Eric Garcia conductor
The Percussion Collective ensemble

Duke ELLINGTON Selections from The River Suite
Garth NEUSTADTER Seabourne with Orchestra
Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

Concert Description

Like nature, music awes and inspires with its ferocious power, stunning beauty and subtle colors. Float down The River on a lazy afternoon with Duke Ellington, as the music meanders through whirlpools, skips over giggling rapids, and flows across waterfalls. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the ocean with Seabourne with Orchestra, complete with breathtaking aquatic visuals projected above the orchestra. And take a flight of fancy in Scheherezade, an all-time favorite that transports us to a magical world that shimmers and sparkles.

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Eric Garcia
Praised for his “elegant and expressive” conducting, Eric Garcia is Music Director of the Boise Phil and Artistic Director and Conductor of the McCall Music Society SummerFest. Garcia previously served as Assistant Conductor of the Seattle Symphony, conducting subscription, education, pops, and community concerts. He served as producer for recordings on the Naxos label and conductor for Brandi Carlile’s acclaimed Columbia Records release: Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony.
The Percussion Collective
The Percussion Collective transcends the medium of percussion through uncommon performance experiences that surprise and engage audiences at a profound emotional level. The hallmarks of their musical approach—precise execution, sonic refinement, and dynamic onstage communication—are all on display in the most exquisitely curated programs and vivid manner to date.