The Boise Philharmonic Offers Two Holiday Concert Favorites For Treasure Valley Families
BOISE, Idaho (November 2016) – December is full of opportunities to hear beautiful holiday music. The Boise Philharmonic performs two family concerts featuring the Christmas and holiday music you love. December 2nd & 3rd, experience the joy of the Christmas season as conductor Case Scaglione leads the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra and Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale with soloists performing Handel’s Messiah in the beautiful St. John’s Cathedral at 8:00pm. This year, the program returns to only the Messiah and the audience will be thrilled to hear special guest soloists: Cecilia Violetta Lopez, soprano; Krysty Swann, mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Hill, tenor; and Kyle Albertson, bass. Concert-goers are encouraged to purchase tickets early because both evenings of this cherished holiday tradition are sure to sell-out! Advanced, general admission tickets are $30 or $35 at the door (if still available.) For tickets call 208-344-7849 or boisephil.org.
December 9th and 10th, bring your entire family for an evening of Holiday Pops. This concert has become a holiday tradition and is sure to deliver yuletide cheer. Conductor Troy Quinn will lead the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale performing both Christmas and Hanukkah favorites such as Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy, Somewhere in My Memory from Home Alone, Sleigh Ride, and more. Holiday Pops promises to mesmerize listeners with familiar repertoire and sing along, while inspiring joyful memories of the holidays. Concerts begin at 8:00pm on December 9th at NNU Brandt Center in Nampa and 8:00pm on December 10th at the Morrison Center in Boise. Tickets start at $22.50 and are available at 208-344-7849 or online at boisephil.org.
The music of the holidays reminds us of special times with family and friends, giving, and celebrating the spirit of the season. These two Boise Philharmonic holiday concerts will delight audiences of all ages and add sparkle to your holiday traditions.
Neither of the lecture series, “Back Stage with the Artist” or “Musically Speaking”, will be presented in December, but they will be return in January.
December 2 & 3, 8pm: Messiah with BP Orchestra and Master Chorale with soloists
December 9 & 10, 8pm: Holiday Pops with BP Orchestra and Master Chorale
January 21, 11am: Chamber 360° Music Series with BP Woodwind Quintet
January 27 & 28, 8pm: Grieg Piano Concerto featuring basque pianist Joachin Achúcarro
About Boise Philharmonic
As one of the region’s premier arts organization, the Boise Philharmonic’s mission is to musically enrich, entertain and educate through community engagement and music performance of the highest level. The Boise Philharmonic performs for more than 50,000 people annually in concerts at the Morrison Center, Brandt Auditorium in Nampa, various schools, and smaller recital halls and venues. The 80 member professional orchestra performs 16 Classic Series and 6 Chamber Series concerts per season. For more information, visit boisephil.org.
About Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale
The Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale, led by Dr. Jim Jirak, has engaged audiences since 1975 with stirring symphonic masterpieces. The Chorale boasts more than 125 volunteer vocalists from the Treasure Valley community. In addition to performing with the Philharmonic, the Chorale has also collaborated with other area arts groups including the Boise Baroque Orchestra, Ballet Idaho, Idaho Dance Theatre, Opera Idaho Children’s Chorus, Treasure Valley Concert Band, Boise State University Symphonic Orchestra, as well as other local choruses. For more information, visit boisephil.org.
About Case Scaglione
American conductor Case Scaglione is currently Associate Conductor of the New York Philharmonic. This season he makes debuts with the Lucerne and Dallas Symphony Orchestras and the Rochester Philharmonic, and returns to the Hong Kong Philharmonic. His professional conducting debut was with The Cleveland Orchestra in 2010 after being awarded the Aspen Conducting Prize the same year. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and his post-graduate studies were spent at the Peabody Institute, studying with Gustav Meier.
About Troy Quinn
American conductor Troy Quinn is quickly establishing himself as one of his generation’s most versatile young artists. Lauded for his energetic and riveting, yet sensitive conducting, Quinn is in his second season as Music Director of the Juneau Symphony where he conducts both the classical and pops concert series. He is also the Music Director of the Ocean State Symphony Orchestra of Rhode Island. Equally at home in the pops and commercial world, Quinn has performed and recorded with some of the most popular artists of our time, including The Rolling Stones, Barry Manilow, and Josh Groban.
Quinn received his bachelor’s degree from Providence College where he was the recipient of the Leo S. Cannon award for superior achievement in the music field. He went on to earn his masters degree with honors from the Manhattan School of Music.
About the Soloists
Cecilia Violetta López, named one of opera’s “25 Rising Stars” by Opera News, praised for her “alluring voice and incredible range,” (Washington Times) and her “voice: plush and supple, exquisitely colored.” (San José Mercury). Ms. López has performed her signature role, Violetta in La traviata, countless times throughout North America.