Magic Valley Arts Council Summer Concert Series


Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

July 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM until 10:30 PM

Location: Twin Falls Center for the Arts Outdoor Plaza, 195 River Vista Place, Twin Falls, ID

Phone: 208-734-2787



Event Description

The Magic Valley Arts Council kicks off its Summer Concert Series with a 4th of July concert featuring Otter Creek with Peter and Mary Danzig. The event, sponsored by Watkins Distributing, is on Thursday, July 4th from 7-10 PM at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts Outdoor Plaza. Admission is $5 each or $10 per family. Bring your lawn chair to enjoy the performance and watch the Community Fireworks Show from CSI. Beverages will be available for purchase.

With 10 instruments between them and 53 strings to tune Otter Creek burst onto the national Folk scene in 2012 with back to back hit albums on the Folk Charts. In the 4 years since the husband and wife duo began playing together, Otter Creek has won multiple awards for their virtuosic instrumentals, adept songwriting, and visionary arrangements of traditional and original tunes. They have drawn praise from around the country leading one critic to describe them as “a duo that is both a technical marvel and tastefully perfect.”

Otter Creek’s classical training combined with Peter’s deep roots in the folk tradition enable them to cross boundaries among musical genera’s. They have performed with the Salt Lake Choral Artists and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society in the Utah and Nevada premieres of Carol Barnard’s Bluegrass Mass, and performed with the Utopia Early Music Ensemble in programs that blend classical and folk traditions. They are also sought after session musicians and in addition to frequent studio work have performed on stage with well-known singer songwriters Peter Mayer, Kate MacLeod, and Alicia McGovern and have opened for acts such as Claire Lynch and Mitch Barrett.

In addition to their polished sound as a duo, Peter and Mary’s daughters, (The Three Muses) often appear on stage with them. Drawing frequent comparisons to the Peasall Sisters their three part harmony and infectious charm never fail to put a smile on every face in the room.

The Magic Valley Arts Council is the official arts agency of the City of Twin Falls as designated in 1994 by the Twin Falls City Council. The Arts Council’s mission is to foster and promote experiences in the arts for all people in the Greater Twin Falls area. The Arts Council is an association of arts organizations, individuals, educational institutions and businesses. For more information about the Arts Council call (208) 734-2787.
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