Idyllwild Arts Summer Program Students to Present a Community Concert on August 11, 2013 at UCLA’s Royce Hall at 4 p.m.

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This concert features student performances by Idyllwild arts festival choir and Idyllwild arts chamber orchestra.

The public is invited to attend a free concert at UCLA's Royce Hall on Sunday, August 11 at 4 p.m. performed by students from the Idyllwild Arts Festival Choir and Idyllwild Arts Chamber Orchestra at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles. This concert will be a lively program featuring exceptionally talented high school-age students from all over the United States and abroad who are part of the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program.

The concert will be comprised of two sections – the Idyllwild Arts’ Summer Festival Choir and the Summer Chamber Orchestra. The first part of the concert will feature the Festival Choir performing Franz Joseph Hayden’s Lord Nelson Mass, conducted by Joseph Modica. Following a brief intermission, the Chamber Orchestra will perform a program including Symphony No. 2 by Ludwig von Beethoven, and Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy, conducted by Larry Livingston.

This stirring performance will be hosted by Rich Capparela, radio host on KUSC-FM 91.5, the Los Angeles-based classical music station. Capparela has been hosting the annual Summer Program’s Chamber Music in Idyllwild concert series since its beginning in 2001.

The Chamber Music in Idyllwild is a series of free concerts on the Idyllwild Arts campus – July 31, August 2, August 3, and August 8 – and features some of Southern California’s finest professional chamber musicians. This additional concert hosted by Capparela is held in Los Angeles to offer local residents an opportunity to enjoy this gifted group of Idyllwild Arts student musicians.

Rich Capparela is owner of Cardiff Studios, a classical music radio syndication company established in 1990. Capparela is one of the best-known classical music radio personalities in the United States.

“The quality of the talented young people at Idyllwild Arts is the absolute highest caliber,” said Rich Capparela. “Their professionalism and dedication is an inspiration and the importance of an institution like Idyllwild Arts cannot be overstated, Idyllwild Arts is a hidden gem.”

Idyllwild Arts celebrates its 64th Annual Summer Program (June 16 – August 11, 2013) and offers more than 100 intensive hands-on workshops for all ages in a variety of fields including music, dance, theatre, visual arts, writing, filmmaking and Native arts. A major component of the Summer Program is the annual Native American Arts Festival Week. Visit:

About Idyllwild Arts:
The mission of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation, a non-profit, 501(c) (3) institution, is to promote and advance artistic and cultural development through education. Its programs include Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program.

The Arts Academy founded in 1986 provides pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of 300 gifted young artists from all over the world while the Summer Program (founded in 1950) provides arts instruction and experiences of the highest caliber to 2,000 participants of all ages and abilities each summer.

Although the Idyllwild Arts’ sprawling and pine-forested campus comprises 205-acres in the San Jacinto Mountains, it is but a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, San Diego and many other Southern California communities.

Idyllwild Arts has a long and rich history of service to creativity. Since its founding, Idyllwild Arts has been dedicated to providing the ideal environment for artists to pursue their passions with single-mindness and purpose.


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