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Violinist in Honors Recital
May 24, 2018

Symphony Education Recital Honors Outstanding Music Student

Carol Nie Outstanding Music Student Award recipient, Analicia Koeplin (left) received applause after performing Mozart’s Concerto No. 3 in G Major for the Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s Honors Recital, held April 29 at the Community Campus in Hailey.

Alasdair Neale Conducts A Streetcar Named Desire
March 20, 2018

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Music Director Alasdair Neale to Conduct A Streetcar Named Desire with Opera Idaho

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Music Director, Alasdair Neale will conduct André Previn’s 1998 opera A Streetcar Named Desire for his Opera Idaho debut in Boise.

David Murakami
March 8, 2018

Upbeat with Alasdair Includes Special Guest Speaker and Two Presentation Times

Daphnis et Chloé projection designer, David Murakami, will share the stage with Sun Valley Summer Symphony Music Director, Alasdair Neale, for a 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. “Upbeat with Alasdair” talk, Thursday, March 15.

Chris Botti
February 28, 2018

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

World-renowned jazz trumpeter and contemporary musician Chris Botti will perform for the Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s 2018 Gala Concert.

Gil Shaham with Summer Music Institute Students
February 21, 2018

Registration Opens for Symphony’s Unique Summer Music Education Programs

During the 2017 Summer Music Institute, students connected with world-class musicians, such as violinist Gil Shaham (pictured front, center). In 2018, students will have learning opportunities with the musicians participating in the 2018 Sun Valley Summer Symphony season.

Rudy Kremer
February 20, 2018

Symphony Adds Another Musician to Its Year-Round Education Faculty

Internationally renowned violinist and member of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Rudolph Kremer moves to Sun Valley to join the Symphony’s School of Music faculty.

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Season Announcement
February 7, 2018

2018 Season Pairs Exciting and Familiar Repertoire with New Multimedia Productions

The summer festival will highlight works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius, world-class soloists, STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE in Concert and a multimedia production of Daphnis et Chloé.

Russian Bells
February 1, 2018

2017 Russian Bell Ringing Performance a First in the United States

Russian bell solos during the 2017 Sun Valley Summer Symphony Season were the first of their kind for any orchestra festival in the United States.

December 20, 2017


Current Chief Operating Officer for the San Francisco Symphony, Derek Dean, joins the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in March 2018 as the new Executive Director.

December 13, 2017

Upbeat with Alasdair — Why Mozart?

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Music Director, Alasdair Neale, returns to host his popular speaking series, “Upbeat with Alasdair,” on Thursday, January 4 with a talk entitled “Why Mozart?”

December 6, 2017

A Project Tf3 Encore Weekend

By popular demand, genre-defying trio Time for Three returns to perform a free concert Monday, January 8 at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood.

November 6, 2017

Did you Know — 2017 Summer Music Institute Facts

2017 celebrated the 20th Anniversary of this dynamic music training program.

September 6, 2017

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Announces Creative Spark Drawing Winner

Mary Vanderheiden of Scottsdale, Arizona has been announced as the winner of the painting “Color After Fire”, donated by local artist Will Caldwell. Caldwell, the featured artist for the Symphony’s imagery in 2017, donated the painting for the Symphony’s 2017 season initiative Share your Creative Spark.

August 30, 2017

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Receives Funding From US Bank

US Bancorp Supports Free-Admission Classical Music Concerts with Grant

June 12, 2017

Gil Shaham to Open Sun Valley Summer Symphony Season; Lang Lang Cancels Due to Injury

Renowned violinist Gil Shaham will perform at the Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s July 31 concert instead of Lang Lang, who had to cancel due to an ongoing injury to his left arm.

June 7, 2017

The Sun Valley Summer Symphony School of Music congratulates the class of 2017 and School of Music graduates!

May 10, 2017

Announcing our New Associate Conductor

Regarded as one of America’s most exciting young conductors, Sameer Patel joins the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in 2017 as Associate Conductor.

May 2, 2017

Symphony’s Piano Technician Trains with Steinway’s Master Technician

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Piano Technician, Jon Bonine (left), training with Steinway Master Technician Kent Webb at the Steinway factory in New York City

March 22, 2017

Verdi’s Requiem: His Greatest Opera?

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Music Director Alasdair Neale will speak on Tuesday, March 28, in his coming lecture, “Verdi’s Requiem: His Greatest Opera?”

March 8, 2017

Summer Music Workshops Now Called Summer Music Institute

The Sun Valley Summer Symphony School of Music offers summer music instruction, performance opportunities and coaching with internationally renowned musicians. Rebranded this year as the Summer Music Institute, the summer program offers experiences for elementary school through college level students.

March 1, 2017

Diana Krall to Perform in Sun Valley July 30

Grammy-Award-winning jazz-crossover artist Diana Krall will perform July 30 for the Sun Valley Summer Symphony Gala Benefit.

February 22, 2017

Time for Three to Give Free Concert March 1

Time for Three will give a free concert in Ketchum on March 1 as part of the category-shattering trio’s partnership with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. Members are Nicolas Kendall (from left), Ranaan Meyer and Charles Yang.

February 1, 2017

2017 Season Announcement

The 2017 season will be like no other, featuring premier soloists Lang Lang, James Ehnes, Jamie Barton and Angela Meade. It commemorates 10 years at the Sun Valley Pavilion and closes with a showcase performance of Verdi’s Requiem; which Music Director Alasdair Neale touts as “…a once in a lifetime,” production.

January 25, 2017


The summer of 2017 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony Summer Music Workshops program. To mark this milestone, we are excited to release a rebranding of our summer that articulates the vast diversity of music education offered by the symphony.

December 29, 2016

2017 Upbeat with Alasdair: Alasdair Neale to Discuss ‘The Russian Soul in Music’

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Music Director Alasdair Neale will speak on Tuesday, Jan. 3 on “The Russian Soul in Music: From Tchaikovsky to Shostakovich.” This also will be the theme of the symphony’s “In Focus” Series of concerts July 24-28, 2017.

December 16, 2016

Local High School Music Students Performing at Sun Valley Resort for 80th Birthday Celebration

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Dec. 12, 2016 – Local high school students will be the entertainment stars at River Run Lodge on Wednesday, Dec. 21, thanks to a special collaboration between the Sun Valley Summer Symphony School of Music and Sun Valley Resort.

November 3, 2016

Cellist Ellen Sanders to Teach in Wood River Valley Full-Time

Ellen Sanders, a cellist with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony for 25 years and Summer Music Workshop faculty member since 1998, is now a full-time teacher in the Wood River Valley.

September 28, 2016

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Receives $16,000 from U.S. Bank

The Sun Valley Summer Symphony has received a combined contribution of $16,000 from U.S. Bank and U.S. Bancorp Foundation.

September 1, 2016

2016 Season Brings Record Crowds to SV Summer Symphony

The 2016 season brought some of the largest crowds and most ambitious performances in history to the 32-year-old Sun Valley Summer Symphony, the largest privately funded admission-free symphony in the United States.

August 11, 2016

SV Summer Symphony Season to Conclude With Mahler’s Symphony No. 3

The Sun Valley Summer Symphony will conclude its 2016 season on Thursday, Aug. 18, with one of one of the largest productions in its 32-year history, Mahler’s Symphony No. 3.

July 24, 2016

SV Summer Symphony to Trace Evolution of Chamber Orchestra Starting July 24

“Great Things, Small Package: The Evolution of the Chamber Orchestra” will be the theme for the Sun Valley Summer Symphony In Focus Series, which runs Sunday, July 24, through Thursday, July 28.

July 6, 2016

Orchestra Festival to Open Aug. 1 with New Production Of Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’

The Firebird, a newly commissioned production of the classic Stravinsky ballet, will bring dancers and towering puppets to the Sun Valley Summer Symphony to open this year’s Orchestra Festival on Monday, Aug. 1.

January 27, 2016

2016 Sun Valley Summer Symphony To Feature Stravinsky’s ‘The Firebird’ with Immense Puppets, Mahler’s Symphony No. 3

The 2016 Sun Valley Summer Symphony will feature a special production of Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” with elaborate 20-foot puppets, Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with one of the largest orchestras ever to perform here…