In January 2017, Interlochen Arts Academy continues the partnership it formed with the New York Philharmonic at the 2016 NY Phil Biennial. The 2017 partnership includes a brief residency of several New York Philharmonic musicians at Interlochen and a performance by Interlochen students at The Juilliard School.
On June 5, 2016, the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra and Academy Dance Company performed at Lincoln Center during the 2016 NY Phil Biennial. This remarkable opportunity allowed students to work with one of the world’s most prestigious orchestras—the New York Philharmonic. Interlochen is the only high school ever selected to participate in the Biennial.
Below you can learn more about the people and performances involved in the different aspects of this ongoing partnership.
From Musical America: "In an inspiring afternoon titled “Young Americans” at David Geffen Hall, the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra presented four works written since 2003—three of them by women—as part of the New York Philharmonic Biennial."
From BroadwayWorld.com: "Muhly's So Far So Good also featured the world premiere of The Good So Far, a dance piece choreographed by Christopher Williams and ably performed by the Interlochen Arts Academy Dance Company. The technique and expressive power of the dancers was at a level beyond their years."
From the New York Times: "On Sunday afternoon, high school students of the venerable Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, drawn from around the nation and abroad, took the stage of David Geffen Hall with the 'Young Americans' program."