Academy Students Take the Stage with Garrison Keillor

The Interlochen Summer Arts Festival kicked off in June with a live broadcast of “A Prairie Home Companion,” with Garrison Keillor on the stage of Kresge Auditorium. In addition to Prairie Home favorites including News from Lake Wobegon and the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, the sold-out performance on the shore of Green Lake featured a number of guest artists including Arts Academy students. Violinist Yuri Popowycz and harpist Charles Overton each performed solos as part of the program. 

Crescendo caught up with Yuri and Charles to talk about the experience of performing on one of Public Radio’s most popular and long-running programs.  

“A Prairie Home Companion” is heard by more than 4 million listeners each week on some 590 public radio stations, and abroad on America One and the Armed Forces Networks in Europe and the Far East. A Prairie Home Companion is produced by Prairie Home Productions, and distributed nationwide by American Public Media. The program is underwritten by General Mills and Ford.

For a limited time, the full audio will be available on the "Prairie Home Companion" website >>