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Music by Request for January 16, 2021

Jan 16, 2021

Classical IPR listeners shared patriotic selections on this week's program, along with pieces from musicals, opera excerpts and folk songs.

Requests included music by Judith Weir, Aaron Copland, Antonín Dvořák, Dobrinka Tabakova and Gaetano Donizetti.

 

Requesters also asked for specific performances by Canadian Brass, Susan Graham, 2Cellos and Sissel Kyrkjebø.

Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata

Jan 14, 2021
Marty Sohl / Met Opera

The 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Verdi’s La Traviata, an encore broadcast from last year.

Soprano Aleksandra Kurzak starred as the iconic heroine Violetta, who gives up her life as a courtesan to pursue an enduring love. Tenor Dmytro Popov was the impulsive Alfredo, and baritone Quinn Kelsey sang Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s moralistic father.

Karel Mark Chichon led the Met Orchestra and Chorus in this performance of Verdi’s intimate and heart-rending tragedy.

Music Spotlight 3 was originally an online concert presented by Interlochen Arts Academy music students this fall. 

On Classical IPR in Concert this week, we'll share their performances! 

The program features brass ensembles, mixed chamber and more. 

Due to COVID-19, a creative approach is necessary for artists to find ways to make music together safely - and our young artists rose to the challenge!

All our performances were in safe, socially-distanced settings.

Recordings in this broadcast were engineered by Michael Culler.

Metropolitan Opera: The Barber of Seville

Jan 8, 2021
Ken Howard/Met Opera

The 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, The Barber of Seville, one of opera’s best-loved comedies in a notable performance from 2007.

Metropolitan Opera: The Magic Flute

Dec 23, 2020

The 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a holiday presentation of Mozart’s fable The Magic Flute, a broadcast from 2010, abridged and sung in English.

It’s the story of a brave prince and princess – aided by a not-so-brave bird catcher – who embark on a quest to attain wisdom and love.

Metropolitan Opera: Hansel and Gretel

Dec 17, 2020
Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

The 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a family favorite for the holiday season, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, sung in English.

 

This encore broadcast from 2018 stars soprano Lisette Oropesa as Gretel and mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught as Hansel, the hungry siblings who must use their wits to survive.

 

Metropolitan Opera: Fidelio

Dec 10, 2020
Met Opera Archives

The 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcast season continues with Beethoven’s Fidelio, a performance from 2017 starring Adrianne Pieczonka as Leonore and Klaus Florian Vogt as Florestan.

This encore broadcast of Beethoven’s only opera is presented in honor of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Music Spotlight 2 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 2.

The program features instumental soloists, choral ensembles, chamber groups and jazz combos.

Metropolitan Opera: War and Peace

Dec 2, 2020
Met Opera Archives

The 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season opens on December 5th, 2020

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.


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Cadenza with Nazani Cassidy: October 30, 2020

Oct 30, 2020

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

Nazani is a student from Santa Barbara, California, and she hosted the program A Big Violin on KCSB.

This week on Classical IPR in Concert, we get in the Halloween spirit with "Phantasms of a Fevered Imagination." This production of the Old Town Playhouse features classic works of spooky literature, with music by Dr. Cynthia Van Maanen.

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

"Phantasms of a Fevered Imagination" at the Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City

Classical IPR in Concert: The Halftime Show

Oct 21, 2020

This week on Classical IPR in Concert it’s The Halftime Show, showcasing sounds from area high school marching bands.

The performances are from the past two seasons, so you'll hear the bands play in full stadiums with thrilled crowds.

Schools featured this week include Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Traverse City Central and Traverse City West.

Join us Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at noon, or listen below at any time.

Cadenza with Nazani Cassidy: October 9, 2020

Oct 9, 2020

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

Nazani is a student from Santa Barbara, California, and she hosted the program A Big Violin on KCSB.

Classical IPR in Concert: Pacifica Quartet

Sep 17, 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: 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.

A conversation with Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson

Aug 26, 2020
Christian Steiner

Violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson will perform this weekend at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor.

The duo talked with Classical IPR ahead of their trip to Northern Michigan.

They discussed performing for an in-person audience for the first time since venues around the world closed because of Covid-19.

Great Lakes Concerts: August 24, 2020

Aug 23, 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:

Zoltán Kodály: "Dances of Galánta"
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Mark Gibson, conductor
(Recorded in Hill Auditorium on September 13, 2019)
 

Dear Listeners, 
 

“Think” with host Krys Boyd from KERA in Dallas is coming to northern Michigan.
 

Every weeknight at 8:00 p.m., listeners can expect thought-provoking and in-depth conversations with newsmakers from around the globe. Since launching in November 2006, “Think” and Krys Boyd have earned more than a dozen local, regional and national awards.
 

Campfire songs can be silly songs, pop songs, cowboy songs, sentimental favorites, or many other kinds of songs.

We cover several types of campfire songs on this week's Singalong Soiree!

IPR Welcomes Environmental News Intern

May 28, 2020

 

IPR welcomes Environmental News Intern,  Cassidy Hough. Cassidy is a junior at Michigan State University, double majoring in environment, science and health reporting journalism and  environmental studies and sustainability. A recipient of the Michael and Sandra Clark scholarship in environmental journalism, she also received the Meeman Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Environmental Journalism.

 

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.

Gretchen Carr

Life in northern Michigan relies on the water, land, forests and other natural wonders of the upper Great Lakes region.  IPR is committed to journalism that deepens our understanding of the natural world. That world is changing and our journalism needs to keep up. 

 

Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

Apr 7, 2020
Ken Howard / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Puccini’s thriller Tosca, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role, in a performance that was originally recorded live at the Met on April 30, 2018.

The superstar soprano took on the iconic role of the fiery diva Floria Tosca for the very first time that month at the Met. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov starred opposite her as Tosca’s lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle was Scarpia, Rome’s chief of police, who lusts after Tosca.

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