Students at Interlochen Arts Academy have been enjoying a spring break, but left us plenty of things to listen to while they're gone. We've got a poem by Creative Writer Mickayla Noel, a piano four- hands version of a Dvorak Slavonic Dance by Jade Fung and Sunny Zhou and Singer-Songwriter Allison Sidell performs her song "Bones. We'll also hear from the Academy Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, and Band. While we're at it, a quick trip to the audio vault for some Debussy...just for good measure!
This month, Radio Collage dips into our vault for several of what you could call our very own "A-list"...student performances from IPR's "Live from Studio A" series. We'll be revisiting sessions from the past five years for music of Debussy, Boccherini, Mendelssohn and Chopin, along with works from some not-so-familiar composers!
Selections from our "Live from Studio A" series...
Interlochen students have a little something for just about everyone in this edition of Radio Collage... a student clarinet quartet gives us its take on a Hungarian Dance, the Academy Percussion Ensemble performs a work by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays, and a pianist from the Summer Piano Institute tells us the "back story" on a Rachmaninoff Etude. We'll also hear some Spirituals, a Brass Sextet, and original works by students from the Creative Writing and Singer-Songwriter programs at Interlochen.
When many of us were younger, Fall meant back to school, and writing a theme about how we spent the summer. This month on Radio Collage, we turn the tables: it's the teachers who'll be "writing the theme", or in this case, performing. We'll hear music of Beethoven, Debussy and Mozart, along with lesser known composers like Bill Potts and Pierre-Max Duboix. As an added treat, we'll be listening to some unusual arrangements and ensembles.
Radio Collage: "What I Did this Summer" - September 2014