Announcing the summer 2018 conductors, repertoire and Valade concertmasters

Interlochen Arts Camp is pleased to announce the World Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO) conductors, repertoire and Valade Concertmasters for the 2018 summer session.

Established in 2016, the Valade Concertmaster program enhances the educational experience by providing experienced professional mentors for the violinists of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra. The Valade Concertmasters work closely with the students and conductors of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, attending each rehearsal and offering advice on both technical and artistic aspects of performance.

The 2018 concertmasters are:

The Valade Concertmasters will work alongside the following guest conductors:

In addition to their work with students, both Chailfour and Thayer will perform as soloists with the ensemble. Chalifour will perform during WYSO’s first performance on July 1. Thayer will perform on the July 29 concert.

The complete repertoire chosen by the conductors can be found at http://camp.interlochen.org/repertoire/wyso. Highlights of the Summer 2018 season will include Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1, Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, and Respighi’s The Pines of Rome. Click on the links below for Spotify playlists of each week’s repertoire. A free Spotify account is required to listen to the playlists.

Interlochen Center for the Arts is now accepting applications for all of the Interlochen Arts Camp programs. For information on the application process, contact Interlochen’s Office of Admission & Financial Aid at 800.681.5912 or 231.276.7472 or admission@interlochen.org, or go to interlochen.org/camp-application.

Week 1 Spotify Playlist

A sample the performances you will hear performed by the World Youth Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Michael Francis. To be performed on July 1, 2018.

Week 2 Spotify Playlist

Repertoire for the second week of Interlochen Arts Camp 2018. Guillermo Figureroa will conduct. Not included: Marianda by Ernesto Cordero. The concert will be performed on July 8, 2018.

Week 3 Spotify Playlist

Repertoire for week three of the 2018 World Youth Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Larry Rachleff. To be performed on July 15, 2018.

Week 4 Spotify Playlist

Repertoire for week four of the 2018 World Youth Symphony Orchestra. JoAnn Falletta conducts. To be performed on July 22, 2018.

Week 5 Spotify Playlist

Repertoire for the fifth week of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra 2018. Brett Mitchell will conduct. Not included: Devil's Radio by Mason Bates. To be performed on July 29, 2018.

Week 6 Spotify Playlist

Repertoire for week 6 of the 2018 World Youth Symphony Orchestra. Jung-Ho Pak will conduct. Not included: iCanon by Jim David. To be performed on Aug. 5, 2018.

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