Sun Valley Music Festival’s next Upbeat with Alasdair talk features Jennifer Koh, one of today’s most innovative violinists

Music Director Alasdair Neale will sit down with 2022 Grammy-nominee Jennifer Koh for the next installment of his popular speaking series on February 22, where they’ll discuss the violinist’s inspiration and the future of classical music.

The Sun Valley Music Festival is pleased to present a new Upbeat with Alasdair talk, featuring Jennifer Koh, violinist and curator of the upcoming Winter Season performances, Feb. 24-26. Koh is a Grammy-nominated artist, dedicated to exploring a broad and eclectic repertoire. She’ll sit down with Music Director Alasdair Neale to discuss her musical journey and aspirations, as well as her efforts to engage new and diverse artists and bring music to people in new ways. The talk will take place February 22 at 6:30 PM (MT), in person at the Community Library and broadcast online.

Music Director Alasdair Neale said:

“I’m so excited to share with you this conversation with my good friend Jennifer Koh, who exemplifies in many ways what it is to be a 21st century artist.”

Viewers can enjoy the talk in person at the Community Library lecture hall (415 Spruce Ave, Ketchum) or broadcast live on the Festival’s website ( and YouTube channel ( Doors open at 6:00 PM (MT). The presentation begins at 6:30 PM (MT).

Reservations are required to attend in person and begin Friday, February, 11 at 9:00 AM (MT) on the Festival’s website, or you may contact the Festival office at [email protected] or 208-622-5607. Reserve your seats early, as space is currently limited to 100 people in the Library’s lecture hall. Reservations are accepted in the order they are received; reservations made online are received faster. Once reservations are full, you can join the wait list by contacting the Festival office. Capacity is unlimited for the online broadcast and reservations are not required to watch online. Only in-person attendees will be able to participate in the Q&A session that will take place towards the end of the presentation.

The Festival is committed to bringing programming to the community safely. Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is currently required by the Community Library to attend this event in the John A. and Carole O. Moran Lecture Hall (a physical vaccination card or a photo of your vaccine card are both acceptable). A recent negative test cannot be accepted as a substitute. Masks are required for guests at all times inside the Library. Guests without proof of vaccination will be seated in a location within the Library, outside the lecture hall, where they can watch the online broadcast.

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