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Idaho State Civic Symphony announces 2016-2017 schedule, season tickets on sale for current season ticket holders, general public on sale June 1

May 2, 2016

POCATELLO – The Idaho State-Civic Symphony has announced its 2016-17 concert schedule and season tickets are currently on sale for current season ticket holders. Season tickets for the general public will go on sale starting June 1.

This season’s schedule will include music from Mozart, Bernstein, Mendelssohn and others. The season will include a mix of Friday and Saturday night concerts in the classical series. The much anticipated Joy to the World concert will be offered on both a Friday and Saturday night, Dec. 9 and 10. The annual Valentine’s Concert will feature Chicago dance group Hubbard Street 2 set to the music of Mozart, Adams and Tchaikovsky. This season will also feature two Youth Orchestra concerts.

“Our conductor, Grant Harville, has created an exceptional collection of symphonies for the season,” said Kate Fornarotto, Symphony president. “The songs are well known, and will appeal to a variety of audiences. This Symphony season is one you don’t want to miss.”

Individuals concert tickets will go on sale August 1. The symphony’s season opener will be held on Sept. 23

Season tickets are available at the ISU Box Office in the Stephens Performing Arts Center (1002 Sam Nixon Drive), at Vickers’ Western Stores (1460 Yellowstone), or they may be ordered online at

Concerts and dates, and season packages listed below.


Classical Series Dates:

Sept. 23 – John Clouser, bassoon, also featuring Tchaikovsky’s “Slavonic March” and “Romeo and Juliet,” Schumann’s “Overture, Scherzo, and Finale” and Mozart’s “Bassoon Concerto"

Nov. 11 - Doug Lowry Tribute, Young Artists Competition Winners, Berstein’s “Symphonic Dances” from “West Side Story” 

Dec. 9 and 10 - Joy to the World: An ISU Christmas

Feb. 10 - Valentine Concert/Dinner Featuring: Hubbard Street 2, Riegger’s “Dance Rhythms,” Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dance op. 72, no. 8”

April 28 - Mendelssohn: Elijah featuring Diana McVey, soprano, Michele Detwiler, alto, Geoffrey Friedley, tenor, Tyler Oliphant, bass, the ISU Concert Choir and Camerata Singers.

Season Add-Ons

Oct. 29 - Halloween Family Concert Saint-Saens “Carnival of the Animals”

March 11 – POPS Concert/Fundraiser featuring Le Vent du Nord

Season Packages:

Complete Season Package includes five Classical Series Concerts plus the POPS Concert

            Prices: Adults - $175, Current ISU Faculty/Staff - $159 and Student (K-12) - $96

Classical Series Season Package includes five Classical Series Concerts Only - NO POPS concert

            Prices: Adults - $155, Current ISU Faculty/Staff - $141 and Student (K-12) - $83

*NEW* Flex Season Package includes any three Classical Series Concerts

            Prices: Adults - $108, Current ISU Faculty/Staff - $98 and Student (K-12) - $57

*NEW* Family Season Package includes one Halloween Family Concert, two Youth Orchestra Family Concerts and one Dress Rehearsal Family Pass

            Prices: Adults - $50 and Current ISU Faculty/Staff - $46