Orchestra Festival 2017


July 31 – August 17, 2017
FREE Orchestra and Chamber Concerts

Past Events

A Lang Lang Opening
Monday, July 31, 2017, 6:30 PM

A Lang Lang Opening

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the R.E. Holding Sun Valley Pavilion
Presented by Maggie and David Sturdevant

Alasdair Neale, Conductor
Lang Lang, Piano
Copland
Fanfare for the Common Man
Puts
Hymn to the Sun
Rachmaninoff
Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor for Piano, Opus 1
Lang Lang, Piano

Pops Night:  Time for Three
Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6:30 PM

Pops Night: Time for Three

Hayman
Armed Forces Medley
Time for Three
Misc.
Time for Three
Time for Three /Cole
World Premiere
Commissioned by Sun Valley Summer Symphony
Time for Three

Brahms Symphony No. 1
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 6:30 PM

Brahms Symphony No. 1

Alasdair Neale, Host and Conductor
Brahms
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Opus 68

A Sun Valley Summer Symphony Showcase
Sunday, August 6, 2017, 6:30 PM

A Sun Valley Summer Symphony Showcase

Showcasing Sun Valley Summer Symphony Musicians as Composers

Alasdair Neale, Conductor
William VerMeulen, French Horn
Beethoven
Overture to Fidelio, Opus 72c
DiLorenzo
Phoenix
William VerMeulen, French Horn
Orfaly
Breaking Light for Percussion and Orchestra – World Premiere
Commissioned by Sun Valley Summer Symphony
Marc Damoulakis, Percussion
Charles Settle, Percussion
Joseph Tompkins, Percussion
Ian Ding, Percussion
Paul Yancich, Percussion

Chamber Music
Monday, August 7, 2017, 6:30 PM

Chamber Music

Edgar M. Bronfman String Quartet
Beethoven
String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Opus 127
Edgar M. Bronfman String Quartet
Jeremy Constant, Violin
Polina Sedukh, Violin
Adam Smyla, Viola
Amos Yang, Cello

James Ehnes
Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 6:30 PM

James Ehnes

Alasdair Neale, Conductor
James Ehnes, Violin
Elgar
Concerto in B Minor for Violin, Opus 61
James Ehnes, Violin

Family Concert:  Sun, Moon and Stars
Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 6:30 PM

Family Concert: Sun, Moon and Stars

Alasdair Neale, Conductor
R. Strauss
Sunrise from Also Sprach Zarathustra
Grieg
Morning from Peer Gynt
Debussy/Caplet
Clair de lune
Holst
The Planets
Mercury
Jupiter
Mozart
Selections from Twelve Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman”,
K. 265/300e
Bates
Mothership

A Hero's Life
Saturday, August 12, 2017, 6:30 PM

A Hero’s Life

Alasdair Neale, Conductor
Strauss
Ein Heldenleben, Opus 40 (A Hero’s Life)

Dvořák and Janácek
Sunday, August 13, 2017, 6:30 PM

Dvořák and Janácek

Alasdair Neale, Conductor
Jeremy Constant, Violin
Dvořák
Scherzo capriccioso, Opus 66
Dvořák
Romance in F Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 11
Jeremy Constant, Violin
Janácek
Sinfonietta

BrassTacular
Monday, August 14, 2017, 6:30 PM

BrassTacular

Trumpets of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony

Verdi Requiem
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 6:00 PM

Verdi Requiem

Alasdair Neale, Conductor
Angela Meade, Soprano
Jamie Barton, Mezzo Soprano
Alfred Walker, Bass
American Festival Chorus, Dr. Craig Jessop, Director
Verdi
Requiem
Angela Meade, Soprano
Jamie Barton, Mezzo Soprano
Alfred Walker, Bass
American Festival Chorus, Dr. Craig Jessop, Director