The Interlochen Collection
Sundays @ 6PM

This weekly program presents highlights from decades of performances at Michigan's prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts. Hosted by Amanda Sewell, each episode features stories from Interlochen's history, updates from notable alumni and lots of music performed by Academy and Camp students.


This week on the Interlochen Collection, it's a program of many kinds of American music, from variations on patriotic songs to music by composers who were visiting the United States -- all performed by decades of Interlochen Arts Academy and Camp students.

Joseph Willcox Jenkins:  American Overture
Interlochen Arts Camp High School Concert Band
Michael Kaufman, conductor

Charles Ives:  Variations on "America"
Interlochen Arts Academy Band
Byron Hanson, conductor

Ferde Grofe:  Grand Canyon Suite - I. and II.
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Leslie B. Dunner, conductor

George Gershwin:  An American in Paris
National Music Camp World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Lorin Maazel, conductor

Stephen Foster: "Some Folks Do" and "Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming"
Interlochen Arts Academy Chorale
Gregg Smith, conductor

Carolyn Bremer:  Early Light
Interlochen Arts Camp World Youth Wind Symphony
Richard Floyd, conductor


On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it's classical music that you probably recognize from cartoons. We'll have guest appearances by Mickey, Daffy, Bugs, Elmer, the Pink Panther, Tom and Jerry and many others.

Gioachino Rossini:  Overture to William Tell
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
A. Clyde Roller, conductor

Paul Dukas:  The Sorcerer's Apprentice
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Maximiano Valdes, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 5 - I.
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Weilerstein, conductor

Johann Strauss, Jr.:  Selections from Die Fledermaus
Interlochen Arts Academy Choir
Kenneth W. Jewell, conductor

Richard Wagner:  Ride of the Valkyries
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Jung-Ho Pak, conductor

George Bizet (arranged by William Kanengiser):  Suite from Carmen
Interlochen Arts Academy Guitar Ensemble
John Wunsch, conductor


In this episode of the Interlochen Collection, it's a program of music written by composers when they were in their teens. Composers include Mozart, Shostakovich and even Jonathan Bailey Holland when he was a student at Interlochen.

Felix Mendelssohn:  Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Matthew Hazelwood, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Divertimento No. 2 in D Major - III., IV. and V.
Interlochen Arts Academy Haydn Orchestra
Thor Johnson, conductor

Franz Schubert:  Magnificat
Interlochen Arts Camp High School Concert Choir
Brad Richmond, conductor

Jonathan Bailey Holland:  Untitled
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Byron Hanson, conductor

Dmitri Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 1, Op. 10 - IV.
Interlochen Arts Camp World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor


This program features performances from the 2001-02 IAA Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Hazelwood, together with visiting orchestra the Costa Rica Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marvin Araya.

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Costa Rica Youth Symphony Orchestra
Matthew Hazelwood and Marvin Araya, conductors

Alberto Ginastera:  The Cattle Workers from Estancia
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Costa Rica Youth Symphony Orchestra
Marvin Araya, conductor

Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 3 - VI.
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Costa Rica Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Matthew Hazelwood, conductor


From Scotland, to Armenia, to Russia, you'll hear traditional dance adaptations, a taste of folk music, and even music written for the ballet, all played by Interlochen Academy Students and Campers.

Malcolm Arnold:  Four Scottish Dances
NMC High School Symphonic Band
George C. Wilson

Enrique Granados:  Spanish Dance No. 5
Interlochen Arts Academy Harp Ensemble
Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil De Costa Rica
Ilse Porras Guillen, Alicia Jimenez, harp

Alfred Reed:  Armenian Dances I
Interlochen Arts Academy Band
Dennis L. Johnson, conductor

Igor Stravinsky:  Selections from The Firebird
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor

Valerie Coleman:  Concerto for Wind Quintet and Orchestra - III.
Imani Winds with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Leighton Smith, conductor

Frank Ticheli:  Cajun Folk Songs: Country Dance
Ross/Interlochen Arts Academy Wind Ensemble
John Stanley, conductor


"Eye of the Hurricane," "Wind Machine," "Ya Gotta Try Harder," "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue" and "Kinda Dukish/Rockin' in Rhythm"
Interlochen Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble

Interlochen Arts Academy Jazz Combo

"Dolphin Dance"
Bill Sears, Jeremy Allen, Luke Gillespie and Sean Dobbins

"Sleeping Dancer Sleep On"
Bill Sears, Robert Hurst, Gary Motley and Sean Dobbins


Composer Travels: This episode of the Interlochen Collection features works inspired by composers' travels abroad. From Spain, to Rome, to the United States, each work attempts to evoke the music of the space visited, while also incorporating the composers' own themes and impressions of the place.

Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Byron Hanson, Joseph E. Maddy and JoAnn Falletta, conductors

Emmanuel Chabrier:  Espana
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Antonin Dvorak:  Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"


This episode of the Interlochen Collection features works written, performed by, and conducted by Percy Grainger. From before his time at Interlochen, to during his tenure, and even extending to his work with Edvard Greig's music, this program covers a selection of works from across Grainger's career.

Percy Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry
Kenneth Snapp, conductor
1961 High School Symphonic Band

Percy Grainger:  Australian Up-Country Tune
Julie Schleif, conductor
Interlochen Arts Academy Brass Ensemble

Percy Grainger:  Lincolnshire Posy
Jerry Junkin, conductor
2005 World Youth Wind Symphony

Edvard Grieg:  Piano Concerto in A minor, -I.
Per Dreier, conductor
Aarus Municipal Orchestra

Percy Grainger:  The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart
Frederick Fennell, conductor
Dallas Wind Symphony
Paul Reido, organ


This episode of the Interlochen Collection features Theme and Variations works by composers.
Listeners will hear works by Copland, Schoenberg, Hovhaness, among others, with several themes that may be familiar to the ear.

Aaron Copland:  Variations on a Shaker Melody
High School Symphonic Band
Mallory Thompson, conductor

Alan Hovhaness:  Variations and Fugue
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
George C. Wilson, conductor

Daniel Levitan:  Variations on a Ghanaian Theme
Interlochen Arts Academy Percussion Ensemble
John Alfieri, conductor

Johannes Brahms:  Variations on a Theme by Haydn
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
George C. Wilson, conductor

Anthony Plog:  Mini Variations on Amazing Grace
Interlochen Arts Academy Brass Ensemble
Ken Larson, conductor

Arnold Schoenberg:  Theme and Variations
High School Symphonic Band
Frederick Fennell, conductor


This episode of the Interlochen Collection features three works conducted by Helen Quach.
Quach was a world-renowned orchestral conductor from the 1960s to the early 2000s, conducting many major symphonies throughout her lifetime. She visited Interlochen's National Music Camp in 1966, 1969 and 1978, becoming the first woman to conduct the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the first woman to spend a week and do a full concert at Interlochen.

Sergei Prokofiev:  The Love for Three Oranges
1966 World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Helen Quach, conductor

Richard Wagner:  Overture to Tannhauser
1969 World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Helen Quach, conductor

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
1978 World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Helen Quach, conductor