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 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.

Some people respond to suffering by turning it into art. That's true even with the harrowing experience of a pandemic.

In the early 1400s, an Englishman named John Cooke composed Stella celi, a hymn to the Virgin Mary referencing the Black Plague which, according to some sources, wiped out half of Europe. Its text speaks of the "ulcers of a terrible death" but also the assurance that "the star of heaven ... has rooted out the plague."

Hear great performances from the Great Lakes region every Monday at 6 p.m. on Classical IPR. 

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

This week's program

Music by Request Playlist for April 11, 2020

Apr 11, 2020
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Thank you to all the listeners who helped create today's program.  The most requested composer was  Johann Sebastian Bach.   

1.     George Frederick Handel, Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Julius Rudel

2.     Traditional Gospel, Just a closer walk with thee, Bob Snyder and David B. Hooten

3.     Giacomo Puccini, Nessun Dorma from Tosca, Luciano Pavarotti, London Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta

4.     Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, E. Power Biggs

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we revisit the memorial recital given in honor of Edward P. Frohlich in 2003. 

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It is Easter this Sunday. And in Milan, the renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will be sending a message of love and hope to the world, especially Italy, which has seen more death in this pandemic than any country.

Richard Teitelbaum, an electronic artist, keyboardist and composer who combined an interest in non-western musical languages with a focus on experimental practice, died on Thursday at HealthAlliance Hospital in Kingston, N.Y. His wife, the classical pianist Hiroko Sakurazawa, said the cause was a major stroke. He was 80.

Flutist Adam Sadberry recently joined the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and he says the barbeque in Memphis is even better than the barbeque in Texas. (Just don't tell his family in Texas that he said that.)

Sadberry joined Classical IPR via Zoom. He talked about his time as a camper at Interlochen and why he may have missed his true calling as a professional kazoo player.

On Friday, April 10, the nationally syndicated program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Listen during the 10 a.m. hour to hear the Danish String Quartet in a recent performance they gave in Interlochen's Corson Auditorium.

Michael Culler engineered the recording.

Reconstructing bassoon teaching pieces and arranging Ozzy Osbourne songs for his group Rock E. Bassoon are all in a day's work for Doug Spaniol.

Andrea Bocelli, the superstar tenor, will livestream an Easter Sunday concert from Milan's famed Duomo cathedral. Just like practically every other church in the world, the pews will be empty, and Bocelli will be accompanied only by organist Emanuele Vianelli. The concert will stream live on Bocelli's YouTube channel on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

Pianist Sandra Shapiro serves on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music. She has also taught at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Interlochen Arts Academy. 

Shapiro recently gave a recital at Interlochen Center for the Arts entitled "In My Father's Footsteps - A Daughter's Search for Answers." This recital is the first of the four-part series "Musical Roots: An Exploration of Cultural Heritage."

Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

Apr 7, 2020
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The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Puccini’s thriller Tosca, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role, in a performance that was originally recorded live at the Met on April 30, 2018.

The superstar soprano took on the iconic role of the fiery diva Floria Tosca for the very first time that month at the Met. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov starred opposite her as Tosca’s lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle was Scarpia, Rome’s chief of police, who lusts after Tosca.

Bagpipes are the original tool for social distancing, according to Peter Deneen. He's band director at Traverse City East Middle School and Central High School as well as the Pipe Major of the Grand Traverse Pipes and Drums.

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

Listen every Monday at 6 p.m. on Classical IPR for recent great performances from the Great Lakes region.

This week's program

Sir Arthur Sullivan: Overture to "The Pirates of Penzance"
Jackson Symphony Orch
Matthew Aubin, conductor
(Recorded November 23, 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.

Classical IPR in Concert: Grace Under Pressure

Apr 5, 2020

On March 12, Interlochen Arts Academy students learned they would be departing campus abruptly because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Quickly, it dawned on the young artists that many recitals, ensemble performances and other events would be postponed or even canceled.

On Classical IPR in Concert this week, we'll share two solo recitals. Hours before the campus closed, organist Kat Jolliff and pianist Richard Gao performed their programs having just heard about the imminent dismissal. These are some of the last notes played before the students went home.

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s music for the seasons. The program features music for spring, summer, fall and winter.

Listen to the entire episode below. 

Music by Request playlist for April 4, 2020

Apr 4, 2020

Thank you to listenersr from Mesa, AZ, Baltimore, MD Cincinnati, OH, Oklahoma City, OK, Bear Lake, Prudenville, Honor, Northport, Benzonia, Arcadia, and Cheboygan.  Today's featured work was Largo Al Factotum from Rossini's Barber of Seville.   The title translates to "make way for the factotum" which refers to a general servant who literally does everything. 

1.     Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata in D major for 2 pianos, Patrick and Peter Jablonski

2.     Dmitri Shostakovich, Piano Quintet, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Fitzwilliam String Quartet

David and Joan Holland met at Interlochen in the 1970s, and they got together when they played a sonata for viola and harp by Arnold Bax.

Over 40 years later, they're still making music together. They joined Classical IPR via Zoom and played their own arrangement of a traditional gypsy air.

Metropolitan Opera: Orfeo ed Euridice

Apr 2, 2020
Ken Howard / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck’s operatic fable about undying love and the power of music, in a performance from November 1, 2019. 

On Friday, April 3, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

What does a cellist do when they're self-quarantined at home with just their cat for company? In Chas Helge's case, he's making recordings featuring five versions of himself.

ENCORE - Kids Commute - Old West Week!

Apr 2, 2020

Welcome to the encore of Old West Week on Kids Commute - music appreciation for kids from Interlochen Public Radio! This week, we'll ride across a range of music inspired by the American West. We'll hear music inspired by the Grand Canyon, music from an old west ballet, and more! There's lots of fun music to capture your imagination and keep you entertained. Thanks for listening to Kids Commute - classical music for kids from Interlochen Public Radio!

Alexandra Snyder Dunbar has three harpsichords in her Georgia home, so she had to choose just one to play when she joined Classical IPR via Zoom this week. 

Snyder Dunbar was the first guest in a new series called Notes from Home, featuring interviews with classical musicians from their homes.

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