Terry Riley and Gloria Cheng

Grammy-award winning pianist Gloria Cheng will join Riley in a casual presentation discussing his piano music and other subjects. The duo will then perform an intimate evening concert at 7:30 p.m. in Zingg Recital Hall, featuring an all-Riley program of piano works including “Cheng Tiger Growl Roar” a new work written for the two to perform on the same piano.


“Terry and Gloria are the dream team of modern piano and composition” said David Dvorin, Department of Music and Theatre faculty member and artistic director of the event. “Friday’s concert will allow the audience a glimpse into Terry’s creative mind over the last fifty years, with Gloria interpreting Terry’s intricate and demanding early piano compositions, followed by Terry’s performance of his more open-ended works that draw upon jazz, classical, and Indian classical music as influences. An amazing retrospective.”

Listed in the London Sunday Times as “one of the 1000 makers of the 20th Century,” Riley’s hypnotic, multi-layered, polymetric, brightly orchestrated eastern flavored improvisations and compositions set the stage for the prevailing interest in a New Tonality.


For more information or to schedule interviews, contact artistic director David Dvorin at 530-898-4848 or ddvorin@csuchico.edu. For photos and more information on Terry Riley, go to his website: http://terryriley.net.


The New Music Symposium, annually honors the late Alfred Loeffler, composer and music professor at Chico State. Sponsors include CSU, Chico’s Associated Students, Department of Music and Theatre and the School of the Arts.


For those who need special seating accommodations, please call 530-898-6333. More information is available online at the School of the Arts website and Facebook page.



Story by David Dvorin, Department of Music and Theatre faculty member

Venue: Zingg Recital Hall
Located in ARTS 150
400 W. 1st St.
Chico , CA 95929
Phone: (530) 898 5152
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