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. 

Join Classical IPR Friday at 8 p.m. for recent performances of chamber music given by Interlochen Arts Camp faculty members. You can also listen on demand below.

Maybe you have opera jokes. We did.

When the Pop Culture Happy Hour team planned a trip to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, we grudgingly served up to each other our dusty old gags about Bugs Bunny and helmets with horns and Pretty Woman and ... have we left anything out?

We chose to see Rigoletto, precisely because it's a classic. It's real, hardcore actual opera. We didn't want to be reluctant, or to insist that opera come meet us where we were. We wanted to dive in. All jokes aside, we really did want the opera experience.

On Wednesday July 17, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 10:50 a.m. Wednesday to hear "Heartstorm" by Bob James.  A recent recital in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall featured James at the piano with flutist Nancy Stagnitta.

Michael Culler engineered the recording.

Russian Renaissance is a Russian chamber ensemble working to redefine the possibilities of their traditional Russian folk instruments. Russian Renaissance is here on a tour as an internationally acclaimed chamber music group.

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Repose has been a listener favorite since the 1980s. Tune in every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR. See all of this week's playlists 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.

1.     J.S. Bach, Sonata No. 2 for Unaccompanied Violin, Midori

2.     John Williams, Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel

3.     Charles Gounod, Ah! Je veux vivre from Romeo and Juliet, Pretty Yende, Sinfonia Orchestra of Milano, Giacomo Sagripanti

This week Leslie B. Dunner conducts the World Youth Symphony Orchestra. You can hear it live on Classical IPR!

The program includes Mozart's Symphony No. 38 and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

Listen starting at 7:00 p.m. for comments from Dr. Dunner and performances from the Interlochen Archives. The concert downbeat is at 7:30 p.m.

On Friday, July 12, 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. Friday to hear guitarist Marcin Dylla perform the Sonata no. 3 by Carlos Gustavino.  This performance took place in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.

Michael Culler engineered the recording.

Angela Kim is a pianist and frequent guest soloist with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Kim will be performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with them this Thursday.

Angela Kim visited IPR’s Studio A to perform Chopin's Nocturne Op. 62, No. 1. She talked about Beethoven, as well as her work as both soloist and collaborator. Hear the entire performance and interview below.

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Guitar virtuoso Mak Grgic and world-renowned violinist Martin Chalifour recently came to Interlochen. Their performance in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall featured works by Vivaldi, Falla, Paganini, Piazzola and more.

The entire concert program can be found below. Click the image for a larger view.

Listen this Friday for an evening full of great music from a fantastic duo. Classical IPR in Concert airs Friday at 8 p.m. You can also listen on demand below.

Riad Abdel-Gawad is a composer and violinist. He also attended Interlochen Arts Camp in the early 1980s and was a member of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra.

On Wednesday, July 10, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday to hear violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Conrad Tao perform Witold Lutoslawski's Partita.  This performance took place in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall .

Michael Culler engineered the recording.

Erin Anderson Whiting, Executive Director of the Parallel 45 Theatre Company, dropped by to IPR studios to share music and context surrounding the revolutionary rock musical "Hair." Parallel 45 will open its production of "Hair" at the Amphitheater at Civic Center Park in Traverse City on Thursday, July 11th. The show will run through August 3. Visit parallel45.org for tickets and more information.

Erin joined IPR host Kate Botello to frame context around the show, its music and its place in 1960's American culture.  

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Repose has been a listener favorite since the 1980s. Tune in every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR. See all of this week's playlists below.

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

This week's program

The Star-Spangled Banner
Lansing Symphony Orchestra/Timothy Muffitt, conductor 
Recorded Oct. 1, 2017 at Wharton Center for Performing Arts, East Lansing

Jonathan Bruce Brown: "Sound in Body, Mind and Spirit"
Jackson Symphony Orchestra/Matthew Aubin, conductor
Recorded Sept. 29, 2018 at Potter Center Music Hall, Jackson 

Music by Request playlist for July 6, 2019

Jul 6, 2019

  1. Leonard Bernstein/Alan Jay Lerner, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, London Sinfonietta, John McGlinn
  2. Giacomo Puccini, Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore from Tosca, Anna Netrebko, National Academy Orchestra of St. Cecilia, Antonia Pappano
  3. W.A. Mozart, Sonata in B Flat K. 281, Mitsuko Uchida
  4. Nadia Boulanger, Three Works for Cello and Piano, Amit Pelid and Lucy Mauro
  5. Peter Tchaikovsky, Finale from Symphony No.

Interlochen Public Radio brings you the World Youth Symphony Orchestra concert broadcast live on Sunday night.

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On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s variations based on original melodies, variations based on medieval music and variations a composer wrote in tribute to a friend. Listen to the entire episode below.

Two new programs are coming to Saturday afternoons on Classical IPR.

Starting Saturday, July 6, listen to Concierto with Frank Dominguez at 1 p.m., followed by What's New with John Clare at 3 p.m. From the Top will remain unchanged at 5 p.m.

On Friday, July 5, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 11:30 a.m. Friday to hear "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead, arranged by Sybarite5.  This performance took place in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall .

Michael Culler engineered the recording.

Join Classical IPR this Friday at 8 p.m. for a program of chamber music recently performed by faculty members at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Aleksandar Vitanov just finished his junior year at Interlochen Arts Academy, and he is currently attending Interlochen Arts Camp. He is from Kavadarci, Macedonia and studies trumpet with Ken Larson.

Aleksandar visited IPR’s Studio A to perform the Hora Staccato by Grigoras Dinicu. He was joined by collaborative pianist Susan Snyder.

Pianist Roman Rabinovich and cellist Camille Thomas will perform a concert of classical music at Interlochen Center for the Arts tonight at 7:30. For more information and tickets click here.

 

Thomas and Rabinovich visited IPR’s Studio A to talk about their repertoire and about beginning to collaborate on performances. They played music of Mendelssohn and Faure. Hear the entire performance and interview below.

 

On Wednesday, July 3, 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 Antonio Vivaldi 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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