Some music is simply timeless. Nearly 250 years after its premiere, Mozart’s “Paris” Symphony continues to delight, from its grand opening to the irrepressible flourish of its finale. With its boisterous spirit (complete with musical quotes from college drinking songs), Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture captures the timeless energy of youth — a perfect choice for our collaboration with the Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. A perennial contender for the perfect symphony, Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony has it all: sweeping themes, gripping drama, a dash of heartbreak, a ray of sunshine, and no shortage of heroic energy.

Eric Garcia conductor
Boise Phil Youth Orchestra Seniors

Johannes BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Symphony No. 31 in D major, “Paris”
Antonín DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7 in D minor

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Concert Description

We are committed to ensuring you have an exceptional concert experience, with confidence in the policies and procedures designed for a safe environment for all.

  • All guests must provide proof of a lab-confirmed negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 48 hours prior to the event, or provide proof of full vaccination, with a valid photo ID
  • All Boise Phil staff, musicians, and artists are required to be vaccinated or regularly submit negative COVID-19 test results

  • Until further notice, all concerts are limited to half capacity

  • Masks are required for all guests, staff, and musicians regardless of vaccination status at Boise Phil concerts
  • Disposable masks will be available at the event

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  • Hand sanitizer dispensers will be available at the event

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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.
Boise Phil Youth Orchestra Seniors
Under the direction of Music Director, Jennifer Drake, these young musicians receive professional ensemble training and coaching from the Boise Phil orchestra musicians. As seniors, they perform side-by-side with the Boise Phil orchestra at this Classics Series concert.
Jennifer Drake
Inspired by the power of music to connect people, ideas and communities, Jennifer Drake is a conductor, violist, teacher, clinician, and camp director. Jennifer is known for her versatility, humor, and energy and is the Music Director for the Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.