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Percussion professor Theresa Dimond shares summer festival activities

July 25th, 2016 · No Comments

Percussion professor Theresa Dimond has shared the following: “Here is a link to a picture of me playing at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago (in June) with the Los Angeles Master Chorale. I was one of three featured percussionists (two from LA, one from NY) who performed Tan Dun?s Water Passion. I performed the LA premier 11 years ago, and the ten year anniversary concert of that premier last year. This was the Chicago premiere of the piece and it seemed to be very well received. Below is a link to a picture and the Chicago Tribune review where the 3 percussionists are described as both ?virtuosic? and ?hyperactive?.

Besides my week at Ravinia, I was honored to be asked to play with the American Ballet Theater for one week at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The orchestra accompanied principal ballerina, Misty Copeland, a native of California who is getting great press in an evening of The Firebird by Stravinsky. We also performed Shostakovich?s Symphony No. 9, and Serenade by Leonard Bernstein. Otherwise I am occupied with my usual summer orchestras, the Pasadena Pops (Principal percussion), Muse/ique (Principal timpani), and the California Philharmonic (Principal timpani).”

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