Classical music…flying fingers up and down the piano keyboard…great composers…the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra…
It’s always a special time when extraordinary events happen in your hometown between bucket list adventures. It is easy to forget that some of the best memories and experiences are available in your own back yard. The Boise Philharmonic produces many genres of music, but one of the most popular is of course the classical series. We were fortunate to be able to attend their performance last week an Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, a short thirty minute drive from our home, at the fabulous Brandt Auditorium.
In the span of two hours, we were treated to magnificent performances of Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven. The show title was Viennese Masters featuring three works from the three master composers. The perfomance opened with the Overture to The Magic Flute (Wolgang Amadeus Mozart), followed by Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major (Franz Schubert). After a short intermission, the finale was “Emperor” Concerto for Piano No. 5 in E-flat major (Ludwig van Beethoven) and featured guest pianist Natasha Paremski. Ms. Paremski, originally from Moscow, Russia, trained in both San Francisco and New York, played with virtuosity and smooth scales and trills bringing the music to life in the auditorium. What a treat to have such a talented pianist perform with our local talented musicians creating an amazing sensory experience for eyes and ears!
It’s a joy to be home and participate in local events and realize how much culture our home city and state have to offer. Traveling the world is a gift that I get to share with my readers! Staying at home is also a gift worth sharing. Look around your neighborhood and try to do something unique and interesting once a week. Support the arts, go to the park, or just walk around the block and say hi to your neighbors.
Music gives a soul to the Universe
Wings to the Mind
Flight to the Imagination
& Life to Everything