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The Interlochen Collection: Teen Composers

Interlochen Center for the Arts
Thor Johnson and a bassoonist during orchestra rehearsal, 1964-65 Interlochen Academy Year.

In this episode of the Interlochen Collection, it's a program of music written by composers when they were in their teens.

Composers include Mozart, Shostakovich and even Jonathan Bailey Holland when he was a student at Interlochen.

Music heard in this program

  • Felix Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture; Matthew Hazelwood/Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra (1993-94 Academy year)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Divertimento No. 2 in D Major, III: Adagio; IV: Menuetto and Trio; V: Adagio; Allegro molto; Allegro assai; Thor Johnson/Interlochen Arts Academy Haydn Orchestra (1964-65 Academy year); featured orchestra instrumentalists: Jean Baxtresser, flute, Rebecca Patterson, oboe, Mary Streeter, bassoon, Robert Carlisle, French horn, Kendall Betts, French Horn, John Cahill, French horn, Brian Wenk, French horn
  • Franz Schubert, Magnificat; Brad Richmond/Interlochen Arts Camp High School Concert Choir (July 1998)
  • Jonathan Bailey Holland, Untitled (for Trumpets, Trombones, and Strings); Byron Hanson/Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra (1991-92 Academy year)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 1: Lento-Allegretto Molto; Guillermo Figueroa/Interlochen Arts Camp World Youth Symphony Orchestra (July 2018)

The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks in part to The Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Classical Music Preservation Grant, support from IPR listeners, and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.

Michael Culler and Stefan Wiebe provided audio engineering assistance.

Anastasia Scholze provided research and production support.

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