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Metropolitan Opera: Porgy and Bess

2 hours ago
Paola Kudacki / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

The great American opera features bass-baritone Eric Owens as the humble Porgy, and soprano Angel Blue as his beloved Bess, a woman struggling to escape abuse and addiction.

Great Lakes Concerts: January 27, 2020

Jan 26, 2020

Great Lakes Concerts is a co-production of Interlochen Public Radio, WKAR and WRCJ. Listen every Monday at 6 p.m. on Classical IPR.

 

This week's playlist:

Peter Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from the opera, "Eugen Onegin," Op. 24
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Laura Jackson, conductor
(Recorded in Michigan Theater on October 12, 2019)

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.

Classical IPR in Concert: Pacifica Quartet

Jan 21, 2020
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: Nicholas Goluses

Jan 14, 2020

This week Classical IPR in Concert features guitarist Nicholas Goluses.

Goluses is Professor of Guitar at the Eastman School of Music. His concert tours have taken him across North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia to critical acclaim.

Recently, Nicholas Goluses performed in the Dendrinos Chapel/Recital Hall at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

The program included works by Fernando Sor, Johann Sebastian Bach, Maria Newman, Mikis Theodorakis and more. See the complete concert program below.

Great Lakes Concerts: January 13, 2020

Jan 12, 2020
NOAA

Great Lakes Concerts is a co-production of Interlochen Public Radio, WKAR and WRCJ. Listen every Monday at 6 p.m. on Classical IPR.

This week's playlist:

Gareth Farr: Kembang Suling

Richard Sherman, flute
Gwendolyn Dease, marimba
(Recorded Feb 21, 2019- Urban beat, Old Town)
 

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat, Op. 55, "Eroica"
Traverse Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Rhodes, conductor
(Recorded February 17, 2019, Corson Auditorium, Interlochen)
 

Metropolitan Opera: Wozzeck

Jan 10, 2020
Ken Howard / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Berg’s gripping masterpiece Wozzeck, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director. 

Baritone Peter Mattei makes a role debut this season as the title character, a lowly soldier who falls apart under systematic abuse and humiliation.  Soprano Elza van den Heever also adds a new role to her repertoire as Marie, Wozzeck’s unfaithful lover. 

Classical IPR in Concert: Harlem Quartet 2019

Jan 7, 2020

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 Yue Zhang

Dec 17, 2019

Yue Zhang is a double bassist studing with Derek Weller at Interlochen Arts Academy. This is his junior year.

Yue visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio. With pianist Ya-Ju Chuang, he performed two movements from the Koussevitzky Concerto for Double Bass.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra LIVE: November 15, 2019

Nov 12, 2019

Join Classical IPR Friday, November 15 at 10:40 a.m. for a live broadcast of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

The Friday morning concert takes place in Orchestra Hall and is produced in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and WKAR.

The conductor this week is Leonard Slatkin. The concert features tenor Miles Mykkanen, an alumnus of Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Join Classical IPR Friday, November 8 at 10:40 a.m. for a live broadcast of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

The Friday morning concert takes place in Orchestra Hall and is produced in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and WKAR.

This performance features pianist Simon Trpčeski. The conductor is Dalia Stasevska.

 

ON THE PROGRAM:

WOLFE Fountain of Youth

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1

SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1

 

 

This week, Classical IPR in Concert features the October 2019 performance of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra.

Kevin Rhodes conducts "Symphonie Fantastique" by Hector Berlioz and "Giants of the Night" by David Amram, featuring flute soloist Nancy Stagnitta.

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

This concert was engineered by Jack Conners.

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.

In Studio A with Nicholas Goluses

Sep 19, 2019

Nicholas Goluses is professor of guitar at the Eastman School of Music. He is at Interlochen Arts Academy this week teaching master classes and performing.

Dr. Goluses visited IPR’s Studio A to perform works by Manuel de Falla, Heitor Villa-Lobos and J.S. Bach. He talked about the guitar and approaching new and old compositions. Hear the entire performance and interview below.

 

A concert featuring Nicholas Goluses is tonight in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall. 

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.

Jeff Smith

Interlochen Public Radio is proud to welcome Noelle Riley as our next news director. She brings a wealth of editorial experience, a passion for journalism and a strong sense of how to lead a newsroom. 

Formerly the editor of Craig Daily Press in Colorado, Riley led the newspaper to winning numerous awards including overall editorial excellence three times in four years. IPR’s executive director Peter Payette says her high aspirations are what public radio needs.

In Studio A with Alexa Still

Aug 1, 2019

Dr. Alexa Still http://www.alexastill.com/ is a flute professor at Oberlin Conservatory of music and is known internationally for her recordings with the Koch International Classics label. This summer, she is teaching as a Valade Fellow with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra. 

Dr. Alexa Still visited IPR’s Studio A to play music of Paul Shoenfield with pianist  Po Chuan Chiang. She also talked about teaching and performing. 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.

This week Classical IPR in Concert features the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Chorus.

Music Director Libor Ondras conducts the program from April 2019. It includes works by Shostakovich, Mozart and John Williams.

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

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Classical IPR in Concert features the Traverse Symphony Orchestra this week.

The program from March 2019 includes Moussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 with guest soloist Ralph Votopek. Kevin Rhodes conducts.

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

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.

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