CANCELED: McCall SummerFest 2020: A Musical Tour of the Solar System with Barbara Morgan
After much deliberation and consideration, McCall Music Society has made the difficult decision to cancel SummerFest 2020, originally scheduled for July 12-18, due to the ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. A McCall, Idaho tradition since 2012, this week-long festival of classical and pops orchestra concerts will resume in 2021 with Boise Philharmonic Music Director, Eric Garcia, at the helm as Artistic Director and Conductor.
"I am deeply saddened that SummerFest 2020 has been cancelled," Eric Garcia said, adding, "Our incredible orchestra, illustrious guest performers, and I will miss making music for this wonderful community. However, out of the deepest concern for the safety and well-being of our patrons, musicians and board, this was the only option. We look forward to reuniting in 2021."
According to Richard Surbeck, McCall Music Society president, "The Board of Directors remains committed to bringing great music to McCall and we will work to offer new events to our town at a more appropriate time."
Please check back for our 2021 plans!
The orchestra will present a free concert on Saturday morning, offering area families the special opportunity to experience the excitement of an orchestra in person. Astronaut and former McCall schoolteacher Barbara Morgan will be your guide through the solar system, narrating her program accompanied by stunning NASA photography in tandem with an abbreviated presentation of Gustav Holst's The Planets. Children will be invited to learn more about the musical instruments after the program's conclusion.
Made possible by The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation.
SummerFest 2020: July 12-18
McCall Music Society presents SummerFest 2020, a McCall, Idaho tradition since 2012. This week-long festival of classical and pops orchestra concerts welcomes Boise Philharmonic Music Director, Eric Garcia, returning for his second year as Artistic Director and Conductor.
In addition to the 55-piece SummerFest Orchestra, featured soloists for 2020 include Tim Fain, violinist; stage actress and vocalist Rachel Tyler; her vocalist husband, Matthew Tyler; and astronaut, narrator and former McCall teacher, Barbara Morgan.
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McCall, ID 83638
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