Get an in-depth look at each concert's music, personal stories from the musicians, and gain insight into the lives of Boise Phil members. Experience what it's truly like to be in the mind of Boise's best musicians!

  • Backstage String Theory

    Before or after watching our latest concert, STRING THEORY, dive deeper into the music in "Backstage with the Phil". Music Director Eric Garcia sat down with Brian Vance and Rebekah Desta to discuss how the instruments used in each of their respective pieces provided unique qualities to the music.

  • Backstage - Tchaikovsky: Sound Waves of Color

    Go “Backstage” with Music Director Eric Garcia and Hui Lim, Associate Principal Second Violin, as they discuss the difficulty of adding your voice into pre-recorded tracks, how Hui used to play her instrument in the dark and creating spontaneity while being remote.

    The performance premieres on ...

  • Backstage - Rhythm & Color

    Before the concert, go "Backstage with the Phil" with Music Director Eric Garcia and John Baldwin, Principal Percussionist as they discuss the repertoire in this concert as well as reflect on his 50 years with the Boise Philharmonic.

  • Backstage - The Basque Block

    Join us as we celebrate Boise’s rich cultural history and connection with the Basque community in our latest performance, The Basque Block. Interviews with local Basque leaders, musicians and dancers are intertwined with performances featuring Basque composers including Mielotxin, Sarasate, and R...

  • Backstage - Latin American Dances

    Get in on the backstage conversation with Music Director Eric Garcia, Lauren Anderson (violin), and Rebekah Desta (violin). You'll hear words like freedom, freshness, and liberation as each musician describes the collaborative nature of working in small ensembles and the unique qualities of bring...

  • Backstage Rachmaninoff & Dvořák

    In this installment of "Backstage at the Phil", Music Director Eric Garcia talks to Katie Clark (violin) and Lisa Cooper (cello). You'll hear Katie talk about the images she thinks about when playing Rachmaninoff, and Lisa's trip to Dvořák home. They also share ways in which they keep connected t...

  • Backstage The Romantics

    Music Director Eric Garcia sits down with Principal Viola and Langroise Fellow Dave Johnson and Associate Principal Viola Lindsay Bohl to discuss The Romantics. Join them in discussing Mendelssohn's composition of Four Pieces for String Quartet, Dave Johnson's incredible arrangements, and what it...

  • Backstage Boccherini and Dvorak

    Join Music Director Eric Garcia, Julia Pope (cello) and Katie Clark (violin) as they discuss the technical and emotional differences in these two very different works.


    Which quintet reminds Katie Clark of her two young sons running around? Find out during Backstage with the Phil!

  • Backstage Three Trios

    Join music director Eric Garcia, violinist Jessica Harned, and trumpet Brendan Grzanic as they discuss Three Trios. An in-depth look at how the musicians prepared for the concert, expert knowledge of the pieces and their composers, and learn about how these pieces challenged our musicians!

  • Backstage Debussy & Schubert

    Musicians Del Parkinson (piano) and Matthew Tutsky (harp) join Music Director Eric Garcia backstage to discuss their latest concert, Debussy & Schubert. Gain a deeper understanding of the work and their insights into these two wonderful pieces.