Amanda Sewell

Music Director

Amanda Sewell is a musicologist who holds a Ph.D. in musicology from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Her research about music has appeared in textbooks, academic journals, and music encyclopedias.  Her first book, a biography of the American composer Wendy Carlos, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Amanda frequently contributes program notes for performances of classical music, including performances at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

On Tuesday, February 12, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 11:06 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.

The recordings were engineered by Duncan LeMay with Michael Culler.

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This Monday at 6 p.m., join Classical IPR for Great Lakes Concerts, a weekly program featuring performances from all over the state.

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Thanks to listeners in Cadillac, Onekama, Traverse City, Pierport and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Franz Joseph Haydn, Symphony no. 92 “Oxford” (first movement); Sigiswald Kuijken/Le petite bande

2. Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata and fugue in D minor; E. Power Biggs

3. Victor Herbert, Ah, sweet mystery of life; Beverly Sills

4. John Denver, Annie’s Song; Charles Gerhard/National Philharmonic Orchestra/James Galway

5. Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 (second movement); Gunter Wand/North German Radio Symphony

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s music from the very first year at Interlochen Arts Academy. Listen to the entire episode below.

Join Classical IPR Friday, February 7 at 10:40 a.m. for a live broadcast of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

The Friday morning concert takes place in Orchestra Hall and is produced in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and WKAR. 

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The Factory Seconds brass trio includes trumpeter Jack Sutte, hornist Jesse McCormick, and trombonist Richard Stout. They are all faculty members at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music and members of the Cleveland Orchestra.

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This Monday at 6 p.m., join Classical IPR for Great Lakes Concerts, a weekly program featuring performances from all over the state.

Great Lakes Concerts is produced by WKAR Public Media at Michigan State in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and Interlochen Public Radio.

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Thanks to listeners in Gaylord, Wolverine, Sparta, Petoskey and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Henryk Gorecki, Symphony no. 3 (third movement); David Zinman/London Sinfonietta/Dawn Upshaw

2. Lennon & McCartney, A day in the life; Les Boreades de Montreal

3. Carlos Gardel, Por una cabeza (tango); Nicola Benedetti and friends

4. George Gershwin, An American in Paris; Andre Previn/London Symphony Orchestra

5. Aaron Copland, Emblems; Mallory Thompson/Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we look at the career of clarinetist David Shifrin. Listen to the entire episode below.

While everyone else was calling a snow day, we at Classical IPR called a surprise edition of Music by Request. Thanks to everyone who made a request on IPR's Facebook page for the 5 p.m. hour on Wednesday. The complete list of requests is below.

1. David Maslanka, Symphony no. 4, mm. 712-end; Jerry Junkin/Dallas Wind Symphony

2. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto (second movement); Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra/Sarah Chang

Esther Chae is a junior at Interlochen Arts Academy, where she studies cello with Patrick Owen. She recently visited IPR's Studio A.

On Tuesday, January 29, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 10:20 a.m. EST to hear music arranged and performed by the string quintet Sybarite5. 

Repose has been a listener favorite since the 1980s. Tune in every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR.

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This Monday at 6 p.m., join Classical IPR for Great Lakes Concerts, a new program produced by WKAR Public Media at Michigan State in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and Interlochen Public Radio.

Great Lakes Concerts is a weekly program featuring concert performances from all over the state. Click here to read the complete press release.

This week's program

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Thanks to listeners in Charlevoix, Manistee, Traverse City, Northport and many other places for your requests this week. See below for the complete list of requests.

1. Martin Ellerby, Paris Sketches; Eugene Corporon/North Texas Wind Symphony

2. Antonio Vivaldi, Spring from the Four Seasons violin concertos; Nicholas Kraemer/Raglan Baroque Orchestra/Monica Huggett

3. Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending; Barry Wordsworth/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Janine Jansen

Sandra Shapiro is a classical pianist and a member of the faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She is also a guest faculty member at Interlochen Arts Academy this semester.

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This Monday at 6 p.m., join Classical IPR for Great Lakes Concerts, a new program produced by WKAR Public Media at Michigan State in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and Interlochen Public Radio.

Great Lakes Concerts is a weekly program featuring concert performances from all over the state. Click here to read the complete press release.

This week's program

Thanks to listeners in Irons, Northport, Higgins Lake and many other places for your requests this week.

1. George Frederic Handel, Zadok the Priest; Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St Martin in the Fields and ASMF Chorus

2. Edward Joseph Collins, Hymn to the Earth (movements 1 & 2); Marin Alsop/Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Chorus

3. Gordon Jacob, Flag of Stars; Eugene Corporon/North Texas Wind Symphony

4. Arvo Pärt, Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten; Neeme Järvi/Scottish Naitonal Orchestra

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On this edition of the Interlochen Collection, it's a program featuring a variety of musical fantasias. Listen to the entire episode below

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TianQi Peng is a sophomore at Interlochen Arts Academy. She studies piano with TJ Lymenstull.

TianQi (Angel) recently visited IPR's Studio A, where she performed music by Beethoven and Chopin.

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This Monday at 6 p.m., join Classical IPR for Great Lakes Concerts, a new program produced by WKAR Public Media at Michigan State in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and Interlochen Public Radio.

Great Lakes Concerts is a weekly program featuring concert performances from all over the state. Click here to read the complete press release.

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Thanks to listeners in Petoskey, Rudyard, Traverse City, Onekama and many other places for your requests this week.

1. John Williams, Imperial March (Darth Vader’s theme); composer conducting the Skywalker Symphony Orchestra

2. Franz Schubert, Rosamunde overture; Herbert Blomstedt/San Francisco Symphony

3. Leonard Bernstein, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; composer conducting the New York Philharmonic

4. Richard Wagner, Act III Reitermärsch from Lohengrin; German Brass

The Detroit Medical Orchestra's motto is "Bringing Healing through Music." The orchestra's members are doctors, physical therapists, nurses, EMTs and other medical professionals. See the complete list of personnel and their affiliations below.

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This Monday at 6 p.m., join Classical IPR for Great Lakes Concerts, a new program produced by WKAR Public Media at Michigan State in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and Interlochen Public Radio.

Great Lakes Concerts is a weekly program featuring concert performances from all over the state. Click here to read the complete press release.

This week's program

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Thanks to listeners in Cheboygan, Petoskey, Ludington, Bear Lake and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Alan Hovhaness, Symphony no. 2 “Mysterious Mountain” (third movement); Andrew Litton/Dallas Symphony Orchestra

2. Silvius Leopold Weiss, Ciacconna from 2 Pieces in F major; Dolores Costoyas

3. Robert Russell Bennett, Down to the Sea in Ships; Mark Heron/Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestrra

4. Paul Hindemith, Sonata 1948 for cello and piano (first and third movements); Wendy Warner & Eileen Buck

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