Northern Michigan Events: Friday, July 7, 2012 Interlochen Arts Academy and Summer Arts Camp will play host to a live broadcast of the much-loved radio classic "A Prairie Home Companion." The show will be broadcast from Interlochen's Kresge Auditorium, beginning at 5:45 p.m.
But that isn't all of the "News from Lake Wobegon!" The broadcast will feature performances by Interlochen Arts Academy and Summer Arts Camp faculty and students. Both a current Interlochen student and an alumnus will be representing the Academy-- Theo Van Dyck, alumnus and talented trumpet player and Sage DeAgro-Ruopp, a vocalist from Traverse City.
"A Prairie Home Companion" host Garrison Keillor will also welcome a string octet comprised of Interlochen Summer Arts Camp faculty and students, including:
Susanna Perry Gilmore, violin
Timothy Shiu, violin
Leonard Schranze, viola
Astrid Schween, cello
Rachel Graves, violin
Andrew Cheshire, violin
Anders Cornell, viola
Harry Wilde Greer, cello
The nonprofit Interlochen Center for the Arts is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in the arts and all other endeavors.