Don’t miss the upcoming Los Angeles appearance of the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, with special guests Guitar/Songwriting Legend Richard Thompson and the inimitable Sō Percussion. The program also features the World Premiere of a new commissioned work from Chen Yi. The performance will take place on April 29th at 4 p.m. at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles.

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The Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra continues its tradition of performing the most exciting new works of our time, collaborating with world-class soloists and commissioning major composers.

The upcoming performance features the World Premieres of Richard Thompson’s Interviews with Ghosts, Chen Yi’s Tone Poem, Music Director Peter Askim’s Elsewhere… and the World Premiere of the Orchestra Version of John Cage’s Credo in US. Also on the program is the West Coast Premiere of Sō member Jason Treuting’s oblique music for 4 (plus blank) and Steve Reich’s Music for Pieces of Wood.

Richard Thompson will sing and perform his new orchestral songs and Sō Percussion will be the featured soloists for three of the works.

Mark your calendars for what will be an exciting, genre-bending showcase of the best of today’s music!


Richard Thompson Interviews With Ghosts (World Premiere), Richard Thompson, Voice and Guitar
Jason Treuting oblique music for 4 (plus blank) (West Coast Premiere), Sō Percussion
Chen Yi Tone Poem (World Premiere), Commissioned by the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra and the Richard P. Wilson Fund for New Music
Peter Askim Elsewhere… (World Premiere)
John Cage Credo in US (World Premiere of Orchestral Version), Authorized by The John Cage Trust), Sō Percussion
Steve Reich Music for Pieces of Wood, Sō Percussion

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