Boise Philharmonic presents ‘Bolero’ Sept. 20-21

doland@idahostatesman.comSeptember 20, 2013 

  • 'Bolero'

    8 p.m. Sept. 20, Swayne Auditorium, Northwest Nazarene University’s Brand Center, 707 Fern St. $19.99-$39.99; and 8 p.m. Sept. 21, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane. $29.99-$69.99. Season tickets are still available at 344-7849 and BoisePhilharmonic.org.

Ravel’s “Bolero” is one of the most recognizable and riveting pieces of classical music — and it’s not just about Bo Derek and the 1979 movie “10.” Its progressive phrases build to a satisfying musical crescendo with an unparalleled intensity.

The evening will explore the work of Maurice Ravel with pianist Spencer Myer, who will play two concerti: the jazz-influenced Piano Concerto in G and Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, commissioned by an Austrian pianist who lost his right arm during World War I.

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