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The Interlochen Collection: Toon Tunes

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s classical music that you probably recognize from cartoons. We’ll have guest appearances by Mickey, Daffy, Bugs, Elmer, the Pink Panther, Tom and Jerry, and many others. 

Listen to the entire episode below. 

Episode playlist 

Gioachino Rossini, William Tell Overture

World Youth Symphony Orchestra

A. Clyde Roller, conductor



Paul Dukas, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

World Youth Symphony Orchestra

Maximiano Valdes, conductor



Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 1

World Youth Symphony Orchestra

Joshua Weilerstein, conductor

July 2016


Johann Strauss II, Selections from “Die Fledermaus”

Interlochen Arts Academy Choir

Kenneth W. Jewell, conductor

January 1973


Richard Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries

World Youth Symphony Orchestra

Jung-Ho Pak, conductor



George Bizet, Carmen Suite

William Kanengiser, arranger

Interlochen Arts Academy Guitar Ensemble

John Wunsch, director

November 2004


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.  

Monica Yost served as Classical IPR's music intern in 2018 and 2019. She processes archival recordings and produces The Interlochen Collection.