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. 

Kids Commute - Sleeping Beauty Week!

Feb 14, 2020

Hello Kids Commuters and welcome to Sleeping Beauty Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio! This week, we’re highlighting selections from Tchaikovsky’s ballet, “Sleeping Beauty.” Many know the story from the Disney animated movie, but well before the artists at Disney made it famous to a new generation of fans, the story came to life as a popular ballet. You have an opportunity to see that ballet in real life. Come to Winterlochen - a free family-friendly festival featuring arts exploration and creative fun for children of all ages.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s music for band, orchestra and wind quintet inspired by folk songs and styles from Scotland, England, Spain, Cuba, and the United States.

Listen to the entire episode below.  

Detroit Symphony Orchestra LIVE: Debussy and Ravel

Feb 12, 2020

Join Classical IPR Friday, February 14 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 Bertrand Chamayou. The conductor is Thomas Søndergård.

ON THE PROGRAM:

STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements

RAVEL Piano Concerto for Left Hand

POULENC Les Animaux modèles

DEBUSSY La Mer

 

Classical IPR in Concert: Guitarist Marcin Dylla

Feb 12, 2020

Guitar virtuoso Marcin Dylla performed at Interlochen Center for the Arts recently. 

Hear his performance this week on Classical IPR in Concert. The program includes works of Giuliani, Britten, Milhaud, Ponce and more. Tune in Friday at 8 p.m.,  Sunday at noon, or listen below at any time.

This concert was engineered by Michael Culler.

On Monday, February 10, 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 Astor Piazzola's La Muerte del Angel played by Russian Renaissance. The performance is from a recent concert in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall.

The recording was engineered by  Michael Culler.

Great Lakes Concerts: February 10, 2020

Feb 9, 2020
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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:

 

Ludwig van Beethoven: "Egmont" Overture, Op. 84
Traverse Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Rhodes, conductor
(Recorded February 17, 2019, Corson Auditorium, Interlochen)

Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in b minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique"
Lansing Symphony Orchestra
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
(recorded March 30th, 2019 at Wharton Center)

Music by Request for February 8, 2020

Feb 8, 2020
Traverse City Record Eagle

Thank you to listeners from Ann Arbor, Baltimore, Buckley, Suttons Bay, Traverse City, Rudyard and Pierport for helping to curate today's program. 

Metropolitan Opera: La Damnation de Faust

Feb 7, 2020

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with La Damnation de Faust, Hector Berlioz’s vividly dramatic adaptation of the Faust legend.

American tenor Michael Spyres makes his network broadcast debut in the title role as the world-weary philosopher. Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča is Marguerite, an innocent young woman led to ruin, and Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov is the diabolical Méphistophélès.

Kids Commute - Couples Week!

Feb 7, 2020

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amoré . . . OR it’s Couples Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio! Music has brought people together since the dawn of civilization. Music has also helped people fall in love for almost as long. Valentine’s Day is soon, so the Kids Commute team decided we should celebrate couples who express their love for each other by performing together. Don’t forget to listen for the hint to this week’s Kids Commute Quizlet. If you text us the correct answer, you’ll win a Kids Commute Prize Pack!

Interlochen Center for the Arts

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s music from New York’s Lincoln Center. We’ll revisit a performance given by the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra in Philharmonic Hall in March of 1964.

Listen to the entire episode below.  
 

Kicking off the year-long celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, Kevin Rhodes, joined by small ensembles featuring Traverse Symphony Orchestra musicians along with special guests, presented an intimate afternoon of world-class chamber music.

Hear the program this week on Classical IPR in Concert. Tune in at 8 p.m. this Friday or at noon on Sunday. You can listen below at any time.

This concert was engineered by Jack Conners.

The world-renowned duo of cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han are in Interlochen this week.

They’ve played for countless audiences for more than 30 years, formed the first musician-directed and internet-based classical recording company, were named Musical America’s Musicians of the Year and are the Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. They will perform a concert tonight (February 4, 2020) in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.

Peter Serkin, a pianist who navigated a distinctive course through classical music with thoughtful interpretations of both standard repertoire and bracing new compositions, died Saturday morning at his home in Red Hook, N.Y. at age 72.

The cause of death, announced by his family, was pancreatic cancer.

Serkin came from a prestigious family of musicians. His father, the celebrated pianist Rudolf Serkin, and his maternal grandfather, the violinist and conductor Adolf Busch, embodied old-world traditions — to reverential acclaim.

On Tuesday, February 4, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 10:34 a.m. Tuesday to hear Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances played by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Matthias Pintscher. The performance is from a recent concert in Kresge Auditorium.

The recording was engineered by  Michael Culler.

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 Repose airs every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR, with new episodes every Saturday at 10 p.m. See this week's weeknight playlists below.

 

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Great Lakes Concerts: February 3, 2020

Feb 2, 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:

Patrick Harlin: Shadow Dancer
Lansing Symphony Orchestra
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
(Recorded live at Wharton Center on October 11, 2019

Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in e minor, Op. 64
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
(Recorded in Michigan Theater on November 2, 2019)
 

 

 

Music by Request for Saturday February 1, 2020

Feb 1, 2020
wyntonmarsalis.org

Today's program featured Wynton Marsalis' Fiddle Dance Suite which received the 2020 Grammy for  "Best Classical Instrumental Solo Performance",  featuring Nicola Benedetti with Cristian Macalaru and the Philadelphia Orchestra 

Interlochen Public Radio is pleased to announce that listeners can now tune in to Classical IPR at WSRJ 105.5 FM. We are glad to bring back into many homes and cars the sounds that so many listeners find synonymous with life in northern Michigan.

We are broadcasting from WSRJ 105.5 FM as a temporary solution as we await weather conditions that will allow the repair of WIAA 88.7 FM. While we recognize that this additional broadcast will not restore service for all WIAA 88.7 FM listeners, it will allow most people in the Grand Traverse region to tune in to Classical IPR.

Metropolitan Opera: Porgy and Bess

Jan 31, 2020
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The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

The great American opera features bass-baritone Eric Owens as the humble Porgy, and soprano Angel Blue as his beloved Bess, a woman struggling to escape abuse and addiction.

Kids Commute - Alma Deutscher Week!

Jan 31, 2020

One of our goals is to keep you informed on what’s new in classical music, and the Kids Commute team is really excited to bring you Alma Deutscher Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio! Alma is a child prodigy, who not only plays piano and violin, but has also been composing since she was four years old. We’ll tell you all about her background, her philosophies and method of composing, and introduce you to her music. As always, we’ll give you a hint to the Kids Commute Quizlet so you can win a Kids Commute Prize Pack.

NPR Music's Top 10 Albums Of January

Jan 31, 2020

One month into 2020 and it already feels like we've got strong contenders for albums of the year. From the auspicious debut of Squirrel Flower and Little Big Town's incredible harmonies to Jeff Parker's sample-heavy jazz and Mac Miller's posthumous Circles, January offered many gifts.

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we’ll listen to piano concertos performed by Van Cliburn during his visits to Interlochen.

Listen to the entire episode below.

In Studio A with Audrey Jellett

Jan 29, 2020

Audrey Jellett is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. She studies cello with Patrick Owen.

When Audrey visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio, she performed music of Lukas Foss with pianist Ya-Ju Chuang. She talked about the piece, and she also shared a bit about her time at school in Interlochen.

Hear Audrey and Ya-Ju's performance and our interview below.

In Studio A with Audrey Jellett was engineered by Brock Morman.

On Wednesday, January 29, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 10:06 a.m. Wednesday to hear music of Joachim Stutschewsky. The Hassidic Fantasy for Clarinet, Cello and Piano is played by the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio. The performance is from a recent concert in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall.

The recording was engineered by  Michael Culler.

This week on Classical IPR in Concert we feature a performance by cellist Camille Thomas and pianist Roman Rabinovich.

The concert took place at Interlochen Center for the Arts in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.

Tune in Friday at 8 p.m. or Sunday at noon on Classical IPR.

Stream on demand any time below.

Click on the image to enlarge the program.

This concert was engineered by Michael Culler.

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