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Grant Harville Music Director & Conductor

We’re proud to present scores of vibrant and dazzling works.

Symphony concerts are on Saturday evenings at 7:30pm except Christmas (Sun, Dec 4, 3pm) 

2024 - 2025
GRANT'S FAREWELL SEASON
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October 5 2024

RODEO – Music of the West

Pairing art from the CM Russell Museum with music that explores the beauty of the American West.

Experience the passion of Ferde Grofe’s Grand Canyon Suite, Libby Larsen’s Deep Summer Music, and Aaron Copland’s timeless Rodeo and Fanfare for the Common Man.

November 9 2024

MOZART – No. 4 & No. 40

A mostly Mozart concert featuring Mary Papoulis, on the master's exquisite Violin Concerto No. 4.

The vibrant Overture to the Anonymous Lover by Joseph Boulogne opens the show. After Mary's fiery concerto performance, Mozart’s iconic Symphony No. 40 is a rich and fitting finale.

CHRISTMAS – Choir & Orchestra

December 8 2024

CHRISTMAS – Holiday Favorites

Relive Grant's first concert conducting the Great Falls Symphony with the dazzling Suite from The Nutcracker.

Kick off your seasonal festivities with traditional Christmas carols, singalong, and a surprise guest conductor leading audience favorite, Sleigh Ride. Santa will be there too!

Holiday Music from Stage & Screen

February 15 2025

MOOD INDIGO – Duke Ellington

We honor musical legend Duke Ellington with a medley of iconic works including Mood Indigo and Caravan.

Don’t miss the world premiere performance of a new tenor saxophone concerto by Jonathan Armstrong, a longtime friend of Grant, plus our next Second Performance Project winner, the playful and quirky Twirl.

April 5 2025

SHEHEREZADE + Opera Chorus Faves 

Audiences love the enchanting music inspired by a great storyteller and the exotic tales she weaves.

Youth Orchestra members join us for Bela Keler’s Lustspiel Overture. More musical stories are told by the Symphonic Choir with a series of popular opera choruses, including the Anvil Chorus from Verdi's Il Trovatore.

May 10 2025

MAHLER – Symphony No. 2

Grant's final season conducting with us hits a crescendo on the glorious "Resurrection Symphony."

 Two fabulous soloists and our Symphonic Choir will help Grant close out his tenure with this favorite symphonic work since his teenage years. Join us for a reception after the concert to wish our Maestro a fond farewell.

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