Interlochen Arts Academy

Classical IPR in Concert: Remembering Dan Stolper

Aug 27, 2020

This week on Classical IPR in Concert we celebrate the career of Dan Stolper, who taught at Interlochen for 47 years, retiring in 2017.

Stolper passed away in June of this year.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Interlochen Arts Academy will test all of its students and staff for COVID-19 this August with help from a Boston lab.

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.

This week, Classical IPR in Concert features performances by the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra from the 2019-2020 school year.

Leslie B. Dunner conducted the Symphony No. 2 by Johannes Brahms in the fall of 2019 and the Symphony No. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich in early 2020. This episode also includes selections from The Sleeping Beauty by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Hear Classical IPR in Concert Friday at 8.p.m. or Sunday at noon. You can listen below at any time.

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Every spring, as the school year draws to a close, Interlochen Arts Academy students share their work in recitals, concerts and other showcases.

They can't be on campus this year, but the Interlochen Arts Academy Festival will still happen - just from a distance.

Join Classical IPR on Friday, May 22 starting at 8 a.m. as we help celebrate this year's Arts Academy students. Their musical performances from this past academic year will be broadcast throughout the day.

Earlier this year, before changes brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Interlochen Arts Academy activities were in full swing.

The IAA Orchestra performed with their peers in other disciplines on a showcase concert in Miami, Florida.

Leslie Dunner conducted the orchestra's performance of the Symphony No. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

You can hear the IAA Orchestra in concert from Miami on this week's Classical IPR in Concert. 

Listen Friday at 8 p.m. or Sunday at noon.

Classical IPR in Concert: Grace Under Pressure

Apr 5, 2020

On March 12, Interlochen Arts Academy students learned they would be departing campus abruptly because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Quickly, it dawned on the young artists that many recitals, ensemble performances and other events would be postponed or even canceled.

On Classical IPR in Concert this week, we'll share two solo recitals. Hours before the campus closed, organist Kat Jolliff and pianist Richard Gao performed their programs having just heard about the imminent dismissal. These are some of the last notes played before the students went home.

Interlochen Arts Academy's 'From the Top' hopefuls

Mar 31, 2020

Many young classical musicians hope to one day be featured on From the Top.

A number of Interlochen Arts Academy students auditioned for the program, which was to be recorded in March at Interlochen.

The public event and recording was canceled, but Classical IPR will be sharing these students' audition recordings with our listeners.

Classical IPR in Concert: The Process

Mar 6, 2020

This week, we present a special edition of Classical IPR in Concert called “The Process”.

We’re highlighting the work of Interlochen Arts Academy Students learning Music Production and Engineering in the studio of Marc Lacuesta.

Several works on the program have been composed, performed, recorded and engineered ALL by students at Interlochen!

This episode will also include music by Charles Ives, Ludwig Milde, Miguel Llobet and many others.

Tune in for Classical IPR in Concert Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at noon, or listen below at any time.

   

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.

Reporter Dan Wanschura interviews a Lake Michigan surfer in October.
Beth Price Photography

Help northern Michigan's public radio station tell better stories and do bold new work. Interlochen Public Radio is searching for a guest producer to come work with students, community producers and station reporters.

As part of Interlochen Center for the Arts, you'll be helping one of the premiere arts organizations in the world fully embrace audio storytelling.

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.

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. 

Sounds of the Season, Interlochen's highly-anticipated holiday show, is performed by Interlochen Arts Academy students and faculty. It is a family-friendly concert centered around this festive time of year.

The Interlochen Arts Academy Wind Symphony and Choir present holiday songs with favorites for all ages. This annual celebration has become a tradition for many local residents, with classical holiday music and a sing-along. The show also features Interlochen Public Radio's own Kate Botello!

Listen to the live broadcast on Tuesday at 7 p.m. 

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.

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.

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