Education Events 2018

Sun Valley Summer Symphony offers education opportunities for students of all ages. Students in the School of Music perform recitals during the academic year and the Summer Music Institute takes place in August, concurrent with the Symphony season. Adult education opportunities include Lawn Chats during the Symphony season and Upbeat with Alasdair talks. All of these education events are offered to the community free of charge.

2018 Lawn Chats Dates: August 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 23

<i>Lawn Chats</i>, August 23: <i>Daphnis et Chloé</i>
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 7:15 PM

Lawn Chats, August 23: Daphnis et Chloé

Featuring Associate Conductor Sameer Patel and other special guests, hosted by Education Artistic Director R.L. Rowsey, these 30-minute chats offer brief, insightful introductions to the concerts with easy access to your seats just in time for the downbeat.

<i>Lawn Chats</i>, August 16: Dvořák’s Expansive Cello Concerto
Thursday, August 16, 2018, 5:45 PM

Lawn Chats, August 16: Dvořák’s Expansive Cello Concerto

Featuring Associate Conductor Sameer Patel and other special guests, hosted by Education Artistic Director R.L. Rowsey, these 30-minute chats offer brief, insightful introductions to the concerts with easy access to your seats just in time for the downbeat.

<i>Lawn Chats</i>, August 15: Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony: Despair and Triumph
Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 5:45 PM

Lawn Chats, August 15: Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony: Despair and Triumph

Featuring Associate Conductor Sameer Patel and other special guests, hosted by Education Artistic Director R.L. Rowsey, these 30-minute chats offer brief, insightful introductions to the concerts with easy access to your seats just in time for the downbeat.

<i>Lawn Chats</i>, August 12: 100 Years of  Bernstein
Sunday, August 12, 2018, 5:45 PM

Lawn Chats, August 12: 100 Years of Bernstein

Featuring Associate Conductor Sameer Patel and other special guests, hosted by Education Artistic Director R.L. Rowsey, these 30-minute chats offer brief, insightful introductions to the concerts with easy access to your seats just in time for the downbeat.

<i>Lawn Chats</i>, August 11: Family Concert, Symphonic Safari
Saturday, August 11, 2018, 5:45 PM

Lawn Chats, August 11: Family Concert, Symphonic Safari

Featuring Associate Conductor Sameer Patel and other special guests, hosted by Education Artistic Director R.L. Rowsey, these 30-minute chats offer brief, insightful introductions to the concerts with easy access to your seats just in time for the downbeat.

<i>Lawn Chats</i>, August 9: Rimsky-Korsakov's <i>Capriccio Espagnol</i> and Sibelius's Symphony No. 5
Thursday, August 9, 2018, 5:45 PM

Lawn Chats, August 9: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5

Featuring Associate Conductor Sameer Patel and other special guests, hosted by Education Artistic Director R.L. Rowsey, these 30-minute chats offer brief, insightful introductions to the concerts with easy access to your seats just in time for the downbeat.

<i>Lawn Chats</i>, August 8: Bronfman Plays Beethoven
Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 5:45 PM

Lawn Chats, August 8: Bronfman Plays Beethoven

Featuring Associate Conductor Sameer Patel and other special guests, hosted by Education Artistic Director R.L. Rowsey, these 30-minute chats offer brief, insightful introductions to the concerts with easy access to your seats just in time for the downbeat.

<i>Lawn Chats</i>, August 5: Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony
Sunday, August 5, 2018, 5:45 PM

Lawn Chats, August 5: Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony

Featuring Associate Conductor Sameer Patel and other special guests, hosted by Education Artistic Director R.L. Rowsey, these 30-minute chats offer brief, insightful introductions to the concerts with easy access to your seats just in time for the downbeat.

School of Music Honors Recital
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 6:00 PM

School of Music Honors Recital

Symphony School of Music string, piano and voice students will perform a wide variety of pieces from Bach, Vivaldi and Grieg to Barber and Vaughn Williams. The concert is free of charge and open to the public and is expected to last about 90 minutes

Upbeat with Alasdair, with Guest Speaker David Murakami
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6:30 PM

Upbeat with Alasdair, with Guest Speaker David Murakami

By popular demand, Upbeat with Alasdair on March 15 will be presented at 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM, and will feature Projection Designer David Murakami.

Upbeat with Alasdair, with Guest Speaker David Murakami
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 4:00 PM

Upbeat with Alasdair, with Guest Speaker David Murakami

By popular demand, Upbeat with Alasdair on March 15 will be presented at 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM, and will feature Projection Designer David Murakami.

Upbeat with Alasdair
Thursday, January 4, 2018, 6:30 PM

Upbeat with Alasdair

Music Director, Alasdair Neale, returns to host his popular speaking series on Thursday, January 4. Titled “Why Mozart?,” the talk will provide a first look at the 2018 In Focus Series performances to take place July 29-August 3.