The Interlochen Philharmonic Releases its 2014 Repertoire

Crescendo issue: January 2014

"This summer will be a Gulliver's Travels of music with nationalistic/folk-inspired works from Finland, Mexico, Spain, and France. Week two will take audiences to Russia to enjoy exotic tales from the Arabian Nights before returning home to some great American repertoire with Copland and Bernstein. Week four will feature the Mozart Requiem with the choir."

So says Dr. Carolyn Watson, who will be conducting the Interlochen Philharmonic weeks one through four this summer (Octavio Mas-Arocas will conduct week five; Mas-Arocas and Jeffrey Kimpton will conduct week six). Watson has been working closely with Music Department director Kedrik Merwin and associate director of music for camp programs Eric Stomberg to build this impressive repertoire, set to debut during the 2014 camp season. The Interlochen Philharmonic is comprised of students from the six-week high school orchestra summer program, which is currently accepting applications for summer 2014.

Week 1
Sibelius — Finlandia
Chavez — Symphony No.2 (Sinfonia india)
Ravel — Rhapsodie Espagnol

Week 2
Shostakovich — Festive Overture
Rimsky — Korsakov — Sheherazade (with narrator)

Week 3
Copland — Billy the Kid: Suite
Bernstein West Side Story: Symphonic Dances

Week 4
Mozart — Requiem (with choir)

Week 5
Lyadov — The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
Shostakovich — Jazz Suite No. 2

Week 6
Lorenzo Fernandez — Batuque, finale from Reisado do Pastoreio
Gardel — El dia que me quieras
Navarro Gonzalez — Libertadores
Liszt — Les Preludes