Billings Symphony and Yellowstone Art Museum to partner for SummerFair in June

Posted on: March 19, 2021

“The Billings Symphony Orchestra is … preparing for their 49th Symphony in the Park this summer, joining forces with the Yellowstone Art Museum (YAM) and the SummerFair” from June 25 to 27, reports Cornelia Nicholson in Monday’s (3/15) KULR-TV (Billings, MT). “The annual SummerFair and Symphony in the Park, like many other events last year, had to go virtual. Now, the YAM and Billings Symphony say they’re teaming up to bring a three-day festival to Pioneer Park…. ‘This is just a great opportunity for both organizations to show who we are and inspire thousands of people in the community,’ Billings Orchestra & Chorale Executive Director Ignacio Barron Viela said. The SummerFair is one of the largest arts festivals in the region. According to the museum’s Executive Director, Bryan Knicely, this year’s event will [include] ‘an education tent [with] artists doing their work’… Viela says you can expect the regular Symphony in the Park and … ‘the instrument petting zoo for kids so they can try instruments.’ … Before the Billings Symphony Orchestra … [performs] on Sunday at 7 p.m., the Billings Community Band will perform at 5, followed by the beloved Kids Conducting Contest at 6:45.”