WINTERSCAPES

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2019

3:00 PM

Mansfield Theater

Featuring the Symphonic Choir and a new work by Paul Zarzyski and Grant Harville.

Single tickets go on sale at the Mansfield box office on Monday, October 28, 2019. For the best seats and best prices, become a subscriber.

A carol sing-along and a very special guest conductor for the annual rendition of Sleigh Ride herald the start of the Yuletide Season. David Saslav, a member of our Symphonic Choir, won the unique opportunity.

 

Noted for his light music compositions, contemporary English composer Philip Lane’s Three Wassail Dances is themed around the Christmas seasons of Somerset, Yorkshire, and Gloucestershire. The surviving fragments of Felix Mendelssohn’s unfinished oratorio, Christus, is based on the story of the Magi and features a recitative, a chorus There Shall a Star Come out of Jacob, and a male voice trio.

 

A cinematic tone poem that conveys the thrill of downhill skiing with “orchestral whirring and whooshing,” Slalom, by American composer Carter Penn, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

 

Known for poetry that showcases his love and respect for the land, Paul Zarzyski has composed three poems to be sung by the Symphonic Choir, with music composed by Grant Harville. Zarzyski, the 2005 recipient of the Montana Governor’s Arts Award for Literature, has performed at the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada for the past 30 years, as well as done recitations at the National Book, Folk, and Storytelling Festivals, at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, and the Library of Congress. Featured on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion and CBS’s Sunday Morning, Zarzyski is the author of 12 books and chapbooks.

Paul Zarzyski

Cowboy Poet

 Paul Zarzyski is the 2005 recipient of the Montana Governor’s Arts Award for Literature, has performed at the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada for the past 30 years, as well as done recitations at the National Book, Folk, and Storytelling Festivals, at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, and the Library of Congress.

This concert is sponsored by

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Our 19/20 season is sponsored by

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GRANT HARVILLE
Thursday, December 5, 2019
12:00 PM
Heritage Hall
Great Falls College MSU

Broaden your knowledge and appreciation of music with Maestro Grant Harville’s Symphony Previews—a series of fun, informative, (and free!) discussions about each concert in the Silver Series. Join us at Great Falls College MSU Thursday noon the week of the concert and feel free to bring your lunch.

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