The Interlochen Collection: Birds

Mar 6, 2020

Interlochen Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble 1994-95

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s music about birds. We’ll hear music about mythical birds, little birds, thieving birds, singing birds and more. 

Listen to the entire episode below. 

Episode playlist 
Gioachino Rossini, La Gazza Ladra Overture
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Joseph E. Maddy, conductor
March 1963
Eric Whitacre, Little Birds 
Interlochen Arts Academy Choir
John Bragle, conductor
Steve Larson, piano
September 2014
Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending
Interlochen Arts Academy Chamber Orchestra
Brian Hanly, violin
Thor Johnson, conductor
November 1972

Ray Henderson, Bye Bye Blackbird
Dominic Spara, arranger
Interlochen Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble
Bill Sears, director
April 1995
Hermann L. Blankenburg, Flying Eagle March
High School Symphonic Band
Weston Noble, conductor
July 1960
Igor Stravinsky, suite from The Firebird
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
July 2012
The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks in part to The Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Classical Music Preservation Grant, generous support from our listeners, and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation. 

Amanda Sewell is the host and executive producer of the program. Monica Yost provided production assistance.