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August 2019

Musicians’ Choice Chamber Music

Monday, August 19, 2019, 6:30 PM
Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, 100 Saddle Rd.
Ketchum, Idaho 83340
Violinist with a musical score

Musicians of the Sun Valley Music Festival curate and perform a program of pieces they love.

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Mahler’s 2nd Symphony

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:30 PM
Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Rd
Sun Valley, Idaho 83353 United States
Singers Sasha Cooke and Julie Adams with the American Festival Chorus

Life, death, and rebirth. Mahler’s modest ambition to express the totality of the human condition journeys through love, hope, nostalgia, humor, despair, a face-melting shriek of death, and finally a glorious resurrection. Does it succeed? Alasdair Neale recalls his first hearing at age 13: “It rocked my world – I had never imagined music could have that level of visceral, emotional impact.”

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October 2019

A special performance with the Whiffenpoofs

Friday, October 18, 2019, 8:00 AM
Community Campus, 1050 Fox Acres Road
Hailey, ID 83333 United States
Yale's a cappella group posing

Join vocal ensembles from Sun Valley Music Festival's Music Institute and Wood River High School for a special morning concert with Yale's time-honored a cappella group.

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January 2020

Beethoven’s Timeless Genius

Thursday, January 2, 2020, 6:30 PM
The Community Library, John A. and Carole O. Moran Lecture Hall, 415 Spruce Avenue
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
Beethoven

Maestro Alasdair Neale returns to host his popular speaking series, Upbeat with Alasdair, with an in-depth look at Beethoven; with previews of music to be performed this summer.

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February 2020

Upbeat with Alasdair, Life as a Conductor

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 7:00 PM
The Community Library, John A. and Carole O. Moran Lecture Hall, 415 Spruce Avenue
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
Alasdair Neale and Edwin Outwater

Join Music Director Alasdair Neale and Edwin Outwater—curator of the upcoming Winter Season—for a rare encounter with two accomplished conductors on one stage, as they discuss their experiences in the profession.

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Thursday Winter Season Concert

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:30 PM
Argyros Performing Arts Center, 120 Main St South
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
trees in winter

A profoundly intimate classical music experience in the hush of winter...

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Friday Winter Season Concert

Friday, February 28, 2020, 6:30 PM
Argyros Performing Arts Center, 120 Main St South
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
trees in winter

A profoundly intimate classical music experience in the hush of winter...

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Saturday Winter Season Concert

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 6:30 PM
Argyros Performing Arts Center, 120 Main St South
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
trees in winter

A profoundly intimate classical music experience in the hush of winter...

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May 2020

Upbeat with Alasdair—Online Broadcast

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 6:30 PM
Alasdair with Guest Speakers

For the first time ever, the Festival will bring the programs to you! Don’t miss a special, online-only Upbeat with Alasdair, featuring Maestro Neale and musicians Juliana Athayde and Erik Behr. From their homes to your living room, the trio will share stories, insight, and even a little music. Attending is easy; just visit the Festival website at svmusicfestival.org. But don’t be late. The presentation is only available live, May 12 at 6:30 PM Mountain Time.

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2020 Honors Recital

Friday, May 29, 2020, 4:30 PM
Violin

Join the Sun Valley Music Festival in honoring outstanding year-round students of the Music Institute! The annual Honors Recital is an opportunity for these young musicians to demonstrate their abilities, formed through countless hours of hard work, to a live audience. Students audition to participate and are selected by a panel of faculty members. Those chosen this year perform a variety of short works for strings, piano, and voice, including eclectic selections from Bach, Rachmaninoff, Marcello, and more. And this…

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