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P.O. Box 656 Sun Valley, ID 83353


2012-2013 FALL / WINTER

Lectures & Performances

—Margery Friedlander

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Sun Valley Center for the Arts

my local MoMA, Carnegie Hall non-profit org. u.s. postage paid Boise, ID permit no. 679

Lectures & Performances 10/14 10/27 11/1 11/18 1/17 1/23 2/8 TBD 3/8 3/13


Frank Rich

on the presidential election

11/9 and 11/10


concerts and art exhibitions. It’s fine arts, a provider of lectures, “The Center is a school of TICKETS On sale dates:

9/17 Series on sale 9/24 Individual event tickets on sale to members only 10/3 All remaining tickets released for sale


crossover string quintet

A Concert Exploring Fairy Tales in the American Musical Theater


singer-songwriters on piano, ukulele, guitar and more

Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) on fairy tales & scary stories

Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Company of Fools present Happily Ever After, a concert exploring fairy tales in the American musical theater. For two nights only, the Liberty Theatre will come alive with music from favorite shows including Into the Woods, Cinderella, Shrek, Once Upon a Mattress and Wicked.

solo blues guitar vocalist

A cabaret night with the

Members Only Get series tickets and save!

Series tickets are available only to members of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and are a 10% savings over individual tickets.

This enchanted evening, directed by R.L. Rowsey and John Glenn, features several of Broadway’s most dynamic artists.

Richard Rodriguez

Liberty Theatre, Hailey $30 adults / $20 senior (62 and over) / $10 student (18 and under)

on ethnicity

Matt Andersen

Lecture Series Tickets

$112.50 (for members only and is a 10% discount) $500 Editor’s Series Sponsor Tickets ($350 tax deductible contribution)

Company of Fools’ box office is located at the Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main Street in Hailey, with weekday hours from 10am-4pm. You may charge your tickets by phone during business hours at 208-578-9122, purchase online at, or you may buy your tickets at the box office starting one hour prior to curtain.

David Wax Museum

Performing Arts Series tickets

$117 (for members only and is a 10% discount) $500 Critic’s Circle Sponsor Tickets ($350 tax deductible contribution)

Mexo-Americana folk rock

Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward

Deputy Commander of US Central Command This program has been fully funded by Jeri L. Wolfson. All proceeds from ticket sales will celebrate and support the evolving partnership between the Company of Fools and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.

Michael Kaeshammer Trio

Sponsor Tickets Include: • Preferred Seating • Reception with Frank Rich (for Editor Series’ sponsors only) • Luncheon with Editor Series and Critic’s Circle sponsors • The knowledge that you have helped sustain this exceptional series for the whole community! Ticket prices per event are listed inside.

Tim O’Brien

on the home front of war





as a part of Happily Ever After?

as a part of Home Front

6:30pm, Wood River High School Performing Arts Theater, Hailey $15 / $25 nonmembers / $5 students 18 and under

6:30pm, Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum $30 / $40 nonmembers / $10 students 18 and under

“If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book. In this book, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle.” So begins Daniel Handler’s wildly popular series of books, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. His work revives and modernizes the tradition of telling menacing, exciting and ultimately portentous stories to little kids. For as long as we’ve been telling stories to children we have told of witches in candy houses, princes who have been turned into frogs and children held captive by trolls. Handler reminds us why this tradition is so important. And so much fun.

Lectures The 2012-2013 lecture series is sponsored in part by the Castellano Wood Family.

Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward, Jr. is a Navy SEAL and serves as Deputy Commander of the US Central Command. In addition to serving several tours in the Naval Special Warfare community he served as the National Security Council as the director of Strategy and Policy for the office of Combating Terrorism, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff representative to National Counterterrorism Center, as a member of the Senior Interagency Strategy Team and, most recently he served as commander of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force from 2009-2011 in Afghanistan. Harward commanded troops in Afghanistan and Iraq over six years since September 11, 2001. His incredible experience and leadership in the military give him a unique perspective in understanding the conflicts our nation currently faces and the realities of modern warfare.

Generously sponsored by Judith & Richard Smooke with support from Marcia & Don Liebich

Generously sponsored by Elaine & John French and Barbara & John Lehman






discussing the presidential election

as a part of Crossing Cultures: Ethnicity in Contemporary America

as a part of Home Front

6:30pm, Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum $30 / $40 nonmembers / $10 students 18 and under

6:30pm, Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum $25 / $35 nonmembers / $10 students 18 and under

6:30pm, Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum $25 / $35 nonmembers / $10 students 18 and under


Rodriguez writes regularly for several newspapers and magazines and has written an autobiographical trilogy on class, ethnicity and race: Hunger of Memory, Days of Obligation: An Argument With My Mexican Father, and Brown: The Last Discovery of America. Rodriguez received a 1997 George Foster Peabody Award for his NewsHour essays on American life. He has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in non-fiction; and the National Book Critics’ Award. As a part of our multidisciplinary project, he will discuss themes explored in his book Brown: The Last Discovery of America.

Fred Conrad, The New York Times

Frank Rich joined New York magazine in June 2011 as Writer-at-Large, writing monthly on politics and culture. He is also a commentator on, engaging in regular dialogues on the news of the week. Rich joined the magazine following a distinguished career at the New York Times, where his Sunday Op-Ed column helped inaugurate the expanded opinion pages that the paper introduced in the Sunday Week in Review section in April 2005. Among other honors, Mr. Rich received the George Polk Award for commentary in 2005. In 2011 he received the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from Harvard University. He has written about politics and culture for many publications.

Generously sponsored by Barbara & Tod Hamachek and Jeanne Meyers & Richard Carr

“I think brown marks a reunion of peoples, an end to ancient wanderings. Rival cultures and creeds conspire with Spring to create children of a beauty, perhaps of a harmony, previously unknown. Or long forgotten.”

Banff Centre

With support from Gail & Rhys Wilkie

In speaking about his craft and why he tells war stories, O’Brien says, “That’s what fiction is for. It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth.” For more than thirty years he has, with novels like Going After Cacciato, The Things They Carried and In the Lake of the Woods, illustrated the experience of a soldier at war as well as a soldiers returning home. O’Brien has been awarded The National Book Award as well as the Dayton Literary Peace Prize lifetime achievement award.

Sponsored in part by Paul G. Allen Foundation with support from Robin Leavitt & Terry Friedlander





6:30pm, Sun Valley Opera House $20 / $30 nonmembers / $10 students 18 and under

as a part of Crossing Cultures: Ethnicity in Contemporary America 6:30pm, Sun Valley Opera House $20 / $30 nonmembers / $10 students 18 and under

Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award

for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala write and sing in harmony best described as angelic. These two best friends met in their high school music class in 2002; they have since released five albums and toured extensively across North America. The sheer joy with which they perform is infectious, turning first-time listeners into instant fans. Dala are equally entertaining between songs, telling stories that make every show unique. They have performed at The New Orleans Jazz Festival, The Edmonton Folk Festival, California’s Strawberry Festival and Mariposa. In 2009, they were the only Canadian act invited to play at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival.

Performances The 2012-2013 performing arts series is sponsored in part by Barbara & Tod Hamachek.

Recently anointed as Boston’s Americana Artist of the Year, David Wax Museum has been on a steady ascent. From acclaimed performances at the Newport Folk Festival, sharing bills with Carolina Chocolate Drops and Ben Kweller, the Museum fuses traditional Mexican folk with country, folk and rock and in the process have created an utterly unique Mexo-Americana aesthetic. Combining Latin rhythms, call-and-response hollering, accordion and donkey jawbone rattling, they’ve electrified audiences across the country. In addition to the evening performance, David Wax Museum will be performing four concerts in local schools while here in the Wood River Valley.

In addition to the evening performance, Dala will be conducting workshops with WRHS vocal students while here in the Wood River Valley.

Sponsored in part by Paul G. Allen Foundation This project received support from WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This project received support from WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


In collaboration with


Braun & Tomlinson

6:30pm, Wood River High School Performing Arts Theater, Hailey $20 / $5 students 18 and under SYBARITE5 has taken audiences around the US by storm. From Radiohead to Mozart, this group of talented, diverse musicians has changed the perception of chamber music performance. From the moment that their bows hit the strings, the audience is taken on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules. SYBARITE5 has recently appeared at the Library of Congress, on the CBS Early show, for his Holiness the Dalai Lama, and at the Aspen Music Festival. In New York City they have performed at Lincoln Center, Time Warner Center, the Apple Store, and will debut at Carnegie Hall on November 13, 2012. SYBARITE5’s appearance is a collaborative project between The Center and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. SYBARITE5 will perform in all local elementary schools and will do intensive work with students of the Wood River High School Orchestra and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony School of Music. The concert is a joint presentation to benefit the educational programs of The Center and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. Generously sponsored by Wendy & Alan Pesky and Martine & Dan Drackett, Wodecroft Foundation




A cabaret evening with the MICHAEL KAESHAMMER TRIO

6:30pm, Sun Valley Opera House $20 / $30 nonmembers / $10 students 18 and under Matt Andersen’s musical household in rural, blue-collar in New Brunswick got him interested in playing early on and by junior high he was in the school band, first on tuba and later on trumpet. He took up guitar at 14, and before long was playing classic rock and Top 40 covers in pub bands while he studied studio engineering. Things changed dramatically, however, when he discovered the blues. “Through Eric Clapton I got into B.B. King, which led me to the Chicago electric stuff and eventually back to the Mississippi Delta guys,” says the 30-year-old singer. “What really hit me most about the blues was its total honesty.” Matt began to build his name on the Canadian circuit, his imposing voice and slashing slide guitar making a monolithic impression on audiences. In 2010 he became the first Canadian to win Memphis’s famed International Blues Challenge, which led to festival dates in France, Italy, and the US, where he toured with Old Crow Medicine Show.

6:30pm, NexStage Theatre, Ketchum $50 / $60 nonmembers After studying classical piano for seven years in his German homeland, a 13-year-old Michael Kaeshammer (pronounced “case-hammer”) discovered boogie-woogie and stride piano as played by Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson, Pinetop Smith, and Fats Waller. In three years, he was playing boogie-woogie piano in clubs, concerts, and festivals all over Germany. He attracted attention almost immediately after the family moved to the west coast of Canada, performing at blues and jazz festivals across the country during the summer of 1996. Besides playing the piano he also sings blues and jazz. Kaeshammer is best known in Canada, but has performed and toured extensively in the United States and Europe. Hosted by The Center’s Junior Patrons Circle

Winter 2012-2013  

2012/2013 Winter Performing Arts & Lecture Series