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.

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The 2019 World Youth Symphony Orchestra performs for the first time this Sunday evening. You can hear them live on Interlochen Public Radio.

Cristian Macelaru conducts the World Youth Symphony Orchestra in the Symphony No. 11 by Dmitri Shostakovich. Macelaru has conducted the World Youth Symphony Orchestra in recent summers and is an alumnus of Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center recently visited Interlochen Center for the Arts during their Russian Mastery tour.

This week, Classical IPR in Concert presents that recent performance, featuring music of Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin and Taneyev.

See the entire concert program below. Click the image for a larger view.

Listen Friday at 8 p.m. on Classical IPR or on demand any time below. 

New York Festivals

Classical IPR's Kids Commute has won a Bronze Award in the Best Children/Young Adult Program category of the New York Festivals Radio Awards 2019

The New York Festivals Radio Awards honor radio content from around the world. The awards promote exceptional and innovative content on all continents. 

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Repose has been a listener favorite since the 1980s. Tune in every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR.

Augustin Hadelich's latest album of violin concertos offers two unlikely bedfellows. The tuneful, romantic classic by Johannes Brahms bumps up against the modernist mayhem of György Ligeti. The album, titled simply Brahms, Ligeti: Violin Concertos, also proves to be a compelling introduction to one of today's best, but still undervalued, violinists.

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

This week's program

George Gershwin: "Summertime and A Woman is a Sometime Thing" from "Porgy and Bess" (arr. Jascha Heifetz)
Ilya Kaler, violin
Genadi Zagor, piano
(Recorded Nov. 16, 2017- Urban beat, Old Town as part of the Absolute Music Chamber Series)

Music By Request playlist for June 22, 2019

Jun 22, 2019

  1. Edwin Franko Goldman, The Interlochen Bowl March, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell
  2. Claude Debussy, La Mer, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutroit
  3. J.S. Bach, Brandenberg Concerto No.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

On this edition of the Interlochen Collection, it's a program featuring a variety of musical fantasias. Listen to the entire episode below

June 28 marks the 50th anniversary of an event that proved to be a catalyst for a simmering gay-rights movement. On that day in 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. Now a new opera, Stonewall, at the New York City Opera, dramatizes that historic moment.

Cellist Carrie Lynn Brannen
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Carrie Lynn Brannen is a cellist and private instructor in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. She will perform with the Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra this weekend.

Carrie visited IPR’s Studio A to perform some music and talk about her connection with the Benzie Area Symphony and Mabel, her very special "mystery cello." Hear the entire performance and interview below.

NPR Classical

Jun 20, 2019

Need a deep discovery experience? Try 1000 years of music in this playlist from NPR Classical's Tom Huizenga, which explores everything from new releases to old favorites, and classics from the dawn of the recording era. Our mantra: Bach, Beethoven, before and beyond.

Opera Series 6/22/2019: The Queen of Spades

Jun 20, 2019
Opera Britannia

Listen to the broadcast on Classical IPR on Saturday, June 22 at 1 p.m. ET.

This week Classical IPR in Concert features the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Chorus.

Music Director Libor Ondras conducts the program from April 2019. It includes works by Shostakovich, Mozart and John Williams.

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

To view the program, click to enlarge the image.

Amanda Sewell

Every summer, Interlochen holds Institutes. These are week-long intensive studies that take place the week before camp begins. High school students come from around the world to study music, dance, theater and visual arts.

Two students from Interlochen's Piano Institute visited IPR's Studio A to perform. At Institute, they are studying with Michael Coonrod, Spencer Myer, Jerome Lowenthal and TJ Lymenstull.

Updated on Jun. 17 at 11:41 a.m.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) musicians, carrying signs reading "Fair Play for World Class Musicians," have begun picketing in front of their artistic home, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, as the orchestra's management has locked out its players.

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Repose has been a listener favorite since the 1980s. Tune in every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR.

Every week, Great Lakes Concerts presents recent great performances from the Great Lakes region. Listen every Monday at 6 p.m. on Classical IPR.

This week's program

Giacomo Puccini: Aria, "O mio babbino caro" ("O dearest daddy") from "Gianni Schicchi"
Emily Douglass, soprano
Jackson Symphony Orchestra
Matthew Aubin, conductor
(Recorded at Potter Center, November 11, 2017)                                                                                                   

Music by Request playlist for June 15, 2019

Jun 15, 2019

           

1.      George Gershwin, An American in Paris, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein,

2.     Amilcare Ponchielli, Dance of the Hours, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado,

3.     W.A. Mozart, Sonata in F Major, Mitsuko Uchida

4.     Traditional Spiritual/Arrangement by Joseph Jennings, Didn’t It Rain, Chanticleer

5.     Jules Massenet, Va! Laisse couler mes larmes from Werther, Frederica von Stade

6.     L.V. Beethoven,  Second Movement from Symphony No. Six in F Major, London Classical Players, Roger Norrington

Interlochen Center for the Arts

This week on the Interlochen Collection, it’s a “titan” of an episode. We devote the entire hour to a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 1, the Titan, from 1987.

Lawrence Brownlee performed works of Schumann and Sorey in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall in April of 2019.
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Tenor Lawrence Brownlee recently presented a recital in Interlochen's Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall. Brownlee, along with collaborative pianist Myra Huang, performed "Dichterliebe" by Robert Schumann (text by Heinrich Heine) and "Cycles of My Being" by Tyshawn Sorey (text by Terrance Hayes).

Listen Friday at 8 p.m. on Classical IPR or any time below.

For the full texts and translations, see below. Click each image for a larger view.


Listen to the broadcast on Classical IPR on Saturday, June 15 at 1 p.m. ET.

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Repose has been a listener favorite since the 1980s. Tune in every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR.

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

This week's program

Aaron Copland: Concerto for Clarinet & Strings, with Harp & Piano (1948)
Jeanmarie Riccobono, clarinet
Traverse Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Rhodes, conductor
(Recorded Oct. 14, 2018, Corson Auditorium, Interlochen)

Music By Request playlist for June 8, 2019

Jun 8, 2019

Thank you to listeners from Beaver Island, Kingsley, Harbor Springs, Old Mission Peninsula, Empire and Richmond, Virginia. 

Interlochen Center for the Arts

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s a trip to the ballet. We’ll hear Russian, French and American ballet excerpts and suites. Listen to the entire episode below.

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