Sun Valley Summer Symphony Free Concert Series – Pops Night Concert. Sunday, August 10th, @ 6:30pm

“Hot off its third Grammy nomination, the Cuban music group Tiempo Libre and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony celebrate Cuba’s musical heritage with this joyous dance-inducing symphonic concert featuring Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodríguez.  Both Tiempo Libre and Rodríguez blend their classical conservatory training with an infectious, jazz-infused take on their Cuban musical heritage.  Get ready for an entirely new take on conga, son, and cha-cha-cha!” For more information please visit http://svsummersymphony.org/content/pops-night-concert

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Free Concert Series – Family Concert. August 9th @ 2pm

“The charming pieces for our Family Concert are inspired by tales both old and new.  Prokofiev draws on the nearly universal Cinderella story, familiar from the fairy tale hundreds of years old, while Stravinsky depicts the magical Firebird of Slavic folk legend.  In Gregory Smith’s amusing finale, it’s the compositional conundrums of the piece itself that provide the dramatic narrative!” For more information please visit http://svsummersymphony.org/content/concert-family

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Free Concert Series – Summer Music Workshops Concerts. Friday, August 8th @ 3:00pm & 6:30pm

Students who have participated in the Summer Music Workshops perform in two separate concerts at 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM. For more information please visit http://svsummersymphony.org/content/summer-music-workshops-concerts

 

 

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Free Concert Series – Ankush Kumar Bahl. August 7th @ 6:30pm

“Brahms could compose scores as solemn and brooding as any of his contemporaries.  We will not hear these on this program.  Instead, we get to hear Brahms at his most joyous in the brightly hued Second Symphony and at his most convivial—and at times even irreverent—with his Academic Festival Overture.” For more information please visit http://svsummersymphony.org/content/concert-august-7th

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Free Concert Series – Jean-Yves Thibaudet. August 6th @ 6:30pm

“We are joined by the leading French concert pianist, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, in this program presenting works by two of the best-loved composers from his country, Ravel and Saint-Saëns.  But our exotic musical exploration will take us well beyond la frontière, as evocative melodies and rhythms whisk us from the Costa del Sol in Mediterranean Spain to the banks of the Nile River.” For more information please visit http://svsummersymphony.org/content/concert-august-6th

 

 

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Free Concert Series – Jeremy Constant. August 4th @ 6:30pm

“We begin our 30th summer season with the works of two Russian masters, themselves born 30 years apart, but inextricably linked by their supreme powers to evoke emotions and moods in their music. Tchaikovsky served as Conservatory examiner for the teenage Rachmaninoff in 1888 and was shocked by his proficiency, reporting presciently “I predict a great future for him.” On this program, we will move from the poignantly tranquil Vocalise to the tempestuous Fourth Symphony of Tchaikovsky, among the most fiery orchestral scores ever composed.” For more information please visit http://svsummersymphony.org/content/august-4-concert

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Free Concert Series – In Focus Series – Made in America, “The Pioneers” – August 1st @ 6:00pm

“Tonight we relax into the clear “American sound” that emerged in American classical music in the early 20th century.  We think of Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber as creating the landscape for the quintessential American sound.  Also on this concert are American composition legends Charles Ives and Elliot Carter.” For more information please visit http://svsummersymphony.org/content/concert-2

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Free Concert Series – In Focus Series – Made in America, “Minimally Speaking” – July 31 @ 6:00pm

“Tonight we take a journey into minimalism as represented through American classical music.  With the three giants of minimalism on this program, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich and John Adams, you are assured to leave this concert with a true appreciation for this compositional technique.  As a special treat, you will be the first to hear our very own Joe Tompkins’ piece “4 Mbiras” which premieres tonight.” For more information please visit http://svsummersymphony.org/content/concert-1

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Free Concert Series – In Focus Series – Made in America, “Time for Three: Lift Off” – July 29 @ 6:00pm

“As classically trained musicians performing Bach and Brahms to their arrangements of Katy Perry, Kanye West and Justin Timberlake, Time for Three has a melting pot style that exemplifies how difficult it is to classify American classical music.  Tonight Time for Three performs with musicians of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony.  Intrigued?  Then, come early for a good seat – these guys fill the Pavilion!” For more information please visit http://svsummersymphony.org/content/concert-0

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Free Concert Series – In Focus Series – Made in America, “Alive and Kicking” – July 28 @ 6:00pm

“Join Music Director Alasdair Neale and Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl as hosts and conductors for this season’s In Focus Series titled, “Made in America.” This series is a two-part survey of American classical music which showcases the melting pot of genres and styles we hear in American composition today. Part One of “Made in America” begins with tonight’s concert.  Part Two continues in 2015.”  For more information please visit http://svsummersymphony.org/content/concert