As the summer months change into autumn, Maestro Thomas Heuser and the Idaho Falls Symphony present a free outdoor concert overlooking the Snake River in Idaho Falls. On Saturday, September 8th, at 5:30pm, bring your friends and family to the Freeman Park band shell and enjoy a Symphony Hoe-Down!
Acclaimed violinist Jacie Sites from Rigby, Idaho, will be the concert’s featured soloist. Jacie has an international reputation as one of the finest concert artists of her generation. On her 21st birthday, she became one of the youngest fiddlers to win the Oregon State Fiddle Championship, and since then Jacie has gone on to win several prestigious awards for her fiddling, including Idaho and Oregon State Grand Champion, NorthWest Regional Grand Champion, and several other national titles.
In addition to her performance career, Jacie is widely in-demand as a music educator, and she is the founder and president of Strings for Kids, a local non-profit organization that has loaned instruments and taught violin lessons—free of cost—to more than 850 Eastern Idaho Children since the program’s inception.
“This is one of my favorite concerts of the year,” Mr. Heuser explains with a smile, “and the chance to work with Jacie Sites is an excellent opportunity. You’ll have a lot of fun with the Symphony at this concert!” The Idaho Falls Symphony’s subscription season opens on October 13th, but the Symphony Hoe-Down and the Family Concert on October 1st are two family-friendly events for audiences of all ages.
Admission to the Symphony Hoe-Down is free. Bring your folding chairs or spread out on the grass in front of the Freeman Park band shell and enjoy refreshments from The Great Bambino restaurant, Grandpa’s Southern BBQ, Orange Leaf Yoghurt, and Jamba Juice.