Interlochen Arts Camp

 

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. 

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.

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.

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

Adriane White

The 2019 World Youth Symphony Orchestra performs for the first time this Sunday evening. You can hear them live on Interlochen Public Radio.

Cristian Macelaru conducts the World Youth Symphony Orchestra in the Symphony No. 11 by Dmitri Shostakovich. Macelaru has conducted the World Youth Symphony Orchestra in recent summers and is an alumnus of Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp.

In Studio A with the Interlochen Arts Academy Oboes

May 21, 2019
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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.

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Interlochen Public Radio presented a live broadcast from Bay Harbor. 

Friday at 8 p.m., Classical IPR in Concert presents the third and final installment of chamber music performed by 2018 Interlochen Arts Camp faculty members. 

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.

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Every summer at Interlochen Arts Camp, sixteen students study in the Advanced High School String Quartet program. The students are divided into four string quartets. They learn entire quartets together as a group.

The students recently visited IPR's Studio A and performed Beethoven's String Quartet op. 59, no. 1. Each student quartet performed one movement. Listen to the entire performance below.

An Evening with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra begins at 7 p.m. this Sunday on Classical IPR.

Ahead of the live concert at 8 p.m., experience an hour of treasures from the Interlochen archives and insightful comments from this week's conductor Brett Mitchell.

The live concert features the Romance by Dvořák with violin soloist Jeff Thayer, "Devil's Radio" by Bates and Brahms' Symphony No. 4.

Amanda Sewell

The Four Woods Quartet is made up of high school students from Interlochen Arts Camp. They are Cindy Kaiser (flute), Anna Johnston (oboe), Drew Franklin (clarinet) and Hunter Begay (bassoon).

The quartet recently visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to perform the Northland Suite by Carl Busch. Busch was a guest conductor at Interlochen for many summers until he died in 1943.

David Adam Beloff

An Evening with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra begins at 7 p.m. this Sunday.

Ahead of the concert hear treasures from the Interlochen archives and insightful comments from this week's conductor JoAnn Falletta.

The live concert broadcast from Kresge Auditorium features Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 .

Listen this Sunday night.

Violinist Celeste Golden-Boyer of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and violinist David Coucheron of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are Valade teaching fellows at Interlochen Center for the Arts this summer.

They joined us in Interlochen Public Radio's Studio A to talk about their careers, their work with the Interlochen students and experiences from their own student days. 

Coucheron and Golden-Boyer played music of Charles-August de Bériot. Hear their performance and conversation with IPR's Nancy Deneen below.

 Phil Sinder is professor of tuba and euphonium at Michigan State University. He is also a 2018 Valade teaching fellow at Interlochen Arts Camp.

 

Phil Sinder visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to play music by Derek Bourgeois, Bill Dobbins and Paul McCartney. He was joined by collaborative pianist Derek Polischuk.

 

Listen to the complete performance and interview below.

 

 

An Evening with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra begins Sunday at 7 p.m. Ahead of the live concert at 8 p.m. experience an hour of treasures from the Interlochen archives and a conversation with conductor Larry Rachleff.

The live concert from Kresge Auditorium features Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” and The Pines of Rome by Respighi. Listen Sunday starting at 7:00 p.m.

 

  Violinist Martin Chalifour is the principal concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and an adjunct professor at USC Thornton School of Music. Chalifour is also a 2018 Valade Concertmaster at Interlochen Arts Camp.

 

Martin Chalifour visited Studio A to perform music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Camille Saint-Saens. He was joined by collaborative pianist Robert Koenig.

 

Amanda Sewell

The Interlochen Arts Camp faculty includes musicians and teachers from around the country. The faculty members come together in different combinations during the summer in chamber groups.

 

An IAC faculty wind quintet recently visited Studio A. Its members are Jennifer Parker-Harley (flute), Dane Philipsen (oboe), Douglas Moore-Monroe (clarinet), Henry (Hank) Skolnick (bassoon) and Josh Michal (horn).

 

An Evening with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra begins at 7 p.m. Ahead of the live concert at 8 p.m., experience an hour of treasures from the Interlochen archives, a conversation with the conductor and more.

In the 7 o’clock hour, conductor Guillermo Figueroa talks about this week’s repertoire, and he shares memories of his days as a camper at Interlochen. The live concert at 8 p.m. features the Symphony No.1 by Shostakovich, Mariandà by Ernesto Cordero and the Overture to Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz.

Listen Sunday starting at 7:00 p.m.

An Evening with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra begins Sunday, July 1 at 7 p.m.. Ahead of the live concert at 8 p.m., experience an hour of treasures from the Interlochen archives, a conversation with the conductor, and more.

  

Each summer, Interlochen holds a series of Institutes that provide intensive training to talented young musicians. Interlochen Instructor of Piano Michael Coonrod brought Josephine Chou and Ami Katijima to perform and chat with Kate Botello in Studio A.

Josephine presented the second half of J.S. Bach's Toccata in D major, followed by Ami's performance of Chopin's, "Heroic" Polonaise in A flat major.

This performance in Studio A was engineered by Brock Morman.

David Finlayson / Teresa Berg

Brothers Anthony and Demarre McGill both have successful careers as orchestral musicians. Anthony McGill is the principal clarinetist with the New York Philharmonic, and Demarre McGill is the principal flutist with the Seattle Symphony.

 

The McGill brothers, along with pianist Michael McHale, have released a new album on the Chicago-based label Cedille. The album is called "Portraits," and it features several world premieres. It’s also the first album the brothers have recorded together.

 

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This Friday night at 8 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent concert by the World Youth Wind Symphony (WYWS). The concert took place during the 2017 Interlochen Arts Camp season.

Jessica Masse has been tuning and caring for pianos at Interlochen Center for the Arts for eight years.
Dan Wanschura

Interlochen Arts Camp just wrapped up for the season. During the summer, over 230 pianos are on campus for the students. That’s a lot of work for a piano tuner.

“The only thing I can compare it to is having an infant,” says Jessica Masse. “And always having to just be at their beck and call.”

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