SummerFest 2015 – July 19 – 26

Save the week of July 19th – 26th for SummerFest 2015!  McCall Music Society is proud to introduce David Itkin as SummerFest’s new Conductor and Artistic Director.  He is the Music Director and Conductor of the Abilene Philharmonic, and Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of North Texas College of Music.

Some of the featured soloists this year that will be returning are:  Tim Fain – violin, Ted Rosenthal – jazz piano, Nicole Greenidge Joseph – soprano,  and Brandon Craswell – trumpet.  New to the festival this year will be:  Kristen Hertzenberg – vocalist, Tom Robin Harris – organ, Pamela DeMarche – jazz vocalist

Tickets and information about SummerFest events are available here SummerFest!

Call 208-315-0905 to book musicians for private events on open nights.

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.

2015 Schedule

January –  Duo Tesoro – Boise Dr. Mark Hansen, Chairman, BSU Department of Music, and Svetlana Maddox, CWI Masterworks for Duo Piano Performing Granados, Albéniz, Rachmaninoff, & others

February –  Enigma de la Sol – Boise Dr. Jennifer Sullivan, violin; accompanied by Irina Albig, piano Russian-French Connections Performing Shostakovich, Franck, Schnittke, & Poulenc

March –  Selkirk Guitar Duo – University of Idaho Dr. James Reid and John Paul Shields, guitar Images of the North Performing Albéniz, Machado, Duarte, Reid, & others

April –  McCall Music Society’s Spring Concert  Featuring the McCall Concert Singers and McCall Chamber Orchestra. Special Dates and Times: Sunday, April 19 @ 3PM and Monday, April 20 @ 7PM

May –  No performance

June –  Robyn Wells, piano – Meridian An Evening at the Piano Performing works by Grieg, Schubert, Schumann, Saint-Säens, Gershwin & others

July –  Salon Trio — Idaho State University, Pocatello Diana Livingston Friedley, soprano; Geoffrey Friedley, tenor; and Mark Neiwirth, piano Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch

August –  Scott/Garrison Duo – University of Idaho Shannon Scott, clarinet; and Leonard Garrison, flute Accompanied by Rajung Yang, piano – University of Idaho A Taste of Paris Performing Debussy, Lovreglio, Widor, & others

September –  City Creek Winds – Idaho State University, Pocatello Molly York, flute; Susan Hughes, oboe; Shandra Helman, clarinet; George Adams, bassoon; and Michael Helman, horn From Budapest to Brazil: Winds of the World Performing Farkas, Medaglia, Taffanel, & others

October –  Opera Idaho – Boise Mostly Mozart: Music from the Operas of Mozart and His Contemporaries Selections to be announced

November –  Les Boise Chamber Wind Players – Boise State University Nicole Molumby, flute; Jeanne Belfy, oboe; Leslie Moreau, clarinet; and Barton Moreau, piano Friendship’s Garland: An Evening of Chamber Music and Friends Performing Arnold, Guastavino, Dunhill, Saint-Säens, & others

December –  No Performance Please 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 date and times.