Classical Music

Interlochen Public Radio has the latest in classical music. You'll find recent local concerts, live performances from our very own Studio A, classical music for kids and so much more. 

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This Monday at 6 p.m., join Classical IPR for Great Lakes Concerts, a weekly program featuring performances from all over the state.

Great Lakes Concerts is produced by WKAR Public Media at Michigan State in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and Interlochen Public Radio.

Music By Request playlist for August 17, 2019

Aug 17, 2019
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Music by Request for August 17 2019

In Studio A with William Short and Katherine Jordan

Aug 16, 2019

William Short and Katherine Jordan are Interlochen Arts Camp faculty members, professional musicians and music educators. The two married in 2015.

Jordan and Short visited IPR’s Studio A to perform music of Carl Nielsen and talk about balancing two busy careers in a marriage. Hear the entire performance and interview below.

 

Brock Morman engineered this edition of Studio A. Monica Yost provided production assistance.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s music for band, orchestra and wind quintet inspired by folk songs and styles from Scotland, England, Spain, Cuba, and the United States.

Listen to the entire episode below.  

It's not every day someone walks into our NPR Music offices and unpacks an instrument made in 1680. And yet Kian Soltani, the 27-year-old cellist who plays with the authority and poetry of someone twice his age, isn't exactly fazed by his rare Giovanni Grancino cello, which produces large, luminous tones. (He also plays a Stradivarius.)

And if you think the notion of a cello recital isn't exactly sexy or thrilling, just take a look at Soltani; he radiates joy and ingenuity as he performs three pieces that offer virtuosity, sweet lyricism and fire.

This Friday, August 16, join your Kids Commute team (Kate Botello and Tony Bero) at Friday Night Live in Traverse City! 

Kate and Tony will be handing out Kids Commute kazoos and giving lessons on how to play them! Think you already know? You might be surprised...

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The Prevailing Winds of Leelanau County is a wind quintet whose members include Peg Kroll (flute), Margie Tropf (oboe), Steve Gilbreath (clarinet), Diane Kolak (horn) and Ted Kroll (bassoon).

The quintet recently visited IPR's Studio A to perform several pieces of music. They talked about their love of making music as an amateur ensemble, including the fact that sometimes their rehearsals are more fun than their performances. 

Listen to the entire performance and interview below.

Music performed

Bela Bartok, Hungarian Dance

Interlochen Center for the Arts

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra recently visited Interlochen Center for the Arts for the first time since 2006. This week, Classical IPR in Concert presents this recent performance from the stage of Kresge Auditorium.

Listen Fridays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 12 p.m. or any time on demand below.

In Studio A with the Telegraph Quartet - August 2019

Aug 14, 2019

The Telegraph Quartet is a 2016 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award-winning string ensemble based in the San Francisco Bay area. The quartet will perform this week at Interlochen Center for the Arts. 

 

The group visited IPR’s Studio A to perform works by Mendelssohn, Britten and Beethoven. They also talked about collaboration, repertoire and their upcoming season. Hear the entire performance and interview below.

On Thursday, August 15, the nationally syndicated program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Join Classical IPR at about 11:06 a.m. to hear a recent performance given in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall by pianist Sarah Cahill of Ingram Marshall's "Authentic Presence." 

Michael Culler and Stefan Wiebe engineered the audio recording.

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Repose has been a Classical IPR listener favorite since the 1980s. Listen every weeknight at 10 p.m., with new episodes every Saturday at 10 p.m.

This week's playlists

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Minstrel Streams - Ancient Mariner 
Dan Chadburn - Quiet Soul
Autumn's Child - Row of White Trees
Jeffrey Michael - Indigo Falls 

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This Monday at 6 p.m., join Classical IPR for Great Lakes Concerts, a weekly program featuring performances from all over the state.

Music By Request Playlist for August 10, 2019

Aug 10, 2019

Thank you to listeners from El Paso, TX,  Frankfort, Alden, Cedar, Old Mission, Oklahoma City, OK,  Petoskey and Traverse City for curating today's playlist.  Our program featured music of Johannes Brahms, Max Richter, Arvo Part, Malcolm Williamson, John Williams and Ola Gjeilo.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s music from New York’s Lincoln Center. We’ll revisit a performance given by the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra in Philharmonic Hall in March of 1964.

Listen to the entire episode below.  
 

Amanda Sewell

This summer, Interlochen Arts Camp welcomed 24 students to its Advanced String Quartet program. The students in these six quartets recently visited IPR's Studio A to perform some of the music they learned this summer.

Lenny Schranze, the faculty coordinator of the program, also discussed the Advanced String Quartet program with IPR.

Listen to each quartet's performance below.

Last month, opera star David Daniels and his husband, William "Scott" Walters, were indicted by Harris County, Texas on a felony charge of sexual assault. Simultaneously, the singer is battling the University of Michigan (UM), where he has taught since 2015 and where he was granted tenure in May 2018. Earlier this year, the school began seeking to fire Daniels over multiple, serious allegations of sexual misconduct.

The Sphinx Competition is an annual concerto competition for young American string players of color. The winners of the Sphinx Competition often go on to remarkable careers.

Recently, three Sphinx Laureates gave a recital at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor. Violinist Elena Urioste, cellist Gabriel Cabezas and double bassist Xavier Foley performed with pianist  Tom Poster.

One of the most potentially explosive #MeToo situations in the classical music sphere has been quietly shut down. The Metropolitan Opera and its former music director, James Levine, have reached a settlement in competing court claims that had been filed in New York State Supreme Court.

From the Tudors to the Windsors, Britain boasts a lot of dynasties. But there's another British household that's becoming something of a musical royal family. The Kanneh-Mason family, with seven sibling musicians aged preteen to early 20s, is a classical clan filled with promising careers.

Starting Monday, August 12, Classical IPR is making some programming changes. We're adding more regional programs, encores of some of your favorite programs and new programs to our lineup.

Every Monday at 6 p.m., hear favorite programs from around the region. These include MSU in Concert, Great Lakes Concerts and the Interlochen Collection. We will also add an encore broadcast of From the Top and Michigan Matinee, a movie music program produced by WKAR.

Weekend Classical with Nancy Deneen will now air Saturdays starting at 7 a.m.

Music By Request playlist for August 3, 2019

Aug 5, 2019
G.E. Carr

Thank you listeners from Ann Arbor, Lake City, Petoskey, Sparta, Old Mission and Boyne City.  Featured on today's playlist was the music of Joan Tower, Howard Shore, Aloys Fornerod, Alban Berg and Jim Morrison. 

On Tuesday, August 6, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature two different recordings from Interlochen. 

At about 10:06 a.m., Performance Today will feature a performance the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra gave at Lincoln Center in David Geffen Hall. This performance from the 2016 NY Phil Biennial featured the piece "So Far So Good" by Nico Muhly. The conductor was Christopher Rountree.

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Repose has been a favorite of IPR listeners since the 1980s. Listen every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR, with new episodes every Saturday at 10 p.m.

Music By Request playlist for August 3, 2019

Aug 4, 2019
G.E. Carr

Thank you listeners from Ann Arbor, Lake City, Petoskey, Sparta, Old Mission and Boyne City.  Featured on today's playlist was the music of Joan Tower, Howard Shore, Aloys Fornerod, Alban Berg and Jim Morrison. 

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