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Because of public health and safety concerns in 2020, Interlochen Arts Academy forged a new path for its annual Collage concert. 

The program was presented online, with recordings made while masked and socially distanced.

On this week's Classical IPR in Concert, you'll hear musical selections from this year's Collage and a Vocal Arts Showcase.

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


Music Spotlight 1 was a concert originally presented online earlier this fall by music students at Interlochen Arts Academy.

On Classical IPR in Concert this week we'll share the performances from Music Spotlight 1.

The program features soloists and socially distanced chamber ensembles.

Cadenza with Nazani Cassidy: September 25, 2020

Sep 25, 2020

Nazani Cassidy, a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy, hosts an hour of contemporary music.  Listen this Friday during the 5 o'clock hour.

Classical IPR in Concert: Pacifica Quartet

Sep 17, 2020
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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: 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.

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

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Since the 1940s, Hugh Downs has been known to most Americans as a television host on programs including "Tonight: Starring Jack Paar," "Today" and "20/20."

Downs, who died July 1 at the age of 99, was also a composer of classical music. He hosted the PBS classical music program "Live from Lincoln Center" during the 1990s.

"My entire life is a set of circumstances that happened while I was making plans for other things," says conductor Cristian Măcelaru.

Măcelaru's entire career has been shaped by a series of accidents and coincidences. 

It started in the late 1990s when he thought he was applying to attend Interlochen Arts Camp for the summer. He inadvertently chose the wrong application form, and Măcelaru found himself admitted to Interlochen Arts Academy with a full scholarship. 

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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Grammy Award-winning conductor Cristian Măcelaru and the WDR Sinfonieorchester will join Interlochen Online this summer as part of the virtual camp offerings.

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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.

Musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will work with Interlochen students this summer as part of the Interlochen Online virtual Arts Camp program.

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For the first time since 1964, Interlochen Center for the Arts will not be hosting its annual summer Arts Festival.

Interlochen Center for the Arts President Trey Devey
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Summer is going to look and sound a lot different at Interlochen Center for the Arts this year. The usual cacophony of music coming from students practicing their instruments all around campus will not happen.

 

Last week, Interlochen canceled its traditional summer arts camp experience due to COVID-19 concerns. Instead, the summer camp will transition to online, virtual instruction.

 

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For the first time since 1928, Interlochen’s annual arts camp will not take place in person.

Instead, camp activities will move online with a series of three-week programs in what is being called Interlochen Online Arts Camp. The virtual courses will commence June 28 to July 19.


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.

On Wednesday, February 26, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR  this Wednesday during the ten o'clock hour to hear music of Carlos Guastavino played by guitarist Marcin Dylla. The performance is from a recent concert in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall.

The recording was engineered by  Michael Culler.

In Studio A with Ara Sarkissian and Ya-Ju Chuang

Feb 24, 2020

This year the world celebrates the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven 250 years ago.

Violinist Ara Sarkissian and pianist Ya-Ju Chuang will give an all-Beethoven faculty recital in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall at Interlochen Center for the Arts this Tuesday evening at 8:30. There is no cost to attend.

They visited IPR's Studio A to perform some of the repertoire from their upcoming concert. The musicians also discussed Beethoven and talked about working together.

Listen to the conversation and performance below.

On Monday, February 17, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature two performances recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR  this Monday during the ten o'clock hour to hear celebrated tenor Lawrence Browlnee and pianist Myra Huang in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall. Later in the show, the Interlochen performance of Russian Renaissance will be featured.

The recordings were both engineered by Michael Culler.

Classical IPR in Concert: Guitarist Marcin Dylla

Feb 12, 2020

Guitar virtuoso Marcin Dylla performed at Interlochen Center for the Arts recently. 

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.,  Sunday at noon, or listen below at any time.

This concert was engineered by Michael Culler.

On Tuesday, February 4, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 10:34 a.m. Tuesday to hear Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances played by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Matthias Pintscher. The performance is from a recent concert in Kresge Auditorium.

The recording was engineered by  Michael Culler.

Cristian Măcelaru Conducts Grammy-winning Recording

Jan 27, 2020
Conductor Cristian Măcelaru
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Cristian Măcelaru conducted the world premiere recording of the Violin Concerto by American trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis.

The recording of the work, which was performed by violinist Nicola Benedetti and the Philadelphia Orchestra, won the Grammy award for “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” on January 26, 2020.

Dublin Guitar Quartet and Roomful of Teeth will perform in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall at Interlochen tonight at 7:30 p.m. Information on tickets is available here.

The quartet visited Interlochen Public Radio's Studio A along with the artistic director of Roomful of Teeth, Brad Wells.

Hear the music and conversation below.

On Thursday, January 23, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 10:06 a.m. Thursday to hear Cuarteto en Guaguanco by Guido Lopez-Gavilan performed by the Harlem Quartet. This concert took place in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall.

The recording was engineered by Michael Culler.

On Wednesday, January 22, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 10:06 a.m. Wednesday to hear music of Camille Saint-Saëns performed by pianist Joseph Moog and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Matthias Pintscher. The performance is from a recent concert in Kresge Auditorium.

The recording was engineered by  Michael Culler.

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