Celebrating 60 Season as the Boise Philharmonic
This season we celebrate the name that has inspired excellence throughout the Treasure Valley for more than half a century, the Boise Philharmonic. Although Boise’s symphony is one of the longest-running arts organizations in the United States, with its beginnings in 1885, our beloved orchestra was incorporated and officially named the Boise Philharmonic Association in 1960.
The 19-20 season will be a celebration of our 60th Anniversary with a newly commissioned piece by Grammy-nominated composer Zhou Tian, outstanding guest soloists like Anne Akiko Meyers, and beloved masterpieces that showcase our virtuosic musicians’ talent.
The Boise Phil strives to deepen connections in the Boise community through the performance and experience of live music at the highest level. We offer energetic and enriching programs to families, students, seniors, and music lovers across our region, broadening minds and connecting one another to our shared cultural values.
MISSION: The Boise Phil reflects the energy and heartbeat of our communities through invigorating musical experiences that touch the human spirit.
VISION: To be an orchestra of extraordinary quality, recognized as a defining, bold, and relentless contributor to the arts in the communities we serve.
OUR MUSIC DIRECTOR
Eric Garcia took the baton in 2017, immediately connecting with our performers and audiences alike. His elegant and expressive conducting style, and his accessible and engaging personality, have become the face of a new, exciting era for the Boise Phil.
As Idaho’s largest and oldest performing arts organization, the symphony performs for more than 50,000 people annually. Made up of 78 musicians hailing from some of the top music schools in the world, the Boise Phil is proud to offer world-class music throughout the Treasure Valley.
THE MASTER CHORALE
Drawing from a rich tradition of chorale music and modern musical innovations, the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale delivers an exceptional live musical experience, both in concert with the Boise Phil and as a performance group. Our 100 volunteer vocalists and their music director bring choral music to the Boise community through performance, outreach, and education programs.
We rely on our community – through donations, ticket sales, grants, and sponsorships – to continue to support our mission. Please join us in recognizing and appreciating all of those organizations who make our important work possible.
Keep up-to-date on recent changes at our organization.