Interlochen Announces New Additions to the 2019 Performance Schedule

Interlochen Center for the Arts has announced a new performance schedule to round out 2019.

The lineup includes fan favorites like Lyle Lovett and the Steep Canyon Rangers, internationally acclaimed Irish flutist Sir James Galway, and popular student performances like The Nutcracker and Sounds of the Season.

Tickets are on sale now.

“We are pleased to offer a diverse and robust season for our community,” said Rory Baker, Executive Director of Interlochen Presents. “The balance between guest and student artists provides an opportunity for all ages to enjoy dance, theatre, music, and film.”

To purchase tickets, please visit or call the Interlochen Box Office at 800.681.5920.

The full lineup includes:

Artists from Interlochen at Kirkbride Hall: Lindsey Anderson
9/5 - Kirkbride Hall - 7:30 p.m.
$26 adult, $14 student
Traverse City’s own Lindsey Anderson takes the stage in the season premiere of Artists from Interlochen at Kirkbride Hall. Anderson, a classically trained mezzo-soprano, recently made her Carnegie Hall debut in a performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Magnificat. Join this up-and-coming opera artist for a program of arias and art songs centered on themes of hope and love.

Rev. Sekou and the Freedom Fighters
9/18 - Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall - 7:30 p.m.
Rev. Sekou’s brand of blues is a one-of-a-kind blend of North Mississippi Hill Country Music, Arkansas Delta Blues, Memphis Soul, and Pentecostal steel guitar. A noted activist and public intellectual, Sekou’s output include five books, a documentary on the refugee crisis in Lebanon, and lectures at colleges and conferences around the world. His debut solo album, In Times Like These, is a call to nonviolent revolution and a reminder of the artist’s ability to bring healing in times of strife.

Nicholas Goluses
9/19 - Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall - 7:30 p.m.
Hailed by the New York Times for his “accurate, transparent, and impressively articulated” performances, guitarist Nicholas Goluses is in high demand as a soloist and chamber musician. Goluses has given the world premieres of more than 100 works, recorded seven albums, and appeared as a concerto soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, and Rochester Philharmonic. Also a passionate educator, Goluses is Professor of Guitar at the Eastman School of Music and is a recipient of the Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Artists from Interlochen at Kirkbride Hall: Sears, Keller, and Rowe
9/26 - Kirkbride Hall - 7:30 p.m.
$26 adult, $14 students
Saxophonist Bill Sears takes the stage in the second installment of Artists from Interlochen at Kirkbride Hall. Sears has recorded and toured with numerous leading musicians including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and The Temptations, and is Director of Jazz Studies at Interlochen Arts Academy. Join Sears, bassist Paul Keller, and pianist Ellen Rowe as they perform a variety of original compositions and favorites from the Great American Songbook.

10/3-5 - Corson Auditorium - 7:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
$30 adult, $14 student
Experience the variety and vibrancy of Interlochen Arts Academy in the annual presentation of “Collage.” The interdisciplinary showcase features the talents of the Academy’s musicians, actors, dancers, writers, and filmmakers in a rapid-fire, fully immersive performance. Before the show, enjoy works by Arts Academy visual artists in the lobby.

Sir James and Lady Galway
10/9 - Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall - 7:30 p.m.
Globally renowned as the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire, Sir James Galway is a consummate performer whose appeal transcends musical boundaries. As a soloist, he performs in an extensive range of genres and has sold more than 30 million recordings. Galway is joined for this performance by his wife and premiere duet partner, Lady Jeanne Galway. Lady Galway is in high demand as a flute soloist and chamber musician. Also a passionate educator, Lady Galway is an advocate for music education in the public school system.

Sir James Galway with the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
10/10 - Corson Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
$34 adult, $14 student
Internationally acclaimed Irish flutist Sir James Galway joins the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra for a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration. Widely regarded as the supreme interpreter of flute repertoire, Galway is an expressive performer who excels in any genre. Don’t miss your chance to see this renowned global artist on Interlochen’s stage.

Artists from Interlochen at Kirkbride Hall: Motion Picture Arts
10/17 - Kirkbride Hall - 7:30 p.m.
$26 adult, $14 student
Interlochen Arts Academy’s motion picture arts students bring their work to Traverse City’s historic Kirkbride Hall. Enjoy a slate of documentaries and short films written, produced, and directed by the filmmakers of tomorrow.

Seraph Brass with the Interlochen Arts Academy Brass Ensemble
10/17 - Corson Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
Comprised of America’s top female brass musicians, Seraph Brass is a dynamic and captivating ensemble. Join Seraph as they perform a diverse repertoire of classic works and contemporary transcriptions with the Interlochen Arts Academy Brass Ensemble.

Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group
10/20 - Corson Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
Tickets Starting at $59
Renowned as one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music with a sound that fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues. Since his debut in 1986, Lovett has produced 14 albums and won four Grammy awards. His best-loved hits include “If I Had A Boat,” “She’s No Lady,” and “Bears.”

Rebecca Makkai
10/23 - The Writing House - 7:30 p.m.
Join author Rebecca Makkai as she presents a reading of her acclaimed novel, “The Great Believers.” The novel is a beautiful and moving account of the AIDS epidemic in 1980s Chicago, told through the lens of two intertwined stories. “The Great Believers” was selected as one of the New York Times’ Best 10 Books of the Year, is a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and is the winner of the ALA Carnegie Medal and the Chicago Review of Books Award.

Steep Canyon Rangers
10/25 - Corson Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
Tickets Starting at $36
For nearly two decades, the Steep Canyon Rangers have been one of the most versatile and idiosyncratic bands in all of contemporary American music. The string sextet’s unique aesthetic blends pop, country, and folk rock into a genre-defying brand of bluegrass. Join the Grammy Award-winning ensemble for an evening of hits such as “Call the Captain,” “On the Water,” and “Caroline.”

The Harmaleighs
11/2 - Milliken Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
The Harmaleighs craft poetic, passionate, and powerful songs cut from a pastiche of indie, folk, pop and Americana. In January 2015, The Harmaleighs—Haley Grant and Kaylee Jasperson —embarked on something of a modern odyssey in support of their independent full-length debut, Pretty Picture, Dirty Brush.

Ailey II
11/3 - Corson Auditorium - 3 p.m.
$38 adult, $14 student
Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. The junior company of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Ailey II is nonetheless lauded as “second to none.”

The Lark
By Jean Anouilh
Translated by Lillian Hellman
Directed by Laura Mittelstaedt
11/1-2 - Phoenix Theatre - 7:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
$19 adult, 14 student
What is man’s relationship to the divine? That question lies at the heart of Jean Anouilh’s courtroom drama The Lark. Drawing source material from the actual Medieval transcripts, The Lark recreates the trial of French war heroine Joan of Arc. Join the Interlochen Arts Academy Theatre Company for a parable of faith, truth, and religion.

Artists from Interlochen at Kirkbride Hall: Thomas Riccobono, Corbin Wagner, and Ken Larson
11/14 - Kirkbride Hall - 7:30 p.m.
$26 adult, $14 student
This season of Artists From Interlochen at Kirkbride Hall concludes with a performance by Interlochen Arts Academy’s acclaimed brass faculty. Trombonist Thomas Riccobono, hornist Corbin Wagner, and trumpeter Ken Larson unite for a program of solo and ensemble music in Traverse City’s historic Kirkbride Hall.

Kittel & Co.
11/16 - Corson Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.
Tickets Starting at $28
Fresh of their debut album Whorls, Kittel & Co. brings their genre-defying sound to Interlochen. Led by Grammy Award-winning violinist Jeremy Kittel, the string quintet inhabits a sonic landscape that blends elements of Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, folk, and classical music. Be the first to hear this up-and-coming ensemble.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Directed by Gulshirin Dubash
11/16, 11/21-22 - Harvey Theatre - 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
$21 adult, $14 student
Inspired by Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, Matilda The Musical follows the titular heroine as she uses her vivid imagination, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers to build a better world for herself and her peers. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, this empowering story is fun for the whole family!

The Nutcracker
12/12-14 - Corson Auditorium - 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
$32 adult, $14 student
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday ballet returns to Interlochen! The Interlochen Arts Academy Ballet Company presents the timeless story of Clara, her enchanted Nutcracker, and their journey through the Land of Sweets. Featuring live accompaniment by the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, breathtaking costumes, and dazzling scenic design, The Nutcracker will delight audiences of all ages.

Sounds of the Season
12/17 - Corson Auditorium - 7 p.m.
$26 adult, $14 student
Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of festive tunes by the Interlochen Arts Academy Wind Symphony and Choir. This family-friendly showcase features seasonal selections by both ensembles, classic stories, and a sing-along led by Santa himself! Stay after the show for milk, cookies, and merriment.