Boise Philharmonic's Season at a Glance 

Season Concerts

Friday night performances at the Swayne Auditorium, Northwest Nazarene University, 8 p.m.; Saturday night performances at the Morrison Center, 8:15 p.m.

• October 19-20: "The Magic of Folktale" featuring guest conductor Andrew Constantine and violinist Augustin Hadelich; performing Hebrides Overture (Felix Mendelssohn), Violin Concerto in D Major (Ludwig van Beethoven), and Petrouchka (Igor Stravinsky)

• November 16-17: "Fanfare for the Common Man" featuring guest conductor Matthew Savery and horn soloist Eric Ruske; performing Valses nobles et sentimentales (Maurice Ravel), Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat Major (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), and Symphony No. 3 (Aaron Copland)

• January 25-26: "Dance! Dance! Dance!" featuring guest conductor Robert Franz and pianist Chu-Fang Huang; performing Red Cape Tango (Michael Daugherty), Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor (Camille Saint-Saens), and Symphony No. 7 in A Major (Ludwig van Beethoven)

• February 22-23: "Power and Grace" featuring guest conductor Mariusz Smolij and violinist Timothy Fain; performing Three Dances from The Bartered Bride (Bedrich Smetana), Romance in F Minor (Antonin Dvorak), Tzigane (Maurice Ravel), and Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Gustav Mahler)

• March 14-15: "Triumphant Tchaikovsky" featuring guest conductor Emil de Cou and pianist Andrew Armstrong; performing Second Essay (Samuel Barber), Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major (Ludwig van Beethoven), and Symphony No. 5 in E Minor (Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky)

• April 11-12: "Musical Pictures" featuring Conductor James Ogle leading his 20th anniversary performance; performing Firebird Suite (Igor Stravinsky), the world premiere of An Idaho Symphony (Idaho composer Jim Cockey), and Ravel's arrangement of Pictures at an Exhibition (Modest Mussorgsky)

Additional Performances

October 6: Opera Idaho's La Boheme

November 4: Encore! Afternoon Chamber Series

November 9-10: Langroise Trio

December 14-16: Ballet Idaho's Nutcracker

January 18-19: Langroise Trio

March 7-9: Langroise Trio

May 4: Encore! Afternoon Chamber Series

May 16: A Pops Special Love Songs from Hollywood and Broadway with music by Boise Philharmonic

Finishing Touches Open Dress Rehearsals: a casual concert for families Saturday mornings before monthly concerts. 10 a.m., Morrison Center

Treasure Valley Youth Symphony: Dr. David Saunders directs this youth symphony comprised of high school musicians from the Treasure Valley. Performances are November 18, February 7, March 2 and May 18.

Supplemental Programs

• Backstage with the Artist: Every concert Friday, join each music director candidate, as well as the weekend's soloist, for a behind-the-scenes talk about the artist and the featured program. Noon to 1 p.m., FREE, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy.

• Children's Concerts: Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students come from all over the state to experience the Boise Philharmonic in a performance just for them.

• Musically Speaking: An hour prior to each month's performance, Jamey Lamar in Nampa and Steve Trott in Boise discuss the composers' lives and the evening's pieces.

• Philharmonsters: The Boise Philharmonic celebrates Halloween on Sunday, October 28, with three concerts for kids, musicians in costume, magic tricks, face painting and games.

• Sounds Like Fun!: This interactive family program features one family of instruments each month. Percussion is January 12, Strings are February 2 and February 24, Brass is March 1, the Woodwinds are April 5 and Orchestral Specialists is April 26. 10:30 a.m. and noon, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy.

• Symphony Lounge: Hosted Wednesday nights prior to the month's weekend concert series by Jamey Lamar, The Symphony Lounge is a night of food, wine and discussion about the upcoming performances. 7 p.m., The MilkyWay, $20 per person.

For more information, visit or call 208-344-7849. Single tickets start at $16, and this season, the Boise Philharmonic offers a mini-season pass (choose any four concerts at a discount package price). KBSU airs Philharmonic concerts, visit for more information.

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