People in clinical trials seek unblinding as they become eligible for other vaccines

More than half a million Michiganders have received a first dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, according to the state's health department. But a smaller cohort, as participants in clinical trials, have received vaccines made by other companies.

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On Tuesday, January 26, the nationally syndicated program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

The broadcast includes music of Manuel De Falla performed by guitarist Mak Grgic and violinist Martin Chalifour in 2019. 

Michigan Legacy Art Park

Classical IPR has created on-demand listening to accompany a few of the sculptures at Michigan Legacy Art Park

Inspired by specific works of art, Classical IPR chose pieces of music that we thought reflected the aesthetic of each sculpture.

See the sculptures and listen to the music below.

If you can, travel to the Art Park yourself and listen to the music while experiencing the sculptures in person. 

Note: the work of art is shown first, followed by the accompanying audio file.


Join us for an hour of beautiful, relaxing music every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR. New episodes of Repose air every Saturday at 10 p.m.


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Bill Wren - One Day in a Life

Craig Urquhart - Cathedral Pines

Philip Riley & Jayne Elleson - Benediction

Bernward Koch - A New Winter

Colors of the Land - Dancing In The Moonlight

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This week on IPR's Kids Commute, a special edition by request for Kids Commuter Finn - it's Harry Potter Week!

We'll hear music for each of the Hogwarts houses and find out how to get into their common rooms.

Which Hogwarts house suits you best? Let us know! We'll let you know how many of your fellow Kids Commuters are  in your chosen house at the end of the week!

Tune in Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m. or listen any time at the links below.

The Wolf Moon occurs this week on Thursday, January 28th, so I’d like to talk about the spiritual mystery of what I’ll call a “wolf initiation” as it can be imagined through the Russian fairy tale of the Firebird.

On Monday, January 21, the nationally syndicated program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Listen during the 11 a.m. hour of the program on Classical IPR to hear the ensemble Russian Renaissance in a 2019 recital presented at the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.

Music by Request for January 23, 2021

Jan 23, 2021

Classical IPR listeners shared their love of opera on this week's program, along with pieces for Robert Burns Day, film music and a tango.

Requests included music by Edward Elgar, Catherine McMichael, Fats Waller, Johann Sebastian Bach and Carlos Gardel.

Requesters also asked for specific performances by Viktoria Mullova, Empire Brass, Anna Russell and The American Boy Choir.

See the complete list of requests below.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

This program explores the concerto grosso, from its roots in the eighteenth century to several 20th-century interpretations of the genre.

We'll hear Interlochen Arts Camp and Academy students perform hundreds of years of concerti grossi.

Metropolitan Opera: Il Trovatore

Jan 22, 2021

The 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a broadcast in honor of two opera legends, Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli, on the occasion of their 60th Met anniversaries.


This performance of Verdi’s Il Trovatore from February 4, 1961, marked the Met radio debuts of both Price and Corelli, and came just a week after their joint company stage debuts as the noblewoman Leonora and the troubadour Manrico.

Essay: Gramma's Sewing Basket

Jan 22, 2021

Every Sunday afternoon, our family visited Grandpa Anderson who lived alone.  The adults would sit and talk while my brother and I looked at books.  On the table next to Grandpa’s chair was a large round wicker basket with a pattern of blue and green beads on the lid.  It was Gramma Anderson’s sewing basket.



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