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Great Falls Symphony Presents Fanfare with Leelanee Sterrett, French Horn


he Great Falls Symphony continues its 63rd season on Saturday, January 15, 7:30 pm at the Mansfield Theater, with Fanfare, featuring Leelanee Sterrett on French Horn as she performs Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1. For tickets, contact the Mansfield Box Office at 406-455-8514, or visit

Be sure to check out Maestro Grant Harville’s FREE pre-concert talk, Symphony Preview, at Great Falls College MSU or via Facebook Live on Thursday, January 13 at 12:00 pm. Learn more about the music featured in our upcoming program and participate in a Q & A with Grant and Leelanee.

A principal with the New York Philharmonic, Leelanee Sterrett is an alumna of Ensemble Connect, Carnegie Hall’s collective of young professionals and music advocates and serves on the horn faculties of Rutgers University and New York University. A northern-Michigan native, Ms. Sterrett grew up in a musically enthusiastic family and attended Interlochen Arts Academy. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a master’s degree from the Yale School of Music. Her primary teachers include William Purvis, Douglas Hill, and Julie Schleif. Ms. Sterrett has spent summers at the Tanglewood Music Center, the Pacific and Sarasota music festivals, the National Orchestral Institute, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. She is a past prizewinner in the International Horn Competition of America and the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program.

In recent seasons, Ms. Sterrett has made solo appearances at Carnegie Hall, with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and at the 2015 International Horn Symposium with her Philharmonic colleagues. She currently serves on the horn faculties of Rutgers University and New York University.

When asked about her most inspiring composers, Sterrett replied, “Stravinsky, Ravel, and Richard Strauss. Their colors and harmonies are unlike anyone else’s, and they all wrote beautifully for horn.”

Tickets for Saturday’s concert are available at the Mansfield Box Office at 2 Park Drive South, Great Falls, by phone at 406.455.8514 (open Monday-Friday 11:00 am to 4:30 pm), or online at

This concert is made possible, in part, by the generous concert sponsorships provided by Sletten Construction and Advanced Litho. The Great Falls Symphony’s season is sponsored by D.A. Davidson Companies. Thank you for your support!

COVID-19 Policy: We are committed to providing an excellent and safe concert experience for all of our patrons. We will continue to follow the health department’s guidelines for safety and any additional safety guidelines imposed by the venues in which we perform. At the Mansfield Theater, masks are recommended but not required. We are aware that this may make some of our patrons uncomfortable with coming to the theater. That is why we are continuing to video record our performances and we will make the concerts available to our subscribers online at a later date. We will keep you informed about our online subscription series options as the season progresses.

Concert Details:

What: The Great Falls Symphony Presents Fanfare with Leelanee Sterrett, French Horn

When: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 7:30 pm

Where: Mansfield Theater, 2 Park Drive South, Great Falls

Cost: $38 adults, $5 students (if purchased at least 1 day in advance)

Tickets: Mansfield Theater Box Office, Online or by calling 406-455-8514

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Symphony Preview Details:

What: Symphony Preview with Grant Harville and Special Guest Leelanee Sterrett

When: Thursday, January 13, 12:00 pm

Where: Great Falls College MSU, Heritage Hall or Facebook Live

Cost: Free


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