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.
Gioachino Rossini, La Gazza Ladra Overture
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Joseph E. Maddy, conductor
Eric Whitacre, Little Birds
Interlochen Arts Academy Choir
John Bragle, conductor
Steve Larson, piano
Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending
Interlochen Arts Academy Chamber Orchestra
Brian Hanly, violin
Thor Johnson, conductor
Ray Henderson, Bye Bye Blackbird
Dominic Spara, arranger
Interlochen Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble
Bill Sears, director
Hermann L. Blankenburg, Flying Eagle March
High School Symphonic Band
Weston Noble, conductor
Igor Stravinsky, suite from The Firebird
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
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.