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 - 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.

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This concert was engineered by Michael Culler.

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Repose has been a Classical IPR listener favorite since the 1980s. Listen every weeknight at 10 p.m., with new episodes every Saturday at 10 p.m.

This week's playlists

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Minstrel Streams - Ancient Mariner 
Dan Chadburn - Quiet Soul
Autumn's Child - Row of White Trees
Jeffrey Michael - Indigo Falls 

Cristian Măcelaru Conducts Grammy-winning Recording

Jan 27, 2020
Conductor Cristian Măcelaru
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Cristian Măcelaru conducted the world premiere recording of the Violin Concerto by American trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis.

The recording of the work, which was performed by violinist Nicola Benedetti and the Philadelphia Orchestra, won the Grammy award for “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” on January 26, 2020.

We've been starting this new year off with genres of music you might not listen to, or that you say you're not a fan of — so far, we've covered jazz, country and deep house.

Music by Request for January 25, 2020

Jan 25, 2020
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Featured on today's program was  Bruce Brubaker's piano transcription of Pat's Aria from John Adams' Nixon in China.

Metropolitan Opera: La Bohème

Jan 24, 2020
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The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with La Bohème, Puccini’s cherished opera about youth, love, and loss.

The performance, taped earlier this season, stars Ailyn Pérez as the seamstress Mimì and Matthew Polenzani as the smitten poet Rodolfo. Olga Kulchynska sings Musetta, the role of her company debut this season, and David Bizic is Musetta’s on-and-off-again lover Marcello.

Welcome to a new week on IPR's Kids Commute. This week starts out on Monday, January 20, which is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In his honor, we've put together Civil Rights Week, with history and music that celebrates his legacy.

Update on WIAA 88.7

Jan 23, 2020

Dear Classical IPR listeners,

As many of you know, we have been working for several weeks to restore WIAA 88.7 FM after it unexpectedly stopped transmitting. 

We identified the cause of the problem as a malfunction on our tower’s antenna array, which will need to be dismantled and rebuilt. Unfortunately, snow and ice have made it unsafe for our crew to climb the tower to do this work, despite several attempts. We now anticipate that winter weather will delay the signal’s repair for a few weeks. 

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s spiritual music from around the world.

 
Listen to the entire episode below. 

Dublin Guitar Quartet and Roomful of Teeth will perform in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall at Interlochen tonight at 7:30 p.m. Information on tickets is available here.

The quartet visited Interlochen Public Radio's Studio A along with the artistic director of Roomful of Teeth, Brad Wells.

Hear the music and conversation below.

On Thursday, January 23, 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. Thursday to hear Cuarteto en Guaguanco by Guido Lopez-Gavilan performed by the Harlem Quartet. This concert took place in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall.

The recording was engineered by Michael Culler.

Half way through this performance of Max Richter's achingly beautiful On The Nature Of Daylight, I looked around our NPR Music office and saw trembling chins and tearful eyes. Rarely have I seen so many Tiny Desk audience members moved in this way. There's something about Max Richter's music that triggers deep emotions.

On Wednesday, January 22, 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 Camille Saint-Saëns performed by pianist Joseph Moog and 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.

Join Classical IPR Friday, January 24 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 violinist Augustin Hadelich. The conductor is Jader Bignamini.

ON THE PROGRAM:

PAGANINI Violin Concerto No. 1

BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique

Classical IPR in Concert: Pacifica Quartet

Jan 21, 2020
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This week, Classical IPR in Concert features the Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet.

The group's recent performance at Interlochen Center for the Arts includes works by Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Beethoven.

Tune in this Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at noon, or listen below at any time.


Harriet Tubman may be the best-known conductor of the Underground Railroad, but a new album highlights another key figure: William Still, who helped nearly 800 enslaved African Americans escape to freedom in the years before the Civil War.

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Repose has been a favorite of IPR listeners since the 1980s. Listen every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR, with new episodes every Saturday at 10 p.m.

Great Lakes Concerts: January 20, 2020

Jan 19, 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:

Marcus Norris: GLORY for Violin and Chamber Orchestra
Xie Min, violin

Jackson Symphony Orchestra
Matthew Aubin, conductor
(World Premiere--Recorded March 24, 2019 Weatherwax Hall, Jackson, MI) 

Music By Request for January 18, 2020

Jan 18, 2020
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Today's playlist featured traditional gospel songs and spirituals.  

Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata

Jan 17, 2020

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Verdi’s beautiful tragedy La Traviata.

Aleksandra Kurzak sings the iconic title role as Violetta, the courtesan who gives up everything she possesses for an enduring love. Dmytro Popov is the impulsive Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey is his moralistic father Giorgio Germont.

Karel Mark Chichon conducts the Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus.

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