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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro," K. 492
Lansing Symphony Orch
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
Recorded 2/10/2018 at Wharton Center, East Lansing, MI

For Alzheimer's Awareness Month, accomplished flutist Eugenia Zukerman has released a new book called Like Falling Through a Cloud: A Lyrical Memoir. It chronicles her internal and emotional journey since a diagnosis of "cognitive difficulties" three years ago.

Just this past September, Zukerman was playing Claude Debussy's "Syrinx" — a piece she figures she's played more than 20,000 times since the age of 10 — when she drew a sudden blank. So although she can't always find the notes these days, Zukerman is persistent in finding the words.

On Monday, November 11, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Tune in to Classical IPR during the 11 a.m. hour to hear tenor Lawrence Brownlee and pianist Myra Huang perform selections from Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe. This recital took place in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.

Michael Culler engineered the recording.

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we revisit a 2005 tribute concert given in memory of Frederick Fennell. 

Listen to the entire episode below. 

Kids Commute - Jeux d'Enfants Week!

Nov 8, 2019

We’re going to have some musical fun this week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. It’s Jeux d’Enfants Week! “Jeux d’Enfants”, French for “Child Games,” is a suite of music by French composer, Georges Bizet. Bizet wrote a total of twelve short pieces with a child’s toy as the subject. Bizet uses imaginative musical ideas to create the image of each toy within our minds.

Caroline Shaw sings her own song, "And So," with the Attacca Quartet.

Last month, trumpeter and composer Nicholas Payton had the U.S. premiere of his Black American Symphony with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.

On Thursday, November 7, the nationally syndicated program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Tune in to Classical IPR during the 11 a.m. hour to hear pianist Jonathan Biss perform two movements from Franz Schubert's Sonata no. 20 in A minor (D 959). This performance took place in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.

Michael Culler engineered the recording.

Join Classical IPR Friday, November 8 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 Simon Trpčeski. The conductor is Dalia Stasevska.

 

ON THE PROGRAM:

WOLFE Fountain of Youth

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1

SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1

 

 

Traverse City West High School is opening a production of "Fiddler on the Roof" on November 15. Director and choreographer Minda Nyquist and cast member Jack Rusinowski (Tevye) shared music and stories from the classic musical. For tickets to see "Fiddler" please click here.

Hear the full interview and music below.

Pieces included:

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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

Great Lakes Concerts features recent professional classical music performances from the Great Lakes Region. The program is a co-production of WKAR, WRCJ and Interlochen Public Radio.

Music by Request playlist for November 2, 2019

Nov 2, 2019
Seattle Globalist

  1.  Phillip Glass, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Gidon Kremer, Vienna Philharmonic, Christoph von Doynanyi
  2. Johann Sebastian Bach, French Suite No.

Interlochen Center for the Arts recently welcomed violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Conrad Tao to the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall. They performed music of Stravinsky, Lutoslawski, Saariaho and Brahms.

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Listen to the entire episode below. 


Traverse City Central High School is opening a production of "West Side Story" on Friday, November 8. Director Erin Peck and cast member Teddy Huff (A-Rab, Tony understudy) shared music from the iconic musical and talked about its relevance to teenagers today. For tickets, click here.

Hear the full interview with music below!

Music heard on today's program:  

It's Spooky Week on Kids Commute! Get ready for a week of weird and eerie music!
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Happy Halloween, Kids Commuters! We've got a whole week of spooky tunes coming your way - weird sounds of all shapes and sizes! Tune in to Classical IPR weekday mornings at 7:40, or listen any time at the links below.

We'll ask your our super-spooky Quizlet question on Friday!

The Interlochen Arts Academy Theatre Company will present "Matilda the Musical" Nov. 15-22 in the Harvey Theatre. Click here for ticket information.

Director Gulshirin Dubash and actor Ethan Horgan (Miss Trunchbull) dropped by IPR to share some of the music of the show, as well as the philosophy behind the creation of the upcoming IAA production.

In Studio A with Catharsis Winds

Oct 30, 2019

Catharsis Winds visited Interlochen Public Radio's Studio A during their recent stop at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Catharsis Winds, a Cleveland-based award-winning ensemble, performed in Studio A last year. They returned this month with some new repertoire to share. Also, members of the group spoke about their busy year performing in the United States and Europe.

In Studio A with Catharsis Winds was engineered by Brock Morman with production assistance from Helga Tong.

On Friday, November 1 the nationally syndicated program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Tune in at about 10:06 a.m. Friday to hear the JACK Quartet and cellist Joshua Roman perform three madrigals by Carlo Gesualdo. This performance took place in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall. 

Michael Culler engineered the recording. 

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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

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 October 26, 2019

Oct 26, 2019
The first edition of "The Children's Corner" 1908

  1. W.A. Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 24, Mitsuko Uchida, English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate
  2. The Doors/Arr. Jaz Coleman, Doors Concerto, Nigel Kennedy, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Peter Scholes
  3. Conni Ellisor, Blackberry Winter, Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Paul Gambill
  4. Nigel Hess, Lochnager Suite, Central Band of the Royal Air Force, Nigel Hess
  5. Rogers and Hammerstein, O what a beautiful morning from Oklahoma, Samuel Ramey, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Matz
  6. Peter Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.

On Friday, October 25, IPR's music director Amanda Sewell will be meeting listeners at the NMC Concert Band concert at Milliken Auditorium in Traverse City's Dennos Museum Center. 

The concert is called "Musicals that Changed Our Lives." The conductor is Pat Brumbaugh. 

Click here for tickets and more information.

Amanda Sewell

Violinist Ara Sarkissian, violist Renee Skerik and cellist Patrick Owen are members of the Interlochen Arts Academy string faculty. 

They'll give a recital tonight, and they stopped by IPR's Studio A to give listeners a preview of some music that will appear on that recital. 

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