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Idaho State-Civic Symphony to perform season finale April 26 featuring music that celebrates Idaho

April 4, 2019 GMT

POCATELLO — The Idaho State-Civic Symphony will conclude its 2018-19 season with a program celebrating the great state of Idaho and the rich beauty of the natural landscapes around us at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the Jensen Concert Hall of the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello. Tickets are $13 to $40 and are available online at www.thesymphony.us or by calling the ISU Box Office at 208-282-3595.

The orchestra will be featuring Antonin Dvořák’s beloved “New World Symphony,” based on the composer’s first experiences with American music, and the spectacular and vast landscapes that can only be found in this part of the world. It is considered to be “a hymn and an anthem to how great America can be.” Also on the program is Armenian-American composer Alan Hovhannes’s, Mysterious Mountain, a three-movement composition that encapsulates the mystical and ethereal sensations experienced in response to the beauty of our natural surroundings.

The concert also includes two pieces by Pocatello-based composers: “A Silent City of Rocks” by symphony principal timpani and chair of the Idaho State University Music Department, Thom Hasenpflug, that pays homage to the City of Rocks National Reserve and Castle Rocks State Park; and the world premiere of “A Brass Fanfare” by associate dean for the College of Arts and Letters, Dr. Randy Earles.

Featured in the lobby will be photographs of the City of Rocks National Reserve and Castle Rocks State Park.

For an additional $10 cover, the public can meet members of the orchestra and guest artists at a post-concert reception in the rotunda of the Stephens Performing Arts Center, where they can nosh on light hors d’oeuvres and toast a beautiful night of music-making. For more information, contact the symphony offices at 208-234-1587 or symphony@isu.edu.