“Stars of Steinway” will bring another season of its classical music series to Boise. Classical percussionist Mona Morrison and her husband Mike Winter founded the series in 2012 to help liven up Boise’s classical music scene. It’s worked.
Several new classical duos and trios have stepped up to perform, plus Morrison and Winter bring in a few visiting artists, such as this year’s performance by Spencer Meyer in November. Meyer performed Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand at the Boise Philharmonic’s opening concert last season.
Each year they produce a bonus concert that happens at larger venues in the community. This year will pull together a host of musicians to play “French Connections,” works by Debussy, Ravel and Bizet in January.
Concerts are pay-what-you-can, with an email reservation in lieu of a ticket.
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Pianist Spencer Meyer will play Scarlatti sonatas, Schumann Fantasia No. 17 and other works at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 and 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at Dunkley Music, 410 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. RSVP for Spencer Meyer
"French Connections” will feature harpist Matthew Tutsky, flutist Jeffrey Barker, violist Lindsay Bohl, pianist Betsi Hodges, cellist Jake Saunders and soprano Jenna Carpenter at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 and 4 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. RSVP for French Connections
Pianist Svetlana Nagachevskaya-Maddox will play works by Bach, Mozart, Liszt and others at 4 p.m. March 1, Dunkley Music, 410 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. RSVP for Svetlanar
Pianists Stephanie L'Heureux, Maria Kultkina-Harmond and Johann Vargas will play sections from Berlioz-Liszt Symphonie Fantastique at 7 p.m. April 11 and 4 p.m. April 12, Dunkley Music, 410 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. RSVP for Berlioz-Liszt
Pianists play a Steinway piano, but this series is not affiliated with the Steinway and Sons piano manufacturer.