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

Concert Description

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.

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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.