Public ticket sales begin April 10, 9:00 AM (MT)  ●  (208) 622-5607

2019 Gala  
with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony
and featuring the Branford Marsalis Quartet

Sunday, August 11, 2019
6:30 PM
Sun Valley Pavilion

Funds raised from the 2019 Gala 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 programs that reach over 500 students each year.

Branford Marsalis


■ $1,750 Artist Package Tickets

  • Premium Reserved Pavilion Seat +
  • Cocktail Reception +
  • Valet Parking +
  • Private Post-Concert Dinner with Mr. Marsalis


■ $1,250 Sponsor Package Tickets

  • Premium Reserved Pavilion Seat +
  • Cocktail Reception +
  • Valet Parking +
  • Catered Post-Concert Dinner at a Private Home +
  • Opportunity to meet Mr. Marsalis


■ $550 Tickets

  • Preferred Pavilion Seat +
  • Cocktail Reception

■ $275 Tickets

  • Reserved Pavilion Seat +
  • Cocktail Reception

■ $110 Tickets

  • Reserved Pavilion Seat

■ $85 Tickets

  • Reserved Pavilion Seat

■ $85 Lawn Tickets

  • General Admission Seating


Seating Map of the Pavilion


Symphony donors at $1,000 and up levels as well as Encore Society members have the opportunity to purchase Gala tickets by phone beginning Wednesday, March 6 at 9:00 AM (MT).

Please call for early purchase:
(208) 622-5607

Sneak Peak of the Branford Marsalis Quartet’s New Album The Secret Between The Shadow and The Soul

Concert Location

Sun Valley Pavilion
300 Dollar Road, Sun Valley, Idaho

About Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis has stayed the course. From his early acclaim as a saxophonist bringing new energy and new audiences to the jazz art, he has refined and expanded his talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader, and educator—a 21st-century mainstay of artistic excellence. He has been nominated 16 times for a Grammy Award® and has won three times; once each for best jazz instrumental performance, best pop instrumental performance, and best jazz instrumental album. 

His primary means of expression remains The Branford Marsalis Quartet. In its three-plus decades of existence, the Quartet maintains a rare breadth of stylistic range and a continuity of personnel. He has collaborated with renowned artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and Harry Connick, Jr. Eager to join forces with artists from other musical realms, he has worked with Sting, reggae star Shaggy, and the Grateful Dead, among others. His Broadway contributions include scores for the revival of Children of a Lesser God, the revival of FencesThe Mountaintop, and the revival of A Raisin in the Sun.

Classical music plays a growing role in Mr. Marsalis’s musical life. Both Sally Beamish and Gabriel Prokofiev wrote works featuring him with orchestra after being inspired by his interpretations of classical works. He’s performed these and other works by Copland, Debussy, Glazunov, Ibert, Mahler, Milhaud, Rorem, Vaughan Williams, and Villa-Lobos with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, and many other leading orchestras throughout the world.

Mr. Marsalis continues spreading the message of his music around the world, including appearances last year at St. Petersburg’s International Jazz Day and Shanghai’s JZ Jazz Festival. Regardless of context or location, he remains steadfast in his quest for musical excellence.

Learn More About Branford Marsalis