McCall SummerFest brings classical music to the mountain town

Head to cool McCall for SummerFest, a weeklong celebration of classical music in the mountains. Artistic Director and conductor David Itkin returns for a second summer to conduct the 46-member SummerFest orchestra for concerts that range from Tchaikovsky to Broadway. You’ll also find guest performances by violinist Tim Fain, vocalist Kristen Hertzenberg, soprano Samantha Kantak, the SummerFest Brass Quintet and organist Tom Robin Harris.

Sunday, July 17, to Sunday, July 24, at various venues in the McCall area. Individual tickets run $30 to $79. The Saturday, July 23, Children’s Concert is free. Series tickets for Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday concerts are $75 at

McCall SummerFest schedule

▪  “SummerFest Sampler,” Sunday, July 17, McCall Community Congregational Church, 901 1st St., $30.

▪  “Tuesday with Tchaikovsky,” Violin Concerto, Tuesday, July 19, Mountain Life Church, 14180 Highway 55, $30.

▪  “An Evening with the Brass Quintet,” includes dinner at Rupert’s Restaurant, 1101 N. 3rd St., at 5 p.m. and a concert at River Ranch, 101 Headquarters Road, Wednesday, July 20, $79.

▪  “Broadway in McCall,” Thursday, July 21, Mountain Life Church, $30.

▪  Children’s Orchestra Concert, Saturday, Mountain Life Church, July 23, free.

▪  “Greatest Hits,” Saturday, Mountain Life Church, July 23, $30.

▪  “A Summer Cabaret,” Sunday, July 24, Shore Lodge, 501 W. Lake St., $65.