Thank you for joining us for another fantastic season and look forward to seeing you in the
Rachel Barton Pine - SUCCESSFUL OPENING NIGHT! Thank you to those who attended this special performance.
September 28 & 29, 2012
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
For all train enthusiasts, Honegger’s descriptive Pacific 231 is a fanciful musical description of the famed steam locomotive. Similarly, Sibelius’ Violin Concerto creates a sound world that is a musical postcard of the composer’s homeland, Finland. Finally, the most romantic of all composers, Johannes Brahms’ First Symphony sings with beautiful melodies from beginning to end.
Arthure Honegger | Pacific 231
Jean Sibelius | Violin Concerto
Johannes Brahms | Symphony No. 1
Mozart & Schubert
October 19 & 20, 2012
George Li, piano
Both composers, Franz Schubert and W.A. Mozart, were known for their singing melodies, effervescent orchestrations, and keen wit. With these two Austrians, the Philharmonic will take you to a time gone by filled with elegance and charm, while we introduce one of today’s rising stars, pianist George Li.
Franz Schubert | Overture to Rosamunde
W.A. Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 23
W.A. Mozart | Overture to Magic Flute
Franz Schubert | Symphony No. 3
Ballet Idaho & BPMC
November 16 & 17, 2012
Ballet Idaho and BPMC (Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale)
“The Boise River turned red with the blood of our people.” And so began the journey of relocation of thousands of Shoshone and Bannock Americans. We honor those lost and begin the journey of reconciliation with Sacred Land, a brand new work for chorus, soloists and dancers (Ballet Idaho) by Idaho composer, Jim Cockey. In a similar way, Igor Stravinsky wrote his earth shattering ballet score, The Rite of Spring to honor his Russian heritage.
Jim Cockey | Sacred Land - World Premiere
Igor Stravinsky | Rite of Spring
The Ring Without Words
January 25 & 26, 2013
Before there was The Lord of the Rings there was the Wagner’s expansive opera The Ring of the Nibelung. Wagner changed the course of musical history by integrating the emotional impact of his opera into the orchestral score. We present highlights of this 19th century masterpiece…without the words…yet, still filled with all of the emotion and drama of this epic tale.
Richard Wagner | Siegfriend Idyll
Richard Wagner | The Ring Without Words
February 23 & 24, 2013
Emily Newton, soprano | Michele Detwiler, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Bengoches, tenor |
Like Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony changed classical music forever. Adding a choir to a symphony was brand new, but the really amazing aspect of this symphony is the scope and message of eternal hope and brotherhood. We begin this program with Beethoven’s First Symphony presenting the alpha and the omega of this incredible composer’s symphonic output.
Ludwig van Beethoven | Symphony No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven | Symphony No. 9
February 23, 8 pm
February 24, 2 pm
Copland & Piano
March 22 & 23, 2013
Daniel Hege, guest conductor
Roberto Plano, piano
Martha Graham’ unique and inspirational style of dance and habit of commissioning new works led to one of the most well known American ballet scores ever written, Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland. Combine that with masterpieces by J.S. Bach and the Spring Symphony by Robert Schumann, and you have a concert of light, love and optimism.
Aaron Copland | Appalachian Spring
J.S. Bach | Piano Concerto
Robert Schumann | Symphony No. 1
Big Bands with Carl Topilow
April 19 & 20, 2013
Carl Topilow, guest conductor and clarinet
The 1940’s was a period of immense change and an incredible banding together of Americans of all stripes. Through it all musicians like Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller kept our spirits high. We are thrilled to bring some of that optimism and joy to you with guest conductor, clarinetist, comedian, Carl Topilow.
May 3 & 4, 2013
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
If you enjoy lush, romantic melodies….if you love to see musicians sink their teeth into dramatic music…if you want to be swept away by the power of Rachmaninov and film composer, Erich Korngold, then this is the concert for you. We promise that you will leave the hall humming and with a smile on your face.
David Allen Earnest | Turbulence
Erich Wolfgang Korngold | Violin Concerto
Sergei Rachmaninov | Symphony No. 2
December 15, 2012
Boise Philharmonic and
the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale