Terry Riley plays concerts in area | TheUnion.com

Terry Riley plays concerts in area

Area fans of Terry Riley have two chances to see him in action within a one-week period. Both concerts are a first of sorts for Riley.

The Camptonville composer/multi-instrumentalist will perform with his son, classical guitarist Gyan Riley, at Music in the Mountains’ Nov. 15 concert at the Nevada County Fairgrounds’ Festival Center.

“This is essentially his concert,” Riley said. “I was a guest on his new CD; we’re going to do at least one of the songs there.” Although his son has accompanied Riley at his concerts, this is the first time Riley returns the honor.

“It’s fun. It’s nice to see his career flowering,” Riley said.

For tickets ($18 and $22 for adults and $9 and $11 for youth), call the Music in the Mountains’ box office at 265-6124. The concert starts at 8 p.m.

On Nov. 17, Terry Riley and the All-Stars close the California State University at Sacramento-sponsored Festival of New American Music Festival.

The All-Stars include Gyan Riley on guitar, Tracy Silverman on electric viola and Paul Hanson on bassoon.

Although Riley’s compositions have been heard there before, the Nov. 17 concert is the first time he will perform at the festival.

The 8 p.m. concert is free at the Crest Theater, 1013 K. St., Sacramento. Call the university at (916) 278-5155 for more information.

In related news, Riley played a “Night Messengers” concert with his good friend Ludi Hinrichs Saturday at North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center. Every chair was pulled into the center’s main room to accommodate the full house.

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