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The Interlochen Collection: Music for the Christmas season

student playing the horn, decorated with holly berries
Interlochen Center for the Arts
An Interlochen Arts Academy student hornist performs at Sounds of the Season 2014

From Ellington and Strayhorn's take on "The Nutcracker" to Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols," music for the season with Interlochen Arts Academy and Camp students

Music heard during this program

Florence Price, Song for Snow
John Bragle conducting the Interlochen Arts Academy Choir (February 2019)
Ya-Ju Chuang, piano

Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, The Nutcracker Suite (after Tchaikovsky)
Stafford Hunter leading the Interlochen Arts Academy Jazz Orchestra (December 2022)

Norman Dello Joio, Variants on a Medieval Tune
Richard Floyd conducting the World Youth Wind Symphony (summer 2006)

Benjamin Britten, A Ceremony of Carols
Hugh Ferguson Floyd conducting the High School Women's Choir (summer 1998)

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.

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