Classical IPR

Metropolitan Opera: La Damnation de Faust

Feb 7, 2020

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with La Damnation de Faust, Hector Berlioz’s vividly dramatic adaptation of the Faust legend.

American tenor Michael Spyres makes his network broadcast debut in the title role as the world-weary philosopher. Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča is Marguerite, an innocent young woman led to ruin, and Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov is the diabolical Méphistophélès.

Kicking off the year-long celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, Kevin Rhodes, joined by small ensembles featuring Traverse Symphony Orchestra musicians along with special guests, presented an intimate afternoon of world-class chamber music.

Hear the program this week on Classical IPR in Concert. Tune in at 8 p.m. this Friday or at noon on Sunday. You can listen below at any time.

This concert was engineered by Jack Conners.

On Tuesday, February 4, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 10:34 a.m. Tuesday to hear Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances played by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Matthias Pintscher. The performance is from a recent concert in Kresge Auditorium.

The recording was engineered by  Michael Culler.

Interlochen Public Radio is pleased to announce that listeners can now tune in to Classical IPR at WSRJ 105.5 FM. We are glad to bring back into many homes and cars the sounds that so many listeners find synonymous with life in northern Michigan.

We are broadcasting from WSRJ 105.5 FM as a temporary solution as we await weather conditions that will allow the repair of WIAA 88.7 FM. While we recognize that this additional broadcast will not restore service for all WIAA 88.7 FM listeners, it will allow most people in the Grand Traverse region to tune in to Classical IPR.

Metropolitan Opera: Porgy and Bess

Jan 31, 2020
Paola Kudacki / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

The great American opera features bass-baritone Eric Owens as the humble Porgy, and soprano Angel Blue as his beloved Bess, a woman struggling to escape abuse and addiction.

In Studio A with Audrey Jellett

Jan 29, 2020

Audrey Jellett is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. She studies cello with Patrick Owen.

When Audrey visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio, she performed music of Lukas Foss with pianist Ya-Ju Chuang. She talked about the piece, and she also shared a bit about her time at school in Interlochen.

Hear Audrey and Ya-Ju's performance and our interview below.

In Studio A with Audrey Jellett was engineered by Brock Morman.

On Wednesday, January 29, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 10:06 a.m. Wednesday to hear music of Joachim Stutschewsky. The Hassidic Fantasy for Clarinet, Cello and Piano is played by the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio. The performance is from a recent concert in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall.

The recording was engineered by  Michael Culler.

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.

Interlochen Public Radio

Dear Classical IPR listeners,

As many of you know, 88.7 FM has unexpectedly stopped transmitting. We are sorry for the problem which was entirely unexpected at a site we rebuilt just two years ago. Since the transmission failed on the evening of December 16, we have been working hard to get the station back up and running. We identified the issue as a malfunction in our radio tower’s antenna array, which will need to be dismantled and rebuilt by a specialized crew. Unfortunately, snow and ice have made it unsafe for our crew to climb the tower to do this work, despite several attempts. 

Dublin Guitar Quartet and Roomful of Teeth will perform in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall at Interlochen tonight at 7:30 p.m. Information on tickets is available here.

The quartet visited Interlochen Public Radio's Studio A along with the artistic director of Roomful of Teeth, Brad Wells.

Hear the music and conversation below.

On Thursday, January 23, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 10:06 a.m. Thursday to hear Cuarteto en Guaguanco by Guido Lopez-Gavilan performed by the Harlem Quartet. This concert took place in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall.

The recording was engineered by Michael Culler.

On Wednesday, January 22, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 10:06 a.m. Wednesday to hear music of Camille Saint-Saëns performed by pianist Joseph Moog and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Matthias Pintscher. The performance is from a recent concert in Kresge Auditorium.

The recording was engineered by  Michael Culler.

Join Classical IPR Friday, January 24 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 Augustin Hadelich. The conductor is Jader Bignamini.

ON THE PROGRAM:

PAGANINI Violin Concerto No. 1

BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique

Great Lakes Concerts: January 20, 2020

Jan 19, 2020
NOAA

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:

Marcus Norris: GLORY for Violin and Chamber Orchestra
Xie Min, violin

Jackson Symphony Orchestra
Matthew Aubin, conductor
(World Premiere--Recorded March 24, 2019 Weatherwax Hall, Jackson, MI) 

Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata

Jan 17, 2020

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Verdi’s beautiful tragedy La Traviata.

Aleksandra Kurzak sings the iconic title role as Violetta, the courtesan who gives up everything she possesses for an enduring love. Dmytro Popov is the impulsive Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey is his moralistic father Giorgio Germont.

Karel Mark Chichon conducts the Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus.

On Monday, January 13, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 10:06 a.m. Monday to hear music of Sergei Rachmaninoff performed by violinist Martin Chalifour and guitarist Mak Grgic during a recent recital in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.

The recordings were engineered by Duncan LeMay with Michael Culler.

Great Lakes Concerts: January 13, 2020

Jan 12, 2020
NOAA

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:

Gareth Farr: Kembang Suling

Richard Sherman, flute
Gwendolyn Dease, marimba
(Recorded Feb 21, 2019- Urban beat, Old Town)
 

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat, Op. 55, "Eroica"
Traverse Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Rhodes, conductor
(Recorded February 17, 2019, Corson Auditorium, Interlochen)
 

Metropolitan Opera: Wozzeck

Jan 10, 2020
Ken Howard / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Berg’s gripping masterpiece Wozzeck, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director. 

Baritone Peter Mattei makes a role debut this season as the title character, a lowly soldier who falls apart under systematic abuse and humiliation.  Soprano Elza van den Heever also adds a new role to her repertoire as Marie, Wozzeck’s unfaithful lover. 

Classical IPR in Concert: Harlem Quartet 2019

Jan 7, 2020

The Harlem Quartet was founded in 2006 by the Sphinx Organization. Their mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers.

The Harlem Quartet recently performed at Interlochen Center for the Arts. This week on Classical IPR in Concert, you can hear that program.

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

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On Tuesday, January 7, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Listen to Classical IPR at about 11:06 a.m. today as guitarist Marcyn Dilla performs Manuel Ponce's Variations and Fugue on La Folia de Espana. This recital took place in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.

Michael Culler engineered the audio recording.

Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

Jan 3, 2020
Karen Almond / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Richard Strauss’s masterwork Der Rosenkavalier. Sir Simon Rattle, music director of the London Symphony Orchestra, conducts one of Strauss’s most beloved scores.

In Studio A with Yue Zhang

Dec 17, 2019

Yue Zhang is a double bassist studing with Derek Weller at Interlochen Arts Academy. This is his junior year.

Yue visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio. With pianist Ya-Ju Chuang, he performed two movements from the Koussevitzky Concerto for Double Bass.

Metropolitan Opera: Macbeth

Dec 17, 2019
Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Verdi’s Macbeth, a performance taped live on September 25, 2019.

Anna Netrebko and Željko Lučić reunited as Shakespeare’s ruthlessly ambitious Scottish couple, after having won tremendous acclaim for their portrayals at the Met in 2014.

The revival also starred Matthew Polenzani as Macduff and Ildar Abdrazakov as Banquo, with Marco Armiliato on the podium, leading the Met Orchestra and Chorus.

In Studio A with the Vesta Quartet

Dec 4, 2019

The Vesta Quartet, four saxophonists from the Interlochen Arts Academy, visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio recently.

Jacob Peery, Taylor Simpson, Zachary Costello and Taki Salameh each shared what they like most about the piece they brought to the studio, Memory from Nepomuk's Dances by Marcelo Zarvos.

Hear their performances and learn a bit about each of them by clicking the link below.

In Studio A with the Vesta Quartet was engineered by Brock Morman.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra LIVE: November 15, 2019

Nov 12, 2019

Join Classical IPR Friday, November 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.

The conductor this week is Leonard Slatkin. The concert features tenor Miles Mykkanen, an alumnus of Interlochen Center for the Arts.

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