Each year the Idaho Falls Youth Symphony holds a concerto competition for its members; winners of the competition perform one movement of a solo work for their instrument with accompaniment from Youth Symphony on their Spring Concert. The 2018-2019 winners are Isaac Lee, a senior from Rigby High School, who will perform the Adagio from the Grieg Piano Concerto, and Claire Yoo, an eighth-grader from Taylorview Junior High School, who will perform Saint-Saëns’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. Isaac studies piano with Lisa Hardyman, and Claire is a private student of IFS concertmaster Emma Rubinstein. The Idaho Falls Youth Symphony will present two concerts this year: Dances from Around the World on December 6th, and a spring program that will feature Isaac and Claire’s pieces on May 1, 2019. Both performances are free and open to the public and will take place at the Idaho Falls Civic Center for the Performing Arts.
On Saturday, September 29th, eleven finalists in the Idaho Falls Symphony’s Young Artists Competition performed at the Colonial Theater. Violinist Jennifer Ross from the Grand Teton Music Festival and pianist Mark Neiwirth from Idaho State University joined IF Symphony music director Thomas Heuser to judge their performances and select one winner from each division.
Featuring the winners of our 2018-19 Young Artists Competition! Purchase tickets here! Sponsored by: Arthur & Annelies Kull, Miles Willard Technologies, Premier Eye Care, and baton sponsor Sandcreek Echo!
Make sure to join us on Friday in Pocatello and at our home at the Civic on Saturday night for Bolero and the 1812… https://t.co/lp479g8cIE
The IFS holds Symphony Socials after most of our concerts for supports at the Benefactor level and up. After The Art of the Violin, these supporters were able to mingle with violin soloist Tim Fain, IFS musicians, and the IFS board of directors at @mackenzieriveridahofalls. Interested in getting on this list? Contact the IFS office!
Before every concert our Music Director Thomas Heuser presents a pre-concert lecture to discuss the repertoire and composers being performed that night. For The Art of the Violin, Timothy Fain joined Thomas to talk about his experiences recording for various blockbuster movies like Moonlight and Black Swan.
Putting the finishing touches on Mendelssohn, Bunch, and Brahms with the fabulous @timfain for tonight's The Art of the Violin! Tickets are still available at ifsymphony.org
#tbt to last week's Evening of Chamber Music: Sumptuous Strings! Music of Mozart, Boatwright, and Brahms, as well as dessert from @citybagelsidaho!
Performing excerpts from the Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill as a part of the Mountain View Hospital Breast Cancer Awareness Concert: The Influence of Jazz!
Our first rehearsal for The Influence of Jazz is underway! Matthew Westgate joins Thomas for conducting duties; here you see the intimately orchestrated Shostakovich Jazz Suite No. 1. Don't have tickets yet? Get them at ifsymphony.org!