Interlochen Center for the Arts is proud to present their 2013 Summer Arts Festival performance line-up.
You’ll find classical virtuosos, country superstars, rock-in-roll legends, folk masters, acclaimed dancers and more. The World Youth Symphony Orchestra offers a season filled with renowned conductors, internationally acclaimed guest artists and the 6th Annual professional Shakespeare festival.
Each summer, more than 2,500 of the world’s most talented and creative students come together at Interlochen to study creative writing, dance, motion picture arts, music, theatre and visual arts. Their vibrant energy brings the 1,200-acre campus to life, creating a distinctive magic found nowhere else.
The Center for the Arts invites you to visit this summer and enjoy a remarkable performance in one of the most inspiring cultural settings in the world.
This year’s Summer Arts Festival line-up includes:
Shemekia Copeland, crowned “Queen of Blues” at the 2011 Chicago Blues Festival. Copeland’s passion for singing, marched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. While only in her mid-30’s, Copeland has opened for The Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic and shared the stage with Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton. Wednesday, June 26th at 8pm in Corson Auditorium. Tickets are $30.50.
The Avett Brothers, who made mainstream waves with “I and love and You,” which landed as No.16 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnered critical acclaim from “Rolling Stones” and “Time,” who dubbed it one of the Top Ten albums of the year. Known for their rowdy, infectious stage shows, the ensemble tears through tunes with unbridled energy, popping banjo and guitar strings right and left while inciting stomping sing-a-longs to their own roots-filled amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, rock and pop. Monday, July 1st at 8pm in Kresge Auditorium. Tickets range from $34.50 – $45.50.
Hamlet, from the 6th Annual Interlochen Shakespeare Festival. Hamlet electrifies the Upton-Morley Pavilion with a tale of treachery, intrigue and obsession. Written at the height of Shakespeare’s career, Hamlet is renowned for its exquisite poetry, spellbinding plot and universal themes of morality and mortality. Get ready to dive into a world of murder, melancholy and madness in this powerful story of devotion and revenge. Thursday-Saturday, June 27-29th at 8pm at Upton-Morley Pavilion & starting Wednesday, July 3rd, 5th & 6th. Tickets are $26.
Hamlet Rain Policy – if the show is cancelled before intermission, you may receive a refund or tickets for another Shakespeare Festival performance. If cancelled after intermission, there are no refunds but you may receive tickets to another Shakespeare Festival performance in the same summer. No immediate refunds will be made and service charges are non-refundable.
Jennifer Koh, violinist from the World Youth Symphony Orchestra has been recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. She will make her Interlochen debut in a performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Violin Concert No.2.” Richard Strauss’s “Don Juan” and Stella Sung’s “Loco-Motion” will also be featured. Sunday, July 7th at 8pm in Kresge Auditorium. Tickets are $25.50.
Luna Negra Dance Theater blends the discipline of ballet and the dynamic movement of contemporary dance and infuses it with the explosive, fiery energy of Latin dance forms. Through collaborations with renowned master choreographers, visual artists and musicians, the Chicago-based troupe creates richly textured and highly original works of contemporary dance theater that celebrated the richness and diversity of Latino culture. Wednesday, July 10th at 8pm in Corson Auditorium. Tickets are $30.50.
Turtle Island Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in the chamber music for strings since 1985. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Classical Crossover category, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles. Cellist nonpareil Yo-Yo Ma has proclaimed the quartet to be “a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.” Saturday, July 13th at 8pm in Corson Auditorium. Tickets are $30.50.
With hits like “I Want to Come Over,” “I’m the Only One,” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” Melissa Etheridge has gone platinum six times, earned multiple Grammys and won an Oscar. Known for her mixture of personal lyrics, pop-based folk-rock and smoky vocals, the talented singer-songwriter has been delighting and challenging fans with songs that are both beautiful and activist-driven for more than two decades. Thursday, July 18th at 8pm in Kresge Auditorium. Tickets range from $30.50 – $45.50.
Brian Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys, he co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed more than two dozen Top 40 Hits, including “Surfer Girl,” “Help Me Rhonda,” and “California Girls.” He will be joined by fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine and David Marks. Also appearing with Wilson will be his daughters, Carnie and Wendy alson with Chynna Phillips, as the vocal group, Wilson Phillips. Tuesday, July 23rd at 8pm in Kresge Auditorium. Tickets range from $38.50 – $55.50.
ZZ Top, plays red-hot Texas boogie and blues, and no one does it better – or has done it longer than this “little ‘ol band from Texas.” Known for such hits as “Share Dressed Man,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Legs,” “Cheap Sunglasses” and “Tube Snake Boogie,” the tri was inducted into the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Thursday, August 8th at 8pm in Kresge Auditorium. Tickets range from $40.50 – $55.50.
Josh Groban, is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter and actor whose baritone voice is instantly recognizable and unparalleled. Known for hits such as “You Raise Me Up” and “The Prayer,” his first five solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and his sixth album is well on its way. The Interlochen alumnus will perform with the all-star, Traverse Symphony Orchestra, which is made up of local musicians. Monday, August 12th at 8pm in Kresge Auditorium. Tickets range from $63.50 – $85.50.
For tickets and seating information, please visit www.tickets.interlochen.org or by calling 1.800.681.5920. The box office is open Monday – Friday, 9-5pm and Saturday, 12-4pm.
All ticket prices include a $1 facility preservation fee. The revenue from each ticket helps support venue maintenance.
Tickets are non-refundable. Up until 24-hours before a show, you may submit your ticket as a tax-deductible contribution to Interlochen. There are no refunds or exchanges.
Facilities for patrons include wheelchair locations, accessible restrooms and assisted-listening devices. Please state specific need(s) when you purchase your tickets.
Interlochen Center for the Arts is located on Highway M-137, just a short drive from Traverse City. Parking is free.
If needed, there is a variety of overnight accommodations, including the centrally located Stone Center Hotel and cabin-style lodges nestled in the comfortable ambiance of the north woods. Please visit www.interlochen.org/lodging for more information.
Support the Arts! Net proceeds from the Summer Arts Festival 2013 events benefit the Interlochen scholarship fund, which enables talented young artists to study at Interlochen and share their artistry with you. By including an optional, tax-deductible donation with your ticket order, you can help support the artists and performers of tomorrow! Plus, gifts totaling $500 or more by December 31, 2013, entitle you to the priority ticket benefit for the 2014 Summer Arts Festival.