Butte Symphony Orchestra - 50th Anniversary Concert

This two-part series presents a behind the scenes look at the composition "...in the Mines of Desire", and the performance itself, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Butte Symphony Orchestra.

A Look Inside (No. 101)

Composer Erik Santos, commissioned to compose a special 50th Anniversary piece of music for the Butte Symphony, describes the process of creating "in the Mines of Desire" along with conductor Matthew Savery, who reveals the unique elements of this musical portrait of Butte, MT.

In The Mines of Desire (No. 102) 

This concert celebrates the Butte Symphony's 50th Anniversary with the first performance of a composition commissioned specifically for the people of Butte, MT by composer Erik Santos.  A gift from the Johnson family, this piece of music captures the essence of Butte, and provides its citizens with a musical vehicle to express this essence. Conducted by Matthew Savery, the Butte Symphony also performs Camille Saint-Saens Symphony no. 3, ("Organ"), op.78, C minor. Produced by Aaron Pruitt for KUSM/Montana PBS, MSU-Bozeman. Underwritten by the Montana Power Company - Touch America.