Grant Harville, the conductor of the Great Falls Symphony, visited KRTV to talk about the season-opening concert.
The concert will be on Saturday, October 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Mansfield Theatre.
The Symphony website says of the opening performance:
- Our 61st season opens with a concert celebrating the music of legendary myths past and present, plus performance by a potential legend-in-the-making.
- Soar with the dynamic music from two award-winning film scores: John Powell’s How to Train Your Dragon and Howard Shore’s iconic The Lighting of the Beacons from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The classically trained Powell’s credits include scores for Happy Feet, Kung Fu Panda, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Shore’s work on the final installment of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Ring series that captured the hearts of moviegoers everywhere, is the most expansive of the three scores.
- We highlight the dramatic and emotional music from one of the movie’s best-known scenes. When Richard Wagner, the composer of the original “Ring” series, first conceived Der Ring das Nibelungen in the 1840s, he envisioned it as a single opera called Siegfried’s Death. Although his concept grew to become a legendary cycle of four operas, the moment of Siegfried’s death brings the strands of the plot together, combining epic grandeur and poignant humanity.
For more information, call 406-455-8510, or click here to visit the Symphony website .