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Idaho Falls Symphony Begins Search for Executive Director

 

September 18, 2017—Idaho Falls—The Idaho Falls Symphony has announced a search for a new Executive Director. The 68-year old organization seeks a dynamic and visionary individual with exceptional management and fundraising instincts, plus the communication and technical skills to market a symphony orchestra in today’s busy media climate.

Since 1949, the Idaho Falls Symphony has provided quality live orchestral experiences of the world’s great music for the enjoyment, enrichment, and education of audiences and musicians alike. Currently launching its seventh season under the baton of Music Director Dr. Thomas Heuser, the IFS enjoys a loyal following and a stellar reputation as a premier orchestra in the region.

The Idaho Falls Symphony offers a subscription series of six concerts, plus a Family Concert and two evenings of Chamber Music. Venues include the 1,800-seat Civic Auditorium, the Willard Arts Center’s Carr Gallery and historic Colonial Theater, and a beautiful outdoor performance venue at Freeman Park. IFS musicians are drawn from a broad geographical region and all receive per-service compensation. Ambassadors perform chamber music in 27 elementary schools each season, and the Idaho Falls Youth Symphony has an enrollment exceeding 100 members. Extensive outreach efforts include summer chamber music in Driggs, Idaho, a biennial Young Artists Competition, and more.

Details about the full-time Executive Director position are available here -- Click Here to Download Job Description. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining interest and qualifications, plus contact information for at least three professional references.  Electronic submissions are required.  All applications will be treated as confidential, and references will not be called without the candidate’s knowledge and agreement.

Materials must be submitted prior to October 25, 2017; the position will remain open until filled. Email application materials to: Idaho Falls Symphony – Executive Director Search: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SymphonyInThePark

The theme for our new season is “Feel the Connection,” as every concert builds bridges in the community through the power of orchestral music. Listeners and musicians share thrilling experiences in the concert hall, and nothing can replace the bonds that link us after each concert.


Throughout the summer, the Symphony will promote season ticket sales and perform small outdoor concerts in Driggs, Idaho, on a free concert series presented by Downtown Driggs Community Association. The busy summertime will culminate in the free “Symphony in the Park” concert on Saturday, September 9th, at 5:30pm in Idaho Falls’ Freeman Park. Featured on the program will be Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream, accompanied by Paul Menser reading the words of Shakespeare, plus family friendly music for the whole community. Arrive early for Prelude performances by student musicians, and stay afterwards for delicious cookies -- our treat!
 

PROGRAM: 

Idaho Falls Symphony
Thomas Heuser, conductor
Paul Menser & Tasha Bere, actors
Saturday, September 9th, 5:30pm, Russ Freeman Park Band Shelter


In Autumn Edvard Grieg
Bacchanal from The Seasons: Autumn Alexander Glasunov
Selections from A Midsummer Night's Dream Felix Mendelssohn
Scherzo, Intermezzo, Nocturne, Wedding March, Dance of the Clowns
Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa



Thank you to our generous concert sponsors: Fluor, Teton Toyota & Teton Volkswagon, Idaho Central Credit Union, Mr. Richard Raaz, Idaho National Laboratory. BATON SPONSOR: The Hartwell Corporation

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The theme for our new season is “Feel the Connection,” as every concert builds bridges in the community through the power of orchestral music. Listeners and musicians share thrilling experiences in the concert hall, and nothing can replace the bonds that link us after each concert. 

 

Our Season Finale will be a concert like never before: “Double Orchestra: Bolero!” brings together the Idaho Falls Symphony and the Idaho State Civic Symphony on the same concert. We will combine forces into an oversized, double orchestra, with players from both orchestras sitting together and playing great music as a single entity. The concert will be presented in Pocatello on Friday night and in Idaho Falls on Saturday night, with a program of great masterworks that includes Ravel’s Bolero and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture!

 

THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS CONCERT SPONSORS: Miles Willard Technologies, Keith & Edwin Skilling, Steve & Jackie Larsen. BATON SPONSOR: Premiere Eye Care, Dr. Matt Traynor

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The theme for our new season is “Feel the Connection,” as every concert builds bridges in the community through the power of orchestral music. Listeners and musicians share thrilling experiences in the concert hall, and nothing can replace the bonds that link us after each concert.


March brings us to Hollywood and the silver screen! From Star Wars to Superman and Jurassic Park, John Williams wrote the music for many of the all-time greatest Blockbuster hits. Experience a “John Williams Spectacular” like none other, dedicated to the movie music of John Williams and his magnificent symphonic sounds. All ages welcome! (Our Family Concert: Movie Music! offers an abbreviated version of this program for families with younger children. Click here to learn more!) 

 

PROGRAM: 

Idaho Falls Symphony
Thomas Heuser, conductor
Friday, March 9th, 2018, 7:30pm, Civic Auditorium
 

Music by John Williams (b. 1932)

Superman: March (1978)
The Cowboys: Overture (1972)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Harry Potter: Symphonic Suite (2001)
Raider’s of the Lost Ark: March (1981)

INTERMISSION

ET: His Adventure on Earth (1982)
Far and Away: Suite (1992)
Shindler’s List: Selections (1993)
Star Wars: Suite (1977) 


THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS CONCERT SPONSORS: Fluor, Idaho; Citizens Community Bank; Melaleuca, Inc.; John & Betty Johnson; Dan & Aricka Beck. BATON SPONSOR: Anne Voilliqué & Louise Nelson

LatinNights

The theme for our new season is “Feel the Connection,” as every concert builds bridges in the community through the power of orchestral music. Listeners and musicians share thrilling experiences in the concert hall, and nothing can replace the bonds that link us after each concert.

 

Ana11Things get fired up with this year's EIRMC Red Dress Concert: “Latin Nights!" We are excited to present a sizzling evening of flashy showpieces by Spanish and Latin American composers, with exotic dances like the zarzuela, huapango, seguidilla and more! The program features three virtuosic dances from The Three Cornered Hat ballet by Manuel de Falla, plus Joaquín Rodrigo’s sensual Concierto de Aranjuez for Solo Guitar and Orchestra with award-winning guitarist Ana Vidovic

 

Click here to see and hear a preview of Ana Vidovic! 

 

RED DRESS PROGRAM: 

Idaho Falls Symphony
Thomas Heuser, conductor
Ana Vidovic, guitar soloist
Saturday, February 10th, 2018, 7:30pm, Civic Auditorium
 

 

Huapango José Pablo Moncayo
Concierto de Aranjuez Joaquín Rodrigo
La Boda de Luis Alonso Gerónimo Giménez
Intermezzo from Goyescas Enrique Granados
Suite No. 2 from The Three Cornered Hat Manuel de Falla

 


THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS CONCERT SPONSORS:

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Bank of Idaho, Medical Imaging Associates, AmeriTitle, Broadway Ford, Wally & Anna Gruel.

BATON SPONSOR: Park & Sharon Price 

Nutcracker

The theme for our new season is “Feel the Connection,” as every concert builds bridges in the community through the power of orchestral music. Listeners and musicians share thrilling experiences in the concert hall, and nothing can replace the bonds that link us after each concert. 

Just in time for the holidays, Tchaikovsky's beloved Nutcracker Ballet returns on Thursday, November 30th, at 7:30pm with the dazzling Eugene Ballet. Live music by the Idaho Falls Symphony brings the magical story to life—for one night only—with sets and costumes by former Disney designers plus expert choreography and professional dancers. The Idaho Falls School of Ballet has organized local dancers to perform student roles in the production, offering a unique side-by-side opportunity with the Eugene Ballet, and the Hillcrest Varsity Chorale will join the Symphony for the iconic Waltz of the Snowflakes. A morning school will be performed by the Symphony and Eugene Ballet for 1,900 local elementary school students.

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The Idaho Falls Symphony welcomes student dancers to audition for The Nutcracker Ballet with the Eugene Ballet Company. Students who are selected from the September 8th auditions will perform alongside the professional dancers of the Eugene Ballet in two performances with the Idaho Falls Symphony on Thursday, November 30th, 2017. Complete audition details and the mandatory rehearsal schedule are included in the attached document. We hope to see you at the auditions!

THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS CONCERT SPONSORS: Bank of Commerce, Wheeler Electric, Wholesome Health. BATON SPONSOR: Spinnaker Financial Advisors, LLC, Joe & Nola Call

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Idaho Falls, ID 83402
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We are proud and honored to have been part of the Idaho Falls community since 1949. Our mission to perform the world’s great music continues thanks to our dedicated team of musicians, our generous sponsors, and the tireless volunteers that make up the Symphony family. 

In consideration of our patrons and artists, children must be age six to attend performances of the Idaho Falls Symphony.

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