Eric Garcia conductor
Blake Pouliot violin

Franz WAXMAN Suite from Sunset Boulevard
Paul HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Erich KORNGOLD Violin Concerto in D major

Concert Description

World War II upended the lives of countless artists, including scores of composers who fled Nazi Germany and found sanctuary in America. These composers’ rich and colorful music became the soundscape of stage and screen in the 1940s. Revisit the Golden Age of cinema with music from Waxman’s iconic soundtrack for Sunset Boulevard. Catch that same Hollywood glam in Korngold’s exquisite Violin Concerto, with its soaring, lush melodies and high drama. Hindemith’s colorful orchestral showpiece, bold and beautiful, rounds out the program.

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Eric Garcia
Praised for his “elegant and expressive” conducting, Eric Garcia is Music Director of the Boise Phil and Artistic Director and Conductor of the McCall Music Society SummerFest. Garcia previously served as Assistant Conductor of the Seattle Symphony, conducting subscription, education, pops, and community concerts. He served as producer for recordings on the Naxos label and conductor for Brandi Carlile’s acclaimed Columbia Records release: Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony.
Blake Pouliot
Violinist Blake Pouliot has joined the upper echelons of brilliant soloists, establishing himself as a consummate 21st century artist with the rigor and passion to shine for a lifetime. At only 25-years-old the tenacious violinist has been praised by the Toronto Star as, “one of those special talents that comes along once in a lifetime.”