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‘Holiday Collage’ combines Bozeman Symphony with fast-paced light show

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The Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir presents an innovative and highly charged concert experience called “Holiday Collage” on Dec. 10 and 11 at the Willson Auditorium in downtown Bozeman.

This unique, fast-paced program is choreographed to a brilliant light show, while featuring—and celebrating—the upper echelons of Bozeman’s musical talent.

This year’s performance features a new twist by marrying the collage concept with the music of the holidays, and includes a wide variety of festive holiday tunes, both traditional and popular, such as “Joy to the World,” “O Holy Night,” “Silent Night”; and selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker,” Handel’s “Messiah” and Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” among others.

Anticipation among orchestra and choir musicians has been building since Maestro Matthew Savery announced his vision and repertoire for the Bozeman Symphony’s 49th concert season.

The 100-member volunteer choir will join the orchestra for this festive performance featuring members Carrie Krause, Sue Makeever, Andrew Scruggs, Gregory Young, Alan Leech, Julia Cory Slovarp, Mandy Bowker, Jeff Vick, Nancy Ojala, Jeannie Little, Mary Ann Jacobson, Paul Gates, Slate Hudson, Sandra Stimson and Cortney Bury.

“Collage is the most innovative and exciting concept I have ever experienced,” Savery said. “It’s like listening to your ultimate mix-tape while watching a stunning light show. Always mind-boggling!”

“Holiday Collage” performances are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Willson Auditorium.

Join Maestro Matthew Savery, Choir Director Jon Harney, and members of the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir for post-performance receptions at Starky’s Authentic Americana on Saturday; and on Sunday in the Weaver Room at the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture.

Tickets can be purchased at, at the Bozeman Symphony offices or by phone at (406) 585-9774.

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