The Interlochen Collection: Alan Hovhaness at the Arts Academy

Jan 2, 2021

Composer Alan Hovhaness talks with Interlochen Arts Academy students (April 1982)
Credit Interlochen Center for the Arts

In April of 1982, esteemed American composer Alan Hovhaness visited Interlochen Arts Academy.

During his residency, Hovhaness worked with Academy students and faculty on his music.

His visit culminated with two concerts featuring his music for choir, band and orchestra.

On this program, we revisit those performances given when Hovhaness was in residence.

Episode details

All music composed by Alan Hovhaness

Alan Hovhaness leads a performance of his music in April of 1982
Credit Interlochen Center for the Arts

All performances are from April 1982 at Interlochen Arts Academy

Arts Academy Choir, "Unto thee I will cry" and "From the end of the earth"

Arts Academy Orchestra and faculty, Symphony no. 40

Arts Academy Orchestra, Quadruple Fugue

Arts Academy Band, Three Journeys to a Holy Mountain

The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks in part to the Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Classical Music Preservation Grant, support from our listeners and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.

Eileen Ganter provided research support.