Northern Michigan Events: Awadagin Pratt to Perform at Interlochen

Northern Michigan Events: On Sunday July 22, at 8 p.m. pianist Awadagin Pratt will preform with the World Youth Symphony in the outdoor Kresge Auditorium at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Just a short drive from Traverse City, the Interlochen Center for the Arts is located in idyllic wooded Interlochen, on the shores of  Green Lake.

“Awadagin Pratt is an extremely talented, award-winning pianist, and we are looking forward to welcoming him to the Kresge stage,” said Derek Kwan, Director of Interlochen Presents. “We are thrilled that such an accomplished musician is able to join the World Youth Symphony Orchestra.”

Awadagin Pratt won the 1992 Naumburg International Piano Competition and was awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant, among numerous other accolades. On July 22, he will join the WYSO to perform Beethoven's 5th piano concerto.

Tickets for the July 22, 2012, performance are $25.50. Tickets can be purchased online at, in-person at the Interlochen Box Office and over the phone by calling 800.681.5920 or 231.276.7800.

This is a change in the original Interlochen summer program; originally Andre Watts was scheduled to perform, but had to cancel all of his June and July engagements due to injuries.

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