The Interlochen Collection: Folk Music

Feb 13, 2020

Students on a snow unicorn in the winter of 1972
Credit Interlochen Center for the Arts

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s music for band, orchestra and wind quintet inspired by folk songs and styles from Scotland, England, Spain, Cuba, and the United States.

Listen to the entire episode below.  

Episode playlist 
 Jerry Bilik, American Variations 
Interlochen Arts Academy Band
Col. Arnold D. Gabriel, conductor
December 1972
Frank Ticheli, Cajun Folk Songs
High School Symphonic Band
John Whitwell, conductor
Valerie Coleman, Afro-Cuban Concerto for Wind Quintet and Orchestra
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Imani Winds
Lawrence Leighton Smith, conductor
July 2004
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Folk Song Suite
Interlochen Arts Academy Band
Byron Hanson, conductor
May 1972
Carlos Surinach, Ritmo Jondo
Interlochen Arts Academy Band
Ed Downing, conductor
May 1982
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.