Throughout the year, the Festival shared the joy of creating music with the community, providing opportunities for people from all walks of life to listen, learn, and play. The Music Institute, in partnership with Blaine County schools, offered instruction in piano, voice, and strings throughout the year. In February, Grammy-winning violinist Jennifer Koh, pianist and composer Vijay Iyer, and Festival Orchestra musicians delighted audiences for the 4th annual Winter Season at the Argyros Performing Arts Center. In the spring, musicians teamed up with educators to visit classrooms throughout the Wood River Valley, focused on increasing student enrollment in music programs. Students during the summer came from across the country to study and perform, all while the Institute celebrated its 25th anniversary. And the 38th Summer Season featured three weeks of performances in our gorgeous, outdoor alpine setting, with a stellar lineup of guest artists and the Festival Orchestra.
Over 56,000 people enjoyed Festival programming this year. While numbers tell part of the story, the smiling faces and joyful memories of those who participated tell the remainder, and this year’s Annual Report includes both.
*Economic impact statistics courtesy of Sun Valley Economic Development
2022 Annual Report
Watch highlights from this year’s Winter and Summer Seasons below. The videos are also available to watch within the Annual Report booklet or from the Festival’s YouTube page at youtube.com/c/SunValleyMusicFestival.