An all-American program that celebrates the rich musical history of our country, past and present. Members of the Boise Phil Youth Orchestra take the stage in a side-by-side performance of William Grant Still’s brassy Festive Overture. Travel to the misty blue mountains of Appalachia with Jennifer Higdon’s Suite from Cold Mountain, and simmer in the deep South with Florence Price’s stunning Piano Concerto. Then, it’s a snappy, jazzy jaunt to New York City with Gershwin’s famous Rhapsody in Blue, which he once called “a musical kaleidoscope of America.”

Eric Garcia conductor
Boise Phil Youth Orchestra Seniors

William GRANT STILL Festive Overture
Boise Phil Youth Orchestra Seniors

Jennifer HIGDON Suite from Cold Mountain (Boise Phil co-commission)

Florence PRICE Piano Concerto
Fei-Fei piano

George GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
Fei-Fei piano

This concert will be performed in memory of Dr. Thomas Beck.

New Music USA

Boise Phil was supported by New Music USA’s Organizational Development Fund with support in part from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with support from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Support for the Organization Development Fund is also provided by contributions from the New Music USA endowment.

Additional Information

We want you to know that the health and safety of our audiences, musicians and staff are our first priority. As of 6/7/22, there are no special health and safety protocols in place for the 22|23 season. Future updates will be provided to ticket holders prior to the performance in our event reminder emails in case new health protocols are in effect. We appreciate your ongoing support!

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I’ve noticed Boise Phil isn’t performing the Classics Series in Nampa. Why?

Our Classics Series performances in Nampa are paused due to low ticket sales in that region. We care deeply about the West Treasure Valley and want to ensure that our programming is accessible to all – our classroom education programs, community engagement and other special performances will continue in Nampa and across the entire West Valley.

22|23 Performances at the Brandt Center
• Boise Phil Youth Orchestra Fall Concert on November 19, 2022
• Master Chorale Concert on May 13, 2023

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