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The Interlochen Collection: Music of the United States

Interlochen Center for the Arts
1997 concert band

Music by American composers Jenkins, Ives, Grofe, Gershwin, Foster and Bremer performed by Interlochen Arts Academy and Camp student ensembles.

Music heard in this episode
Joseph Willcox Jenkins, American Overture; Michael Kaufman/Interlochen Arts Camp High School Concert Band (August 1997)

Charles Ives, Variations on “America;” Byron Hanson/Interlochen Arts Academy Band (1971-72 Academy Year)

Ferde Grofé, Grand Canyon Suite Movements 1 and 2; Leslie B. Dunner/Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra (2018-19 Academy Year)

George Gershwin, An American in Paris; Lorin Maazel/National Music Camp World Youth Symphony Orchestra (July 1987)

Stephen Foster, “Some Folks Do” and “Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming;” Gregg Smith/Interlochen Arts Academy Chorale (1976-77 Academy Year) with student Jeffrey Dalton (guitar), solo SATB quartet (Anne Hunter, soprano, Deborah Lehn, alto, Kenan Kelly, tenor, Bruce Conner, bass)

Carolyn Bremer, Early Light; Richard Floyd/Interlochen Arts Camp World Youth Wind Symphony (August 2006)

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.