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Daniel Hansen


The Weekly Sun | September 6, 2017

Creative Spark Winner Picked

Mary Vanderheiden, of Scottsdale, Ariz., won a Will Caldwell painting, “Color After Fire” through an initiative of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, called Share your Creative Spark.

Idaho Mountain Express | February 22, 2017

Time for Three tunes up for final year of residency

String trio will perform a free concert March 1.

KMVT | February 6, 2017


The symphony is announcing its upcoming concerts for the summer.

Idaho Mountain Express | November 9, 2016

Orchestra cellist to teach at WRHS

Symphony cellist Ellen Sanders started as a full-time teacher in the valley this year, splitting her time between Wood River High School and the Sun Valley Symphony’s School of Music.

KMVT | November 6, 2016

Cellist Ellen Sanders to teach in Wood River Valley full-time

A Sun Valley Summer Symphony cellist is now a full-time teacher in the Wood River Valley. Ellen Sanders has been with the symphony for 25 years. She will divide her time between teaching in the Blaine County School District (BCSD) and the symphony’s year-round School of Music classes.

The Weekly Sun | September 28, 2016

Summer Symphony’s New Head Looks to the Future

Coming in fresh to an established organization can initiative a few different responses. Fear might be one of those feelings or, conversely, a sense that you are in the right place at the right time. The latter is, fortunately, the response of Jenny Krueger…

Town and Country | August 4, 2016

10 Ski Towns That Are Just as Spectacular in the Summer

There is a familiar story you hear from the locals in every ski town you visit: “I came to work for the winter, stayed for the summer, then I stayed for the winter, repeat, and here I am 10 years later.”

Idaho Mountain Express | August 3, 2016

The stars align for Sun Valley Summer Symphony

When Alasdair Neale became the music director for the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in 1994, he didn’t suspect how much the program would grow in size and influence over the next 22 years.

KMVT | August 1, 2016

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Orchestra Festival kicks off with “The Firebird”

The Sun Valley Summer Symphony is kicking off its orchestra festival Monday evening with a production of “The Firebird.” The local performance is the only one that’s free, with tickets selling for more than $100 at venues like the Hollywood Bowl.

SVPN | July 28, 2016

A Blockbuster 2016 Sun Valley Summer Symphony Line-Up

This summer, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony presents centuries of some of the world’s best music in just a few short weeks.

Idaho Statesman | July 21, 2016

Classical tale turns modern allegory through puppetry

The Sun Valley Summer Symphony will open its Orchestra Festival on Monday, Aug. 1, with an innovative and daring retelling of Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” by South African director and puppeteer Janni Younge and choreographer Jay Pather.

SVPN | July 18, 2016

Spirits of Another Sort

SUN VALLEY, ID. Dust off those folding lawn chairs and pull out the family picnic blanket: Summer Symphony Season is here!

BigLife Magazine | June 13, 2016

A Sonic Journey

For two years now, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony has partnered with Time For Three, a talented group of classically trained and world-renowned musicians who have worked with young musicians, immersed themselves in the community of Sun Valley, and composed original material for the summer festival.

National Geographic | June 7, 2016

A Summer in Sun Valley Idaho

While travelers flock to the ski town during winter months, this mountain locale has just as much to offer when the weather’s warm.

Forbes | June 4, 2016

A Music Lover’s Dream: Summer At Ski Resorts

In an ongoing effort to become true year-round destinations, ski resorts have increasingly embraced golf, mountain biking, hiking, adventure sports and culinary events. But they are finding out that one of the biggest appeals to travelers is the sound of music.