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“Variety of Arts Available All Year Round”

Interlochen Center for the Arts
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Owner description: A showcase for talented young musicians from throughout the country.
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76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Variety of Arts Available All Year Round”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

One of the best ways to sample the diversity of art available here at Interlochen Center For The Arts is the performance called COLLAGE. It is a wonderful evening sampling of all types of music, dance, song and arts. It is in the outdoor covered venue called Kresge. Tickets are required and early arrival is advised to get good seats. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are offered for sale in tents on campus before the performance. There is an area with table and chairs for dining. It is an incredible evening and recommended for all.

Visited July 2013
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Traverse City, Michigan
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49 reviews
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“A true and unique treasure for the arts...”
Reviewed 3 June 2013

I grew up going to concerts/plays at Interlochen and then drifted away for a while not realizing how fortunate we are here in the far north to have such a treasure. Interlochen allows students to stay, study, perform and learn their love of arts/music is a gift they will carry throughout their entire life. Many have participated in the academy (during the school year) and/or the summer camp programs and gone on to become well known performers.

The summer line up is always exciting with many popular artists visiting our gem of the north...and I always plan concert evenings, many even being free of charge! Just going out and walking around the camp is exciting as you can almost always find a rehearsal to sit in on...or just find a comfortable spot to sit and drink in music floating thru the air. And the art displays are amazing in themselves.

Visited June 2013
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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
“Everyone should visit this place”
Reviewed 2 June 2013

It only took me a few minutes of walking thru the campus to realize, Interlochen is a special place.
Every few steps, different rehearsals can be heard, lots of happy young people in uniforms, focused on pursing their chosen art form, situated on a beautiful, lakeside setting. . We attended the World Youth Orchestra concert. Amazing high school musicians, who sound like professionals.

Visited July 2012
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Fort Worth, TX
Level 6 Contributor
505 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Five-Star”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

I don't give out many 5-star ratings but this venue deserves it! Set in a beautiful, almost idyllic setting in a secluded campus area, Interlochen Center for the Arts deserves its well-known excellence. The campus is spotless, the art and music venues are all excellent, and cannot imagine anyone having a less than great experience here!

Visited June 2012
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Frankfort, Michigan
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127 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“2013 Summer Festival - - MEH”
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Fossils and Old Farts they should call it. The summer festival has been announced and I was hoping without hope for something other than safe, whitebread, crapola.

A Prairie Home Companion may be cute, but it was stale a decade ago when Keillor decided to do nothing but showcase talentless twittering singers. One wishes a show to grow old gracefully, but like a zombie, this one still shambles around. Keillor; that horse is long dead, I think you can stop flogging it now.

Capitol Steps? Is that really comedy or a bipartisan smile fest for the codgers that just can't seem to "get" The Daily Show and The Colbert Report? Political comedy has far, far, outpaced this bland group that doesn't seem to know the definition of satire. A good venue for a nice nap, I guess.

Then they must have engaged some grave robbers to bring us Brian Wilson, The Steve Miller Band and ZZ Top. Y'know, rock, and especially indy, has progressed and not everybody's taste in good headbanging tunes has fossilized in N. Michigan, though from these selections one would think it is the place, like the elephant's graveyard, where old acts go to die.

And then we have Oklahoma. You know, that play with that execrable melody that is the favorite of conservative glee-clubs, the safe play where more and more aspiring high school actors can be shoved into small parts making for a turgid piece of torture. I didn't think that Rogers and Hammerstein II had boredom in mind when writing the book for this play. You would think that for a talented school, something edgy from Hammerstein's protege, Stephen Sondheim, would be appropriate. Yet, with even edgier plays like Spring Awakening, or American Idiot available, the lack of interest seems to bespeak of a provincial conservatism that does no favor to a talented student body.

I hate to think that I live in an area that is so backward in its taste in entertainment that all we get here are fossils and old farts looking to a cash cow of feeble geezers and provincials desperate for anything live. We need good performers and acts, dammit.

Visited August 2012
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