The Interlochen Collection: The White House

May 3, 2019

John F. Kennedy shakes hands with Dr. Joseph E. Maddy in August 1962
Credit Interlochen Center for the Arts

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we revisit the National High School Symphony Orchestra’s trip to the White House in 1962, where they performed for President John F. Kennedy. Listen to the entire episode below.

Episode playlist

All music was performed by the National High School Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Joseph E. Maddy. It was recorded during a performance at the White House in August 1962.

James Sanderson, Hail to the Chief

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4: Andante Sostenuto

Richard Wagner, Overture to Tannhauser

Johann Strauss II, Kaiser Walzer (Emperor Waltz)

Yasushi Akutagawa, Music for Orchestra

Morton Gould, American Salute

John Philip Sousa, Stars and Stripes Forever

The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks to generous support from our listeners, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.

Monica Yost helped produce this episode.