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. 

Great Lakes Concerts: February 24, 2020

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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:

Zoltán Kodály: "Dances of Galánta"
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Mark Gibson, conductor
(Recorded in Hill Auditorium on September 13, 2019)
 

Music by Request for February 22, 2020

Feb 22, 2020
Playbill

  1. Erik Satie, Trois Danses de Travers, Pascal Roge
  2. Sir Edward Elgar, Land of Hope and Glory, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Sir Andrew Davies
  3. Peter Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture, Israel Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein
  4. Jacab Gade, Jalouise (Tango Tzigane), Boston Pops Orchestra, Keith Lockhart
  5. John Williams, The Presses Roll from the original Motion Picture Soundtrack, The Post, Studio Orchestra, John Williams
  6. Michael Korb/Uli Rover, arr.

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). 

Kids Commute - Pop Goes the Classical Week 2.0

Feb 21, 2020

Kids Commuters, take cover! It’s Pop Goes the Classical Week 2.0 on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. All week we’ll be hearing pop songs played on classical instruments. Back in the day, it was called a theme and variation; one composer takes another composer’s theme and makes changes to put their own twist on it. Nowadays, we call that a cover song. Regardless of what label you put on it, the Kids Commute theme thought you’d like to hear a new batch of pop music performed with a classical spin by today’s classical performers.

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. We’ll hear his music for orchestra, wind octet, string quartet, and choir. 

 
Listen to the entire episode below. 

How can one mourn a parent whose harsh judgments frame childhood? This question haunts Philip Kennicott's Counterpoint: A Memoir of Bach and Mourning.

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.

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Join Classical IPR every weeknight at 10 p.m. for an hour of Repose. New episodes air every Saturday at 10 p.m. See this week's weeknight playlists below.

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Timothy Crane - Sylvan Grove

Joe Bongiorno - First Love

Kim Robertson - Flamorgan's Aire

Wind Machine - Journey Home

Helen Jane Long - Embers

Secret Garden - Adagio

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)
 

This August will mark 100 years since women won the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. To celebrate, the New York Philharmonic has commissioned compositions by 19 women for an initiative it calls Project 19, which had its first concert earlier this month.

Music By Request for February 15, 2020

Feb 15, 2020
Britannica

 

  1. Antonin Dvorak Prague Waltz, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer  

  2. Karl Jenkins ,Palladio, Konstantin Soianov, Duncan Riddell, Robert St. John Wright Demot Crehand, The London PhilharmonicStrings, Karl Jenkins   

  3. Ravi Shankar, Variant Moods, Joshua Bell

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.

Kids Commute - Sleeping Beauty Week!

Feb 14, 2020

Hello Kids Commuters and welcome to Sleeping Beauty Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio! This week, we’re highlighting selections from Tchaikovsky’s ballet, “Sleeping Beauty.” Many know the story from the Disney animated movie, but well before the artists at Disney made it famous to a new generation of fans, the story came to life as a popular ballet. You have an opportunity to see that ballet in real life. Come to Winterlochen - a free family-friendly festival featuring arts exploration and creative fun for children of all ages.

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.  

Detroit Symphony Orchestra LIVE: Debussy and Ravel

Feb 12, 2020

Join Classical IPR Friday, February 14 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 Bertrand Chamayou. The conductor is Thomas Søndergård.

ON THE PROGRAM:

STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements

RAVEL Piano Concerto for Left Hand

POULENC Les Animaux modèles

DEBUSSY La Mer

 

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.

Experience Puccini's Tosca with Classical IPR

Feb 11, 2020

Join Classical IPR host, Nancy Deneen to experience the live Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Puccini's Tosca on Saturday April 11 at the historic Ramsdell Theater in Manistee.   

IPR will provide tickets, lunch from Oryana and a chartered bus transportation to Manistee.  The cost is $60.00 per person. 

Deadline for reservations is March 20, 2010.  Call 231. 276.4403 to make your reservations to simply go online and register HERE. 

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.

Great Lakes Concerts: February 10, 2020

Feb 9, 2020
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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:

 

Ludwig van Beethoven: "Egmont" Overture, Op. 84
Traverse Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Rhodes, conductor
(Recorded February 17, 2019, Corson Auditorium, Interlochen)

Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in b minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique"
Lansing Symphony Orchestra
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
(recorded March 30th, 2019 at Wharton Center)

Music by Request for February 8, 2020

Feb 8, 2020
Traverse City Record Eagle

Thank you to listeners from Ann Arbor, Baltimore, Buckley, Suttons Bay, Traverse City, Rudyard and Pierport for helping to curate today's program. 

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.

Kids Commute - Couples Week!

Feb 7, 2020

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amoré . . . OR it’s Couples Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio! Music has brought people together since the dawn of civilization. Music has also helped people fall in love for almost as long. Valentine’s Day is soon, so the Kids Commute team decided we should celebrate couples who express their love for each other by performing together. Don’t forget to listen for the hint to this week’s Kids Commute Quizlet. If you text us the correct answer, you’ll win a Kids Commute Prize Pack!

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.  
 

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.

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