Academy Orchestra

  • Elgar's Variations / Enigma, spring 2014

  • The Academy Orchestra's March 2014 performance of Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 by Johannes Brahms.

  • The Academy Orchestra's November 2013 performance of Leonard Bernstein's Divertimento for Orchestra

The Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra presents approximately eight major concerts each year and frequently collaborates with renowned guest artists and conductors. The orchestra performs a diversity of literature comprising major works of the symphonic repertoire, concerti and new music. The Academy Orchestra also performs with choir and other ensembles, and is the resident orchestra for the annual ballet production. In addition to works presented for performance, the Academy Orchestra reads and rehearses numerous other works in regular reading sessions. The Academy Orchestra is led by Conductor Ara Sarkissian.

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2015-16 Academy Orchestra Repertoire

September 26
Beethoven- Symphony No. 7
Janacek- Sinfonietta Movements 3 and 4

October 24
Mozart- Clarinet Concerto
Prokofiev- Lieutenant Kijé Suite
Higdon- Machine

November 14
Ives- The Unanswered Question
Mendelssohn- The Hebrides, Op. 26
Grieg- Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Debussy- Clair du Lune

December 10-12
Tchaikovsky- Nutcracker


Ara Sarkissian

Orchestra Conductor, Interlochen Arts Academy; Instructor of Violin, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Violin Institute