Living in Harmony

1 Week

One week of gathering in the beautiful Northern Rockies with fellow musicians.

2 Conductors

Led by Gordon Johnson and Sir Donald Runnicles.

A portrait of Gordon Johnson, a board member and conductor of the Montana Youth Symphony.

During his thirty-five year tenure as conductor of the Great Falls Symphony, Gordon Johnson has been known for his energetic performances and dynamic leadership. In addition to his responsibilities in Great Falls, Maestro Johnson continues to maintain a busy schedule having guest conducting orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, England, Japan, Germany, Moldova and France.  For more about Maestro Johnson, please visit our Board Members page.

A portrait of Sir Donald Runnicles, conductor of the Montana Youth Symphony.
Photo by Chris Lee

Conductor Donald Runnicles is the General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Music Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival (Jackson, Wyoming), as well as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He was recently named Conductor Emeritus of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, having served as its Chief Conductor from 2009-2016. Maestro Runnicles enjoys close and enduring relationships with several of the most significant opera companies and orchestras, and is especially celebrated for his interpretations of Romantic and post-Romantic symphonic and opera repertoire which are core to his musical identity. For more about Sir Donald, please visit his website.

3 Concerts

Photo by Chris Lee

The Montana Youth Symphony will perform two concerts for Montana audiences and attend a concert at the Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village, WY (Jackson Hole, WY) during their residency at the Grand Teton Music Festival.

2 - Performances as a member of the Montana Youth Symphony
1 - Attendance to a Grand Teton Music Festival Symphony Concert