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Hey Kids Commuters!

Coming up Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m., you can join us for our first-ever KIDS COMMUTE LIVE concert with the Interlochen Arts Academy Band, plus special guest appearances from the Arts Academy Theatre Company, Chamber Singers and Comparative Arts.

We'll have some musical treats from Zaninelli, Wagner and Holst, and one monstrous trick - a hair-raising and interactive performance of GODZILLA EATS LAS VEGAS!

Soprano Victoria Schmidt is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy, where she studies with Laura Osgood Brown. She grew up in Kearney, Missouri.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

This week on The Interlochen Collection, we're showcasing music for brass instruments. Listen to the entire episode below.

Episode playlist

Malcolm Arnold, Brass Quintet No. 1: I. Allegro
High School Honors Chamber Musicians
The New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet (student ensemble)

Brian Balmages, Symphony No. 1 for Brass
Interlochen Arts Academy Brass Ensemble
Ken Larson, conductor
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Hey there, Kids Commuters, and welcome to Day Four of MONSTER Week on IPR's Kids Commute!

This week, we're enjoying 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, we'll hear music for a dragon - just the worst dragon - in music from English composer Wolseley Charles. He was mostly known for writing little comic monologues, like, "Sam, Pick Oop the Musket," (all about a soldier refusing to pick up his musket after his sergeant accidentally knocks it off his shoulder).

In this case, we'll hear a funny story about "The Green-Eyed Dragon" - a very rude fellow with thirteen tails who camps out on the front porch of a Princess and proceeds to eat...terrible things.

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"The Green-Eyed Dragon"
Wolesley Charles
John Aler, tenor, with Grant Gershon, piano

Here's today's Kids Commute:

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. 


Symphonies on Classical IPR

Monday-Thursday at 8 p.m.

Opera on IPR

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