BILLINGS – Thousands enjoyed the 47th annual Symphony in the Park at Pioneer Park on Sunday.
It’s the symphony’s largest outreach program, according to Ignacio Barron Viela, the symphony’s executive director.
It’s education director has been a big part of that and was not able to attend the concert because she is recovering from cancer treatments.
Candy Holzer has developed and continued programs that teach and use music for 14 years.
The symphony played a Rockabilly Medley of Elvis Presley music her.
“At the moment, Candy’s sick and we thought to have a tribute for her and share and dedicate Symphony in the Park,” Barron Viela said. “Candy Holzer is our education director. She’s the soul of the symphony office. She really has put her heart into developing an amazing community involvement program. So she loves Elvis Presley and we decided to pick a work from Elvis and play it for her from all of our hearts, all the symphony.”
Each year, the symphony does 90 outreach programs, which includes going to places such as schools and nursing homes.