Chairman Dances, one of the best-known works by the leading American composer John Adams, opens this tour de force program. Culled from his opera Nixon in China, Adams subtitled this exciting piece a Foxtrot for Orchestra. Sean Shepherd, hailed as 'an exciting composer of the new American generation,' was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic to write Songs in 2014. The Boise Phil is the second orchestra in the world to perform this work! Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra is a genuine athletic showpiece, turning our orchestra into soloist all-stars. Adams: The Chairman Dances Sean Shepherd: Songs Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra Don't miss our Pre-concert with the Phil event with Jamey Lamar at 6:30 pm, or our Post-Concert event with Music Director Eric Garcia immediately following the performance.