For this Radio Collage, we revisit performances from the recently completed Interlochen Arts Academy year. There's lots of diversity, with music by Maurice Ravel, Sir Arthur Sullivan, and Dave Brubeck. We'll also hear works by students from the Comparative Arts, Creative Writing and Singer-Songwriter programs.
This month, the focus is on Interlochen Arts Academy's class of 2014. Among the works we'll hear: Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" performed by the Academy Orchestra, an excerpt from Ned Rorem's opera "Our Town" sung by soprano Sage DeAgro-Ruopp, and poet Sojourner Ahebee reads one of her own works. We'll aslo hear some Durufle courtesy of organist Bryan Dunnewald, and cellist Daniel Blumhard performs a work written for him by classmate Tevan Goldberg.
Radio Collage has a significant French influence this time around. We'll hear two works by Ravel, a suite by Milhaud, and an ancient tale written down in the 17th century by Frenchman Charles Perrault - we know it today as "Little Red Riding Hood". To balance things a bit, there are two works written by Interlochen Arts Academy students Kendra Prat and Christopher Bell, along with a performance of Sammy Nestico's "Freckle Face" by the Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble.
This month on Radio Collage, an excerpt from the short story What I'm Talking About by creative writer Ashanti Davis, the Interlochen Arts Academy band performs Uppin' Adam and the Theatre Department takes a fresh look at Cinderella. The Academy Orchestra performs Elgar's Nimrod, pianist Grace Zhang plays Ondine by Ravel and we'll hear the opening of a Radio Drama based loosely, very loosely, on Shakespeare's Two Gentleman of Verona. ( listen to the full drama here )