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

Tickets for the 69th Season are available online now or at the Mother Lode Theater.

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.

Welcome from teh Butte Symphony Association
Organized as the Butte Symphony Association (BSA), the all-volunteer 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. We are the only symphony orchestra in southwest Montana, serving Butte and the rural communities in Powell, Granite, Deer Lodge, Silver Bow, Jefferson, Beaverhead, and Madison Counties. Throughout its sixty nine -year history, the Butte Symphony has been a bright cultural asset for the community and the region, providing live concert performance and in-school and beyond-school educational programming for area youth. 35% of our orchestra members are students in local schools and universities. Educational programs are free to schools and youth. Every year the Butte Symphony performs for 1000 school children in the free, educational Children’s Concert for 22 schools throughout the region. The 5 concert season includes a free outdoor summer concert at the Original Mine Frame venue in Uptown Butte. This concert features the orchestra playing concert favorites and accompanying silent movies with orchestral scores.

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Holiday Home Tours
The Butte Symphony Guild is seeking 5 special homes to feature on the 2018 Holiday Home Tour on December 8.  If you  have a unique and interesting home and an abundance of holiday and community spirit and would like to learn more, please contact Melissa Wanamaker at 907-529-5332.
Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras
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