The Music You Love this Spring & Summer with Your Bozeman Symphony Orchestra

Abby Bradford

If you have not had the opportunity to enjoy the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra’s 2021/22 concert season, now is your chance! This spring and summer, the Symphony will perform its most iconic and popular performances yet with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, John Williams: 90th Birthday Bonanza, and the Orchestra’s headlining debut at Bozeman’s favorite local music festival, Sweet Pea 2022. The Bozeman Symphony looks forward to an eventful spring and summer of live symphonic music shared together.

Ode to Beethoven

Classical music buff or not, everyone knows one of the most revered composers of all time—Beethoven, and his timeless Ninth Symphony. Join the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir for the final Classical Series concert of the season, as they perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on May 21 and 22. Music Director Norman Huynh knew this was the perfect close to a magical season of classical music, as it will leave audiences full of joy and yearning for more.

“This is one of the greatest pieces of music ever written,” says Huynh. “Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is a spectacle that everyone should experience at least once in their lives.” Not only was this piece the longest and most complex symphony composed to date, but Beethoven was almost completely deaf when he wrote it. He was also the first major composer to include a chorus and vocal soloists in a symphony, which you will hear in the most recognizable final movement, Ode to Joy. “I’m excited to bring our Bozeman audience, musicians, chorus, and guest vocalists together to celebrate music, humanity, and joy,” says Huynh.

A June Celebration of John Williams

The Bozeman Symphony Orchestra continues its concert season with works from one of the greatest film composers of all time, John Williams, presenting John Williams: 90th Birthday Bonanza on June 24, 25, and 26. Perfect for all ages, the Symphony is excited to celebrate Williams’ most memorable themes from Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, and more.

“I want to make the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra a household name in our community, and part of doing that is looking outside the classical music repertoire,” says Huynh. “Music from films is something everyone will recognize, and who better to present than an entire concert of John Williams’ instantly recognizable scores?”

Your Bozeman Symphony Orchestra will bring these iconic themes to life outside your television screen for a memorable live concert experience you won’t want to miss. After nearly selling out the Saturday and Sunday performances, the Symphony added an additional performance Friday, June 26, so everyone can experience this unforgettable concert!

A Sweet End to Summer

For the first time, the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra will headline the Sweet Pea Festival this August. This beloved Bozeman music festival has been in existence for 45 years, bringing family, friends, and community members together to share the joy of the arts. Music Director Huynh and the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra are thrilled to be a part of this annual summer tradition as they play some of classical music’s greatest hits. Denver-based indie band, DeVotchKa, a four-piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble, will join the Symphony on stage for the final few pieces for an epic finale.

“We are so grateful that Sweet Pea wants to partner with us and that we can present music that people will know, the orchestra’s greatest hits, and be able to perform with an artist like DeVotchKa,” says Huynh. “It’s a great way to show that the Symphony does more than just classical music, as we strive to be relevant across multiple genres of music that people know and love.” Don’t miss your Bozeman Symphony Orchestra’s Sweet Pea debut on Friday, August 5th at 6 pm. The Symphony looks forward to an incredible opening night!

The Start of a New Season

Join the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Huynh for a thrilling spring and summer of live symphonic music that spans generations and genres to cap an incredible 2021/22 concert season. As one season closes, another unforgettable season will begin. The Bozeman Symphony Orchestra will announce the 2022/23 concert season on May 5, full of revolutionary masterpieces, new contemporary works, dynamic world premieres, and virtuosic guest artists.

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