IF Symphony Updates Remaining Programs
IF Symphony Updates Remaining Programs
The Idaho Falls Symphony has been operating under strict guidelines during the 2020-21 season to ensure the safety of Symphony musicians, patrons, volunteers, students, and staff. Concerts have moved online, with tickets available to view live, hosted broadcasts of video recordings, streamed directly into households across the country. Thanks to the successful virtual format, Symphony audiences will be treated to even more great music in 2021.
“We are proud to offer online concerts,” remarks Alekzandria Peugh, Executive Director of the Idaho Falls Symphony. “The move online has brought the Symphony to new audiences, and mastering the digital platform has expanded our reach. Changing plans is never easy, but we have an amazing staff and the support of our Board of Directors who recognize that flexibility is incredibly important in this climate of uncertainty.”
Previously announced concert dates have not changed, and past Symphony performances can still be viewed on demand. However some of the upcoming programs have been shuffled, while others have been completely reimagined, all in an effort to keep audiences engaged and Symphony musicians safe. With beautiful music on the way, audiences are invited to purchase digital access at www.ifsymphony.org and enjoy!
On Saturday, February 13th at 7:30pm, the IF Symphony presents Music: The Food of Love, the 17th annual Red Dress Concert sponsored by Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Romantic melodies and classic tunes feature the Principal String Quartet of the Idaho Falls Symphony, concertmaster Emma Rubinstein performing Fritz Kreisler, principal harpist Alicia McQuay performing the heartfelt music of Claude Debussy, and a unique compilation of stay-at-home recordings by Symphony musicians performing Edward Elgar’s Salut d’Amour.
On Saturday, March 13th at 7:30pm, the IF Symphony presents Dialogues: A Piano Recital By Inna Faliks. Returning to the IF Symphony “stage” in this virtual season, guest artist Inna Faliks presents a piano recital from her living room. A Professor of Piano at the University of California Los Angeles, Inna’s intimate recital showcases contrasting musical dialogues between Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel, and cutting edge compositions from a diverse variety of living composers.
On Thursday, April 1st at 7:00pm, the IF Symphony presents An Evening of Chamber Music: April Fools! In a unique pandemic-era format, musicians of the Idaho Falls Symphony will be asked to record performances at home while having fun and being silly. What do you think we will get? Audiences will have to tune in to find out...the program is a complete surprise!
On Saturday, April 24th at 7:30pm, the IF Symphony presents Heavenly Visions. Our season concludes with an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony uses poetry that describes a child-like vision of heaven, but the message of the heartfelt finale follows a complex search for meaning that takes the listener on a vast emotional journey. Music Director Thomas Heuser will conduct a chamber orchestra of 13 musicians plus soprano Diana Livingston-Friedley in a program that also includes an intimate chamber version of Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune.
Visit www.ifsymphony.org for tickets and further information. In addition to reimagined concerts, the Idaho Falls Symphony Youth Orchestra program will also remain online for the remainder of this virtual season, and the annual Symphony Gala will be a virtual event, scheduled for Saturday, March 27th, with more information coming soon to www.ifsymphony.org/gala. Our office remains closed to the public at this time, but our voicemail is promptly answered at (208) 529-1080.