Winter Season

A profoundly intimate musical experience in the hush of winter: February 27-29, 2020

2020 Performances

Thursday, February 27, 2019, 6:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2019, 6:30 PM
Saturday, February 29, 6:30 PM

Argyros Performing Arts Center

Edwin Outwater, Curator and Conductor
Musicians and repertoire to be revealed at the concert
Programming the same each evening

A reimagined classical music experience

Experience a transformed performance space in the Argyros, into an intimate setting for classical music complete with:

  • Eclectic musical selections
  • Unconventional seating
  • Unique staging
  • Atmospheric lighting
  • An ever-shifting soundscape

Evening-length programming, including:

  • Three acts, each around 30 minutes
  • Two 20-minute intermissions
  • An in-theater bar with wine, beer, and light bites available for purchase

Reserving seats 

While admission is free, seating is open and capacity is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

  • RSVP on the Festival website, beginning December 18 at 10:00 AM (MT)
  • If reservations are full, add your name to the waitlist. If that’s full, limited rush seats may be available at the entrance before each concert.
    • Rush seats will be released beginning at 6:00 PM at the Argyros entrance on concert nights.
  • Limit 2 reservations for 1 concert only per household

What is the Festival’s Winter Season?

A new, reimagined classical music experience…and so much more! Here’s a taste from last year’s season.

“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.

For complete concert listings, visit the event calendar page