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M A S T E R W O R K S I O P E N I N G N I G H T V I O L I N I S T T I M F A I N f r o m B l a c k S w a n & 1 2 Ye a r s a S l a v e SATURDAY, 14 SEPT JOIN US AFTER THE CONCERT FOR THE OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION The Helena Symphony Opens 65th Season with World-Acclaimed Violinist Tim Fain M usic Director Allan R. Scott and the Helena Symphony launch the Symphony’s 65th Season on Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. with internationally renowned Violinist Tim Fain. From his performances in the films Black Swan and 12 Years a Slave, Mr. Fain returns to open Season 65 with Philip Glass’ hypnotic and meditative American Four Seasons. The HSO continues with Jennifer Higdon’s ethereal blue cathedral and Richard Strauss’ lush and luxurious celebration of life with music from Der Rosenkavalier. Opening Night is not to be missed! The Opening Night concert is sponsored by the generous support of First Montana Land Title Company and Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry, & Hoven. Following the performance, audience members are invited to the Opening Night Celebration in the Ballroom of the Helena Civic Center for champagne and desserts, sponsored by The Parrot and First Security Bank. Admittance is free to all season subscribers, and $10 for others. Subscribers are also given entrance to the Pre-Concert Conductor’s Crash Course with Maestro Scott and soloists 45 minutes prior to all Masterworks Concerts. There are few composers whose music is not only instantly recognizable, but whose music has impacted the culture of their own times. American composer Philip Glass has left an enormous output of music that is so distinct that some listeners are immediately entranced, and others are reactively dismissive. One thing is for sure: Glass’ music is fascinating. For over three decades Glass has developed one of the most unique musical languages that leads him to compose such a diverse amount of music, including more than 25 operas, large and small; 12 symphonies; three piano concertos, concertos for violin, piano, timpani, and saxophone quartet; string quartets; works for solo organ and piano; and soundtracks for films ranging from new scores to the stylized classics of Jean Cocteau CONCERT SPONSORS to documentaries to high-profile, Academy Award-nominated films such as The Hours. Philadelphia composer Jennifer Higdon has become the most commissioned composer alive. As one of the most highly regarded composers of her generation, Higdon’s music has an immediate audience appeal. Some critics suggest her music’s accessibility is due to her “conservative” use of familiar harmonies and colors, yet she also creates a unique sound. Reflecting on the death of her brother, Andrew Blue Higdon, she composed blue cathedral in 2000. The Opening Night concert culminates with music from a century ago – Richard Strauss’ epic sounds from his opera Der Rosenkavalier. Strauss is hailed as the greatest composer of orchestral tone poems and one of the most famous composers of his lifetime. Der Rosenkavalier became his most popular work. The opera focuses on love and age, and what works and what does not in romantic relationships. The Helena Symphony Orchestra performs highlights from the opera that captures the jealousy, fun, love, comedic trickery, and popular Viennese waltzes. Overall, the story is just as much sentimental and cynical as it is a frisky comedy. Returning to Helena, award-winning Violinist Tim Fain has been seen on screen and heard in the Grammy-nominated soundtrack to the film Black Swan. Mr. Fain also performs on the soundtrack to the Oscar-winning film Moonlight, and he gave “voice” to the violin of the lead actor in the hit film 12 Years a Slave, as he did with Richard Gere’s violin in the film Bee Season. He has appeared internationally as a soloist with the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Baltimore Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York, Pittsburgh Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestras at Lincoln Center, and National Orchestra of Spain. Mr. Fain’s recitals have taken him to the world’s major music capitals. GUEST ARTIST’S SPONSOR TICKETS: helenasymphony.org OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION SPONSORS 406.442.1860

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