Episode #303

Interlochen, Michigan

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra performs a world premiere or 'Three Musketeers: A Play for Instruments.' The Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra performs a world premiere or 'Three Musketeers: A Play for Instruments.' (From the Top, Inc.)

This week’s From the Top features students studying at one of America’s most famous training programs for young musicians, the Interlochen Arts Academy in rural Michigan. We meet the winners of the Academy’s concerto competition and the mighty Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, directed by Dr. Carolyn Watson, performs a world premiere inspired by the story of The Three Musketeers.

Program playlist:

Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, directed by Dr. Carolyn Watson, perform "Die Moldau"from Má vlast by Bedřich Smetana.

Kennedy Wallace, 17, flute, performs the fourth movement, Allegro con moto, from Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 14 by Robert Muczynski, with Christopher O'Riley, piano.

Sara Han, 17, clarinet, performs introduction, Theme and Variations by Gioacchino Rossini with Christopher O'Riley.

J.T. Hassell, 18, piano, performs the third movement, Allegro vivace, from the Piano Concerto No. 3 in E major, Sz. 119 by Béla Bartók, with the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, directed by Dr. Carolyn Watson.

Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, directed by Dr. Carolyn Watson, perform "The Three Musketeers: A Play for Instruments" (world premiere performance), by Michael Thurber (From the Top and Interlochen Arts Academy alum).
Charles Yang, violin, featured soloist
Kris Bowers, piano, featured soloist
Mark Dover, clarinet, featured soloist
Michael Thurber, composer and bass, featured soloist

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