Classical IPR

Earlier this year, before changes brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Interlochen Arts Academy activities were in full swing.

The IAA Orchestra performed with their peers in other disciplines on a showcase concert in Miami, Florida.

Leslie Dunner conducted the orchestra's performance of the Symphony No. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

You can hear the IAA Orchestra in concert from Miami on this week's Classical IPR in Concert. 

Listen Friday at 8 p.m. or Sunday at noon.

Metropolitan Opera: Turandot

Apr 21, 2020
Marty Sohl / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Puccini’s spectacular tale of legendary China, Turandot, in a performance from the Met archives starring Nina Stemme. The Swedish soprano took on the formidable title role of the fiercely proud Princess who tempts her suitors to their deaths. Tenor Marco Berti sang Calàf, the ardent prince determined to win Turandot’s hand.

Metropolitan Opera: Simon Boccanegra

Apr 17, 2020
Ken Howard / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Verdi’s stirring epic Simon Boccanegra, starring the late Dmitri Hvorostovsky in a commanding performance from 2011.

This week on Classical IPR in Concert, in tribute to all who serve medical needs around the world, we share music made by medical professionals in Michigan.

The physicians, nurses, researchers and other members of the Detroit Medical Orchestra performed this concert recently on the campus of Wayne State University. The ensemble's mission is "Bringing Healing through Music."

The program for this broadcast includes works by Berlioz, Dvořák and Schumann.

Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

Apr 7, 2020
Ken Howard / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Puccini’s thriller Tosca, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role, in a performance that was originally recorded live at the Met on April 30, 2018.

The superstar soprano took on the iconic role of the fiery diva Floria Tosca for the very first time that month at the Met. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov starred opposite her as Tosca’s lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle was Scarpia, Rome’s chief of police, who lusts after Tosca.

Classical IPR in Concert: Grace Under Pressure

Apr 5, 2020

On March 12, Interlochen Arts Academy students learned they would be departing campus abruptly because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Quickly, it dawned on the young artists that many recitals, ensemble performances and other events would be postponed or even canceled.

On Classical IPR in Concert this week, we'll share two solo recitals. Hours before the campus closed, organist Kat Jolliff and pianist Richard Gao performed their programs having just heard about the imminent dismissal. These are some of the last notes played before the students went home.

Metropolitan Opera: Orfeo ed Euridice

Apr 2, 2020
Ken Howard / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck’s operatic fable about undying love and the power of music, in a performance from November 1, 2019. 

Interlochen Arts Academy's 'From the Top' hopefuls

Mar 31, 2020

Many young classical musicians hope to one day be featured on From the Top.

A number of Interlochen Arts Academy students auditioned for the program, which was to be recorded in March at Interlochen.

The public event and recording was canceled, but Classical IPR will be sharing these students' audition recordings with our listeners.

Metropolitan Opera: Werther

Mar 27, 2020

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Massenet’s gripping romantic tragedy Werther, a performance from 2014 starring Jonas Kaufmann and Sophie Koch. While live performances are cancelled at the Met due to health risks for audiences and artists from the COVID-19 virus, Saturday matinee broadcasts continue with memorable pre-recorded performances from the Met archives.

Karin Willman

Classical IPR in Concert will feature a recent Manitou Winds concert that was recorded at the Garden Theater in Frankfort.

The program, A Celtic Summertide, can be heard on Classical IPR this Friday at 8 p.m. or on Sunday at noon. You can listen below at any time.

This concert was engineered by Michael Culler.

Metropolitan Opera: La Cenerentola

Mar 17, 2020
Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season will continue in March with pre-recorded performances from the Met’s radio archives. The Met has canceled all live performances through March 31 in light of the health risks for audiences and performers from the COVID-19 virus, and in consultation with the offices of the Governor and Mayor of New York. In lieu of the live broadcast of La Cenerentola originally planned for March 21, the Met will air a memorable 2014 performance of the same opera.

On Monday, March 9, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR this Monday during the eleven o'clock hour to hear music of Franz Schubert played by pianist Jonathan Biss. The performance is from a recent concert in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall.

The recording was engineered by  Michael Culler.

Classical IPR in Concert: The Process

Mar 6, 2020

This week, we present a special edition of Classical IPR in Concert called “The Process”.

We’re highlighting the work of Interlochen Arts Academy Students learning Music Production and Engineering in the studio of Marc Lacuesta.

Several works on the program have been composed, performed, recorded and engineered ALL by students at Interlochen!

This episode will also include music by Charles Ives, Ludwig Milde, Miguel Llobet and many others.

Tune in for Classical IPR in Concert Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at noon, or listen below at any time.

   

Join Classical IPR Friday, March 6 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 pianist Terrence Wilson. The conductor is Thomas Wilkins.

ON THE PROGRAM:

JOHNSON Lift Every Voice and Sing

NKEIRU OKOYE Voices Shouting Out

NKEIRU OKOYE Black Bottom (World Premiere)

Metropolitan Opera: Così fan tutte

Mar 5, 2020
Richard Termine / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Così fan tutte, Mozart’s bittersweet comedy in which love is put to the test.

Nicole Car and Serena Malfi are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, and Ben Bliss and Luca Pisaroni are their sweethearts Guglielmo and Ferrando. Heidi Stober plays the ladies’ free-spirited maid Despina, and Gerald Finley is Don Alfonso, who masterminds a scheme to test the couples.

Metropolitan Opera: Agrippina

Feb 28, 2020
Paola Kudacki / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with its first-ever Saturday matinee broadcast of Agrippina, Handel’s satire about the lust for power in ancient Rome. The work dates from 1709, making it the oldest opera ever broadcast from the Met.

On Wednesday, February 26, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR  this Wednesday during the ten o'clock hour to hear music of Carlos Guastavino played by guitarist Marcin Dylla. The performance is from a recent concert in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall.

The recording was engineered by  Michael Culler.

In Studio A with Ara Sarkissian and Ya-Ju Chuang

Feb 24, 2020

This year the world celebrates the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven 250 years ago.

Violinist Ara Sarkissian and pianist Ya-Ju Chuang will give an all-Beethoven faculty recital in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall at Interlochen Center for the Arts this Tuesday evening at 8:30. There is no cost to attend.

They visited IPR's Studio A to perform some of the repertoire from their upcoming concert. The musicians also discussed Beethoven and talked about working together.

Listen to the conversation and performance below.

Metropolitan Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro

Feb 21, 2020
Ken Howard / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Mozart’s brilliant comedy Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). 

This week, Classical IPR in Concert features a recent performance by the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra.

GLCO music director Libor Ondras conducts works by Ravel and Schubert.

Classical IPR in Concert can be heard on Interlochen Public Radio on Fridays at 8 p.m. or Sundays at noon.

To hear this week's Classical IPR in Concert at any time, click below.

This concert was engineered by Jack Conners.

On Monday, February 17, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature two performances recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR  this Monday during the ten o'clock hour to hear celebrated tenor Lawrence Browlnee and pianist Myra Huang in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall. Later in the show, the Interlochen performance of Russian Renaissance will be featured.

The recordings were both engineered by Michael Culler.

Great Lakes Concerts: February 17, 2020

Feb 16, 2020

Great Lakes Concerts is a co-production of Interlochen Public Radio, WKAR and WRCJ. Listen every Monday at 6 p.m. on Classical IPR.

 

This week's playlist:

Patrick Harlin: Shadow Dancer
Lansing Symphony Orchestra
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
(Recorded live at Wharton Center on October 11, 2019) 

Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in e minor, Op. 64
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
(Recorded in Michigan Theater on November 2, 2019)
 

Metropolitan Opera: Manon

Feb 14, 2020
Marty Sohl / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Manon, Massenet’s ravishing opera featuring an irresistible heroine, in a performance taped last fall.

Classical IPR in Concert: Guitarist Marcin Dylla

Feb 12, 2020

Guitar virtuoso Marcin Dylla performed at Interlochen Center for the Arts recently. 

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.,  Sunday at noon, or listen below at any time.

This concert was engineered by Michael Culler.

On Monday, February 10, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR  this Monday during the eleven o'clock hour to hear Astor Piazzola's La Muerte del Angel played by Russian Renaissance. The performance is from a recent concert in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall.

The recording was engineered by  Michael Culler.

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