Music at Midday

Monday - Friday, 12pm to 3pm on Classical IPR

Classical IPR's Music at Midday adds a generous helping of classical music to your lunch, work, and errands. Nancy Deneen is your host. Each weekday she plays familiar classical favorites along with fresh selections you may not have heard as often. It's a delightful mix to beautify your early afternoon!

Cristian Măcelaru Conducts Grammy-winning Recording

Jan 27, 2020
Conductor Cristian Măcelaru
Thomas Brill

Cristian Măcelaru conducted the world premiere recording of the Violin Concerto by American trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis.

The recording of the work, which was performed by violinist Nicola Benedetti and the Philadelphia Orchestra, won the Grammy award for “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” on January 26, 2020.

Tenth Intervention is a collective of musicians and a concert series that presents new music in New York City. They collaborate with composers, musicians, visual artists, choreographers, dancers and community organizations. Tenth Intervention is in Traverse City for performances with the Traverse City Dance Project and the Music House Museum this week.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra LIVE this Friday

Apr 19, 2017

Leonard Slatkin conducts orchestral transcriptions of J.S. Bach, followed by two jazz-inspired DSO firsts!

Hear the orchestra's premiere performance of Shostakovich's Jazz Suite No. 1 and the debut of an all-new concerto by Grammy Award winning composer and pianist Michel Camilo. That's this Friday at 10:45 a.m. on Classical IPR.

The Academy Awards are coming up on February 28, and it's your turn to pick a winner!

Five films have been nominated for the Best Musical Score Oscar - which is your favorite? Listen to the scores and vote for the one YOU think should win the Oscar this year. See how your pick measures up with Academy voters!

We'll be featuring suites from the scores all week on Classical IPR.

Click through for links to the scores, and to vote in our poll!


Since 2007, the Boston-based Lorelei Ensemble has been reinventing women’s vocal music. The ensemble includes nine professional vocalists, united by a goal of advancing the women’s ensemble and expanding repertoire for female vocalists. The ensemble performs both as the full nine-voice unit and as smaller ensembles of selected members. Besides commissioning more than 50 new works since their formation, the ensemble has also reinvented classic Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque pieces.