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Classical IPR in Concert: Grace Under Pressure

Apr 5, 2020

On March 12, Interlochen Arts Academy students learned they would be departing campus abruptly because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Quickly, it dawned on the young artists that many recitals, ensemble performances and other events would be postponed or even canceled.

On Classical IPR in Concert this week, we'll share two solo recitals. Hours before the campus closed, organist Kat Jolliff and pianist Richard Gao performed their programs having just heard about the imminent dismissal. These are some of the last notes played before the students went home.

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s music for the seasons. The program features music for spring, summer, fall and winter.

Listen to the entire episode below. 

Music by Request playlist for April 4, 2020

Apr 4, 2020

Thank you to listenersr from Mesa, AZ, Baltimore, MD Cincinnati, OH, Oklahoma City, OK, Bear Lake, Prudenville, Honor, Northport, Benzonia, Arcadia, and Cheboygan.  Today's featured work was Largo Al Factotum from Rossini's Barber of Seville.   The title translates to "make way for the factotum" which refers to a general servant who literally does everything. 

1.     Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata in D major for 2 pianos, Patrick and Peter Jablonski

2.     Dmitri Shostakovich, Piano Quintet, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Fitzwilliam String Quartet

David and Joan Holland met at Interlochen in the 1970s, and they got together when they played a sonata for viola and harp by Arnold Bax.

Over 40 years later, they're still making music together. They joined Classical IPR via Zoom and played their own arrangement of a traditional gypsy air.

Metropolitan Opera: Orfeo ed Euridice

Apr 2, 2020
Ken Howard / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck’s operatic fable about undying love and the power of music, in a performance from November 1, 2019. 

On Friday, April 3, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

What does a cellist do when they're self-quarantined at home with just their cat for company? In Chas Helge's case, he's making recordings featuring five versions of himself.

Alexandra Snyder Dunbar has three harpsichords in her Georgia home, so she had to choose just one to play when she joined Classical IPR via Zoom this week. 

Snyder Dunbar was the first guest in a new series called Notes from Home, featuring interviews with classical musicians from their homes.

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.

Enjoy an hour of beautiful, relaxing music with Repose every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR. New episodes air every Saturday at 10 p.m. This week's weeknight playlists are below.

 

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Carolyn Southworth and Jennifer Thomas - Sweet Dreams

Danny Wright - The Way We Were

Tomas Michaud - Lotus in the Moonlight

Colors of the Land - Taking the Backroad

Rebecca Oswald - Embrace

Kevin Kern - Endless Blue Sky

Great Lakes Concerts: March 30, 2020

Mar 29, 2020
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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:

 

 

Astor Piazzolla: III. "Nightclub 1960" from L'histoire du Tango
Richard Sherman, flute
Gwendolyn Dease, marimba
(Recorded Feb 21, 2019- Urban beat, Old Town – Absolute Music Chamber Series)
 

Metropolitan Opera: Werther

Mar 27, 2020

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Massenet’s gripping romantic tragedy Werther, a performance from 2014 starring Jonas Kaufmann and Sophie Koch. While live performances are cancelled at the Met due to health risks for audiences and artists from the COVID-19 virus, Saturday matinee broadcasts continue with memorable pre-recorded performances from the Met archives.

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s music from Finland. We feature pieces by composers including Suolahti, Klami, Rautavaara, and Sibelius. 

Listen to the entire episode below. 

Interlochen Center for the Arts recently welcomed violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Conrad Tao to the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall. They performed music of Stravinsky, Lutoslawski, Saariaho and Brahms.

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Repose airs every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR, with new episodes every Saturday at 10 p.m.

 

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Karen Marie Garrett - Tip Toe Dancer and the Sea Pearl

Chris Spheeris - Embrace

Anewday - Dawn of Day

Paul Cardall - Voices

John Mills - Into the dark night

Jeff Oster (w/ Will Ackerman, Philip Aaberg and Taylor Barefoot) - Released

Great Lakes Concerts: March 23, 2020

Mar 22, 2020
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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:

Richard Wagner: "Entry of the Guests on the Wartburg" from Act II of "Tannhäuser"
Traverse Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Rhodes, conductor
(Recorded September 8, 2019 Corson Auditorium, Interlochen) 

Music By Request for March 21, 2020

Mar 21, 2020
Boosey and Hawkes

Thank you to listeners from Ann Arbor, Elberta, Higgens Lake, Petoskey, Prudenville, Baltimore, Grand Rapids and Holland.  The music of Aaron Copland received the most requests from listeners today.  

1.     Aaron Copland, Red Pony Suite, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Joann Falletta

2.     Modest Moussorgsky, A Night on Bald Mountain, New York Philharmonic, Giuseppe Sinopoli

3.     Various Artists, Elephant Love Medley from the original motion picture soundtrack, Moulin Rouge, Ewan McGregor, Jaimie Allen, Nicole Kidmn

Karin Willman

Classical IPR in Concert will feature a recent Manitou Winds concert that was recorded at the Garden Theater in Frankfort.

The program, A Celtic Summertide, can be heard on Classical IPR this Friday at 8 p.m. or on Sunday at noon. You can listen below at any time.

This concert was engineered by Michael Culler.

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we’ll revisit a concert that baritone William Warfield gave at Interlochen in the fall of 1984. 

Listen to the entire episode below. 

Metropolitan Opera: La Cenerentola

Mar 17, 2020
Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season will continue in March with pre-recorded performances from the Met’s radio archives. The Met has canceled all live performances through March 31 in light of the health risks for audiences and performers from the COVID-19 virus, and in consultation with the offices of the Governor and Mayor of New York. In lieu of the live broadcast of La Cenerentola originally planned for March 21, the Met will air a memorable 2014 performance of the same opera.

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Repose is an hour of beautiful and relaxing music that you can hear every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR. New episodes air every Saturday at 10 p.m. See this week's weeknight playlists below.

 

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Galileo- Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumble

Mohave Sunrise - Montage

Spirit - Brian Mann

Cathedral Pines - Eugene Friesen

Spring meadow - Michael Jones

For the roses - Teresa Schroeder

Eventide - Robert Resitar

Great Lakes Concerts: March 16, 2020

Mar 15, 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:

Dmitri Shostakovich: "Festive Overture," Op. 96
Lansing Symphony Orchestra
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
(Recorded 5/10/19, Wharton Center Great Hall)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 (1940)
Lansing Symphony Orchestra
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
(Recorded 5/10/19, Wharton Center Great Hall)

Music by Request for March 14, 2020

Mar 14, 2020
The Hollywood Reporter

Classical IPR can be a constant for you in times of uncertainty.  We will continue to bring you the music you expect whenever you tune in.  Thank you to listeners from nearby and across the country, for helping to curate our program.  Featured on today's playlist was the Overture on Themes from the Wizard of Oz.  

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s  music composed and performed by teenagers. We’ll hear music written during various composers’ teen years and performed by Interlochen student ensembles. 

Listen to the entire episode below. 

This week on Classical IPR in Concert, we feature a recent performance of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra with piano soloist Ralph Votapek.  Kevin Rhodes conducts.

The concert is entitled "Beethoven Squared" and is comprised of three Beethoven works.

Classical IPR in Concert can be heard on Interlochen Public Radio on Fridays at 8 p.m. or Sundays at noon.

This concert was engineered by Jack Conners.

To hear this week's Classical IPR in Concert at any time, click below.


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