Interlochen Center for the Arts

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.

Episode playlist
Vincent Persichetti, Divertimento for Band
High School Symphonic Band
Kenneth Snapp, conductor
August 1961

John Philip Sousa, Northern Pines March
High School Symphonic Band
Joseph E. Maddy, conductor
August 1960

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.

Steve Riskind

Pianist Richard Goode is one of the leading interpreters of Beethoven's music alive today. He has recorded all of Beethoven's piano sonatas and piano concertos.

In Studio A with Catharsis Wind Quintet

Oct 30, 2018

Catharsis Wind Quintet came to Interlochen Public Radio during their recent visit to Northern Michigan.

The group performed in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall, played for students in area schools and worked on chamber music with students at Interlochen Arts Academy

Dr. Leslie B. Dunner conducts the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra this Friday night.

Classical IPR brings you the concert live from Corson Auditorium.

On the program will be a suite from "The River" by Duke Ellington, Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story" and Malambo from "Estancia" by Alberto Ginastera.

Tune in for this live broadcast event at 7:30 p.m.

 

The Philadelphia Orchestra - Live on Classical IPR

Sep 27, 2018

On Thursday, September 27, Classical IPR presents a special live broadcast of the Philadelphia Orchestra from Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, MI.

 

courtesy of M. Grgic

This summer, guitar virtuoso Mak Grgic and world-renowned violinist Martin Chalifour came to Interlochen. Their July performance in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall featured works by Vivaldi, De 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 8:00 p.m.

In Studio A With the Telegraph Quartet

Aug 15, 2018

The Telegraph Quartet is the Quartet-in-Residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

The group was formed in 2013 and was awarded the prestigious 2016 Walter W. Naumberg Chamber Music Award. The Telegraph Quartet has a new CD coming out next month.

They perform and coach chamber music at Interlochen Center for the Arts this week. The Telegraph Quartet visited IPR's Studio A with music by Beethoven, Dvořák and Weinberg. Listen below.

An Evening with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra begins at 7 p.m., ahead of the live concert at 7:30 p.m. That's a special early starting time. Experience treasures from the Interlochen archives and insightful comments from this week's conductor, Jung-Ho Pak. The live concert includes the music of Maurice Ravel and Leonard Bernstein with the Interlochen Festival Choir and soloists. The program features traditional season-ending performance of Les Préludes by Franz Liszt.

Caroline Bittencourt

The Danish String Quartet is known for their iconic mix of traditional string quartet repertoire and their own arrangements of Danish and other Nordic folk tunes. They have played everywhere from Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center to NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts. 

The Danish String Quartet recently performed in Corson Auditorium at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Join Classical IPR this Friday at 8 p.m. for a special presentation of this recent concert.

View the concert program 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.

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