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[Bravo California] Interview with Los Angeles-based percussionist Ted Atkatz

October 11, 2013

An interview with Los Angeles-based percussionist Ted Atkatz, who will be playing Christopher Rouse’s Fantasy for Percussion and Orchestra with the Santa Barbara Symphony October 12 & 13

By Dan Kepl

Daniel Kepl interviews former Principal Percussion of the Chicago Symphony Ted Atkatz, who is now freelancing with Los Angeles’ many professional orchestras and studios. He is on the faculty of the Music Academy of the West in the summer, performs all over the world as a virtuoso classical percussion soloist, and is also busy booking gigs for his rock band NYCO. He’ll be playing Christopher Rouse’s amazing Fantasy for Percussion and Orchestra subtitled Der Gerettete Alberich with the Santa Barbara Symphony this Saturday (8pm) and Sunday (3pm) at the Granada Theatre. Conductor Nir Kabaretti will also conduct Wagner’s Overture to the opera Tannhauser and Holst’s The Planets.

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