Idyllwild Arts to Hold Summer Concert at UCLA’s Royce Hall

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Experience the thrilling sound of live music and a peek into the future of chamber orchestras and classical choral music at a free concert at UCLA's Royce Hall, 4:00 p.m. on August 10, 2014. The program highlights the culmination of Idyllwild Arts 65th Summer Program.

In celebration of the 65th year of its Summer Program, Idyllwild Arts, a non-profit arts-education institution, is hosting a free concert open to the general public. This summer evening program will be on August 10, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA. The performance marks the culmination of Chamberfest and Festival Choir, intensive two-week programs held in the San Jacinto Mountains for outstanding high-school level musicians.

  •     Idyllwild Arts High School Chamberfest Concert under the direction of Larry Livingston. Classical repertoire to include: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, Tchaikovsky’s Waltz & Polonaise, and Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture.
  •     Idyllwild Arts High School Choir Concert. Dr. Joseph Modica will lead a performance of Requiem Mass by Maurice Duruflé.

The audience will consist of family and friends of the participants, members of partnering art institutions and theatres, local Los Angeles-area residents, as well as middle school students and instructors interested in the acclaimed music programs available at Idyllwild Arts. They will hear firsthand the transformation experienced by these outstanding high school age musicians (after developing and refining the skills needed for excellence in small ensemble performance) as they perform some of the most challenging literature in the chamber orchestra repertoire.

“It is exciting to see that the future of music is in the hands of these capable and talented young people,” said Larry Livingston, Professor of Conducting at USC and retired Dean of the Thornton School of Music, who has supplied inspiring leadership for the Idyllwild Arts Symphony Orchestra for 25 summers. “The future of our industry depends on your support of students with this high level of musical talent.”

Located just two hours east of Los Angeles, Idyllwild Arts offers a fully accredited, boarding arts high school Academy and an extensive Summer Program with 100-plus intensive hands-on workshops for students of all ages. The Academy, which opened in 1986, offers majors in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, writing, filmmaking, and Inter-Arts. With a 200-acre campus; extensive studio, exhibition and performance spaces; and a notable faculty; IAF also has a history of visiting artists such as Ansel Adams, Meredith Willson, Bella Lewitzky, Fritz Scholder, Maria Martinez, Pete Seeger, and Norman Corwin.

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