For one night only, Idaho's most prestigious classical ensemble presents a passionate performance of Romeo and Juliet. The Boise Philharmonic, Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale, and special guest soloists join forces to create a masterful listening experience. With music and songs by famous French composer Hector Belioz, you can see and hear why this musical interpretation of the world's greatest love story has lasted through the ages.
First performed in 1839, this large-scale chorale symphony has delighted audiences every since. The Boise Philharmonic's rendition adds a few modern twists but stays true to the soul of the music. Romeo and Juliet is an emotional piece that plays tribute to Shakespeare's most famous story. 19th century composer Berlioz initially wrote it in response to Beethoven's brilliant ninth symphony. The result is a classic work that lives up the level of one of the world's greatest symphonies ever written. Conducted by Robert Franz, music director of the Boise Philharmonic, the romantic story of the two criss-crossed lovers comes to life in the beautiful sounds that the orchestra creates.
This romantic journey is sure to rouse the hearts of every audience member, so get your tickets before they are all gone. This is a one-night only show taking place on April 18 at the Morrison Center on the Boise State University campus. Seats for this show start at $23 for the mezzanine and go up to $70 for the main floor. No matter where you sit, the music will be magic to your ears.