August 18, 2011

For Additional Information:

Shelly Houston, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 489-0531



Concerts on Broadway to Feature Meridian Symphony

in Free Outdoor Concert


Meridian, ID – (August 18, 2011) –  The 2011 Concerts on Broadway live summer music series will hold its third and final performance of the season on Saturday, August 20, at 7:00 p.m., in Meridian City Hall’s outdoor plaza located at 33 E. Broadway Avenue. The concert is free to attend and will feature the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.


The concert will also include performances by guest vocalist Tara Victoria Smith and pianist Felix Eisenhauer. Smith, an Emmett native who studied music at Redlands College and USC, is an accomplished soprano who is currently Opera Idaho’s Artist in Residence.


Founded in 1990, the Meridian Symphony Orchestra is 90-members strong and performs under the leadership of conductor and artistic director Tom Phelps.


Mayor Tammy de Weerd says, “The Meridian Arts Commission has brought a great series of shows to our community which has become a bright light in Meridian’s art and culture scene. Concerts on Broadway are a great complement to the Meridian Symphony performances throughout the year and we are excited they will conclude the 2011 season.” 


Limited seating is available in the plaza’s built-in amphitheatre.  Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own folding chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, and beverages.  If inclimate weather occurs, the performance will be moved to an indoor location.


The 2011 Concerts on Broadway live music series is a project of the Meridian Arts Commission, with sponsorship support from Sanitary Services Company, Inc., Idaho Power, and Framed.


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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People.  For more information about Meridian, visit