Classical Music

James Gilray, "The Pic-nic Orchestra" (1802)
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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.

Repose has been a Classical IPR mainstay since the 1980s. Listen every weeknight at 10 p.m., and join us Saturdays at 10 p.m. for new episodes

Hi there Kids Commuters!

This week, we'll hear music written for a BBC Documentary about the Louvre Museum in France. 

We'll take a tuneful tour of the Louvre with music by Norman Dello Joio performed by the Interlochen Arts Academy Band.

A new Quizlet launches Monday, with hints Tuesday through Thursday. Best of luck! Congrats to our winners so far this week: Finn from Traverse City, Samuel from Arcadia, Sam and Jonah from Traverse City and Eden and Jael from Downing, Wisconsin!

Oskar Eustis, artistic director of The Public Theater in New York, knows firsthand about the coronavirus. Eustis was hospitalized with COVID on March 10, and by the time he was released five days later, everything was shut down. "I came out into a world that had no theater, and it's a different world," he says.

Great Lakes Concerts: September 21, 2020

Sep 20, 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:

Richard Wagner: "Entry of the Guests on the Wartburg" from Act II of "Tannhäuser"
Traverse Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Rhodes, conductor
(Recorded September 8, 2019 Corson Auditorium, Interlochen) 

GAMEPLAY: The Music of Wilbert Roget

Sep 19, 2020
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  Composer Wilbert Roget is an amazing talent who has written original scores for some of the biggest videogame franchises on the planet!

 

This episode of Gameplay features conversation with Wilbert Roget and selections of his music from Call of Duty: World War II, Mortal Kombat 11, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, and more.

This week’s full episode and playlist are available below, plus an exciting behind-the-scenes video featuring the recording of A Matter of Time, the main theme from Mortal Kombat 11.

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Featured on today's program were exceprts from The Long View: A Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Nine Songs by Patrice Michaels.  Michaels, a composer and vocalist arranges Ginsburg's legal opinions, letters, and lectures creating an episodic portrait of the late Supreme Court Chief Justice, wife, mother and feminist icon. 

1.     Erik Satie, Je te veux, Jean-Yves Thibaudet

2.     Julie Giroux, Fort McHenry Suite, U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band, Col. Larry H. Lang

3.     John Tavener, Song for Athene, VOCES8

Interlochen Center for the Arts

This program features music from the medieval and renaissance eras, but reimagined by 20th-century composers.

Hear Notre Dame polyphony, Renaissance keyboard pieces and a variety of instrumental dance music brought to life by modern wind bands, brass ensembles and orchestras.


Classical IPR in Concert: Pacifica Quartet

Sep 17, 2020
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This week, Classical IPR in Concert features the Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet.

The group's recent performance at Interlochen Center for the Arts includes works by Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Beethoven.

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


Every week, Interlochen campus safety officer Kevin LaRose records himself playing a different instrument during his overnight rounds.

Do you know where Kevin is this week, or what instrument he's playing? Send us an email at classicalipr@interlochen.org and we'll send you a CD if you get it right. (Or even if you don't get it right)

Last week, Kevin was playing the kalimba in the gazebo by Intermediate Girls Lakeside. Congrats to Christine on her correct identification.

This week's video is below. Good luck!

On Thursday, September 17, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR during the 10 a.m. hour to hear music of Manuel de Falla from the Suite populaire espagnole 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.

Outdoors: Cricket percussion

Sep 16, 2020

I play the keyboard for a little country church. After one of the COVID-careful services, I complained to my husband that it felt wrong, somehow, to play hymns when nobody was singing.

He pointed out that, although the congregation wasn't singing, a cricket was.

To be technical, crickets do not sing.

It's more like percussion, a sound made by striking or scraping. 

Repose airs at 10 p.m. every weeknight on Classical IPR. New episodes are broadcast every Saturday at 10 p.m. 

Join us nightly for this longstanding IPR tradition.

Great Lakes Concerts: September 14, 2020

Sep 14, 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:

Dmitri Shostakovich: "Festive Overture," Op. 96
Lansing Symphony Orchestra

Hi Kids Commuters!

This week on Kids Commute, we've put together a week for Kids Commuter Hazel, who's a big fan of clouds. With some help from our friend meteorologist Jayne Firstenberg and some wonderful composers - it's Cloud Week!

Tune in to hear Cloud Music and take your chance at our weekly Quizlet. Listen Monday through Friday mornings at 7:40 a.m., or listen any time at the links below.

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Featured on today's playlist were compositions that are traditionally performed at the annual BBC Proms, formally known as the Henry Woods Promenade Concerts.  Prom is short for promenade concert, a term originally referring to outdoor concerts in London's pleasure gardens, where the audience was free to stroll while the orchestra performed. 

1.     Claude Debussy, Sirenes from Trois Nocturnes, Paris Orchestra Women’s Chorus and Orchestra of Paris, Daniel Barenboim

2.     Aaron Copland, Symphony No. 3, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

Interlochen Center for the Arts

This week's program features music of Sergei Prokofiev.

Join us for an hour of music performed by Interlochen Arts Camp and Arts Academy students through the decades. 

The program includes archival recordings of Prokofiev's music for opera, ballet and film, plus chamber music inspired by folk sounds of Kabarda, a remote region of the Caucasus. 

Every week, Interlochen campus safety officer Kevin LaRose makes a video during his overnight rounds.

Each video features a different instrument and is recorded in a new location on the Interlochen Center for the Arts campus.

Watch Kevin's video for the week below. Then, if you know where on the campus he is or what instrument he's playing, email us at classicalipr@interlochen.org - you could win a CD!

GAMEPLAY: The Chorus

Sep 10, 2020
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  There’s nothing like the thrilling sound of many voices coming together!

 

On this week’s episode of GAMEPLAY, we celebrate the chorus in videogames.

 

We’ll hear the first piece of game music to win a Grammy, and we’ll enjoy singing in languages living, dead, and created too, from English and Latin to Swahili, Old Norse, and a magical tongue spoken by dragons!  

This week’s full episode and playlist are available below.

Outdoors: Art and trees

Sep 9, 2020

We all know that trees are essential for the environment, but trees are actually quite important to visual artists as well.

While the finest papers are still made from rags, these days, most paper comes from wood pulp.

Paper also is processed and sized with various gums derived from trees.

Rosins, usually from pine trees, are used as surface coatings for many papers.

Many historical works of art - especially Italian paintings - were created by dissolving pigments in walnut oil.

Gums from trees act as binders for watercolors.

This week on Classical IPR in Concert we feature a performance by cellist Camille Thomas and pianist Roman Rabinovich.

The concert took place at Interlochen Center for the Arts in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.

Tune in Friday at 8 p.m. or Sunday at noon on Classical IPR.

Stream on demand any time below.

Click on the image to enlarge the program.

This concert was engineered by Michael Culler.

Hey Kids Commuters! Welcome back to school - and Season Four of IPR's Kids Commute!

We're overjoyed to be back with you, so this week, it's Joy Week. We'll hear music all about joy - the feeling of huge happiness.

Speaking of joy - we have new prizes for our Quizlet, too!

Tune in to Classical IPR weekday mornings at 7:40 or listen any time below. 

Congrats to our Quizlet winners this week: Finn from Traverse City, Fiona from Reed City, J.A. from Farmington Hills and Hazel from Rapid City!

 

Jody Knol is your host every week for recent great performances from the Great Lakes region.

Great Lakes Concerts is a co-production of WKAR, WRCJ and Interlochen Public Radio.

Listen Mondays at 6 p.m. on Classical IPR.

This week's playlist

Reynaldo Hahn: Mozart Overture
Jackson Symphony Orch
Matthew Aubin, conductor
(Recorded October 5, 2019 at Potter Center Music Hall)

 

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

GAMEPLAY: New Release Spotlight

Sep 5, 2020
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  This week on Gameplay, we’ll enjoy some exciting new 2020 recordings from two classically-trained ensembles that specialize in performing the music of videogames!

 

We’ll hear themes from games like Super Mario Sunshine, Chrono Cross, and Final Fantasy 7 arranged for brass ensemble, string quartet, woodwinds, steel drums, and much more.

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Featured on today's playlist was Charles Ives' Central Park in the Dark.  This transcendental work evokes the sounds one would hear sitting in New York's Central Park at the turn of the twentieth century.  

1.     George Frederick Handel, Sonata in G minor, Jacqueline Du Pre with Ernest Lush

2.     J. Fred Coots, For all we know, Drew Tretick, London Symphony Orchestra, Bob Krosgstad

3.     Aaron Copland, Symphony 3, London Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland

4.     Giacomo Puccini, O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi, Maria Callas

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