Interlochen Public Radio to broadcast New York Philharmonic concert

On Nov. 19, the New York Philharmonic will perform at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. The concert is hosted by the University of Michigan’s University Musical Society, and will be broadcast live on Interlochen Public Radio.

The broadcast is part of a three-part concert series by the New York Philharmonic at the Hill Auditorium and celebrates the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. The program for the concert on the 19th will include Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 3 “Kaddish”, narrated by Jeremy Irons. Leonard Slatkin will conduct. The performance will also feature the University Musical Society Choral Union, which will be directed by Interlochen alumnus Scott Hanoian (IAA 92-95, IAC 92, 94, IAC St 95-98).

Sixteen Interlochen Arts Camp and Arts Academy alumni currently play in the New York Philharmonic, including principal players Anthony McGill (IAC 91, 93, IAA 94-96, IAC St 96), Nancy Allen (AS 59, IAC/NMC 60), Judith LeClair (IAC 73) and Christopher Lamb (AS 72-74, IAC/NMC 75). Another alumnus, Matthew VanBesien (IAC 87), is the president of the University Musical Society and former executive director of the New York Philharmonic.

On the Wednesday prior to the show, Nov. 15, New York Philharmonic hornist and Interlochen Arts Camp instructor Leelanee Sterrett (IAC 00-01, AS 02, IAA 02-04, IAC St 04-05, IAC Fac 17) will guest host an hourlong segment on Classical IPR beginning at 1 p.m. Sterrett will also be a guest on the IPR program Kids Commute, and will discuss songs based on Don Quixote with host Kate Botello.

The broadcast will begin at 2 p.m. EDT. with a pre-concert show by IPR host Nancy Deneen and Associate Director of Media Production for the New York Philharmonic Mark Travis. The pre-concert show will include past performances by the New York Philharmonic, introduce the program and highlight the Interlochen alumni playing in the New York Philharmonic. The performance will begin at 3 p.m.

If you wish to attend the performance in person or attend another concert in the series, you can purchase tickets at