LA Times Takes notice

May 4, 2012 at 9:36 am Leave a comment

by Julia Countryman

In a media first, the LA Times Entertainment editor listed last weekend’s New Music Concert as an “Editor’s Top Ten Pick” of music events, and for good reason.  The nearly sold-out concert was an outstanding success for Music Director Peter Askim and the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra.

The nearly sold-out concert, which took place on April 29th at The Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles, featured the legendary guitarist, composer, and songwriter Richard Thompson along with So Percussion, Chen Yi’s Tone Poem and the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra. Askim offered deep praise for the event, “I was so pleased with the concert – we had great crowds both days, both in terms of numbers and in enthusiasm. The audience was with the orchestra every step of the way, and everybody fed off of the amazing synergy in the room. The orchestra was in top form – playing with passion, sensitivity and precision and utterly dedicated to bringing the music to life. S? Percussion and Richard Thompson were incredible and were blown away by the students. I think in terms of the audience, the impact and the music making, these were some of the most exciting and successful concerts I’ve experienced in all the years I’ve been at Idyllwild. Bravo to all involved!”

Those who missed the concert can view video clips online at the following link:
Askim – Elsewhere

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