The American Festival Chorus & Orchestra featuring special guest
Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter Peter Cetera to kick-off Fourth of July weekend at Sun Valley Resort
Sun Valley Pavilion. Friday, July 2 at 8pm. Gates open at 7pm
Tickets are $39, $79, $112 & $150 – On Sale Now at the Sun Valley Recreation
Center box office (208) 622-2135 / 888-622-2108 or online at: seats.sunvalley.com
Hotel & Concert ticket packages available- Sun Valley Resort Reservations 800-786-8259.
Celebrate July 4 weekend with outstanding performances of traditional patriotic tunes and some of Peter Cetera’s greatest hits.
The American Festival Chorus & Orchestra
The American Festival Chorus was founded in the summer of 2008. Dr. Craig Jessop was appointed as Artistic Director and Conductor, with Dr. Cory Evans as Associate Director. Jessop is also Professor of Music and Head of the Department of Music at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. These two appointments follow Dr. Jessop’s distinguished tenure as music director of the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The American Festival Chorus has brought together 270 talented singers from a 50-mile radius, including many students from the Music Department at Utah State University and several local high school choral conductors.
The professional American Festival Orchestra is composed of USU music faculty, outstanding musicians in the community and the Northern Utah region and top select senior USU students, Jessop said. Principal strings are the Fry String Quartet, hailed in the New York Times as "a triumph of ensemble playing." The Chorus consists of 260 singers who live within a 50-mile radius of Logan, Utah.
Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Peter Cetera
As the lead singer and bassist of Chicago, Cetera wrote some of the biggest hits of the rock and pop music era including “If You Leave Me Now,” “Baby, What a Big Surprise,” “You’re the Inspiration,” “Stay the Night,” “Feeling Stronger Every Day” and “Hard To Say I’m Sorry.” Of their 17 albums, three went platinum, nearly all of them went gold and their first four appeared on the best-seller list all at one time. At one point “If You Leave Me Now” was the #1 song in both the U.S. and Britain.
After a successful run with the group, mutual musical differences led to a parting of the ways. Cetera then realized a life-long ambition and launched his career as a solo artist. He won immense popularity and critical praise with his debut solo album, Solitude/Solitaire, which has the unmistakable sound and romantic intensity he has been polishing his entire career.
Cetera has just released his fourth album, One Clear Voice, and the first single, “Forever Tonight,” is skyrocketing up the charts. The single features Cetera with Crystal Bernard of NBC’s hit series “Wings.” Other highlights include pairings with country star Ronna Reeves and “The Lucky Ones,” which features the background vocals of his daughter Claire.
Don’t miss The American Festival Chorus & Orchestra with special guest, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Peter Cetera at the Sun Valley Pavilion Friday, July 2 at 8pm. Tickets on sale now at: seats.sunvalley.com