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Boise Philharmonic Season Finale

May 20-21, at The Morrison Center

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As the weather gets warmer and summer gets closer, we shed old schedules like snakes shed their skin. It's the end of the season, and we know it. Classes end for college students until fall, our favorite network TV shows have their cliffhanger finales and beloved Boise institutions, such as Boise Philharmonic, finish off its seasons.

But don't worry. If the philharmonic is any example, spring will end with a bang. In addition to a performance in Nampa on Friday, May 20, Boise Philharmonic is hosting a day full of events on Saturday, May 21, that will make music lovers melt. Beginning at 11 a.m., the philharmonic will perform the last of its Casual Classics series for the year. Perfect for families, Casual Classics offers classical music in the late morning to leave you feeling inspired for the day.

Later that evening, at 7 p.m., a lecture will be given by Steve Trott as part of the philharmonic's Musically Speaking lecture series. The lecture will prepare you with the historical context and information about the main event, a performance by acclaimed violinist Chee-Yun at 8 p.m. Chee-Yun, along with the Boise Philharmonic String Quartet, will perform three major selections: Edward Elgar's Introduction and Allegro, Edouard Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole and Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.

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