The Interlochen Collection: Lorin Levee

Apr 26, 2020

Clarinetist Lorin Levee

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we look at the career of clarinetist Lorin Levee.

We’ll hear him perform clarinet concertos as a student at Interlochen as well as his later work with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. 

Listen to the entire episode below. 

Episode playlist 
Alexander Borodin, Polovetsian Dances 
Interlochen Youth Symphony Orchestra
Thor Johnson, conductor 

 Carl Nielsen, Clarinet Concerto, mvts I-II 
National High School Broadcast Orchestra
George C. Wilson, conductor
August 1963

1965 World Youth Symphony Orchestra clarinet section with faculty Sydney Forrest. Lorin Levee stands in the back row on the left, behind David Shifrin

Niccolo Paganini, Moto Perpetuo
Nicholas Falcone, arranger
High School Symphonic Band 
George C. Wilson, conductor
July 1965


Claude Debussy, Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra
High School Broadcast Orchestra
A. Clyde Roller, conductor
August 1965
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Symphony No. 2, Mvt. III
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Simon Rattle, 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.

Thanks to David Levee for additional support for this episode.

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