June 26, 2016

Join us for our 44th annual Symphony in the Park! The largest concert, and most visible component of Explore Music!, wraps up another season and introduces many to live, symphonic music. This is a favorite Billings Tradition! Bring your blanket or lawn chair and relax to an evening of music under our big Montana Sky while enjoying picnic fare from participating food sponsors.

  • Concessions
  • 4:00 PM Instrument Petting Zoo
  • 5:00 PM Billings Community Band Concert
  • Young Conductors’ Contest
  • 7:00 PM Billings Symphony Orchestra Concert

Sponsored by:


Instrument Petting Zoo Sponsor


Young Conductors Contest Sponsors

Tom and Robin Hanel


Bucket Brigade Sponsor Match



July 8, 2016

We’re hitting the road!

Friday | July 8, 2016 | Veterans Memorial Park | Sidney, MT


 As part of the Explore Music! program and in accordance to the BSO&C’s strategic plan, The BSO&C will travel the 269 miles to Sidney to perform Sidney Symphony in the Park. This will allow a new and broader audience to experience the joy of live symphonic music through this free program. Explore Music! the BSO&C’s music education program that reaches over 25,000 people annually through community outreach programs such as Symphony in the Park. This will be the first run-out style concert of this magnitude for the Billings Symphony. In the past, run-out concerts have been played closer to home in areas such as Red Lodge, Hardin, Laurel and Columbus. We hope to continue our regional profile to eastern Montana in the years to come.


The program for Sidney Symphony in the Park will be the same as Symphony in the Park performed in Pioneer park on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

  • 5:00 PM Instrument Petting Zoo
  • 6:00 PM Sidney High School Band
  • 6:45 PM Young Conductors’ Contest
  • 7:00 PM Billings Symphony Orchestra Concert


Sidney Symphony in the Park is sponsored by:




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September 24, 2016

The Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale
Featuring the Grand Rapids Ballet Company
Alberta Bair Theater | 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Join us for what promises to be the most exciting season opener yet! The Billings Symphony Orchestra comes together with the Grand Rapid Ballet Company to bring to life Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and a melody of George Gershwin’s greatest hits! Don’t miss out on this spectacular show!




The 2016-2017 symphony season is proudly sponsored by: The Oakland Companies Oakland Circle


October 15, 2016

The Billings Symphony Orchestra 
Featuring Brian Ganz, piano
Alberta Bair Theater | 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 15, 2016



Join the Billings Symphony Orchestra and special guest pianist Brian Ganz, as we return to the revolutionary ideas of classical and romantic composers George Handel, Joseph Haydn, and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Brian Ganz is a world-renowned pianist who has gained the utmost respect from the around the globe. Ganz will be performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, and Handel’s Concerto Grosso Opus 3.





The 2016-2017 symphony season is proudly sponsored by The Oakland Companies Oakland Circle