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Interlochen Center for the Arts Situated on 1,200 wooded acres between two glacial lakes, Interlochen Center for the Arts is a major hub for music, art and culture in Northwest Michigan. The annual performing arts series here is a summer highlight, bringing some of the world’s top musical touring acts in all genres (the 2013 schedule was not available at press time; last season’s headliners included the Beach Boys, the Decemberists, Chicago, Lucinda Williams and A Prairie Home Companion). The main stage here is the lovely 3,900-seat covered outdoor Kresge Auditorium on Green Lake, but there are smaller venues, too: 952-seat indoor Corson Auditorium for dance and music; 200-seat Dendrinos Chapel for intimate recitals; state-of-the-art Harvey Theatre for dramatic performances; and the brand-new, Elizabethaninspired Upton-Morley outdoor pavilion, with open seating and lawn space for taking in Interlochen’s annual Shakespeare Festival performances. Interlochen is more than just a cluster of fine venues in a lovely setting, though. The sprawling woods here also comprise the campus of a nationally acclaimed independent

boarding school devoted to the fine arts. Here, high-schoolers are immersed in a major of their choosing, including music, creative writing, theater, dance, visual art and filmmaking. After graduation, many students go on to become household names—some of Interlochen’s A-list alumni include Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Rufus Wainwright, David Blum and Felicity Huffman, to name just a few. And in addition to the four-year academy, Interlochen hosts an annual summer arts camp, drawing some 2,500 talented young artists between the ages of 8 and 18 from around the world. The public can tap into all this talent and energy at Interlochen’s regular student recitals—a great source of summer entertainment, at a fair price to boot (tickets for student events are often under $10). Interlochen’s annual “Collage” performance is one not to miss; the signature event is an exhilarating “rapid-fire sampler” of student performances in all mediums, showcasing the talents of these rising young stars. Find more about Interlochen, a full events schedule and ticket information online. 231.276.7800, INTERLOCHEN.ORG. MyNorth 2013 Vacation! 27

2013 MyNorth Vacation Guide! Traverse City  
2013 MyNorth Vacation Guide! Traverse City  

Ideas for your ultimate Northern Michigan vacation. A supplement to Traverse Northern Michigan's Magazine.