2018 Gala Brings One of the Country’s Most Accomplished Instrumentalists to Sun Valley

Chris Botti

The Sun Valley Summer Symphony is pleased to announce Grammy-Award-winning artist Chris Botti will perform for the 2018 Gala Concert.  Botti’s creative expression has firm roots in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. His virtuosity will be on display in the Sun Valley Pavilion on Monday, August 6, as he joins the Sun Valley Summer Symphony on stage.

Since the release of his critically acclaimed album “When I Fall In Love” in 2004, Botti has become the best-selling instrumental jazz artist in the world.  He has released four number one jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold and Platinum albums, and has been nominated for five Grammy Awards.  His latest album, “Impressions,” won the 2013 Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. His broadly encompassing style and versatility and his warm stage presence have captivated audiences of all categories.

“Chris Botti has a trumpet sound that suggests the softer side of luminosity, the realm of sunsets and half-moons and low-wattage incandescence,” The New York Times describes of Botti’s performances.  “He’s adept at exuding human warmth on a sweeping scale.

Revered across the globe, Botti performs worldwide and has sold more than four million albums. His 2018 Sun Valley performance occurs during the artist’s current world tour, which includes performances in Melbourne, Hong Kong and Seoul. Thoroughly established as one of the premier innovative figures of the contemporary music world, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Josh Groban and Yo-Yo Ma among others. He has performed with some of the finest orchestras and in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, like Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House and the Real Teatro di San Carlo in Italy.

Reserved ticket prices range from $75 to $1,000 depending on seat location in the Pavilion. $1,000 Gala Sponsor tickets and $500 and $250 tickets include a pre-concert cocktail reception. Gala Sponsor tickets also include personal concierge services and a post-concert dinner with an opportunity to meet Mr. Botti. General admission lawn tickets are available for $75, and the concert will be broadcast live on the Pavilion lawn’s 25-foot, LED screen.

Funds raised from the event support the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and its community initiatives, including world-class admission-free concerts that attract over 50,000 people annually and music education experiences to over 800 music students every year.

Tickets go on sale April 4, 2018, at 9:00 AM (MST). Tickets may be purchased online at svsummersymphony.org or by calling (208) 622-5607. Gala sponsor tickets are only available by phone. General admission lawn tickets will be available online only. The concert will begin at 6:30 PM. Gates open at 5:00 PM for Pavilion and lawn seating.

February 28, 2018