Chorale Messiah Sing
Dec
15
to Dec 17

Chorale Messiah Sing

Concert Dates and Locations: 
December 15th, 2017 at 7:30pm at Saint John Paul II Catholic Church Bigfork, MT
December 16th, 2017 at 7:30pm First Presbyterian Church Whitefish, MT
December 17th, 2017 at 7:30pm First Presbyterian Church - Kalispell, MT

Join us to create a new musical tradition when the Glacier Chorale under the direction of Chorale Conductor Dr. Micah Hunter presents Messiah Sing!, a very special evening with Handel’s masterpiece.  This “audience interactive” concert will be performed in beautiful church venues in Bigfork, Whitefish and Kalispell. This is your opportunity to sing these beautiful choruses  along with our magnificent Chorale accompanied by our organist.  Bring your own music and lift up your voices! Details on the exact program and sheet music will be available in December prior to the concerts. 

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Schubert 9 and The Egyptian
Feb
17
to Feb 18

Schubert 9 and The Egyptian

Dates, Times and Locations: 
February 17th, 2018, 7:30pm at Flathead High School Kalispell, MT
February 18th, 2018, 3:00pm at Flathead High School Kalispell, MT

“Schubert and the Egyptian” is a whimsical title capturing the fun essence of this concert featuring two popular composers French composer Saint-Saens and Viennese master Franz Schubert. From the Late Romantic period we feature the Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major by Saint-Saens, the most important French composer of that era. We know Saint-Saens from his popular pieces such as Carnival of the Animals and Dance Macabre. He wrote so many more important works including his great “Organ Symphony No.3 and 5 piano concertos. This concerto, known popularly as the “Egyptian” mostly because of its exotic 2nd movement, is a work of bounteous lyricism.. It’s an absolutely beautiful concerto as will be aptly demonstrated by our soloist Stephen Beus. (Stephen appeared in 2015 performing Schumann during Festival Amadeus)   

Early 19th century Romantic, Viennese composer Franz Schubert will be represented by his impressive Symphony No. 9 in C Major, known as “The Great.” This symphony is a profound 

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Easter Festival
Apr
5
to Apr 8

Easter Festival

Dates, Times and Locations: 
April 5th, 2018, 7:30pm at Flathead High School Kalispell, MT
April 7th, 2018, 7:30pm at Flathead High School Kalispell, MT
April 8th, 2018, 7:30pm at Flathead High School Kalispell, MT

The second annual Easter Festival will feature three concerts over the course of four days. The finale concert (Sunday matinee) will be a grand performance of Haydn's sacred oratorio "The Creation” featuring orchestra, chorale and three voice soloists. Haydn was inspired to compose the work after hearing Handel's music in London at the beginning of the 19th century. This is an astounding and thrilling work with text drawn directly from the book of “Genesis.” It is set in 3 distinct parts and alternates arias and duets with choruses and instrumental movements. The opening orchestra overture depicting “cosmic chaos prior to creation” is remarkable in itself not to mention the incredible choral writing and tuneful narrative music for soloists. 

Our voice soloists for the weekend include soprano Sari Gruber, tenor Brian Cheney and bass John Sweeney (originally from Belt, Montana but now living in Austria.) These acclaimed soloists will also perform a separate Voice Recital on Thursday night. On Saturday, the will include music by Bach, Cantata No. 140 for orchestra chorus and soloists and Bruch’s beloved Kol Nidrei for solo cello and orchestra.  Our soloist will be Glacier Symphony principal cellist Griffin Browne.  

Sari Gruber - soprano

Brian Cheney – tenor

John Sweeney – bass

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Jazz Night with the Maestro
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Jazz Night with the Maestro

Dates, Times and Locations: 
May 11th, 2018, 7:00pm at O'Shaughnessy Cultural Arts Center Whitefish, MT
May 11th, 2018, 2018, 9:00pm at O'Shaughnessy Cultural Arts Center Whitefish, MT

One Night Only! Maestro Zoltek plugs in his guitar and dives into his “musical alter ego” for an evening of his own tunes and more, arranged for jazz combo and string orchestra, with special surprise musical guests. The performance will take place at the O’Shaughnessy in Whitefish There will be table seating with refreshments and food for a true “cabaret” experience. Choose from the  7 pm early set or  9 pm late set seating. 

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Peter and the Wolf
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Peter and the Wolf

Concert Dates and Locations: 
December 9th, 2017 at 7:30pm at Whitefish Performing Arts Center
December 10th, 2017 at 3:00pm at Flathead High Performance Hall, Kalispell

This festive family holiday concert will feature the timeless children’s classic musical tale Peter and the Wolf by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. Our unique performance will be interpreted by the talented young dancers of Noble Dance who will help bring the story and characters to life. In addition, there will be a special guest narrator telling the story of Peter, the Duck, Cat, Bird, Grandfather and …. that Wolf!

As a special treat we will present young harpist Brittany Barnes (from Whitefish) who will be our featured soloist in Handel’s Harp Concerto in Bb a staple from the Baroque repertoire. This will be combined with other Christmas favorites including

Greensleeves, The Polar Express Suite and Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson. We will watch the orchestra grow in size from a small orchestra to a full symphony!  It’s actually TWO CONCERTS in ONE! Don’t miss this fun family event!

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Mahler's Titan and Invoke
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Mahler's Titan and Invoke

Concert Dates and Locations: 
November 18th, 2017 at 7:30pm at Flathead High Performance Hall, Kalispell
November 18th, 2017 at 7:30pm at Flathead High Performance Hall, Kalispell

This extraordinary concert features Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D minor called “Titan” (composed 1878). Mahler has become one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. This symphony was startling and foretelling of his great works to follow. Mahler’s 9 symphonies are top of the charts on orchestra programs and performed worldwide on a regular basis. Symphony No. 1 was an auspicious and radical work from the pen of the 28-year old composer/conductor. The work is astoundingly original and incorporates late romantic and visionary elements not the least of which is the use of popular music idioms such as rustic village band music and children’s songs. Mahler’s “Titan” is among his most performed symphonies and serves as an introduction to this vital and popular composer. 

Our guest artists for this concert will be the young string quartet Invoke, currently in residence at the University of Texas in Austin. Invoke offers a unique blend of classical with more edgy modern pops oriented pieces. In addition to a mini solo set, they will be featured in the Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra by 20th Century composer Benjamin Lees, an exciting work with a strong rhythmic profile.

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