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It’s About Time’ Festival Brings Percussion To The Forefront

Photo caption: Steven Schick is pictured at a rehearsal for the 2018 "It's About Time" festi...

Photo credit: Courtesy of San Diego Symphony

Steven Schick is pictured at a rehearsal for the 2018 "It's About Time" festival.

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Percussion instruments are believed to be the first kinds of musical instruments ever invented.

But these days percussion instruments often take a backseat, literally — in musical performances.

"It's About Time: A Festival of Rhythm. Sound. And Place." is changing that. The month-long festival, presented by the San Diego Symphony, includes 12 different arts organizations putting on a total of 25 performances, installations, conversations and encounters that put percussion instruments in the spotlight.

The festival runs through Feb. 11.

The festival is curated by Steven Schick, renowned percussionist, UC San Diego music professor and the music director and conductor of the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra.

Schick joins Midday Edition Tuesday to discuss the festival.


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