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.
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.
The Fifth Future of Cinema Film Festival was held on the Interlochen campus November 1-3 and attracted student film submissions from as far away as New Zealand, Turkey, Romania and Beijing. The festival gives young filmmakers a rare chance to screen the creative efforts of their peers and interact with and learn from leading filmmakers.
Dr. Michael Bresler (IAC 56-58, 60-61, 64; UM 65; IAC Staff 72, 77-79, 87-91, 02-04) recently established a planned gift that ensures future generations of young artists will enjoy the same opportunities he had.
Interlochen Arts Camp is reaching out to young composers with a new fanfare competition. The winning entry in the inaugural fanfare competition at Interlochen Arts Camp will be performed and recorded by the World Youth Symphony Orchestra or the World Youth Wind Symphony.
After a year of tours, reunions, and a national symposium on the future of the arts, Interlochen visual artists capped off the Academy's 50th anniversary festivities with an eventful trip to New York City. Visual arts students have made previous trips to New York City but this trip gave the group a rare chance to show their work to new audiences.