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.

Great Lakes Concerts: March 16, 2020

Mar 15, 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
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
(Recorded 5/10/19, Wharton Center Great Hall)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 (1940)
Lansing Symphony Orchestra
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
(Recorded 5/10/19, Wharton Center Great Hall)

Music by Request for March 14, 2020

Mar 14, 2020
The Hollywood Reporter

Classical IPR can be a constant for you in times of uncertainty.  We will continue to bring you the music you expect whenever you tune in.  Thank you to listeners from nearby and across the country, for helping to curate our our program.  Featured on today's playlist was the Overture on Themes from the Wizard of Oz.  

Concerns over coronavirus are having a deep impact on performing arts and cultural institutions across the United States.

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 - "From the Top" Week!

Mar 12, 2020

Hello, Kids Commuters. Welcome to From the Top Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio! From the Top is a radio program from NPR.The show celebrates the stories, talents, and character of young classically-trained musicians. Through live events, NPR and video broadcasts, scholarships, and arts education programs, we empower these extraordinary young people to engage and inspire music lovers of all ages. All week we’ll hear performances from folks who were featured on From the Top when they were teenagers, or even younger.

This week on Classical IPR in Concert, we feature a recent performance of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra with piano soloist Ralph Votapek.  Kevin Rhodes conducts.

The concert is entitled "Beethoven Squared" and is comprised of three Beethoven works.

Classical IPR in Concert can be heard on Interlochen Public Radio on Fridays at 8 p.m. or Sundays at noon.

This concert was engineered by Jack Conners.

To hear this week's Classical IPR in Concert at any time, click below.


Morning Edition's series One-Hit Wonders / Second-Best Songs focuses on musicians or bands whose careers are defined by a single monster hit, and explains why their catalogs have much more to offer.

In this edition, NPR's classical producer Tom Huizenga makes the case for the charming, danceable St. Paul's Suite by Gustav Holst, who's best known for his symphonic juggernaut called The Planets.

The last time pianist Kirill Gerstein was at NPR we gave him a full-size, grand piano to play in a big recording studio. But for this Tiny Desk performance, we scaled him down to our trusty upright. "What will you ask me to play the next time," he quipped, "a toy piano?"

Updated at Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. ET

On Tuesday afternoon, LA Opera — the Los Angeles opera company which came into being in part thanks to Plácido Domingo — announced that investigators had substantiated 10 "inappropriate conduct" claims made against the famed singer.

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Repose is an hour of beautiful and relaxing music. You can hear it every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR, with new episodes every Saturday at 10 p.m.

 

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Peter Kater - Ascent

David Lanz - A Whiter Shade of Pale

Jeanette Alexander - The Road to Caernarvon  

Autumn's Child - Row of White Trees

Jeffrey Michael - Indigo Falls

On Monday, March 9, 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 music of Franz Schubert played by pianist Jonathan Biss. The performance is from a recent concert in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall.

The recording was engineered by  Michael Culler.

Great Lakes Concerts: March 9, 2020

Mar 8, 2020
NASA

Great Lakes Concerts is a co-production of Interlochen Public Radio, WKAR and WRCJ. Listen every Monday at 6 p.m. on Classical IPR.

Music by Request for March 7, 2020

Mar 7, 2020
Wikipedia

Thank you to listeners from Kaleva, Buckley, Traverse City, Petoskey, Onekama, Honor, Omena and Suttons Bay.   

Classical IPR in Concert: The Process

Mar 6, 2020

This week, we present a special edition of Classical IPR in Concert called “The Process”.

We’re highlighting the work of Interlochen Arts Academy Students learning Music Production and Engineering in the studio of Marc Lacuesta.

Several works on the program have been composed, performed, recorded and engineered ALL by students at Interlochen!

This episode will also include music by Charles Ives, Ludwig Milde, Miguel Llobet and many others.

Tune in for Classical IPR in Concert Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at noon, or listen below at any time.

   

Plácido Domingo, who began singing at London's Royal Opera House in 1971, will not be performing with the company in scheduled performances this summer, according to a statement provided to NPR Friday morning.

"The Royal Opera House and Maestro ‪Plácido Domingo have mutually decided that he will withdraw from the Royal Opera House's upcoming performances of Don Carlo in July 2020," it reads in part.

Join Classical IPR Friday, March 6 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 Terrence Wilson. The conductor is Thomas Wilkins.

ON THE PROGRAM:

JOHNSON Lift Every Voice and Sing

NKEIRU OKOYE Voices Shouting Out

NKEIRU OKOYE Black Bottom (World Premiere)

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. 

Kids Commute - Mighty Handful Week!

Mar 6, 2020

Zdravstvuyte! Hello, Kids Commuters it’s Mighty Handful Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio! This week, we’re playing music by five self-taught Russian composers who shook up the world of Russian Classical Music. Mily Balakirev, Cesar Cui, Alexander Borodin, Modest Mussorgsky, and Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov wanted to create a distinct Russian sound in their compositions. We’ll tell you how they did it, and why they got the name “The Mighty Handful.” Keep your ears open for the hint to this week’s Kids Commute Quizlet.

Metropolitan Opera: Così fan tutte

Mar 5, 2020
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The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Così fan tutte, Mozart’s bittersweet comedy in which love is put to the test.

Nicole Car and Serena Malfi are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, and Ben Bliss and Luca Pisaroni are their sweethearts Guglielmo and Ferrando. Heidi Stober plays the ladies’ free-spirited maid Despina, and Gerald Finley is Don Alfonso, who masterminds a scheme to test the couples.

We've never had an original Mellotron at the Tiny Desk until now. Much like a Hammond organ, it's big, heavy and fragile. When they fired it up, with all its mechanical gears turning tape loops and moving play heads, the 15-year-old geek in me blissed out.

The Mellotron was a magical 1960s invention that predates sampling. It's a keyboard instrument, with each piano key triggering a tape loop — the sound could be a string ensemble, a flamenco guitar, a saxophone and so much more. Think about the flute sounds on The Beatles' song "Strawberry Fields Forever" and you get the idea.

One of the senior elected officials at the union that commissioned an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against opera star Plácido Domingo has resigned.

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

 

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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

Music by Request for February 29, 2020

Feb 29, 2020
Ottawa Savoy Society

Happy Leap Year Everyone!  Thank you to a listener from Guelph, Ontario, Canada, who requested excerpts from Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance.  Halfway through the comic opera, Frederick the pirate makes the discovery that his contract as a pirate apprentice lasts not until his 21st year but his 21st birthday. And since he was born in a leap year, that birthday will not occur for another 80 years. 

Metropolitan Opera: Agrippina

Feb 28, 2020
Paola Kudacki / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with its first-ever Saturday matinee broadcast of Agrippina, Handel’s satire about the lust for power in ancient Rome. The work dates from 1709, making it the oldest opera ever broadcast from the Met.

NPR Music's Top 10 Albums Of February

Feb 28, 2020

An album released just before an artist's death — especially an artist with such promise — can color its reception, but we kept coming back to Pop Smoke's Meet the Woo 2 regardless. We also count new music from Soccer Mommy, rapper Royce da 5'9" and Nashville up-and-comer Katie Pruitt among the best of the month.

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