Hear the sounds of Interlochen on Classical IPR this summer

Jun 28, 2020

A camp staff member welcomes guests in 1956
Credit Interlochen Center for the Arts

For the first time since 1928, campers, staff and faculty will not convene in person at Interlochen Center for the Arts this summer.

But the sounds of camp will still emanate from Interlochen via Classical IPR. 

Between June 27 and July 19, Classical IPR will have hourly, daily and weekly features celebrating the past, present and future of camp at Interlochen.

Daily features will include performances of "Reveille" every morning and "Taps" every evening. 

Coggin Heeringa, longtime instructor of Environmental Science at Interlochen Arts Camp, will offer daily reports from outdoors, and Matthew Durren, Executive Chef at Interlochen Center for the Arts, will share each day's lunch menu.  

Radio broadcast from Kresge in 1958
Credit Interlochen Center for the Arts

Archival recordings from seven decades of camp will be broadcast at the bottom of each hour of locally hosted music.

Classical IPR will also feature audio postcards from camp alumni each day.

Weekly features will include Saturdays with the World Youth Wind Symphony and Sundays with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra. These programs of archival recordings will be broadcast at 7 p.m.

In conjunction with Interlochen Online, Classical IPR will broadcast this year's Collage and Les Preludes concerts on July 18 and July 19, respectively. 

Stay tuned for more details about these broadcasts in the coming days and weeks.