Classical Music

Interlochen Public Radio has the latest in classical music. You'll find recent local concerts, live performances from our very own Studio A, classical music for kids and so much more. 

Jung-Ho Pak conducts the World Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO) this Sunday in works by Joan Tower, Leo Sowerby and Aaron Copland. After intermission, WYSO, the World Youth Wind Symphony, the Interlochen Philharmonic and the Interlochen Wind Ensemble will come together to perform Les Preludes by Franz Liszt. The traditional season-ending performance also includes students from the dance department.

In Studio A with Alexa Still

Aug 1, 2019

Dr. Alexa Still http://www.alexastill.com/ is a flute professor at Oberlin Conservatory of music and is known internationally for her recordings with the Koch International Classics label. This summer, she is teaching as a Valade Fellow with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra. 

Dr. Alexa Still visited IPR’s Studio A to play music of Paul Shoenfield with pianist  Po Chuan Chiang. She also talked about teaching and performing. Hear the entire performance and interview below.

 

 

Terry Barber  is an internationally touring countertenor and educator. His voice appears in recordings on every major record label. He will be performing a special concert to benefit the the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts and Michigan Legacy Art Park, a couple of leading nonprofit arts organizations in Northern Michigan.

Terry Barber visited IPR’s Studio A to perform some music and talk about the special flexiblity he applies to his voice and his work. Hear the entire performance and interview below.

Friday at 8 p.m., Classical IPR in Concert presents the third and final installment of chamber music performed by 2018 Interlochen Arts Camp faculty members. 

Composer Amanda Harberg teaches music theory and composition at Rutgers University. In the summer, she's an Instructor of Composition at Interlochen Arts Camp.

This summer, Harberg visited IPR's Studio A with four of her faculty colleagues from Interlochen Arts Camp. With Harberg at the piano, they performed a variety of her chamber music.

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This Monday at 6 p.m., join Classical IPR for Great Lakes Concerts, a new program produced by WKAR Public Media at Michigan State in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and Interlochen Public Radio.

Great Lakes Concerts is a weekly program featuring concert performances from all over the state. Click here to read the complete press release.

This week's program

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Repose has been a listener favorite since the 1980s. Listen every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR, with new episodes every Saturday night at 10 p.m. This week's playlists are available below.

This week, meet Interlochen Public Radio's music director Amanda Sewell at Baroque on Beaver, an annual classical music festival held on Beaver Island.

The World Youth Symphony Orchestra presents its fifth concert of the season this Sunday evening.

Erik Nielsen will conduct the young artists in Andromède by Augusta Holmès and selections from Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner.

Listen to An Evening with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra on Classical IPR this Sunday. Tune in at 7 p.m. for recordings from the Interlochen archives and comments from Erik Nielsen. Then enjoy the live concert broadcast at 7:30.

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Opera star David Daniels has been indicted in Texas on a felony charge of sexual assault.

A grand jury indicted Daniels in Harris County District Court on July 25. Also indicted on the same charge is Daniels' husband, William Walters, who goes by the name Scott. In Texas, sexual assault of an adult is a Class 2 felony; if convicted, Daniels and Walter could face between two and 20 years in prison.

This Saturday, July 27, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra returns to Interlochen for the first time since 2006.

Ensemble Intercontemporain Music Director Matthias Pintscher will lead the DSO in Maurice Ravel's "Mother Goose" Suite, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances and Camille Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 5, featuring guest soloist Joseph Moog.

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The Sphinx Virtuosi is a professional chamber orchestra made up of the nation's top Black and Latinx classical soloists. The orchestra recently visited Interlochen Center for the Arts. 

The Cadillac Footliters have expanded their theatre program for young people to include a new teen production, opening this weekend. The musical "Freaky Friday" is based on the beloved 1971 Mary Rodgers book, and it has been made into two (non-musical) films in 1976 and and 2003.

The show's director Julie VanHaitsma and music director Shelley Taylor spent an hour on Classical IPR talking about the show and sharing some of its appealing score. Listen to the interview and music below.

The show runs July 25-26 and August 2-3 in the Cadillac High School Auditorium. 

Fourteen-year-old violinist Ellen Zhou was recently named a winner of this year's Intermediate Concerto Competition at Interlochen Arts Camp.

On July 24, she'll perform the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor on a concert with the Intermediate Concert Orchestra and Intermediate Symphony Orchestra.

Natalie Helm is principal cellist at the Sarasota Orchestra and founder of Upward Notes, an organization that takes music outside the concert hall and to the community. She is also a Valade Instructor of Cello at Interlochen Arts Camp.

On Tuesday, July 23, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 11:06 a.m. Tuesday to hear music of Manuel de Falla 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.

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Repose has been a listener favorite since the 1980s. Listen every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR, with new episodes every Saturday night at 10 p.m. This week's playlists are available below.

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This Monday at 6 p.m., join Classical IPR for Great Lakes Concerts, a new program produced by WKAR Public Media at Michigan State in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and Interlochen Public Radio.

Great Lakes Concerts is a weekly program featuring concert performances from all over the state. Click here to read the complete press release.

This week's program

Music By Request playlist for July 20, 2019

Jul 20, 2019
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Thank you to listeners from Traverse City, Cadillac, Ann Arbor, Oklahoma City,  and Alden. This week's playlist featured music of Rogers and Hammerstein, Antonin Dvorak,  Julie Giroux, Peter Tchaikovksy and Marcel Tyberg. 

This weekend the Festival Choir at Interlochen performs "Considering Matthew Shepard" by Craig Hella Johnson. 

The concert is free and will be in Kresge Auditorium at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Conductor John Bragle came to IPR to discuss the piece and share some movements from "Considering Matthew Shepard."

Listen below.

Dennis Kim is the concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony and is a Valade Concertmaster at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Dennis Kim visited IPR’s Studio A to perform and chat about his career. Kim told us that Interlochen can be a "magical" place. He also said his kids knew he had "made it" as a professional violinist when he played on the soundtrack for the film "Toy Story 4."

Tenth Intervention is a collective of musicians and a concert series that presents new music in New York City. They collaborate with composers, musicians, visual artists, choreographers, dancers and community organizations. Tenth Intervention is in Traverse City for performances with the Traverse City Dance Project and the Music House Museum this week.

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Did you know that a group of ten musicians is called a dectet? It can also be called a tentet or a decet.

Classical IPR recently welcomed Get Dect, a wind dectet of student musicians from the high school division at Interlochen Arts Camp. They performed the fourth movement from the Sinfonietta by Joachim Raff in IPR’s Studio A.

Listen to their performance below.

The ensemble is coached by Doug Spaniol and Hank Skolnick. 

This Sunday, conductor JoAnn Falletta leads the World Youth Symphony Orchestra. The program includes Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 5 and a new work by Ryan Lindveit called "Close Up at a Distance."

Tune in to Classical IPR Sunday at 7 p.m. for comments from JoAnn Falletta and Ryan Lindveit, plus music from Interlochen's archives. The concert downbeat is at 7:30 p.m.

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