NY Phil - Interlochen Partnership

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मुक्ति : MUKTI

Experience an original multidisciplinary work by Interlochen Arts Academy students, followed by a side-by-side performance with New York Philharmonic musicians at the amazing new David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Other repertoire includes works by Valerie Coleman, John Wineglass, Jonathan Bailey Holland, and Mary Watkins. Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra's Leslie B. Dunner conducts. 

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An artist's rendering of the new David Geffen Hall.

A Movement of Liberation

Watch Interlochen Arts Academy students prepare for their performance called मुक्ति : MUKTI this spring at the newly renovated David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center in New York City. Interlochen's Director of Contemporary Music  and मुक्ति : MUKTI Co-Director Courtney Kaiser-Sandler describes the multidisciplinary production leading up to the side-by-side performance of the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra with members of the New York Philharmonic.

मुक्ति : MUKTI Behind-the-Scenes

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Interlochen Stories

Composer Valerie Coleman
Behind the Score: ‘Umoja’ by Valerie Coleman

Musicologist and Classical IPR Music Director Dr. Amanda Sewell shares the story behind one of Coleman’s most popular works.

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A beautiful sound: Trumpet player Ethan Bensdorf shares his journey from Arts Camp to the New York Philharmonic

Bensdorf, whose talents were heard on the theme song for NBC’s Sunday Night Football, is excited to work with Interlochen students in March.

Hornist Leelanee Sterrett
“A shot of inspiration”: Interlochen alumna Leelanee Sterrett finds joy in playing for the New York Philharmonic

Sterrett, who is Acting Associate Principal Horn, shares the story of how she found her way from Interlochen to a professional music career.

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