Billings Symphony moves into downtown offices with more visibility, space for small concerts

Posted on: February 2, 2021

“Sabian cymbal lampshades, a handrail that looks eerily like a tuning fork and a light fixture inspired by flutes are just a few clues that you’ve arrived in the new office space for the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale … in downtown Billings,” writes Juliana Sukut in Friday’s (1/29) Billings Gazette (MT). “That portion of the Sukin Building has sat vacant for six years. It was formerly a Goldsmiths Gallery Jewelers…. After more than a year of work, the renovations are complete. ‘The idea for us was to move in a time when we don’t have concerts,’ … said Ignacio Barrón Viela, the symphony’s executive director…. The symphony staff moved fully into the building in December, which provides office space for staff, an area for small concerts, a recording area, storage and an archival space for music and past performances…. Barrón Viela hopes that the new building will lead to more visibility to the public, … refresh that downtown corner, and give the symphony a chance to participate in the community more, including joining the ArtWalk or farmer’s markets, hosting small concerts or events and collaborating with area organizations. ‘We want others to get the benefits of this space,’ he said.”