An Interview with Larry Livingston – Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra

Art In 3D

An orchestral rehearsal with Larry Livingston is a remarkable experience for young musicians at the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program.  Students quickly see and experience his passion, fire and deep love of music through his committed and engaging approach. For nearly 25 summers, Larry has brought together musicians, created an orchestra and accomplished it in two weeks.

This year’s Symphony Orchestra is set to perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, the Russian Easter Overture by Rimsky-Korsakov and Wagner’s Rienzi Overture. The performance is tomorrow- Saturday, August 4th at 4:00 pm in the Idyllwild Arts Foundation Theatre in Bowman Hall.

Q. What brought you to Idyllwild Arts in the first place?

A. My car did… actually in 1989, I was Dean of USC and met with Steve Fraider and Bill Lowman. They talked about the high school for the arts they had founded and wanted to reacquire the glory…

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