Kate Botello


Emily Amos is a 15-year-old senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. She will be one of five finalists in the upcoming Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival competition at the end of this week. Toi toi toi, Emily!

Emily performed Maurice Durufle's "Prelude and Fugue on the Name Alain" on the organ in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall and chatted with IPR's Kate Botello about being an organist - and what's up with those shoes!

Tick-tock...who is this Coppelia person, anyway? Today, Swanhilda and her friends uncover the mystery. Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!
DVD Cover, Australian Ballet

Welcome to Part Three of COPPELIA WEEK where we listen to music and tell the story from Léo Delibes' ballet.

So far we’ve met Franz and Swanhilda, our couple in love. And yesterday, we were introduced to Dr. Coppelius and his daughter, Coppelia. Today, the mystery deepens. Franz is still captivated by her and the fact that she doesn’t move. Swanhilda is a bit jealous of Coppelia, so she decides to do some detective work and try to figure out what is really going on here. She and her friends sneak into the house of Dr. Coppelius and find...?

Listen to today’s episode as we uncover some answers in our mystery!

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Coppelia: Musique des automates-Scène ("Music for Automatons and Scene")
Léo Delibes
Richard Bonynge/National Philharmonic Orchestra

Here's today's Kids Commute:

This Saturday at 1 p.m., join Classical IPR for a double bill of Puccini's "Gianni Schicci" and Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci."

"Gianni Schicchi" stars Placido Domingo in the title role with Arturo Chacon-Cruz as Runuccio and Andriana Chuchman as Lauretta. Grant Gershon conducts.

"Pagliacci" stars Marco Berti as Canio, Ana Maria Martinez as Nedda and George Gagnidze as Tonio. Placido Domingo conducts. 

Both operas are sung in Italian.

Matthew Cochran is Instructor of Guitar at Interlochen Arts Academy. He’ll be performing a recital this week at Kirkbride Hall in Traverse City.

Cochran visited Studio A to perform music of David Kellner and Anton Diabelli. He talked about how a guitarist plays music that was written for the lute and what makes a great performance space for guitar. Hear the entire conversation and performance below.

Aaron Selbig

  1. Morton Gould: West Point Symphony; I. Epitaphs; Frederick Fennell/Eastman Wind Ensemble

  2. J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor; Canadian Brass

  3. Vivaldi: “Autumn” concerto #3 from Four Seasons; Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin/Trondheim Soloists

  4. Arvo Part: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten; Rudolf Werthen/I Fiamminghi

  5. Franz Xaver Suessmayr: Sinfonia Turchesca; Werner Ehrhardt/Concerto Koeln

Dave Calendine is the house organist at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. He regularly performs during Detroit Red Wings hockey games.

Calendine recently gave a recital at the Music House Museum, performing Broadway favorites on the museum’s 1924 Wurlitzer theater organ. See below for more information about the instrument.

Join Classical IPR Friday for a special presentation of this recent performance. This program airs at 8 p.m.

Dr. Coppelius and his daughter Coppelia, who sits in a chair and reads.. all day. This is the album cover for the recordings we're hearing this week! Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!
Album Cover

Welcome to Part Two of COPPELIA WEEK on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. We’re telling the story Léo Delibes’ ballet Coppelia over the course of the week.

Yesterday, we were introduced to the young couple in our story, Franz and Swanhilda. A couple in love who are supposed to get married under the town’s new bell.

Today we are introduced to Dr. Coppelius and his daughter Coppelia, who has some pretty strange characteristics. And so our mystery begins. Franz becomes fascinated by Coppelia, and so Swanhilda tries a game with a wheat stalk to be sure of his love. Here's how the game works: if you shake the stalk near your ear, and you hear it rattle - you're in love! The wheat rattles in Swanhilda's ear, but Franz doesn't hear anything. He pretends he does - and this makes Swanhilda pretty sad.

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Coppelia: Ballade de l'épi ("Dance of the Wheat Stalk")
Léo Delibes
Richard Bonynge/National Philharmonic Orchestra

Here's today's Kids Commute:

Joe Shlabotni

There are events across northwest lower Michigan Tuesday to get people registered to vote.

They will be hosted by the Grand Traverse League of Women Voters.

The last day to register in-person is Tuesday, October 9.



Volunteers, representatives and local officials will be on hand to help residents at the following locations:


Peninsula Community Library, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Kalkaska Public Library, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

After the Full Harvest Moon Monday night, the Moon spends the rest of the week waning through its gibbous phase. “Gibbous” is the term we use to describe the phenomena of light on the Moon’s surface, when it makes the Moon appear convex on both edges, as opposed to one edge being concave, like at crescent phase. So what’s so unique about this now?


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