As part of the 66th Ojai Music Festival, six members of the Chapman Percussion Ensemble and adjunct professor of music Dr. Justin DeHart joined 40 additional percussionists from Southern California in a performance of John Luther Adams’ outdoor musical installation
. The music featured a wide variety of exotic percussive music, including waves of thundering gongs, drums, and cymbals, as well as delicate bird calls, whirly tubes, and gently stirring maracas. The performance, led by percussionist and conductor Steven Schick (La Jolla Symphony, San Francisco Contemporary Players, University of California, San Diego), received rave reviews by the
Los Angeles Times, New York Times
, Classical KUSC, and 89.3 FM KPCC, along with numerous local newspapers and online blogs. The Ojai Festival is widely recognized as of the nation’s premier summer music festivals, noted for presenting the most vibrant and relevant artists within the genre of contemporary classical music.