The New York Philharmonic has announced a partnership with Michigan’s Interlochen Arts Academy that will publicly launch with a January 28, 2017 chamber concert at Lincoln Center’s Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in New York City. Under the partnership, four New York Philharmonic musicians, all Interlochen alumni, will travel to the school’s Michigan campus in mid-January for educational activities, and select students will travel to New York to attend a Philharmonic rehearsal and the January 28 concert. Alongside works by 20th-century masters Poulenc and Shostakovich, the students’ program will showcase the music of Nico Muhly, TJ Cole, and other young American composers with links to Interlochen. Philharmonic musicians participating in the collaboration are violinist Kuan Cheng Lu, bassoonist Roger Nye, horn player R. Allen Spanjer, and trumpet player Ethan Bensdorf. The Interlochen Arts Academy, which was also featured at the 2016 NY Phil Biennial, is the only high school outside New York City to work with the New York Philharmonic.
Posted December 20, 2016