A Midsummer’s Night Serenade presented by the Sun Valley Opera

A Midsummer’s Night Serenade
presented by the Sun Valley Opera

Check out this video taken at today’s rehearsal: Valley Opera goes Pop

 

Tickets at www.sunvalleyopera.com

 


American Festival Chorus and Orchestra with Maureen McGovern

American Festival Chorus and Orchestra with Maureen McGovern performs at the Sun Valley Pavilion

Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company

Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company – "Approaching Thought

Performance starts at 7:30 pm

Doors open at 6:30 pm
TICKETS can be purchased on-line at seats.sunvalley.com, through Sun Valley Recreation Center in the Sun
Valley Village, or by calling (208) 622-2135/888-622-2108. Tickets are non-Refundable.

WILL CALL/TICKET OFFICE opens at 5:30 pm the night of the show at the Pavilion. They can also be
printed at the Recreation Offce in the Sun Valley Village in advance prior to June 24th, 2011.
Phone: (208) 622-2135.

SEATING is reserved inside the Pavilion. The last 5 rows are exposed to the weather.
Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company will perform for approximately 1.5 hours with intermission (15 minutes).
For more information on the performer, please see www.robertmoseskin.org

No Food or Beverage allowed except purchased at the no-host bar at either East or West Terraces inside
the Pavilion which will be open before and during the show.  Snacks will be available as well.

No photography or video allowed.

Daycare/babysitting for your children is available as well with arrangements made in advance: please call
(208) 622-2288 for further details

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby performs at the Sun Valley Pavilion

TICKETS can be purchased on-line at seats.sunvalley.com, through Sun Valley Recreation Center in the Sun Valley Village, or by calling (208) 622-2135/888-622-2108.
Tickets are non-Refundable.

HOTEL PACKAGE $300 Includes one night stay for two and 2 tickets (Tier 3) for the performance.  Please call (208) 622-2151 for more information.

WILL CALL/TICKET OFFICE opens at 5:30 pm the night of the show at the Pavilion.
They can also be printed at the Recreation Offce in the Sun Valley Village in advance prior to June 22, 2011.  Phone: (208) 622-2135.

SEATING is reserved inside the Pavilion
- The last 5 rows are exposed to the weather
The Emmy award winner artist Bill Cosby will perform for approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. For more information on the performer, please visit www.billcosby.com

No Food or Beverage allowed except purchased at the no-host bar at either East or West Terraces inside the Pavilion which will be open before and during the show.
Snacks will be available as well.
No photography or video allowed.

Daycare/babysitting for your children is available as well with arrangements made in advance: please call (208) 622-2288 for further details.
For numerous other fun Sun Valley Resort summer activities and planning, please go to www.sunvalley.com

Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas July 2

photo of Alison Krauss & Union Station

Alison Krauss & Union Station

Sun Valley Resort Entertainment is proud to announce that Grammy Award winning band, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas will perform in the Sun Valley Pavilion on Saturday, July 2 at 5:30pm as part of their Paper Airplane Summer Tour 2011.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 13 at the Sun Valley Recreation Center (208) 622-2135 or online at: seats.sunvalley.com

Ticket prices range from $29-$110. Children under age 12 are free on the lawn when accompanied by an adult. Early-bird pricing available for select seats.

Rickie Lee Jones to perform at River Run August 2

Rickie Lee Jones photo

Rickie Lee Jones

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts presents: Rickie Lee Jones at River Run Lodge on Tuesday night, August 2. Tickets are available only through the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. This is an outdoor concert.

Sun Valley Resort is offering a special package that includes concert tickets and a one night stay on August 2. Double occupancy: $249 / Single Occupancy $214
For concert & hotel package info call: 800-786-8259

Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist in 1980, Rickie Lee Jones has spent her career challenging her listeners and the establishment with an absorbing musical vision that defies border and classification. She rocked the culture of singer-song writerdom with her refusal to conform to the staid and careful eloquence of the folk rock generation that came before her. Neither punk nor pop, she wove a thread of her own devising, jazz – the old musical kind, and R&B – the Motown thread that permeates her work.

The Avett Brothers perform in the Sun Valley Pavilion July 13

Avett Brothers photo

The Avett Brothers

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts presents: The Avett Brothers in the Sun Valley Pavilion Wednesday, July 13, 2011.
Tickets available through the Sun Valley Center for the Arts only. Pavilion and lawn seating available.

Sun Valley Resort is offering a special package that includes concert tickets and a one night stay on July 13. Double occupancy: $219 / Single Occupancy $184
For concert & hotel package info call: 800-786-8259

The Avett Brothers (pronounced eh-vitt) is a folk rock band from Concord, North Carolina. The band is made up of two brothers, Scott and Seth Avett, who play the banjo and guitar respectively, and Bob Crawford who plays the stand-up bass, Joe Kwon, cello, and Jacob Edwards, drums. The Avett Brothers combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk, and ragtime to produce a sound described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having the “heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones.”

Signed by legendary producer Rick Rubin (Johnny Cash, Tom Petty and the Dixie Chicks to name a few) in 2008, the Avett Brothers’ 2009 release “I and Love and You” reached #16 on Billboards’ chart of bestselling albums. Known for their rowdy, infectious live performances, the Avett Brothers’ concert coincides with Sun Valley’s hosting of the National Mountain Bike Championships which is July 14-17.

2011 Sun Valley Pavilion Summer Concerts

The Pavilion is one of the most beautiful places in the Wood River Valley to see a concert and the music genres range from full symphony orchestra, to rock n’ roll, to country, to pop, to Opera. There will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Tickets available this spring at the Sun Valley Recreation Center box office (208) 622-2135 or online at seats.sunvalley.com
Concert on sale dates to be announced

The concert schedule is subject to change and concert headliners will be announced later this spring.
June 22 – Bill Cosby
June 24 – Robert Moses’ Kin Dance (Modern Dance)
July 2 – Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
July 3 – American Festival Chorus & Orchestra with Maureen McGovern
July 10 – A Midsummer’s Night Serenade – presented by the Sun Valley Opera
July 13- Avett Brothers – Tickets only available through the Sun Valley Center for the Arts
July 17 – Sun Valley Artists Series Concert – featuring Susan Spelius Dunning
July 24 through August 16 – Sun Valley Summer Symphony Series
August 17 – Danny Thompson Memorial Benefit Concert – featuring Huey Lewis and the News
August 19-22 – Sun Valley Writers’ Conference
August 26 – Trey McIntyre Project (Modern Dance & Ballet)
September 9 – Idaho Governor’s Cup Concert featuring TBA

Sun Valley Music Festival to raise the roof on September 25

Sun Valley Music Festival will raise the roof at the Sun Valley Pavilion September 25
Featuring living legends of gospel music The Blind Boys of Alabama; blues-man Bill Sims Jr.; jazz virtuoso trumpeter Lew Soloff and local jazz favorites The Paul Tillotson Love Trio
Sun Valley Pavilion, Saturday, September 25
Showtime – 5pm / Gates open at 4pm
Tickets are $45 general admission or only $30 per person for groups of 10 or more. On Sale Now at the Sun Valley Recreation Center box office (208) 622-2135 or purchase tickets online at: mySVfun.com

Blind Boys of Alabama

The Blind Boys of Alabama will headline the 2010 Music Festival. They are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The Grammys and The National Endowment for the Arts with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and winners of five Grammy Awards, The Blind Boys have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 60 years and shows no signs of diminishing. Longevity and major awards aside, The Blind Boys have earned praise for their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material by acclaimed songwriters such as Curtis Mayfield, Ben Harper, Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits. Their performances have been experienced by millions on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, the Grammy Awards telecast, 60 Minutes, and on their own holiday PBS Special. The Blind Boys’ live shows are roof- raising musical events that appeal to audiences of all cultures, as evidenced by an international itinerary that has taken them to virtually every continent.

http://www.blindboys.com/

Bill Sims Jr.

Bill Sims Jr.
The Blues has many distinct origins and sounds. Delta Blues, Chicago Blues, West Coast Blues, East Coast Blues, Rhythm and Blues and on and on, each with its own unique flavor. If you ask Bill Sims what type of Blues he plays, his answer is simply, “I play the Blues.
Bill Sims is currently considered one of the best musicians in the New York City Blues scene. Besides regularly performing at the best Blues clues in the city, Bill tours extensively both domestic and internationally. His virtuoso musicianship can be heard in most homes across America in the advertising spots of Coca-Cola, Reebok, Folgers and ESPN. In 1992, Bill released his first CD, Blues Before Sunrise. In 1999 his much-awaited CD Bill Sims was released on Warner Brothers records to coincide with the 10 hour PBS special on Bill.

http://www.billsimsjr.com/index.html

Lew Soloff

Lew Soloff
A consummate fixture on the New York jazz scene, Lew Soloff’s career is filled
with a rich history of renowned sessions and world-class collaborations. From
the time he eased into the east coast world of trend setting musicians in the mid
1960s, Soloff’s creative ventures have resulted in a respected body of work that
places him in a category of true accomplishment and keeps his elegant and
lyrical signatures in constant demand. Whether interpreting a standard or
improvising on an original composition, his phrasing and note choices exemplify
his unique voice. Soloff is known as a virtuoso with tremendous range and
superior technical command, yet he exudes a wisdom for quietness and melody.
Soloff’s expertise includes trumpet, flugelhorn, harmon mute, plunger mute and he is particularly recognized for his work on piccolo trumpet.

http://www.lewsoloff.com/index.html

Paul Tillotson Love Trio

Paul Tillotson Love Trio
Paul Tillotson says "my mission is to play great improvised music, deeply touching the souls of audiences around the world, spreading the joy that is created while creating music that comes from love."

Tillotson’s latest release, Tequila Time, is another CD with his special sense of fun, respect to the past, and reckless abandonment of what "should happen" on a jazz CD. His music has a way of sparking the collective imagination of all who listen. In New York City, Paul searched for his perfect trio. After finding a drummer with a deep groove, who creates an original approach to playing music every time he plays -James Wormworth- the bass seat was all that was left. James recommended long time friend Mike Merritt, from the Conan O’Brien Show, and the three musicians have since developed a musical rapport rarely seen in jazz groups today. Rapports so undeniable that when first time listeners are exposed to the trio, they freeze in their steps, listen, and then smile from ear to ear, hence creating The Love Trio.

http://www.paultillotson.com/

Sir Salman Rushdie lecture at the Sun Valley Pavilion September 10

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The Sun Valley Center for the Arts Presents:
Sir Salman Rushdie
Friday September 10, 2010 at 7pm (rescheduled from original February 11, 2010 date)
Sun Valley Pavilion
$30 / $40 nonmembers
Tickets are ONLY available through the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.

Raised in India and Pakistan and educated in England, Sir Salman Rushdie is one of the most celebrated and controversial authors and critics of our time. His novel The Satanic Verses provoked a fatwa (religious edict) by Ayatollah Khomeini calling for his death, as a result of which he spent nearly a decade “underground,” seldom appearing in public. A leading proponent for free speech, Rushdie was knighted by the British government in 2007.

Tickets are ONLY available through the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.

Lecture Sponsors:
Martine and Dan Drackett, Wodecroft
Foundation & Judith and Richard Smooke