Deer hunter shot and killed on opening day

A deer hunter has been killed in northern Michigan. Justin Beutel of Sanford was shot Thursday afternoon. He was killed while hunting near Torch Lake in Antrim County.

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This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Rossini's "William Tell" from Opera Southwest.

The production stars Sean Anderson in the title role, with Claudia Chapa as Hedwige, Sharin Apostolou as Jemmy and Caroline Worra as Mathilde. Anthony Barrese conducts.

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

8 p.m. performances 11/19/18 through 11/22/18

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There is a dynamic story unfolding across the sky in this season, more than can be fully explained in this brief episode of The Storyteller’s Night Sky, so here’s just some of it, first from the imagination, and then the intellect: 

The celestial Lion shook, and so loosed the royal stars from his ancient mane, signaling the sacred entrance of the Sun into the domain of the mighty healer where he is hidden there, hovering above the scorpion’s underworld. Before entering, Lord Helios summoned his messenger, drawing him near to bear witness to the encounter, while Beauty, steeping in the baths of abundance in order to amplify her amorous radiance, beckoned to her own messengers, sweet envoys of ethereal light; one from among the seven sisters; the other from the Dame Divine, that first woman Virgo, where she on celestial centuries reclined, waiting on noble deeds among men.

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Thanks to listeners in Williamsburg, Sparta, Alanson, Cadillac and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Peterik & Sullivan, Eye of the Tiger; 2CELLOS

2. Englebert Humperdinck, Act II pantomime & Act III overture from Hansel & Gretel; Donald Runnicles; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

3. Lord of the Dance; Christmas Revels

4. Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending; Sir Neville Marriner; Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Iona Brown


In October 2018, the ensemble formerly known as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir officially changed its name to The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

The 360-member Choir has been known as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir since the late 1920s, when it began broadcasting a weekly national radio program. All of the members are volunteers.

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This Thanksgiving Day, celebrate with Classical IPR and the following special programs.

7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Morning Classics with Kate Botello

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Performance Today with Fred Child

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.  Harvest Home: Renowned folk duo Jay Ungar and Molly Mason host an hour of music to celebrate Thanksgiving, Autumn and the Harvest Season.

Essay: School Bus Driver

Nov 16, 2018

When my daughter was in elementary school, we lived on a hill in the woods. The school bus picked her up at the bottom of the hill and in the afternoon I would watch for her to come home.


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On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it's the career of violinist Margaret Batjer from her time as a camper and Academy student to her current work as a performer and educator. Listen to the entire episode below.

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Henryk Wieniawski, Violin concerto no. 2 in D minor, first and second movements
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Margaret Batjer, violin
Byron Hanson, conductor
May 1975

"The Composer is Dead" by Lemony Snicket. Today, Part Five. Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!
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From all of us at Interlochen Public Radio, happy Friday to you, Kids Commuters! Today we finally get to hear the inspector solve the mystery contained within “The Composer Is Dead” by Lemony Snicket and Nathaniel Stookey.

Here’s what we have learned throughout the week: the strings didn’t do it, and neither did the woodwinds. Yesterday, we discovered that it wasn’t the percussion section, or the tubas. In fact, none of the brass instruments are guilty of committing the crime. Who on Earth could it be? The answer is coming up in the final part of “The Composer Is Dead”.

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“The Composer Is Dead” Part V
Book: Lemony Snicket
Music: Nathaniel Stookey
Conductor/Orchestra: Edwin Outwater/San Francisco Symphony

Here's today's Kids Commute:


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