Winter Concert Series 2020

A profoundly intimate musical experience in the hush of winter: February 27-29, 2020
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Mark your calendars for the next Winter Concert Series, February 27-29, 2020, at the Argyros Performing Arts Center

In February 2019, the Sun Valley Music Festival transformed the Argyros into a nightclub for classical music for its inaugural Winter Concert Series. Relaxing in sofas, loveseats, lounge chairs, and at bar tables, audience members sat within feet of the musicians who performed on two stages and, for one piece, spread among the audience throughout the theater. Atmospheric lighting and video added surprise and mystery to the mood.

Music Director Alasdair Neale took the audience through 900 years of music, exploring vastly different acoustic environments.

One enthusiastic patron offered the following comment:

“I’m speechless. On the drive home, I was racking my brain for an adequate adjective for this evening’s performance and I’m at a total loss. Kudos to everyone for one of the most amazing nights of music in my life.”

Stay tuned for the winter season announcement this fall and save the dates for next year’s concerts.

“Our goal is to create an event unlike any other our concertgoers have attended—

a shared experience that breaks down the walls between musicians and audience, and re-defines the ways in which classical music can enhance our lives. It won’t feel familiar in every way… but it will be very Sun Valley.”

—Alasdair Neale, Music Director


For community members who live in Sun Valley year-round, and those who flock to the recreational opportunities the area provides in the winter, the Sun Valley Music Festival aims to provide an uncommonly rich concert experience.

The Winter Concert Series will feature familiar and unfamiliar musical pieces in a refreshingly new environment, exploiting a wide range of acoustic possibilities and encouraging concertgoers to interact and engage with musicians in fresh ways. By up-ending the traditional structure of an orchestral performance, the concerts aim to reinvent what it means to enjoy music together.

Stay tuned for details later in 2019.