Butte Symphony Association

The 69th Season

Last Show of the Season

Saturday April 21st, 2018 at 7:30

Join us for the last show of the 68th Season on April 21st. Bach Beethoven, and Mussorgsky are the composers for this closing concert of the 68th season. Sarah Harmsworth, winner of the recent MASO competition joins the orchestra for a violin concerto by Bach, with the evening ending with the Mussorgsky classic, Pictures at an Exhibition.

The 69th Season

Organized as the Butte Symphony Association (BSA), Butte Symphony Orchestra is the oldest and original symphony orchestra in Montana.  Founded in 1950, the Butte Symphony has been an integral part of the art and music scene in SW Montana for 69 years.
Tickets for the 69th Season are available online now or at the Mother Lode Theater.
Download the 2018-2019 Season Poster

Chuck Kestle
A native of Butte, Chuck Kestle began playing the trombone at age 10 with a horn purchased by his father Charles who was the first principal trombonist with the Butte Symphony. Chuck joined the Symphony in 1992 and also plays with the Platinum Street Players and the Butte Big Band. He serves on many local boards including the Butte Community Concert Association and is a worship leader and trustee at Aldersgate United Methodist Church where he sings in the choir. When not performing music Chuck is a licensed Architect in partnership with his brother Jeff with the firm of Kestle Architects in Butte. He and his lovely and patient wife Vicki have been together forever for over 20 years.
The Butte Symphony has been made up of all volunteer members of your community for 69 years, providing quality entertainment for southwest Montana. Come See Us!

See the full lineup of musicians HERE

Summer Concert at the Original
Thursday, August 16th

The Butte Symphony will perform on Thursday, August 16, at 9:00 p.m. at the Original Mine Frame, for the annual Symphony Under the Silver Screen. The orchestra will perform the musical scores composed by Ben Model (www.silentfilmmusic.com) for two silent films: Laurel and Hardy in the 1928 film “Wrong Again”, and Buster Keaton in the 1921  film “The Goat”.  This free event is for the entire family so come to the Original and experience Montana’s Original Symphony Orchestra in an evening of music, movies, and laughter.
Luis Millan
Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Virtuoso classical guitarist Maestro Luis Millán opens the 69th Season with the beautiful and soaring Guitar Concerto #1 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The program will also include Johannes Brahms’ youthful and optimistic Serenade No. 2, and Dances from Danserye by Tielman Susato.

Symphony Playing
The Butte Symphony is joined by the Butte High, Butte Central, and Anaconda High School Chorales for the annual Holiday Concert. The 100 voices and 50 member orchestra will treat you to beautiful Holiday classics from throughout Europe and the Americas.  Join the members of the chorales and symphony in singing classic carols at the end of the concert.

Holiday Home Tour supports Butte Symphony, an annual Holiday Tradition

Can you imagine a world without music?  The happiest day of the Holiday season is the annual Holiday Home Tour supporting Montana’s oldest Symphony.  The tour is December 8 from Noon-4:00 pm followed by a Tea Party from 3-5 pm at the Springs of Butte.  Tickets are $15/person or 2 for $25.  They are available at Books & Books, Hennessy Market and Keenan Jewelry at the Butte Plaza Mall and at the door.

This year we will tour a spacious modern dream home with a kitchen any “Foodie” would covet, one of Butte’s most opulent and resplendently restored historic mansions, a masterpiece of painstaking traditional handcrafting by Artisans, the most beautiful modern urban penthouse condo in the Sears Lofts and a man who is a legend for his curated collection of antiques and his Christmas Spirit…literally a Santa for every stair.

Keep the piper’s piping and drummers drumming this holiday season by supporting the Butte Symphony Guild.  All proceeds benefit Butte Symphony.

For more information, contact Melissa Wanamaker at (907)529-5332 or WanamakerCreative@gmail.com

Show Your Support!
Get a Montana Association of Symphonies License Plate Today!
Check with your local Title and Registration Bureau to get yours, or go to their website to find out more
Every two years Montana music students are invited to compete for opportunities to perform with Montana’s Symphony Orchestras and win cash prizes in the Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras (MASO) Young Artist Competition. The next competition will be held on January 12, 2019. This will be the 15th MASO Young Artist Competition and will be open to Montana musicians ages 13 to 22 to perform a work for solo instrument with orchestral accompaniment.
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Butte Symphony Association
PO Box 725 | 321 W. Broadway
Butte, MT 59703

(406) 723-5590