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.Read More
Timothy Fain will join the Idaho Falls Symphony on Saturday, November 10th at 7:30pm in the Colonial Theater for a program called “The Art of the Violin.” The orchestra will perform the Third Symphony by Johannes Brahms, and then the star soloist will perform a Fantasy for Violin by Oregon-based composer Kenji Bunch alongside the romantic Violin Concerto in E Minor by Felix Mendelssohn. The concert is generously sponsored by John & Betty Johnson and Dan & Aricka Beck.Read More
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.Read More
As has become an October tradition, the Idaho Falls Symphony partners with Mountain View Hospital to present a concert celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Saturday, October 13th at 7:30pm, the Symphony’s subscription season officially begins with a program called “The Influence of Jazz.” Familiar music by Duke Ellington and Scott Joplin will be explored alongside more adventurous works by Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky, Kurt Weill, and Aaron Copland.Read More
Every other year, the Idaho Falls Symphony presents the Young Artists Competition, a concerto competition in two divisions. The junior division is for students up to eighteen years old (at the time of applying) and the senior division is for college students. Earlier this year, approximately thirty aspiring young musicians submitted video recordings of themselves performing solo works to be reviewed by a panel of judges on behalf of the Idaho Falls Symphony.
To read about the 2018 finalists: 2018 YAC FinalistsRead More
The Idaho Falls Symphony proudly presents its annual “Symphony in the Park” on September 8, 2018, at 5:30 pm in Freeman Park. One of the Symphony’s most popular events, audiences will enjoy many time-honored traditions, including guest performers, an award ceremony to recognize outstanding volunteers, goodies after the show, and fabulous performing by local musicians under the direction of Thomas Heuser. Two students will be joining the Symphony—one as a guest conductor and the other as a guest percussionist—thanks to generous contributions from Idaho Falls Symphony supporters.Read More