Boise Philharmonic extends its new subscriber discount for 2014-15

Boise Philharmonic wrapped up a stellar season on May 17, and announced it would extend its discounted rate for new subscribers through May 30. Music Director Robert Franz and the orchestra perform eight concerts at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa on Fridays and the Morrison Center in Boise on Saturdays. Saturday tickets run $98-$398; Friday run $91-$182. (Regular prices will be $118-$428 for Boise; $105-$224 in Nampa.) Single tickets go on sale in the fall. You can purchase tickets by calling 344-7849 or online at

The season

Opening Night on Sept. 26-27 will feature pianist Anne-Marie McDermott and works by Bach, Beethoven and Schumann.

The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires on Oct. 17-18 will bring guest conductor Alexander Mickelthwate and violinist Karen Gomyo to Boise. The program includes Haydn, Piazzolla and Sibelius.

Timpani Sings on Nov. 7-8 will feature Boise Phil principal timpanist Bill Shaltis on a program that includes Strauss, Peck and Tchaikovsky.

Celebrate the holiday with “Holiday Pops” on Dec. 12-13 with the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale and NNU Chorus.

"Playful Romance" on Jan. 23-24 will feature cellist Brooks Whitehouse and bassist Paul Sharpe. The program includes Rossini, Dillon and Beethoven.

Love gets serious with “The Heartbeat of Romance" on February 20-21 with pianist Martina Filjak and works by Rachmaninov and Bruckner.

More “Love’s Song and Dance” will come your way March 13-14 with James Houlik on saxophone and a program of Copland, Ewazen and Brahms.

Then it’s the ultimate tragic romance on April 18 with “Berlioz’s “Romeo & Juliet” performed with the Master Chorale, College of Idaho and Boise State University choruses.

Season extras will include The Messiah at the Morrison Center, the Chamber Concerts Series (formerly Casual Classics) held at area churches and Silent Films at the Egyptian Theatre.