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 – T R Harris and Friends
Nick Davis, Baritone
Tanya Hansen and Tom Harris-Four Hands on the Piano
Katie Morrell and Chris Noga-Duet
Paul Akin from Boise Catherdrel of the Rockies-Solo, Let There Be Peace On Earth
February – Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Stern Music Director
The Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra was formed in 2003, with the goal of bringing the best of the baroque and classical repertoire to the Treasure Valley. The musicians are professionals in the area, many of whom perform with the Boise Philharmonic, the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale and Opera Idaho. The Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra is developing new audiences and providing musicians with the opportunity to significantly expand their repertoire. (Funding for this performance was provided by a grant from Kent & Bev Hellman).
March – The Boise Chordsmen
This men’s chorus loves to sing a cappella in the barbershop style! The Boise Chordsmen is a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society and is located in the beautiful Treasure Valley of southern Idaho. Led by Director Rich Lapp, they have members who reside all over the valley.
Barbershop harmony is a style of unaccompanied singing with three voices harmonizing to the melody. The lead usually sings the melody, with the tenor harmonizing above the lead. The bass sings the lowest harmonizing notes and the baritone provides in-between notes, either above or below the lead to make chords that give barbershop its distinctive, “full” sound.
The Boise Chordsmen are members of the Barbershop Harmony Society and are Division V champions in the Evergreen District. They are dedicated to the promotion and development of Barbershop singing by entertaining people of all ages throughout the community.
April & May – No performances
June – Greatest Hits for Flute and Piano – Ann Marie Yasinitsky and Karen Hsiao Savage
Ann Marie Yasinitsky,originally from the San Francisco bay area, is Professor Emerita of Flute at Washington State University where she taught and performed for twenty five years. In addition to teaching flute she also taught classes in music theory and history, served as Coordinator of Woodwinds and performed with the Solstice Wind Quintet, a resident faculty ensemble at WSU since 1978. Ms. Yasinitsky has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including a “Special Commendation” award in the Vienna Modern Masters Performers International Recording Competition and a Solo Recitalist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
She can be heard on recordings released by The Musical Heritage Society, Vienna Modern Masters, Soul Note, Revelation Records and has released a solo CD, Intuition, on the YAZZ Recordings label. Ms. Yasinitsky is Principal Flutist with the Washington Idaho Symphony and the McCall Summerfest Orchestra. She frequently performs for touring New York Broadway shows in Spokane at the INB (Opera House). She has also performed with the Spokane Symphony, Boise Philharmonic, Gunther Schuller’s New England Ragtime Ensemble and several California orchestras including the San Jose Symphony, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, San Francisco Midsummer Mozart Orchestra and the Oakland Opera Orchestra.
Karen Hsiao Savage praised as a “tour de force” (Santa Barbara News-Press), for the “breathtaking beauty and pure lyricism” of her playing (Le Soleil, Vancouver), and for her “fearless performance” (The Straits Times, Singapore) Ms Savage is Associate Professor of solo and collaborative piano at Washington State University. She completed a doctoral and two master’s degrees at Juilliard as a Starr Doctoral Fellow on full scholarship. She has performed as collaborative pianist with the Perlman Music Program in Shanghai and New York, and in such venues as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Merkin Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s “Inside Chamber Music,” and recently as a soloist and chamber musician with the Spokane Quartet. As the piano duo 88SQUARED with husband Jeffrey Savage, she won the Ellis Duo Piano Competition, the Abild Prize in American Music, Artists International Competition, and second prize and a special mention award at Concours Grieg International Piano Competition in Oslo. The duo recently recorded Lowell Liebermann’s complete two-piano works at the invitation of the composer, and gave critically acclaimed international premieres of his Sonata for Two Pianos. Ms Savage’s students have been recognized at state and regional competitions and have been offered competitive scholarships and graduate assistantships at major programs across the country. She is in high demand as a presenter, adjudicator, and guest teacher
July 16-22 – SummerFest 2017
In lieu of the Second Sunday Sounds @Six July concert, the McCall Music Society presents its annual SummerFest Classical & Pops Music Festival. Opening night will be held at The Community Congregational Church on July 16th.
August – To Be Announced
September – To Be Announced
October – To Be Announced
November – To Be Announced
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 at the Community Congregational Church. Selections highlighting Christmas musical traditions. Check for dates and details.