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Classical IPR in Concert: Traverse Symphony Orchestra, past and present

Angela Aleo

On this week's program, we celebrate the past and present of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra.

The broadcast includes music from a recent chamber recital given by TSO principals Ken Larson and Sylvia Norris with music director Kevin Rhodes at the piano.

They presented a program of socially distanced chamber music at Traverse City's First Congregational Church

Then, we'll hear the TSO perform Beethoven's Coriolan Overture earlier this year in Interlochen's Corson Auditorium.

Credit Krista Cooper
The Traverse Symphony Orchestra, NMC Choir and Interlochen Arts Academy Choir in April 2017

The program concludes with a complete performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 from April of 2017, featuring the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, NMC Choir and Interlochen Arts Academy Choir, as well as soloists Elaine Alvarez, Jayne Sleder, Jonathan Boyd and Mark Walters.  

That performance also took place in Interlochen's Corson Auditorium.

Listen Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at noon or any time below.

The Traverse Symphony Orchestra performs music of Beethoven in February 2020 and April 2017
Credit Angela Aleo
Kevin Rhodes and Ken Larson perform in November 2020

The November 2020 performance was engineered by Jonah Powell.

The February 2020 and April 2017 performances were engineered by Jack Conners. 

Kedrik Merwin is the executive director of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra.

Angela Aleo, Ronessa Butler and Krista Cooper provided additional support.

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Dr. Amanda Sewell is IPR's music director.