Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Interlochen Center for the Arts’ Summer Schedule of Events and Workshops

Linda Theil invited me to share with you some of the fine arts events scheduled at Interlochen Center for the Arts this summer. If you have any questions, please email me and I’ll be happy to get you more information. Hope to see you up here this summer. Let me know when you’re coming and I’ll give you a personal tour of Interlochen’s campus.
Gordon Berg

NEW! Interlochen Shakespeare Festival (June 26-29 and July 3-6)
This year Interlochen is presenting as part of their summer-events schedule the first Interlochen Shakespeare Festival. For this inaugural year, they're performing "Twelfth Night." The company is comprised of a core ensemble of Interlochen faculty and alumni under the artistic direction of William Church. Surrealist painter René Magritte provides the inspiration for the mythical setting of Illyria. It will be performed in the intimate, 200-seat, Harvey Theatre. Tickets are $25.
Click here and scroll for "Twelfth Night" performance details:

Click here for some photos of Harvey Theatre:

Theatre Workshop for Educators: Shakespeare in Performance (June 26-28)
The Interlochen Theatre Workshop for Educators will address techniques for bringing Shakespeare to life in the classroom and on the stage. It will explore practical strategies to make 17th century text accessible to 21st century students. Participants will join the director and cast of the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival to experience and discuss a variety of topics and will observe classes and rehearsals for the Interlochen Arts Camp production of
"A Midsummer Night's Dream."
Click here for workshop details:

Early Music Workshop (June 8-13)
The Interlochen Early Music Workshop focuses on early techniques, articulation, ornamentation, improvisation and ensemble arrangement in medieval and renaissance music. The workshop culminates with a participant performance on period instruments, such as recorders and other early winds, viols, lutes, harpsichord and percussion.
Click here for workshop details:

2008 Summer Arts Festival (June 20-August 23)
In addition to many contemporary performances, Interlochen’s 2008 Summer Arts Festival showcases many fine arts concerts, including:

  • Maia String Quartet (June 26)
  • Olga Kern, pianist, with Interlochen’s World Youth Symphony Orchestra (July 6)
  • Interlochen “Collage” (July 8)
  • JoAnn Falletta conducts Interlochen’s World Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Performance of Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” (July 13)
  • Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (July 14)
  • Avalon String Quartet (July 17)
  • Sumi Jo (soprano) with Interlochen’s World Youth Symphony Orchestra (July 20)
  • Valade Faculty Recital (July 22)
  • Jon Nakamatsu, pianist (July 23)
  • Canadian Brass (July 25)
  • Andrew Litton conducts Interlochen’s World Youth Symphony Orchestra (July 27)
  • Enso String Quartet (August 13, 15 & 18)

Click here for complete details:

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