Season Overview

The 2018-2019 season promises to showcase a seamless blend of classical masterpieces and contemporary treasures. You’ll hear symphonic masterpieces such as Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony, and Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. We will also start our cycle of the complete Brahms symphonies. As a continuation of our year-long celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, you’ll hear his beloved Candide Overture and Chichester Psalms featuring our Master Chorale.

We are incredibly excited to introduce an all-new Pops Series, a three-part series beginning in September with a live showing of the film classic, Star Wars: A New Hope, with our very own Philharmonic providing the soundtrack underneath a live screen. Of course you’re going to join us for our Holiday Pops, a perennial favorite. To round out the series you’ll hear Hollywood Hits, a celebration of some of the greatest film music in history.

We’ll be moving into our second season of the Boise Phil Chamber Players Series: Uncorked. We cannot wait to share this music and so much more with you. We look forward to seeing you soon at the Philharmonic!

The Classical Series

BRAHMS 1

September 7 & 8, 2018
Anna Clyne: Masquerade

Saint-Saens: Concerto for Piano No. 2 in G minor
piano, Jon Nakamatsu

Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor

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BERNSTEIN AT 100

October 5 & 6, 2018
Bernstein: Overture from Candide

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
boy soprano, William Thompson
& Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in in E minor

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THE SEA

November 10 & 11, 2018
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Debussy: La mer

Elgar: Enigma Variations

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MENDELSSOHN + MORE

January 11 & 12, 2019
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony

Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin in E minor
violin, Simone Porter

Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major

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VIENNESE MASTERS

February 15 & 16, 2019
Mozart: Overture from The Magic Flute

Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano No. 5 in E-flat major
Piano, Natasha Paremski

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THE VIRTUOSO ORCHESTRA

April 26 & 27, 2019
Adams: The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra

Sean Shepherd: Songs

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

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RUSSIAN ROMANTICS

May 17 & 18, 2019
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
cello, Stéphane Tétrault

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor

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The Pops Series

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE LIVE IN CONCERT

September 22, AT 2pm & 7:30pm
BOISE ONLY

Return long ago to a galaxy far, far away as we present the original Star Wars film from 1977 on the big screen with the orchestra performing the score. A classic science fiction film beloved by generations presented as you’ve never seen it before!

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner/Chappell Music. C2017 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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HOLIDAY POPS

December 7 & 8, 2018
NAMPA & BOISE

Our traditional celebration of the Holiday Season, featuring the full Boise Philharmonic and Master Chorale with special guest conductor Chelsea Tipton. Always a family favorite and always sold out.

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HOLLYWOOD HITS

March 30, 2019
BOISE ONLY

Your favorite music from classic films including James Bond, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman, Rocky, Ben-Hur, The Pink Panther, and more. All accompanied by film clips and videos projected above the orchestra!

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Season Add-Ons

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

November 30, 2018
December 1, 2018
St. John’s Cathedral, Boise

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SILENT MOVIES WITH ORCHESTRA

February 2, 2019
Egyptian Theatre, Boise

Classic silent movie favorites
Featuring Boise Phil Musicians and Ben Model, organ

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All concerts times and dates are subject to change.