For over 50 years, the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale has been making beautiful music for the residents of Eastern Montana, South Central Montana, and Northern Wyoming. The BSO&C is truly a community institution, as it not only presents six subscription series concerts every season, but also offers a large number of educational and outreach programs. Several of the orchestra’s “Explore Music!” initiatives serve both students and seniors, and the Annual Free Family Concert allows people that might not normally have an opportunity to see the symphony at the Alberta Bair Theater get a chance to see the BSO&C in its natural habitat.
The popular (and free) Symphony in the Park event attracts thousands to Pioneer Park for picnics and pops-style music. And if Billings area residents can’t get to the symphony, the symphony goes to them. Small ensembles of BSO&C musicians perform in areas like the airport and the mall thanks to the “Random Acts of Music” program, while “Rural Rhythms” allows these ensembles to bring their music to public spaces in rural communities.
Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale Information
- Public Transportation: Fair (accessible by several MET bus lines)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: 10–15 performances per season
- Admission: Single tickets are $22-$45. Student discounts available
- Membership/Donation: Several donation options are available, including several fundraiser events.