Posted by Dana Oland on September 27, 2015
The Boise Philharmonic celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale on the season’s opening night at the Morrison Center. Music director Robert Franz programmed a night heavy in opera choruses for the occasion, an interesting choice for a group that specializes in symphonic works that are a slightly different breed.
The choruses — unlike arias — removed from their operas don’t always stand on their own. However, this was a great way to stretch the expectation of the chorale, and hear music from operas that are unlikely to be performed by Opera Idaho because of their size.
The program opened with “Gloria all’egitto” the triumphant march from the second act of “Aida.” This is a wonderful matchup between the two groups, both turning in powerhouse moments of Verdi’s majestic strains. And it’s a piece familiar enough to work.
Posted by Dana Oland on September 24, 2015
Take a bicycle tour of the area’s live-work spaces and meet the artists.
Posted by Dana Oland on September 22, 2015
Here are two opportunities for Treasure Valley Theater artists, one close to home, one national.
Posted by Dana Oland on September 15, 2015
Here are some fun facts, and Idaho connections to the production.
Posted on September 9, 2015
Celebrate the city’s artists, historians, cultural organizations, art supporters and educators.
Posted by Dana Oland on September 9, 2015
Axtell was a NEA National Heritage Fellow, the highest honor for folk and traditional artists in the country.
Posted by Dana Oland on September 6, 2015
A chilly night didn’t put a damper on the warmth of the show.