Michigan has successful deer hunt so far

Michigan’s deer hunting season has been pretty successful so far. "Our harvest appears certainly up in the Upper Peninsula, and there are parts in the northern Lower and certainly southwest that appear up as well," says Chad Stewart, deer management specialist for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

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This You Should Know: Public weddings

18 hours ago
Eric Hampton

If you have your wedding in a public park, don’t forget that anyone could show up. That’s what Lake Ann resident Rachel Jones and her husband learned – and they thought it was wonderful.



Cuba is known as much for their pianists as their percussionists — you'll see why with this performance.

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we take a look at the career of hornist, composer and orchestrator Brad Warnaar. His playing and orchestrations have appeared in hundreds of films.

We'll also hear his performance from 1967 when he won the Interlochen Arts Academy student concerto competition. We'll also hear his daughter Clara's performance from when she won the Interlochen Arts Academy student concerto competition in 2008.

Most modern performances of George Frederic Handel's "Messiah" include very large choirs and orchestras. But when the piece was first performed in 1742, it was done with a very small group of musicians.

Join Classical IPR Friday December 14 at 5 p.m. and again on Monday December 24 at 12 p.m. for a guided tour of how "Messiah" would have sounded at its first performance.

Essay: Cat Person

Dec 14, 2018

Early on a Saturday morning I was pushing my cart around a grocery store, trying not to cry. Trying not to notice the aisle of pet food where just two weeks before I had bought a bag of cat chow, not knowing my cat would get sick three days later and die soon after. I still imagined her at home in the window waiting for my return.

Orff Week - Friday! Pictured today: a 1995 postage stamp depicting Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana."
1995 Briefmarke (German postage stamp)

Happy Friday, Kids Commuters! Welcome to the final day of Orff Week with special guest Lynne Tobin on IPR's Kids Commute!

Orff instruments are special musical instruments created just for kids by composer Carl Orff and his colleague Gunild Keetman in what they called "Schulwerk." You may be familiar with Orff instruments - you use a lot of them in elementary school music classrooms.

Lynne Tobin is a cellist and music teacher. She'll tell us all about the Orff method and play some of the neat music that goes with it - all of it performed by elementary-aged kids.

Today, we'll hear a delightful rendition of "The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" and Orff's popular, "Street Song."

Congrats to our winner for the Sleigh Ride contest! If you can't make it to the concert to cheer on your fellow Kids Commuter, never fear - you can listen live tonight at 7pm on Classical IPR!

Here's today's Kids Commute:

Nancy Wilson died Thursday after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, Calif., her manager Devra Hall Levy told NPR. She was 81.

Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1937, Wilson has recounted in interviews that she started singing around age 3 or 4.

"I have always just sung. I have never questioned what it is. I thank God for it and I just do it," she told Marian McPartland, host of NPR's Piano Jazz in 1994.

Bill Church, theatre director at Interlochen Art Academy, performs a section of 'A Christmas Carol' at Interlochen Public Radio.
Dan Wanschura

The Traverse Symphony Orchestra performs its “Home for the Holidays” concert this weekend.

Bill Church, theatre director at Interlochen Arts Academy, will give a dramatic reading of a section from “A Christmas Carol.” 

The Thistle & Shamrock: Roots And Branches

Dec 13, 2018

This week, Fiona Ritchie explores the evolving sounds that contribute to a new Celtic music, featuring Solas, Robin Bullock and Capercaillie. We hear Celtic music inspired by jazz, classical arrangements and world rhythms.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

JunMing Wen is a tubist and a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. He grew up in Guangzhou, China.

JunMing Wen visited IPR's Studio A to perform the Romanza movement from the tuba concerto by Ralph Vaughan Williams. He was joined by collaborative pianist Ya-Ju Chuang. 

He told Classical IPR why he chose the tuba as his instrument when he was a child, and why he would now choose a career playing the tuba over a career driving for the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 racing team. He also explained why he keeps his mouthpiece with him at all times. 


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