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Please join Maestro James Ogle and the Meridian Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate our 26th season! The Meridian Symphony is a dynamic 70-member ensemble, performing the best of classical and pops music in a family-friendly setting.


panorama1_17webOctober 24, 2015: Opening Night

Presented by The Village in Meridian

Opening night with the Meridian Symphony features our principal clarinetist Bryn Huntington and the von Weber “Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra,” along with the Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture” and “An American Elegy” by Ticheli, composed in memory of those who lost their lives at Columbine High School in 1999. And you won’t want to miss the passion of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol” to conclude a great evening of music.

Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise ID


shutterstock_61757686ElvesDecember 5, 2015: Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Presented by Meridian Arts Foundation and Bank of the Cascades

The holidays are indeed a wonderful time – and music is a big part of what makes them so special. Take a break from the hustle and bustle and join us for a delightful evening of holiday classics. The Symphony will be joined by the Boise State University Choirs.

Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise ID


January 30, 2016: 10th Annual Young Artist Competition

Presented by Dunkley Music, Idaho Power, Morrison Center Endowment Foundation

The opportunity for a young musician to appear in concert as a soloist with a symphony orchestra is both extremely valuable and quite rare. The Meridian Symphony is proud to sponsor an annual Young Artists Competition, open to students through grade 12 from Southwest Idaho. Click here for more information.

Dunkley Music, 3410 North Eagle Road, Meridian ID


shutterstock_255617431wolfcropwebMarch 5, 2016: Peter and the Wolf

Presented by Dorsey Music

The Symphony, with narrator Mark Johnson, performs the timeless classic “Peter and the Wolf” by Prokofiev – featuring a duck (oboe), a cat (clarinet), a wolf (French horns), Peter (strings) and other beloved characters. The Symphony’s timpanist, Matthew Crane, is the soloist for Ney Rosauro’s “Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra. Star Wars “The Empire Strikes Back” by John Williams rounds out the program. The Dorsey Music Instrument Petting Zoo opens at 6:30pm for children of all ages.

Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise ID


shutterstock leaping girl webApril 30, 2016: Rising Stars

Presented by Dunkley Music, Idaho Power, Morrison Center Endowment Foundation

We celebrate the 10th anniversary of our annual Young Artists Competition with a special one-time performance in the acoustically superb Morrison Center. A favorite each year with our audience, the concert features outstanding young musicians from southwestern Idaho playing selections that both inspire and entertain. And just in case you are looking for some additional excitement, we will also perform Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” (More about the  overture’s “cannons” later) plus several other selections.

Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 W. Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise ID


Keliner 2014 2June 11, 2016 Concert in the Park

Presented by City of Meridian

The family friendly free concert, part of the City of Meridian’s annual Gene Kleiner Day, will feature some of the orchestra’s “greatest hits.” Bring a picnic, a blanket or a chair and enjoy!

Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park amphitheater, 1900 N. Records Avenue, Meridian, ID