Interlochen Center for the Arts

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.

Matthew Shepard Foundation

This month is the anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard. In 1998, Shepard, who was gay, was brutally beaten in a hate crime. He later died of his injuries.

Shepard's death brought national attention to hate crimes based on sexual orientation.

Classical IPR in Concert: Pacifica Quartet

Sep 4, 2019
Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

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.


Classical IPR in Concert: Harlem Quartet 2019

Aug 21, 2019

The Harlem Quartet was founded in 2006 by the Sphinx Organization. Their mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers.

The Harlem Quartet recently performed at Interlochen Center for the Arts. This week on Classical IPR in Concert, you can hear that program.

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

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In Studio A with William Short and Katherine Jordan

Aug 16, 2019

William Short and Katherine Jordan are Interlochen Arts Camp faculty members, professional musicians and music educators. The two married in 2015.

Jordan and Short visited IPR’s Studio A to perform music of Carl Nielsen and talk about balancing two busy careers in a marriage. Hear the entire performance and interview below.

 

Brock Morman engineered this edition of Studio A. Monica Yost provided production assistance.

In Studio A with the Telegraph Quartet - August 2019

Aug 14, 2019

The Telegraph Quartet is a 2016 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award-winning string ensemble based in the San Francisco Bay area. The quartet will perform this week at Interlochen Center for the Arts. 

 

The group visited IPR’s Studio A to perform works by Mendelssohn, Britten and Beethoven. They also talked about collaboration, repertoire and their upcoming season. Hear the entire performance and interview below.

courtesy of M. Grgic

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.

Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office

Green Lake Township currently relies on other deputies from across Grand Traverse County, but now the county will assign an officer to the township.

Interlochen Center for the Arts, Green Lake Township and Grand Traverse County will split the bill. Overall, the officer will cost about $130,000, which includes training and equipment costs.

Vice President of Finance and Operations at ICA Pat Kessel says an officer nearby will make campus safer.

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.

 

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.

Classical IPR in Concert: Orff's Carmina Burana

May 9, 2019

This week on Classical IPR in Concert it's an encore broadcast of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra's recent performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. The symphony is joined by regional choral ensembles and soloists.

Tune in this Friday evening at 8:00 or listen below at any time,

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."

Classical IPR in Concert: IAA Faculty Chamber Music

Apr 24, 2019

This week, Classical IPR in Concert features members of the faculty of Interlochen Arts Academy.

Pianist Ya-Ju Chuang, violinist Ara Sarkissian, violist Renee Skerik and flutist Nancy Stagnitta perform a concert of works by Valerie Coleman and Bohuslav Martinů, along with pieces by Beethoven and Mozart.

Tune in this Friday at 8:00 p.m. or listen below at any time.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we feature composers, conductors and pieces of music that were dedicated to Interlochen. Listen to the entire episode below.

Lawrence Brownlee sings about experiences of black men in America in ‘Cycles of My Being.’
Shervin Lainez

Lawrence Brownlee is using his clout to make opera more relevant for today’s audiences. The world-renowned tenor co-wrote a piece about being black in America called, "Cycles of My Being." Brownlee performed at Interlochen Center for the Arts on Thursday.

 


Dan Wanschura

Interlochen Public Radio is proud to announce that Amanda Sewell will step into the role of Music Director, leading the growth and development of Interlochen Center for the Arts’ unique music service, Classical IPR. Amanda is a musicologist who received her Ph.D. from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She became involved with Interlochen in 2015 writing program notes for concerts. She volunteered at IPR helping with the music library and was later hired to host music live on air.

Classical IPR in Concert: Guitarist Marcin Dylla

Mar 15, 2019

Guitar virtuoso Marcin Dylla performed at Interlochen Center for the Arts in November 2018. 

Hear his performance this week on Classical IPR in Concert. The program includes works of Giuliani, Britten, Milhaud, Ponce and more. Tune in Friday at 8 p.m., or listen below at any time.

This concert was engineered by Michael Culler.

In Studio A With Muying Chen

Mar 6, 2019

Interlochen Arts Academy senior Muying Chen, a piano student of Michael Coonrod, visited Interlochen Public Radio's Studio A this week.

Muying shared music from Gargoyles by Lowell Liebermann and Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev.

After graduation Muying plans to pursue a double major in college studying  Piano and Economics.

In Studio A with Muying Chen was engineered by Brock Morman.

Hey kids! Have you ever wanted to conduct an orchestra? You can do it this year at Winterlochen!

Join your Kids Commute team on Saturday, February 16 in Corson Auditorium for your chance to conduct the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. There are two sessions: 10 a.m. to 10:20 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

This week Classical IPR in Concert features pianist Jonathan Biss and tenor Mark Padmore performing late works of Franz Schubert. The concert took place in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

 Hear these world renowned artists perform Schubert’s last song cycle Schwanengesang and the Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major. German text with English translation of Schwanengesang is available below. Click on images to enlarge.

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

An encore presentation of Christmas Time is Here with Canadian Brass will air on Classical IPR.  

This performance from Corson Auditorium was originally broadcast live in December 2016.

The concert features Interlochen alumnus Caleb Hudson, first trumpet in Canadian Brass.

Listen this Friday at 8:00 p.m.

 

Interlochen Center for the Arts

This New Year's Eve, join Classical IPR for a day of chamber music performed and recorded at Interlochen. The complete broadcast schedule is below.

Click each individual ensemble for the specific program of pieces in the broadcast.

7 a.m. Calidore String Quartet

8 a.m. Brentano String Quartet

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 Band 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 Friday at 7:00 p.m. 

We’ll revisit this September’s Hill Auditorium performance featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin with violin soloist Lisa Batiashvili.

The concert has the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, a suite from Nico Muhly’s opera Marnie, and the Symphonic Dances of Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Listen this Friday night at 8:00 p.m.

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