Name: Black Hills Symphony Chamber Orchestra will perform in Lead for Epiphany Concert
Date: January 7, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM MST
Black Hills Symphony Chamber Orchestra will perform in Lead for Epiphany Concert LEAD, SD - For the first time, the Black Hills Symphony Chamber Orchestra (BHSO) will be performing on the stage of the Historic Homestake Opera House (HHOH). This 2018 concert kickoff event is titled The Epiphany Concert: Angels Project will be hosted on Sunday, January 7 at 2:00 pm at the HHOH at 313 W. Main Street, Lead, SD. The Epiphany Concert: Angels Project will be conducted by Bruce Knowles, who has worked as orchestra director at Central High School for more than thirty years, developing a reputation for excellent, award-winning orchestras. The long-awaited restoration of the interior of the HHOH theater is underway with the completion of the north and the south lower theater walls beautifully restored to appear as they did to an grand opening day crowd in 1914. “This is a very important time in this building’s life,” says Sarah Carlson, HHOH executive director. “This 2018 project is an important milestone in South Dakota history, Lead history, and Homestake Gold Mine history, and it’s important also for our community members and people who worked on this building before us. People now see the inspiring changes, and that progress is a reward for all of us.” The public is encouraged to attend The Epiphany Concert: Angels Project kickoff event which will help support the large project ahead, which involves restoring the large intricate plasterwork opening of the stage, called a “proscenium”, in which the plasterwork will be repaired and replicated to look as it did in 1914 based on research, photography, and paint samples. The name for the concert came from the January 6 date of the Epiphany which means "the manifestation of spiritual beings.” The elaborate original plasterwork to be restored includes the 1914 angels that grace the top of the opening of the stage. Carlson adds there has been a series of special events in celebration of restoration projects every step of the way in the last 7 years, and especially thanks the City of Lead, loyal HHOH annual members, and the Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation for their ongoing support. Audiences can expect a grand repertoire from the BHSO Chamber music performance to include the following pieces: Vivaldi – Sinfonia Al Santo Sepulchro in B Minor, RV 169 Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047 Warlock – Bethlehem Down Respighi – Ancient Airs & Dances Suite 3 Hovhaness – Prayer for St. Gregory Corelli – Concerto grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 8 Fatto per la note di Natale Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon HWV 67 Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for members, and $15 for students (13-17 also any college ID), and $10 for children 6-12. Tickets are available at the door, online at HomestakeOperaHouse.org, or by credit card by calling the HHOH office at 605-584-2067. Seating is first-come first served and reservations are not required. Beer, wine, soda, and water is available for purchase. The Black Hills Symphony Orchestra (BHSO) is a community orchestra located in Rapid City, SD with the mission to provide the finest in orchestral performance and symphonic music education for the people of the Black Hills region. The orchestra has grown substantially, now employing approximately 90 musicians. Each year, the BHSO presents a program series of symphony concerts and has collaborated with other Black Hills area arts organizations to present larger productions. The public is also invited to explore the new Interpretive Exhibit on the second floor that showcases the entire history of the Homestake Opera House & Recreation Center, historic treasures, archival imagery, and film. Proceeds from the event benefit the next phase of the interior restoration project and supporting operations. Free parking is located behind the building, on Main Street, and lot parking within four blocks or less from the theater. The building is wheelchair accessible and assistive listening devices are also available. For more information contact the HHOH office at 605-584-2067 or visit HomestakeOperaHouse.org. The HHOH is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to returning the building to productive use for the enrichment of the community and to provide arts and culture and educational opportunities for generations to come. Support for the HHOH is provided in part by the HHOH annual members, the City of Lead, and the Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation. The HHOH is a equal opportunity provider and employer.