Academy Performers Take the Stage with Orpheus

In April 2013, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra visited the Interlochen campus to conclude a months-long partnership with students in several arts disciplines at Interlochen Arts Academy.

The performance on April 25 featured Orpheus performing Arnold Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht" alongside Academy dancers, who had created their own original choreography. Visual artists and design and production students contributed to the set design and choreography and creative writers read original poetry inspired by Richard Dehmel's poem "Verklärte Nacht."

Gabriel Kahane, the composer in residence for the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, also worked with Academy singer-songwriter students before performing his new work "Gabriel's Guide to the 48 States."

"This is the first collaboration between Orpheus and an American high school, and speaks to our continuing efforts to increase the visibility of Interlochen as a vital force in the world of the arts," wrote Jeffrey Kimpton, president of Interlochen Center for the Arts. "There are few arts institutions willing to take these efforts to create new artists and new work."