Interlochen Arts Academy

Join Classical IPR for our third annual Christmas Day from Northern Michigan. Recent holiday performances by regional music ensembles will be featured all day.

Everyone at Classical IPR wishes you and yours a very merry holiday season.

The complete Christmas Day schedule is below. 

Violinist Yu-Jen Weng is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy, where she studies with Ara Sarkissian.

She recently visited IPR's Studio A to perform the second movement from the violin concerto by Jean Sibelius. She was joined by collaborative pianist Ya-Ju Chuang.

Yu-Jen told us why Aladdin is her favorite movie and why it's a lot easier to practice at Interlochen than in her hometown of Taipei, Taiwan.

Listen to the entire performance and interview below.

  

Brock Morman engineered this edition of Studio A.

In Studio A with soprano Elizabeth Hanje

Dec 9, 2019

Elizabeth Hanje is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy, where she studies voice with John Bragle.

She visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio with collaborative pianist Ya-Ju Chuang.  She performed "O del mio amato ben" by Stefano Donaudy and Eduoard Lippe's song "How Do I Love Thee."

In Studio A with the Vesta Quartet

Dec 4, 2019

The Vesta Quartet, four saxophonists from the Interlochen Arts Academy, visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio recently.

Jacob Peery, Taylor Simpson, Zachary Costello and Taki Salameh each shared what they like most about the piece they brought to the studio, Memory from Nepomuk's Dances by Marcelo Zarvos.

Hear their performances and learn a bit about each of them by clicking the link below.

In Studio A with the Vesta Quartet was engineered by Brock Morman.

Chris Hintz

This week, the nationally syndicated classical music program From the Top features an episode recorded at Interlochen Center for the Arts and featuring Interlochen Arts Academy students.

The program, recorded in March 2019, was hosted by actor and conductor Damon Gupton with pianist Michelle Cann. 

Student soloists include tubist JunMing Wen, cellist Esther Chae and bassoonist Luis Marquez Teruel. The Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble were also featured.

Adam Kuhn is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy, where he studies clarinet with Bryan Conger.

He is one of the winners of this year's student concerto competition and will perform with the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra in the coming months.

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.

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. 

Amanda Sewell

A student string quartet from Interlochen Arts Academy recently brought some sun to IPR's Studio A.

The students performed the first movement of Franz Joseph Haydn's quartet op. 76, no. 4, nicknamed "Sunrise." Each member also told us what they like best about this particular piece.

Listen to the entire performance and conversation below.


In Studio A with Chris Correa

Oct 22, 2019

Chris Correa is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. He is from Long Beach, California and studies oboe with Dane Philipsen.

Chris visited IPR’s Studio A to perform the etude "Boulevard des Capucines" by Gilles Silvestrini.

He told IPR why he enjoys the repertoire he's working on and how reed making class is going.

Listen below for the entire interview and performance.

 

In Studio A with Chris Correa was engineered by Brock Morman with production assistance from Zachary Sobania.

Paul Cox

This Thursday evening, Sir James Galway is the featured soloist with the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. Leslie B. Dunner conducts.

Tune in at 7 p.m. to hear commerical recordings by James Galway.Then at 7:25, we'll go live to Corson Auditorium for the main event. The concert downbeat is at 7:30 p.m.

The program includes the Flute Concerto No. 2  by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Second Symphony of Johannes Brahms.

Classical IPR in conversation with Sir James Galway

Oct 8, 2019

World renowned flutists Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway are visiting Interlochen Center for the Arts this week.

Ahead of their arrival in northern Michigan, Sir James spoke with Classical IPR from his home across the Atlantic.

Pianists Richard Gao and Wenbo Xing will perform tonight and tomorrow night as part of Interlochen Arts Academy’s interdisciplinary evening, Collage.

The two pianists visited Studio A to perform works of Chopin ("Etude in A minor Opus 25 No. 11") and Liszt ("Sounds in the Forest").

They told us a little bit about their interests outside the piano. They are both students of Michael Coonrod.

Hear the performances and interviews below.

In Studio A with Nicholas Goluses

Sep 19, 2019

Nicholas Goluses is professor of guitar at the Eastman School of Music. He is at Interlochen Arts Academy this week teaching master classes and performing.

Dr. Goluses visited IPR’s Studio A to perform works by Manuel de Falla, Heitor Villa-Lobos and J.S. Bach. He talked about the guitar and approaching new and old compositions. Hear the entire performance and interview below.

 

A concert featuring Nicholas Goluses is tonight in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall. 

Kids Commute Circus Extravaganza

Sep 18, 2019

FRIDAY, October 11 | 7:30 pm | Corson Auditorium

Join Kids Commute host Kate Botello and Interlochen Arts Academy students for an evening of music and family fun.  A program of circus-themed works will be performed by the Arts Academy Wind Symphony under the direction of Dr. Matthew Schlomer.  

Pre-show activities begin at 6:30 pm and will include concessions, stilt walkers, jugglers and magicians courtesy of Academy Theater students under the direction of Andrew McGinn and Traverse City Creative Movement.  

Amanda Sewell

During the 2018-19 academic year, Classical IPR welcomed more than 50 student performers in Studio A. This week on Classical IPR in Concert, we feature many of those student performances.

Listen Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 12 p.m. or any time below.
 


On Tuesday, August 6, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature two different recordings from Interlochen. 

At about 10:06 a.m., Performance Today will feature a performance the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra gave at Lincoln Center in David Geffen Hall. This performance from the 2016 NY Phil Biennial featured the piece "So Far So Good" by Nico Muhly. The conductor was Christopher Rountree.

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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

 

Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier accused of sex crimes against many young women, visited and donated to Interlochen Center for the Arts. He was a student camper at Interlochen in the late ‘60s.  

 

A spokesperson for ICA says Epstein made contributions to the school and sponsored the building of a visitors cabin on campus.

 

Epstein stayed at that lodge for a week in August, 2000. But the school says there are no accusations against Epstein from current or former students. 

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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.

This week on Classical IPR in Concert - we'll go to Studio A with Interlochen Arts Academy composers, poets and singers. Inspired by a collaboration between their instructors, students teamed up to create works that gave full voice to all three disciplines.

Performances in Studio A were engineered by Brock Morman, Michael Culler engineered the performances in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.


In Studio A with the Interlochen Arts Academy Oboes

May 21, 2019
Interlochen Center for the Arts

Recently, the oboe students from Interlochen Arts Academy and their instructor Dane Philipsen visited Studio A at IPR. They prepared a piece to mark the occasion of the oboe studio in Interlochen's new Music Center being named for Dan Stolper, long-time instructor of oboe at Interlochen.

The oboe students and their teacher (nine in all)  played the Concerto in D by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. Philipsen discussed the intricacies and nuances involved in the piece and its value to developing musicians.

At the end of every academic year, Interlochen Arts Academy celebrates during Festival. This multi-day event includes performances and exhibits by Academy students. This year's Festival is particularly special because it will include the dedication of the new Music Center.

Classical IPR will be live at the Interlochen Arts Academy Festival on Thursday, May 23.  The broadcasts will take place in a tent on the mall as well as from locations on campus including the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall and the new Music Center.

From The Top - From Interlochen!

May 8, 2019

This spring NPR's From the Top taped an episode at Interlochen Center for the Arts. The episode will be on Classical IPR this Saturday.

Actor and musician Damon Gupton hosts the program with co-host and collaborative pianist Michelle Cann.

In Studio A with pianist Jonathan Bass

May 8, 2019

Jonathan Bass is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. The pianist (both classical and jazz) from Washington Island, Wisconsin visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio.

Jonathan began studying piano at age three and says he doesn't remember not playing the piano.

In Studio A he performed Chopin's Scherzo No. 3 and the jazz standard "Fly Me to the Moon."

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