Boise Music Week marks 95 years

doland@idahostatesman.comMay 3, 2013 

Boise Music Week features an array of events.


  • Ticket alert "South Pacific" requires a free ticket that ran in the April 17 Idaho Statesman. Seats not claimed by ticket holders by 7:15 p.m. will be available for anyone.

Boise Music Week will fill the city's theaters, halls and parks with song, dance and more for the 95th consecutive year - and it's all free.

• The School Night Concert will fill Taco Bell Arena with school and community choirs, bands and orchestras at 7:30 p.m. May 3.

• Hear "Music in the Park" from noon to 4 p.m. at the Gene Harris Bandshell in Julia Davis Park on May 4. You'll hear everything from tubas to fiddles and classical to jazz throughout the day.

• Church Night brings Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale to perform music by Rachmaninoff at 7:30 p.m. May 5 at Cathedral of the Rockies, 11th and Hayes streets.

• Catch the organ recitals at 12:15 p.m. May 6 and 9 at St. Michael's Cathedral, 518 N. 8th St.

• International Dance Night, 7 p.m. May 7 at Timberline High School, 701 E. Boise Ave., highlights the diversity of Boise's arts community with performances by Oinkari Basque Dancers, Idaho Regional Ballet, Killarney Irish Dancers, Hispanic Folkloric Dancers of Idaho and others.

• The highlight of the event is a full-scale musical produced on the Morrison Center stage. This year it's Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" at 7:30 p.m. May 8-10 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 11. Based on James Michener's "Tales of the South Pacific," it explores the subjects of love, loyalty, racism and war. Free with ticket.

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