News That Will Bring Music To Your Ears
(And into your living room!)
Our own Maestro Alasdair Neale is now in Sun Valley wrapping up preparations for his twenty-sixth year season as Music Director of the Sun Valley Music Festival. The 14-concert series broadcasts online at 5:30 PDT at svmusicfestival.org. Mark your calendars for this extraordinary experience!

Highlights including a series of Beethoven masterpieces celebrating the composer’s 250th birthday, with celebrated masterworks for solo, chamber ensemble, and orchestra performed in new and exciting ways, including the iconic Fifth Symphony — also on the docket are music from Bernstein’s West Side Story and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Here’s a preview of the opening concert on Monday, July 27 at 5:30 pm (Pacific Time Zone):
Music Director Alasdair Neale opens the season with a surprise twist. Assistant Concertmaster Juliana Athayde and guest artist Orion Weiss follow with Massenet’s famous Meditation, from his opera Thaïs. Once a humble tune to cover a scene change, it has become one of classical music’s most captivating episodes. Also on the menu, noted gourmet and virtuoso William VerMeulen leads a quartet of horn players in excerpts from Bizet’s endlessly tuneful Carmen. And finally, the orchestra will raise the roof with the triumphant finale of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

Visit svmusicfestival.org for program details and times.
Note: Sun Valley is in the Mountain Time Zone, one hour ahead of our Pacific Time Zone