Eric Garcia, conductor
Weiyin Chen, piano*

Jim Cockey originalJIM COCKEY
Fanfare of Hope and Freedom (World Premiere)
Commissioned by Rachel Booth-Raburn in memory of her father Donald Booth

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor
Weiyin Chen, piano*

Pictures at an Exhibition

We’re kicking off the 23|24 season with the world premiere of local Boise composer Jim Cockey’s new work, Fanfare of Hope and Freedom.

Then hear some of classical music’s most iconic themes. From its thunderous first four notes, Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto declares itself a work of high drama and passion. Prepare to be swept off your feet when Weiyin Chen* takes the stage for this Romantic tour-de-force.

We’ll finish the concert with an epic promenade through a musical gallery with Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. These eclectic scenes are based on an actual art exhibition by Mussorgsky’s friend, Viktor Hartmann. The music will transport you from eerie Parisian catacombs, through a lighthearted ballet of chicks in their shells, to the resplendent Great Gates of Kiev. Enjoy as these paintings leap off the page with a dazzling display of instrumental color.

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

This concert is proudly sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Circle who support Boise Phil programs featuring female guest artists. These members include the following:

Nancy Barkell
Phyllis Barker
Marilyn Beck
Suzi Boyle
Karin Camp
Micki Chapin
Ridgley Denning
Sandy Fery
Dee Ann Goulet
Kay Hardy
Anne Hay
Jordan Heller
Julie Kilgrow
Margaret Kurtz
Susan McPeek
Christy Neuhoff
Christine Nicholas
Ann Peterson
Patty Rietveld
Dr. Peggy Ann Rupp
Naomi Simmons
Susan Stacy
Linda Stengel
Mikel Ward


Additional Information

Please do not come to the Boise Phil Box office (on S. 9th St.) on concert days, it will be closed. On days of performances, our Box Office will be located at the Morrison Center an hour before each concert. Please come to the Box Office inside the Morrison Center at 2201 West Cesar Chavez Lane on the Boise State University campus before the concert to resolve any ticketing issues.

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