47th Billings Symphony in the Park sneak peek

Posted at 6:30 PM, Jun 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-23 23:55:50-04

BILLINGS – The Billings Sympony Orchestra and Chorale brought music to Pioneer Park in for the 47th year Sunday.

The Billings Community Band, and the Billings Symphony performed with a local vocal group The Soul Funk Collective.

The event featured food trucks, refreshments, and an instrument petting zoo for kids to enjoy.

Billings Symphony Development and Events Manager Sandy Cantesano said symphony in the park is the most visible of 90 community outreach events the group does every year.

“Our goal is to inspire the next generation of musicians,” Cantesano said. “But we also do outreaches out in the memory care centers, working with dementia patients, or in any of the nursing homes around town or even in southeast Montana.”

Cantesano added that Symphony in the Park is a chance for the symphony to “dress down” and have a bit of fun

“I always say that our concerts (at the Alberta Bair Theater) is the brain of who we are, but this, today, and Symphony in the Park, gives us the chance to show a little bit of our heart.”

The Billings Symphony also unveiled a new messaging service so concert goers can see the program on their smartphones. If you would like to give it a try, text any word to 406-200-8621 and follow the prompts.