Eric Garcia, conductor
Carmen Izzo, clarinet
Boise Phil Youth Orchestra Seniors

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
Carmen Izzo, clarinet

Symphony No. 8 in G Major

From the morning sun’s rays peeking over the horizon to a whirling dance In the Hall of the Mountain King, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite has transported audiences to mythical landscapes for more than a century. Talented young musicians from the Youth Orchestra sit side-by-side with Boise Phil musicians on stage for this popular orchestral showpiece.

Principal Clarinet Carmen Izzo steps into the spotlight for a virtuosic performance of a notoriously difficult Clarinet Concerto by Nielsen. You’ll be dazzled as the clarinet and orchestra tussle with each other.

Sunshine returns full-force with Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8. With joyful fanfares, soaring melodies, delicate birdcalls and lively dances, Dvořák pulls from the Bohemian folk music that he loved – gifting us with an overwhelming sense of optimism.

Want to learn more about the music in this concert? Read the full program notes here: 23-24 Program notes – Grieg, Nielsen, & Dvorak

NEW THIS SEASON: Pre-Concert Talks will be at the matinee and evening performances. 
Join Musicologist Bradley Berg and Music Director Eric Garcia (and special guests) as they guide you through the music you are about to hear, providing an enlightening look at the repertoire and composers before the performance begins. Bring your questions! Please gather inside the concert hall by the stage.

Matinee Pre-Concert Talk starts at 11:45 am
Evening Pre-Concert Talk starts at 6:15 pm

Additional Information

Please do not come to the main Boise Phil Box office (on S. 9th St.) on concert day, it will be closed. On concert days please come to the Box Office inside the Morrison Center at 2201 West Cesar Chavez Lane on the Boise State University campus. We will be open one hour before the concert to resolve any ticketing issues.

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