Amadeus!


The Great Falls Symphony and Symphonic Choir are proud to present Amadeus!, Saturday, April 1st, 7:30 pm at the Mansfield Theater.

This all-Mozart concert features the Overture to The Magic Flute, Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, and Sinfonia Concertante with soloists Maria Ritzenthaler, viola, and Megan Karls, violin. Professional musicians Maria and Megan are members of the Great Falls Symphony’s Cascade String Quartet and hold principal positions with the Great Falls Symphony. Megan loves Sinfonia Concertante for its memorable “singable” melodies and looks forward to the spirited “conversation” between her violin and Maria’s viola. “It’s lyrical and poignant, but has a spirit of fun,” she says. Concluding the concert is Mass in C Major, or the Coronation Mass. Beautifully orchestrated, Mozart spotlights the power and splendor of the choir. Vocal soloists Kimberly James, Gina Lapka, Stephen Kalm, and Stephen Steffens will take the stage this evening.

Matthew Brown, our fourth and final Music Director candidate, will be conducting. He is currently the Director of Orchestras at American University in Washington, DC, Music Director of the International Conductors’ Festival of Kiev, Ukraine, and Associate Conductor of the Chesapeake Youth Symphony in Annapolis. Matthew says, “Great Falls is a vibrant, yet relaxed town with a fantastic orchestra, set against a backdrop of staggering natural beauty. I would love to make music with the people of a community where both the natural and cultural landscapes are so cherished by its residents. I look forward to getting to know the Great Falls community during my visit and hopefully for years to come.”

A reception will be held in the Gibson Room of the Mansfield Theater immediately after the concert, which will provide everyone an opportunity to speak with Matthew Brown and mingle with the musicians.

The season will conclude on Saturday, May 6th at 7:30 pm with Gordon Johnson’s final concert, Celebrating Excellence. The commemorative concert will include current and past members of the Great Falls Symphony and Symphonic Choir, and will feature a brand new piece, Fanfare for Gordon, by Daniel Bukvich. Don’t miss your chance to watch Gordon conduct his final concert as Maestro of the Great Falls Symphony. The new Maestro will be unveiled that evening.

Admission to the Symphony concert is available by buying a single ticket. For the best prices, the purchase of an Anytime Pack for $100 provides 4 admissions (buy 3 and get the 4th admission free) which may be used in any combination during the season. To purchase the Anytime Pack, call the Symphony at 406.453.4102 or go to the Symphony’s Patron Services table in the lobby on the evening of the concert.

Single admission tickets for Saturday’s concert are available at the Civic Center Mansfield Box Office, by phone at 406.455.8514 today (Friday) from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm, or online 24-hours at http://ticketing.greatfallsmt.net . Single tickets are $30-$36 for adults, $12 students/children. On the evening of the concert, the box office in the theater lobby will open at 6:00 pm for ticket sales. Special $5 student rush tickets are available at this time for any full time student regardless of age. For more information call the Symphony at 406.453.4102 or visit our website at http://gfsymphony.org.

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