Classical music has a firm toehold in Boise. Amid the rest of the city's fine arts scene, Boise Philharmonic, small classical companies and individual performers have enjoyed growing audiences craving thought-provoking and inspiring music played with masterful skill.
That said, it's still uncommon for more than one major classical music event to take place on one day. That makes Sunday, April 14, unusual.
Of course, it all starts Friday, April 12, when Boise Baroque Orchestra performs the first of two concerts featuring Vivaldi's Four Seasons at Cathedral of the Rockies.
The orchestra enlisted violin virtuoso Rachel Barton Pine for its performance of Vivaldi's Baroque masterpiece, which will serve as the final concert of its 2012-2013 season.
The violin-heavy four-part piece is an enduring example of classical form based on—surprise, surprise—the characters of spring, summer, fall and winter. The orchestra will also take on Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.
Sunday, April 14, is when the schedule overlap happens. BBO will host a matinee performance at 2 p.m., while just down the street at Boise High School, cellist Sebastian Baverstam will show why he's considered a contemporary master.
Baverstam debuted at Harvard University, when he was just 6 years old, and since then, he has deployed his physical, gutsy style of cello playing at the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Theatre des Champs Elysees. His performance at Boise High School comes courtesy of Boise Community Concerts.