On Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Arts Academy and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will come together to present a remarkable concert – one that’s been 18 months in the making.
Robert Alexander will travel to Interlochen for the world premiere of his winning musical composition, “Sparks,” performed by members of the World Youth Wind Symphony at their first performance of the summer on June 29, 2013.
Last fall, the theatre department worked closely with Tony nominee Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen to adapt their musical [title of show] for a larger cast of high school students. The collaboration ended with performances in New York City, in front of the show's creators and cast.
Three music faculty members traveled to Shanghai to perform and give master classes at the Third Annual Baroque Chamber Music Festival, which is hosted by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. The trip was just the latest effort in an ongoing relationship with the Chinese cultural institution.