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After huge primary turnout, Dems could flip 104th district

It could be a competitive race for Michigan’s 104th house seat this coming election. The district covers Grand Traverse County. Republicans have held this seat firmly for at least 20 years.

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Vocal soloist Madison Hertel visited Studio A and sang works of Fernando Obradors and Jonathan Dove.
Kate Botello

Madison Hertel is an award-winning vocal soloist, recently named top vocal soloist in the state at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival.

She stopped by Studio A - the day before leaving for college - to reflect on her career as a young professional actor, and to sing music of Fernando Obradors and Jonathan Dove.


National Writers Series: An evening with Beth Macy

3 hours ago
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In one of Beth Macy’s previous books, Factory Man, she profiled a furniture maker in rural Virginia struggling to stay in business in an era of rising competition from Asia. In her latest book Dopesick, she returns to central Appalachia to explore the result of economic distress in these small towns: increasing drug addiction and overdose deaths, especially to OxyContin and heroin. Beth talks this hour with Interlochen Public Radio executive director Peter Payette.

Hey there Kids Commuters! Welcome to Day Four of CAT WEEK on IPR's Kids Commute!

As you listen, you’ll learn a little bit about Domenico Scarlatti, who came from a very musical family, and we’ll also identify the notes that his kitten, Pulcinella, “composed” for him. All of this plus great music for you to listen to.

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Cat Fugue
Domenico Scarlatti
Elaine Comparone, harpsichord

Here's today's Kids Commute:


The founder of one of Detroit’s most important cultural institutions has died. Michigan Opera Theatre founder David DiChiera was 83 years old.

Join Fiona Ritchie for a chance to explore highlights from the past decade of radio shows, with great musicians and other individuals involved in the traditional arts. This week, we feature music and interviews with John Doyle and Cathie Ryan.

Today on Kids Commute: dueling operatic cats! Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!
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Hey there, Kids Commuters! Here, kitty, kitty! It’s Day Three of  CAT WEEK on Kids Commute, where we’ll listen to music either inspired by cats or written about them.

Our musical selection of the day is actually a mashup composed before mashups were actually a “thing." (At the time of its composition, a "mashup" - or different pieces mashed together into one - was called "pastiche.") Gioachino Rossini’s “Cat Duet” is a fun piece usually sung as an encore at the end of a concert or recital that features a pair of singers. Learn about the history of the piece and how Rossini didn’t actually write the piece as it exists today, nor did he give it the name that we call it today. And don’t forget about our quizlet - text us your answer and you may just win an all-new Kids Commute Prize Pack!

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Duetto buffo di due gatti
Gioacchino Rossini (with C.E.F. Weyse and Robert Lucas de Pearsall, writing as G. Berthold)
Victoria de los Angeles, Elisabeth Schwartzkopf, Gerald Moore (pianist)

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Classical IPR programming changes

Sep 18, 2018

New programs are coming to weeknights on Classical IPR. Beginning September 24, Classical IPR will broadcast top American orchestras Monday through Thursday at 8 p.m. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orchestra will now be featured every week.

Every Friday night on Classical IPR is devoted to recent concerts from Northern Michigan, like the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Interlochen students, faculty and guest artists.

The Philadelphia Orchestra - Live on Classical IPR

Sep 18, 2018

On Thursday, September 27, Classical IPR presents a special live broadcast of the Philadelphia Orchestra from Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, MI.

 

Join Classical IPR Friday at 8 p.m. for recent performances of chamber music given by Interlochen Arts Camp faculty members. Friday evening's program is listed below.

Hi Kids Commuters! Are you ready for more kitty cuteness? It’s Day Two of CAT WEEK at Kids Commute, where we are listening to music written about or inspired by cats. ‘Meow’ let’s get down to business.

Today, we listen to "Kitten on the Keys" by Edward Elzear ("Zez") Confrey, who earned his musical reputation reputation recording piano rolls, which are used in old-time player pianos. Learn a little bit about how player pianos work, about Mr. Confrey’s life and musical career. Of course we get to listen to some great music, inspired by Mr. Confrey’s grandmother’s cat walking on her piano. I guess you never know when inspiration will strike!

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Kitten on the Keys
Edward Eleazar ("Zez") Confrey
Eteri Andjaparidze, pianist

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