Classical IPR

Classical IPR in Concert features the Traverse Symphony Orchestra this week.

The program from March 2019 includes Moussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 with guest soloist Ralph Votopek. Kevin Rhodes conducts.

Tune in Friday at 8:00 p.m. or listen below at any time.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra LIVE: May 31, 2019

May 29, 2019

Join Classical IPR Friday, May 31 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.

The conductor this week is Simone Young. The concert features hornists Karl Pituch and Johanna Yarbrough.

ON THE PROGRAM:

WEBERN Passacaglia             

In Studio A with the Interlochen Arts Academy Oboes

May 21, 2019
Interlochen Center for the Arts

Recently, the oboe students from Interlochen Arts Academy and their instructor Dane Philipsen visited Studio A at IPR. They prepared a piece to mark the occasion of the oboe studio in Interlochen's new Music Center being named for Dan Stolper, long-time instructor of oboe at Interlochen.

The oboe students and their teacher (nine in all)  played the Concerto in D by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. Philipsen discussed the intricacies and nuances involved in the piece and its value to developing musicians.

Classical IPR in Concert: Orff's Carmina Burana

May 9, 2019

This week on Classical IPR in Concert it's an encore broadcast of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra's recent performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. The symphony is joined by regional choral ensembles and soloists.

Tune in this Friday evening at 8:00 or listen below at any time,

From The Top - From Interlochen!

May 8, 2019

This spring NPR's From the Top taped an episode at Interlochen Center for the Arts. The episode will be on Classical IPR this Saturday.

Actor and musician Damon Gupton hosts the program with co-host and collaborative pianist Michelle Cann.

In Studio A with pianist Jonathan Bass

May 8, 2019

Jonathan Bass is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. The pianist (both classical and jazz) from Washington Island, Wisconsin visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio.

Jonathan began studying piano at age three and says he doesn't remember not playing the piano.

In Studio A he performed Chopin's Scherzo No. 3 and the jazz standard "Fly Me to the Moon."

Classical IPR in Concert: IAA Faculty Chamber Music

Apr 24, 2019

This week, Classical IPR in Concert features members of the faculty of Interlochen Arts Academy.

Pianist Ya-Ju Chuang, violinist Ara Sarkissian, violist Renee Skerik and flutist Nancy Stagnitta perform a concert of works by Valerie Coleman and Bohuslav Martinů, along with pieces by Beethoven and Mozart.

Tune in this Friday at 8:00 p.m. or listen below at any time.

In Studio A with Otis Murphy

Apr 19, 2019

Professor of Saxophone at Indiana University and Interlochen Center for the Arts alumnus, Otis Murphy will perform with the Interlochen Arts Academy Band tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Corson Auditorium.

He will give the Interlochen premiere of the Saxophone Concerto by James Stephenson, also an alumnus of Interlochen. 

Otis Murphy performed music of J.S. Bach and David Maslanka in Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio. He also discussed his time working with the Interlochen students.

In Studio A with Otis Murphy was engineered by Brock Morman.

Join Classical IPR on Sunday April 14th for a live broadcast of Orff’s Carmina Burana. Kevin Rhodes conducts the Traverse Symphony Orchestra and the combined voices of the Northwestern Michigan College and Interlochen Arts Academy Choirs.

Soloists are soprano Kimberley Dolanski, tenor John Bragle, and baritone Gustav Andreassen.

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.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra LIVE

Mar 21, 2019

Join Classical IPR Friday, March 22 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.

This performance features violinist Simone Lamsma, and the conductor is Mark Wigglesworth.

ON THE PROGRAM:

DELIUS The Walk to the Paradise Garden

SIBELIUS Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Classical IPR in Concert: TSO Beethoven and Bunch

Mar 20, 2019

This week Interlochen Public Radio presents an encore broadcast of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra’s February 2019 concert.

The program includes Beethoven's Egmont Overture and his Symphony No. 3. Michael Coonrod is the piano soloist in the world premiere performance of the Concerto for Piano, Left Hand by Kenji Bunch.

Tune in Friday at 8 p.m. or listen here any time.

 

Classical IPR in conversation with Damon Gupton

Mar 15, 2019

The NPR program From the Top is recording tonight in Corson Auditorium. Damon Gupton will conduct student ensembles during the show.

Actor and conductor Damon Gupton stopped by IPR earlier today for some conversation in Studio A. He's an artist with a successful career embracing two disciplines, each of which is typically all-consuming.

 

Listen to the interview below.

 

Classical IPR in Concert: Guitarist Marcin Dylla

Mar 15, 2019

Guitar virtuoso Marcin Dylla performed at Interlochen Center for the Arts in November 2018. 

Hear his performance this week on Classical IPR in Concert. The program includes works of Giuliani, Britten, Milhaud, Ponce and more. Tune in Friday at 8 p.m., or listen below at any time.

This concert was engineered by Michael Culler.

In Studio A With Muying Chen

Mar 6, 2019

Interlochen Arts Academy senior Muying Chen, a piano student of Michael Coonrod, visited Interlochen Public Radio's Studio A this week.

Muying shared music from Gargoyles by Lowell Liebermann and Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev.

After graduation Muying plans to pursue a double major in college studying  Piano and Economics.

In Studio A with Muying Chen was engineered by Brock Morman.

Traverse Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven and Bunch

Mar 1, 2019

If you missed the Traverse Symphony Orchestra on February 17th, you can listen here.

The concert includes Beethoven's Egmont Overture and his Symphony No. 3.

Michael Coonrod was the piano soloist in the world premiere performance of the Concerto for Piano, Left Hand by Kenji Bunch.

This concert broadcast was engineered by Michael Culler.

This week Classical IPR in Concert features pianist Jonathan Biss and tenor Mark Padmore performing late works of Franz Schubert. The concert took place in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

 Hear these world renowned artists perform Schubert’s last song cycle Schwanengesang and the Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major. German text with English translation of Schwanengesang is available below. Click on images to enlarge.

Tune in this Friday night at 8 p.m., or listen below at any time.

On Sunday, February 17, Classical IPR brings you the Traverse Symphony Orchestra in a live broadcast from Corson Auditorium.

Kevin Rhodes conducts Beethoven's Egmont Overture and the Symphony No. 3 "Eroica."

The concert features piano soloist Michael Coonrod performing the world premiere of the Concerto for Piano, Left Hand by Kenji Bunch. 

Listen to Classical IPR's broadcast this Sunday starting at 2:50 p.m. with the concert downbeat at 3 p.m.

Classical IPR and Horizon Books are co-hosting a classical music open mic night! Join us Saturday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. on the River Level (downstairs) of the Traverse City Horizon Books.

Join Classical IPR Friday, February 15 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.

Artists
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Orli Shaham, piano

This week Classical IPR in Concert features the Leland Musical Arts Celebration, recorded at the Old Art Building in September 2018.

Listen this Friday at 8 p.m. or stream any time below.

Elnora Milliken with members the Traverse Symphony Orchestra.
Photo courtesy Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Elnora Milliken, founder of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra and lifelong friend and supporter of the arts, passed away recently. A talented musician and dedicated philanthropist, Elnora was a driving force for the arts in Northern Michigan.

In Studio A With Conrad Tao and Stefan Jackiw

Jan 18, 2019

Pianist Conrad Tao and violinist Stefan Jackiw will perform on Saturday night at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

The duo visited Classical IPR and discussed their artistic collaboration. They also talked about working with Interlochen Arts Academy students. 

 

In Studio A, they performed works by Stravinsky and Lutoslawski.

The recording was engineered by Brock Morman.

An edited transcript of their interview is available below.

IPR: How did your collaboration come together?

This week Classical IPR in Concert features the Traverse Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kevin Rhodes.

The October 2018 concert includes the Symphony No. 2 by Sibelius, the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms and Copland's Clarinet Concerto with soloist Jeanmarie Riccobono.

This concert was engineered by Jack Conners.

Tune in to Classical IPR in Concert this Friday at 8:00pm or listen below.

Sean Miller, Petoskey News

Interlochen Public Radio presented a live broadcast from Bay Harbor. 

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