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 – In January, Second Sunday Sounds @ Six, McCall’s free monthly recital series, will welcome four members of the Boise Cello Collective: Dr. Brian Hodges, Samuel Smith, Stephen Mathie, and BCC founder, Jake Saunders. Their program, titled “Unexpected and Favorite Works for Cello Quartet”, will 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 concert will be Sunday, January 10th @ 6:00 pm at the McCall Community Congregational Church (UCC) located at 901 1st Street, McCall, and is free to the public, though donations are encouraged.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private lessons. Take a private lesson with the artist of your choice. If interested please email Tyler Vance, director of the series, at email@example.com.
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
March – The Meistersingers – Boise State University, BSU’s premier choral ensemble, directed by Dr. Michael Porter. Selections to be announced.
April & May – No performances
June – South Hill Guitars– University of Idaho 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, piano. Selections 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
December – 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 dates and details.