Interlochen Center for the Arts

Carlos Kalmar - WYSO 2017, Week Three

Jul 13, 2017

This week’s performance by the World Youth Symphony Orchestra features "Phenomenon" by Narong Prangcharoen, Mozart’s Third Violin Concerto with soloist Simone Porter, and "Capriccio Italien" by Tchaikovsky. Carlos Kalmar is the guest conductor for this concert which will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. on Classical IPR. Maestro Kalmar stopped by the studio at Interlochen Public Radio to chat about this week's repertoire.

 

In this special hour of Morning Classical, Interlochen Center for the Arts President Trey Devey shares some of his favorite classical music with listeners.

Click through to see Trey's playlist.


Jody Burns (left) acts in Shane Bagwell (center) and Michael Mittelstaedt's recent Cinemasports film. Teams only have 10 hours to write, shoot and edit their films.
Dan Wanschura

Cinemasports is an intense film event. Filmmakers have 10 hours to write, shoot and edit their films. Then the films are screened the same day.

“The value for the 10-hour, three-minute film?” asks Bill Dungjen. “Pretty much my entire philosophy of entertainment, which is, ‘Go do something.’”

Jeff Kimpton concludes his 14-year presidency at Interlochen Center for the Arts on June 1.
Interlochen Center for the Arts

Jeff Kimpton is wrapping up his 14-year presidency at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Next week, he will retire and move to Minneapolis with his wife Julie.


Crescendo

This afternoon, Interlochen broke ground for its new music building. Kedrick Merwin, Director of Music at Interlochen Center for the Arts, stopped by Interlochen Public Radio to discuss the new building. The new building has features such as state-of-the-art recording capabilities, extra-wide doors, and multimedia zero-latency streaming. Merwin explained that the new music building will connect Interlochen musicians with each other and with other musicians around the world.

Music has been part of singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan’s life and career aspiration from her earliest days. The Irish-American musician was born to two Boston-based musicians and spent her summers in Ireland with her cousins.

Morgan Springer

The family-owned restaurant Hofbrau Steakhouse and American Grill in Interlochen is changing its name after being asked to do so by a German company. The German beer maker Staaliches Hofbräuhaus says the Hofbrau is violating its trademark.

The restaurant owners considered fighting it, but decided the best thing to do was to pick something new. So they're holding a public naming contest. People can propose names for the restaurant, and the winner gets a prize.

Ruth Wolfgram is a psychic medium from Interlochen.
Ruth Wolfgram

 

Ruth Wolfgram is 62 years old, has five grandchildren, loves gardening - and talks to dead people. 

She been a psychic medium since she was a child.

Ruth lives on her farm in Interlochen. It’s where she runs her small business, Celestial Blessings. She helps people make sense of death and suffering.

“People want hope,” says Ruth. “They want to know their loved ones and friends are all right especially if it was a tragic death.” 

She’s helped reconnect countless parents with their children, lovers with their partners and even pets with their owners.  

 


Morgan Springer

Two elementary schools in Traverse City are closing. The board at Traverse City Area Public Schools made that decision a few months ago. Parents were torn up about it, but now the kids are dealing with the reality of having to find a new school. Around 70 students from Interlochen Community School, one of the schools that’s closing, visited Westwoods Elementary School last week to get to know their future school.

 

Morgan Springer

The German company, Staaliches Hofbäuhaus or HB, says the Hofbrau Steak House and American Grille in Interlochen has to change its name.

This week Hofbrau’s owners, Brian McAllister and Laurie Bouwman, got a letter from the German company saying HB has a trademark on the name.

"HB, therefore, demands that you change the name of your establishment by removing the word HOFBRAU from the name of your restaurant," reads the letter signed by company officials.

Morgan Springer

The board of education for Traverse City Area Public Schools voted to close two elementary schools Monday night. International School at Bertha Vos and Interlochen Community School will close at the end of this school year.

The vote was unanimous to close Bertha Vos. Board member Megan Crandall was the only dissenting voice in the 6:1 vote to close Interlochen.

Morgan Springer

School board members for Traverse City Area Public Schools are set to decide next month whether to close three elementary schools. But right now TCAPS officials are looking into other ways to save money. 

There were more than 25 alternative options mentioned at the last board meeting, but a number of school officials say none of them are viable. That leaves some parents wondering if a look at alternatives is a formality or is actually being taken seriously. 

 


Morgan Springer

The superintendent of Traverse City Area Public Schools says the district should close two elementary schools at the end of this year to save money, and he says a third elementary school should close in several years.

At a TCAPS board meeting on Monday night, superintendent Paul Soma recommended closing Interlochen Community School and the International School at Bertha Vos in June. The schools have the lowest enrollment of any elementary school in the district. Under the plan, the International Baccalaureate programme currently housed at Interlochen and Bertha Vos would be relocated to Traverse Heights Elementary.

 

Ross Halfin

  Songwriter Loudon Wainwright III has been traveling the world with his brand of witty – and sometimes weird – music for over forty years.

Friday night, he brings his show to the Interlochen Center for the Arts.

If you don’t know Wainwright’s music, you may know him from his acting appearances as “the Singing Surgeon” on the TV show "M*A*S*H" or as a disappearing doctor from the hit film “Knocked Up.”

IPR's Aaron Selbig spoke with Wainwright about his side career as a comedic actor and his new album – “Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet).”

Winterlochen!

Feb 19, 2014

Interlochen Arts Academy is offering a way to beat the mid-winter blues on Saturday, February 22. It’s an Open House called Winterlochen and it features art, music, dance and outdoor fun. IPR’s Brad Aspey talks with the Executive Director of Interlochen Presents, Christopher Gruits. 

 

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