Boise Philharmonic Showcase

Wednesdays at 2:00 pm, Sundays at Noon, Mondays at 9:00 am
  • Hosted by Jamey Lamar

Incorporated in 1960, the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra is the successor to the Boise Civic Symphony and a long line of predecessor organizations going back to the Boise Philharmonic Society of the 1880s. As Idaho’s largest and oldest performing arts organization, the Boise Philharmonic performs for over 50,000 people annually in concerts at the Morrison Center, the Brandt Center in Nampa, The Egyptian, in schools across the valley and in smaller recital halls and venues.

The 77-member professional orchestra performs 14 Masterworks concerts, three Pops concerts, a four-concert Chamber series and various stand-alone performances each season. Repertoire is selected from masters like Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Brahms and Mozart, as well as modern composers like John Williams and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Phil has also commissioned new works by Idaho composers Jim Cockey and David Alan Earnest. The players in the Boise Philharmonic hail from the best music schools in the country, including the Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, San Francisco Conservatory and many others.

The mission of the Boise Philharmonic Association is to musically enrich, entertain and educate the people of our region through performance of symphonic music of the highest quality.

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Why Ravel Did Not Revel in Bolero

Dec 4, 2019

YouTube: a performance of Bolero from Michael Tilson Thomas

If you're a fan of classical music, you've probably heard the famous piece, The Bolero by Maurice Ravel. Producer of the weekly Boise Philharmonic Showcase, Jamey Lamar, shares some musical backstory with Boise State Publc Radio: