The Interlochen Collection

Sundays at 8 p.m. on Classical IPR

Join Classical IPR every Sunday at 8 p.m. for The Interlochen Collection, a program of music from the archives of Interlochen Center for the Arts. Each week, hear stories from Interlochen's history, updates from notable alumni and, of course, lots of music performed right here in the land of the stately pines.

Most episodes are also available to stream on demand through the IPR website or Interlochen Public Radio mobile app.

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On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it's music by Johannes Brahms performed by Interlochen student musicians. Listen to the entire episode below.

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we’ll hear music related to death and the afterlife, with plenty of magic and mystery. Listen to the entire episode below.

Dan Wanschura

Interlochen Public Radio is proud to announce that Amanda Sewell will step into the role of Music Director, leading the growth and development of Interlochen Center for the Arts’ unique music service, Classical IPR. Amanda is a musicologist who received her Ph.D. from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She became involved with Interlochen in 2015 writing program notes for concerts. She volunteered at IPR helping with the music library and was later hired to host music live on air.

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This week on The Interlochen Collection, we're showcasing music for brass instruments. Listen to the entire episode below.

Episode playlist

Malcolm Arnold, Brass Quintet No. 1: I. Allegro
High School Honors Chamber Musicians
The New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet (student ensemble)
2017

Brian Balmages, Symphony No. 1 for Brass
Interlochen Arts Academy Brass Ensemble
Ken Larson, conductor
November 2006

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it's the career of flutist Jeanne Baxtresser. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy in the 1960s and eventually became the first woman to serve as principal flute of the New York Philharmonic. Listen to the entire episode below.

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On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it's music performed by the acclaimed oboist Lady Evelyn Rothwell Barbirolli during several of the visits she made to Interlochen. Listen to the entire episode below.

Episode playlist
Franz Joseph Haydn, Concerto in C Major for Oboe and Orchestra
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Lady Evelyn Rothwell Barbirolli, oboe
Don Jaeger, conductor
November 1965

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On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it's a program of world premieres given by Interlochen student ensembles. Listen to the entire episode below.

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On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, Interlochen student ensembles perform dances from around the world. Listen to the entire episode below.

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On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we’ll hear organ music from various Interlochen dedications. Listen to the entire episode below.

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On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it's music by Felix Mendelssohn. Listen to the entire episode below.

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.

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

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On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we revisit the National High School Symphony Orchestra’s trip to the White House in 1962, where they performed for President John F. Kennedy. Listen to the entire episode below.

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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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This week on the Interlochen Collection, it’s a “titan” of an episode. We devote the entire hour to a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 1, the Titan, from 1987.

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On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s a trip to the ballet. We’ll hear Russian, French and American ballet excerpts and suites. Listen to the entire episode below.

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On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s variations based on original melodies, variations based on medieval music and variations a composer wrote in tribute to a friend. Listen to the entire episode below.

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On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it's music for the winter season. Listen to the entire episode below.

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we take a look at the career of hornist, composer and orchestrator Brad Warnaar. His playing and orchestrations have appeared in hundreds of films.

We'll hear his performance from 1967 when he won the Interlochen Arts Academy student concerto competition. We'll also hear his daughter Clara's performance from when she won the Interlochen Arts Academy student concerto competition in 2008.

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we’ll look at American dances, folk songs, hymns, and music for an American president. Listen to the episode below.

Episode playlist
Robert Russell Bennett, Suite of Old American Dances
World Youth Symphony Band
Frederick Fennell, conductor
Summer 2004

William Billings, Hopkington, When Jesus Wept and I Am the Rose of Sharon
Interlochen Arts Academy Chorale
Gregg Smith, conductor
May 1977

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On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it's music by Gustav Holst. Interlochen students perform some of Holst's most-loved works for band and orchestra. Listen to the entire episode below.

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we’ll listen to piano concertos performed by Van Cliburn during his many visits to Interlochen between 1961 and 2006. 

Listen to the entire episode below.

Episode playlist
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1 (first movement)
Van Cliburn, piano
National High School Orchestra
Joseph E. Maddy, conductor
July 29, 1961

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3 (first movement)
Van Cliburn, piano
National High School Orchestra
A. Clyde Roller, conductor
July 24, 1962

Photo by Michael Burke

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.

Episode playlist
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