Second Sunday Sounds at Six

McCall’s Free Community Recital Series

As the name reflects, this is a series of free monthly concerts held on the Second Sunday of each month at 6PM at the Congregational Church, located at 901 N. 1st St. in McCall Idaho. These performances are funded by the McCall Community Congregational Church (UCC), McCall Music Society, Idaho Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as donations from private patrons.

Beginning in 2016, a new series feature, “Educational Extras”, will provide patrons an opportunity to connect personally with the visiting artists.  Look for details with each upcoming concert.  

January –  Boise Cello Collective: Dr. Brian Hodges, Samuel Smith, Stephen Mathie, and BCC founder, Jake Saunders. “Unexpected and Favorite Works for Cello Quartet”, feature works by Piazzolla, Lennon, Lauridsen, and Gershwin, as well as several pieces by Idaho composers, including a collaborative piece by Eric Sandmeyer, Seth Graham, and McCall’s own Jim Cockey.

The “Educational Extras” for this concert, where you can connect personally with the artists, are as follows:

Pre-Concert Q & A, 5:00 – 5:40 pm.  Performers will discuss their instrument, pieces on the program, and composers–especially the Idaho composers they collaborate with on a regular basis.
Group class open to students and observers, 2:30 – 3:15 pm.  If interested please  email Tyler Vance, director of the series, at
Private lessons.  Take a private lesson with the artist of your choice.  If interested please  email Tyler Vance, director of the series, at

February  Trebelle – Boise, ID – Jennifer Dunn, violin; Heidi Nagel, cello; & Robyn Wells, piano – La Belle Époque: French Music for Valentine’s Day Performing Debussy & Chausson

MarchThe Meistersingers – Boise State University, BSU’s premier choral ensemble, directed by Dr. Michael Porter
Selections to be announced.

April & MayNo performances

JuneSouth Hill Guitars– University of Idaho‘s James Reid, guitar and John Paul Shields, guitar. From the Beatles to Bolivia – Performing Machado, Zenamon, Lennon, & others

July –  Classical Revolution: Boise – Geoffrey Hill, violin; Lindsay Bohl, viola; Brian Hodges, cello; Lindsay Edwards, english horn; Holly Kassel, clarinet; Philip Kassel, french horn; Michael Maier, trombone; & Betsi Hodges, piano
Performing Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, & others

August –  Spooner-Baggio Piano Duo – University of Kansas; Conservatorio di Milano – Steven Spooner and Massimiliano Baggio, pianoSelections to be announced.

September –  Cain Asbury Duo – Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX – Dr. Bruce Cain, baritone & Dr. David Asbury, guitar.  Concierto de Canciones: Performing Marín, García Lorca, Luzuriaga, Vega, & others

October –  Opera Idaho – Boise – Selections to be announced

 November –  Love-Reese Piano Duo – Boise.  Tawna Love and Nancy Reese, piano; Czech It Out!  Bohemian Music for Piano, Four Hands Performing Dvorák, Smetana, & Lizst

 DecemberPlease plan to enjoy the McCall Music Society’s Christmas Traditions: A Community Carol-along with the McCall Concert Singers and Chamber Orchestra. Selections highlighting Christmas musical traditions. Check back for dates and details.

SummerFest 2016!

It Only FEELS Like July is Far Away!

SummerFest 2016 Classical & Pops Music Festival July 17 – 24 2016
David Itkin, Artistic Director & Conductor
Sunday, July 17:  SummerFest Sampler
Enjoy music from some of the SummerFest artists before
the orchestra comes to town!
Tuesday, July 19:  Classical Orchestra Concert
Featuring the virtuosity of Tim Fain on violin.
Thursday, July 21: Pops Orchestra Concert
Kristen Hertzenberg returns to the SummerFest stage for an evening of Pops and Broadway with the Orchestra.
Saturday, July 23:  Free Family Orchestra Concert
Morning presentation.
Saturday, July 23: Greatest Hits Orchestra Concert
Evening event starring Scott Thornburg on Trumpet and
Samantha Kantak, Soprano.
Sunday, July 24: SummerFest Cabaret
Kristen Hertzenberg, David Itkin and the Cabaret musicians present what promises to be another evening to remember!
Concert sponsorships and musicians available for private events.
Call 208-315-0905. Check
for updates as they become available.

Generous funding provided by
Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation,
Kent W. & Beverly L. Hellman, McCall Farmers’ Market, NEA and:

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