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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.

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October 24, 2015 Opening Night
December 5, 2015 Most Wonderful Time of the Year
March 5, 2016 Peter and the Wolf
April 30, 2016 Rising Stars

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

shutterstock_61757686ElvesDecember 5, 2015: Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Presented by 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

shutterstock_255617431wolfcropwebMarch 5, 2016: Peter and the Wolf

Presented by Dorsey Music

The Symphony 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. The exciting “Overture to Candide” by Leonard Bernstein 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

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 Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture and Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” (More about the  overture’s “cannons” later.)

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

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

1376496656-logo-kona-grillThank you to KONA GRILL for hosting our 2015 Mix and Mingle!

And a big thank you to all of our generous donors for making this a very fun and successful evening! AAA, Bella Aquila, Boise Co-op, D&B Supply, Discovery Center, Disneyland, Grove Hotel, Idaho Steelheads, Idaho Botanical Gardens, Jodi Salsman Pampered Chef, Johnson Floral, Lunatic Fringe, Moxie Java, Opera Idaho, Pierce Park Greens, Pure, Rain Salon and Spa, Susan Reuling Furness, Roaring Springs, Shadow Valley, Silverwood, Smoky Mountain Pizza, The Flicks, Warhawk Air Museum, World Center Birds of Prey

Tidg_2015logo_colorhank you for Supporting the Meridian Symphony Orchestra during Idaho Gives!

Funds raised will be used to support our Young Artists Competition. This annual event provides valuable opportunities for talented young musicians in southwest Idaho to prepare solos and compete before judges for a chance to play with the orchestra.  Winners perform during our season finale concert, always an audience favorite.