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Great Falls Symphony takes concerts online

Grant Harville
Posted at 1:40 PM, Jan 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-24 22:54:49-05

GREAT FALLS — On Sunday afternoon, the Great Falls Symphony, along with the Cascade Quartet and the Chinook Winds, hosted a free online concert. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the performing arts have had to rethink the way they can display their art.

So that people can still enjoy the Great Falls symphony’s music, they have moved their concerts to several online platforms for anyone to enjoy.

“This is a way to do something new that also sends out a lot of positivity,” said Great Falls Symphony Music Director Grant Harville. “We don't quite know how things are going to go, but we feel good about the possibilities.”

This afternoon’s concert was recorded live last Saturday, January 16th, and featured guest artist Dorian Antipa on the Rossini Bassoon. The show was roughly an hour and a half long and was free to attend.

But while some have had to make arrangements to keep the music playing, others like the Great Falls Community Concert Association have had to postpone all concert plans for the near future.

“Our board is active, we’re trying to get as creative as we can to get things going as soon as we can and wanted the public to know that we haven’t dissolved, nothing has happened there, that our interest is indeed the community and getting these concerts back up and running,” said Vice President of the Great Falls Community Concert Association, Mary Dietz.

The next performance by the Great Falls Symphony will be recorded this Friday, January 29th, and will be available to view online in two weeks, on February 7th.

If you would like to listen to Sunday’s concert, or any of the Great Falls Symphony’s previous virtual shows, you can find them on KRTV’s streaming app.

Click here to visit the Symphony website for details on future concerts.