On this program, we revisit a radio broadcast from July 1974 that featured a complete performance of The Planets by Gustav Holst.
The performance included the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, High School Women's Chorus and student narrators Abbe Sher and Phillip Silverman.
Broadcast live on WIAA (now Interlochen Public Radio), Edward Catton was the radio host for the program.
July 28, 1974 (Kresge Auditorium/broadcast live on WIAA)
Thor Johnson conducting the World Youth Symphony Orchestra and High School Women's Chorus
Narrators: Abbe Sher and Phillip Silverman
Text preparation: William Dole and Kay Johnson
Poetry: Charles B. Yulish
Radio host: Edward Catton
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 Michael Culler for audio engineering assistance.
Christine Kyprianides and Eileen Ganter provided research support.