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On Friday October 19, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 10:06 a.m. Friday to hear two pieces of Astor Piazzolla performed by violinist Martin Chalifour and guitarist Mak Grgic during a recent recital in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.

Dr. Leslie B. Dunner conducts the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra this Friday night.

Classical IPR brings you the concert live from Corson Auditorium.

On the program will be a suite from "The River" by Duke Ellington, Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story" and Malambo from "Estancia" by Alberto Ginastera.

Tune in for this live broadcast event at 7:30 p.m.

 

Kirsten Trudeau

The Gregorian Schola is a special division of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome. Its students are dedicated to the study and preservation of Gregorian chant.

Members of the Gregorian Schola recently visited Northern Michigan. They presented concerts of chant from medieval manuscripts . 

Below, listen to an entire concert that they gave at the Cross in the Woods Shrine in Indian River. 

KC 232: MONSTER Week! Wednesday: Today, we'll hear a barking orchestra, as a warning about Cerberus, three-headed guard dog of the Underworld! Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!
Sketch: Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1585

Hey, Kids Commuters! Welcome to Day Three of MONSTER Week! This week, we'll hear music for monsters from movies to myths.

This week's theme is in honor of our first-ever Kids Commute Live! concert, coming up this Saturday, October 20. Join us for a fun, eerie, informative concert with the Interlochen Arts Academy Band, with lots of extra special Interlochen guests. Our finale will be an interactive performance of Eric Whitacre's wacky "Godzilla Eats Las Vegas!" Tune in all week for a chance to win tickets for the concert. Ticket-winning kids are invited to a pre-concert party at Interlochen Public Radio!

Today, we'll hear music about a mythical beast - the giant, three-headed dog Cerberus that guards the gates of the Underworld in Greek and Roman myths. Cerberus appears in the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Eurydice dies, and Orpheus tries to walk down to the Underworld to get her. At the gate, he's greeted by the Furies (Goddesses also called the Eumenides) and a bunch of ghosts, telling him - go back! No mortal man can walk here!

To warn him off, the orchestra barks three times as a warning about Cerberus. Listen in for the barking orchestra! Today's music is from the opera "Orpheus and Eurydice" by Christoph Wilibald Gluck.

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"Chi mai dell'erebo" ("Who walks in Darkness?")
"Orpheus and Eurydice"
Christoph Wilibald Gluck
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner

Here's today's Kids Commute:


Today on Stateside, reporter Chad Livengood recaps the most recent debates between incumbent U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and her Republican challenger John James. Plus, a former MLive reporter details her experience founding Flint Beat, a hyperlocal news site that covers the Flint community. 

Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

A breakdown of the two Senate debates between Stabenow, James

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" from San Francisco Opera.

The production stars Lucas Meachem as Figaro, Daniela Mack as Rosina and Rene Barbera as Count Almaviva. Giuseppe Finzi conducts.

The opera is sung in Italian. For the libretto in English and Italian, click here

William Pemberton is a tubist and the music director of the River Raisin Ragtime Revue. The group, known as R4, has just released a new album called "Nobody is Somebody." They collaborated with bass-baritone and University of Michigan professor Daniel Washington.

KC 231: MONSTER Week! "Danse Macabre" from "The Bride of Frankenstein" Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!
Movie lobby card, 1935

Welcome to Day Two of Monster Week, Kids Commuters! This week, we listen to music for monsters, from movies to myths.

This week's theme is in honor of our first-ever Kids Commute Live! concert, coming up Saturday, October 18th. Join us for a fun, eerie, informative concert with the Interlochen Arts Academy Band, with lots of extra special Interlochen guests. Our finale will be an interactive performance of Eric Whitacre's "Godzilla Eats Las Vegas." Tune in all week for a chance to win tickets to the concert. Winning kids are invited to a pre-concert party at the Interlochen Public Radio station!

Today, music for a real Bridezilla - a monstrous creation from the 1935 movie "The Bride of Frankenstein." The score is by composer Franz Waxman, who wrote the score for many famous movies. He won the Oscar for Best Score twelve times!

The music is kind of weird and off-kilter, to help illustrate the strangeness of the movie's situation. A mad scientist creates a lonely monster. The scientist tries to build him a friend, but she's not into him...at all.

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"Danse Macabre"
"The Bride of Frankenstein"
Franz Waxman
Kenneth Alwyn/Westminster Philharmonic

Here's today's Kids Commute:


Music by Request playlist for October 13, 2018

Oct 15, 2018

Thanks so much to listeners from Baltimore, Buckley, Manistee and many other places for your requests this week!

1. Vaughan Williams - Henry V Overture; Maj. Peter Parkes/Grimethorpe Colliery Band

2. Franz von Suppe - Poet and Peasant Overture; Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops

3. Aaron Copland - Lincoln Portrait; Gerard Schwartz/Seattle Symphony; James Earl Jones, narrator

4. Johann Pachelbel - Canon (and Gigue) in D major; Trevor Pinnock/English Concert

NPS/Jim Peaco

National park officials will stop bringing wolves to Isle Royale this fall. Four wolves have been relocated to Isle Royale National Park so far, as officials work to keep the island's moose population in check and balance the island's ecosystem.

Originally, the plan was to bring six gray wolves to the island, but recent cold weather, rain and snow showers have made wolf trapping less safe.

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