Interlochen Arts Camp to conclude Summer 2023 season with 96th performance of “Les Préludes”
Conductor Jung-Ho Pak will lead the combined high school instrumental ensembles and Interlochen Summer Dance Company in the perennial performance of Franz Liszt’s 1848 tone poem.
Interlochen Arts Camp will conclude its 96th season with the annual performance of “Les Préludes” on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023. The free performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Interlochen Bowl and will also be live streamed on Interlochen’s website. Tickets are not required.
The event will open with the final concert of the 2023 World Youth Symphony Orchestra. Bay Philharmonic Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak will conduct the orchestra in an engaging program that includes Tonya Wind Singer’s “Creation” and selections from Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suites Nos. 1 and 2.
The concert will close with a vibrant multidisciplinary performance of Franz Liszt’s 1848 tone poem “Les Préludes” by musicians from all three of the Camp’s high school instrumental ensembles and the Interlochen Summer Dance Company. Pak will lead the performers in the powerful conclusion of the summer 2023 session.
A beloved and highly anticipated tradition, “Les Préludes” was first performed at Interlochen during the final concert of the inaugural season of the National High School Orchestra Camp (now Interlochen Arts Camp) in 1928. The piece has served as the closing number of the final performance of the season nearly every year since.