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