Classical Music

Interlochen Public Radio is your gateway to news and classical music from Interlochen Center for the Arts. Learn about new music, upcoming performances and more.

Music By Request Playlist for September 21, 2019

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Thank you to listeners from Hersey, Whitmore Lake, Kaleva, East Jordan, Frankfort  and Traverse City.  

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we’ll revisit a concert that baritone William Warfield gave at Interlochen in the fall of 1984. 

Listen to the entire episode below. 

Next Wednesday evening, Plácido Domingo, the opera megastar who has recently been accused of sexual misconduct by 20 women, is scheduled to start a run of performances of Verdi's Macbeth at the most famous opera house in the United States: New York's Metropolitan Opera.

On Saturday, September 21, IPR's music director Amanda Sewell will be meeting listeners at the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra concert at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor.

When the first enslaved Africans landed on American shores in 1619, their musical traditions landed with them. Four centuries later, the primacy of African American music is indisputable, not only in this country but in much of the world. How that music has evolved, blending with or giving rise to other traditions — from African songs and dances to field hollers and spirituals, from ragtime and blues to jazz, R&B and hip-hop — is a topic of endless discussion.

In Studio A with Nicholas Goluses

Sep 19, 2019

Nicholas Goluses is professor of guitar at the Eastman School of Music. He is at Interlochen Arts Academy this week teaching master classes and performing.

Dr. Goluses visited IPR’s Studio A to perform works by Manuel de Falla, Heitor Villa-Lobos and J.S. Bach. He talked about the guitar and approaching new and old compositions. Hear the entire performance and interview below.

 

A concert featuring Nicholas Goluses is tonight in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall. 

This week on Classical IPR in Concert, the program features chamber music performed by faculty members of the 2019 Interlochen Arts Camp

Listen Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 12 p.m. or any time on demand below.


Interlochen Public Radio wants to hear from our listeners.

If you have a comment about something you heard on IPR News or Classical IPR, please let us know. Your feedback is important to us.

Starting the week of September 23, in our weekly email newsletter, we’ll share some of the listener feedback we receive. Every Thursday, you can read what other IPR listeners have to say about the station. IPR’s news director, music director or executive director might reply to specific questions or comments.

On Friday, September 20, 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. Friday to hear guitarist Marcin Dylla perform the Theme, Variations and Fugue on Folia de Espana by Manuel Ponce.  This performance took place in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.

Michael Culler engineered the recording.

Kids Commute Circus Extravaganza

Sep 18, 2019

FRIDAY, October 11 | 7:30 pm | Corson Auditorium

Join Kids commute host Kate Botello and Interlochen Arts Academy students for an evening of music and family fun.  Pre-show activities begin at 6:30 pm and will include concessions, stilt walkers, jugglers and magicians courtesy of Academy Theater students under the direction of Andrew McGinn and Traverse City Creative Movement.  A program of circus-themed works will be performed by the Arts Academy Wind Symphony under the direction of Dr. Matthew Schlomer.  

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

This weekend, the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra will give the world premiere performance of the Violet Viola Concerto. Composed by David Lockington and featuring the GLCO's music director Libor Ondras as the viola soloist, the piece was commissioned by Robert Pattengale.

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Enjoy Repose on Classical IPR every weeknight at 10 p.m. New episodes air every Saturday at 10 p.m.

 

Monday Ep090110

Gayle Cloud - Believe In Me

Nick Farr - Winter Prayer

Celtic Woman - Harry's Game

Robin Spielberg - Until You Come Home

Marc Enfroy - Empire Bluff

Jim Wilson - A Place in My Heart

Yanni - In the Mirror

Kids Commute - Melody's Mostly Musical Week!

Sep 16, 2019

 We’re really excited about this week, because pianist Jenny Lin is our guest host. Jenny is an incredibly talented concert pianist who has all kinds of great accomplishments under her belt.

This week she’ll be talking about her children’s book “Melody’s Mostly Musical Day.” This is super cool because not only is it a great story with illustrations, but it has its own soundtrack, played by Jenny.

Kids Commute host Kate Botello sat down with Jenny to discuss the book and the music.

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 September 14, 2019

Sep 14, 2019
South China Morning Post

  1. John Lunn, Theme from Downton Abbey, Angele Debeau and La Pieta
  2. W.A. Mozart, Piano Sonata in G Major, Ivo Pogorelich
  3. Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 9, Vienna Philarmonic, Sir George Solti
  4. Hector Berlioz, Hungarian March from the Damnation of Faust, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein
  5. L.V. Beethoven, Symphony No. 5, Vienna Philharmonic, Claudio Abaddo
  6. J.S. Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, E. Power Biggs
  7. Giacomo Puccini, Che Gelida Manina from La Boheme, Mario Lanza
  8. L.V. Beethoven, Piano Concerto No.

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s  music composed and performed by teenagers. We’ll hear music written during various composers’ teen years and performed by Interlochen student ensembles. 

Listen to the entire episode below. 

Kids Commute - Boulangerie Week!

Sep 13, 2019

With the start of the school year, the Kids Commute team thought it would be fun to introduce you to a teacher who has deeply influenced the course of music composition in the 20th century, Nadia Boulanger.

All week long we’ll hear music composed by Nadia Boulanger, and some of her most famous students, including Aaron Copland, Philip Glass and more.

Baroque cellist Juliana Soltis has just released her interpretation of J. S. Bach's six suites for solo cello. Classical IPR recently spoke with her about the album, called "Going Off Script: The Ornamented Suites for Cello."

This week on Classical IPR in Concert, the program features chamber music performed by faculty members of the 2019 Interlochen Arts Camp

Listen Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 12 p.m. or any time on demand below.


With a season-opening concert slated for Saturday, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians and its management are still locking horns over details of a new contract agreement. A bargaining session ended Monday night with no resolution, only a set of last minute proposals from management which players will vote on Tuesday night.

Classical IPR and Horizon Books are co-hosting a classical music open mic night! Join us Saturday, October 5 at 7 p.m. on the River Level (basement) of the Traverse City Horizon Books.

Classical IPR’s Amanda Sewell will emcee the event, and other IPR hosts and staff will be on hand, too. It’s a great opportunity to hear some classical music performed by your friends and neighbors in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Join us for an hour of beautiful, relaxing music every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR. New episodes of Repose air every Saturday at 10 p.m.

 

Monday Ep100327

Bill Wren - One Day in a Life

Craig Urquhart - Cathedral Pines

Philip Riley & Jayne Elleson - Benediction

Bernward Koch - A New Winter

Colors of the Land - Dancing In The Moonlight

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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 September 7, 2019

Sep 7, 2019
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  1. Henryk Gorecki, Symphony No. 3, Dawn Upshaw, London Sinfonietta, David Zinman
  2. J.S. Bach/arr. Romm, Little Fugue in G Minor, Canadian Brass
  3. Steve Reich, Pulses, Steve Reich and Musicians
  4. Lowell Mason, Nearer my God to Thee, Bryn Terfel, London Symphony Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth
  5. Antonin Dvorak, Symphony No.

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s music about birds. We’ll hear music about mythical birds, little birds, thieving birds, singing birds and more. 

Listen to the entire episode below. 

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