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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.

The world-renowned duo of cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han are in Interlochen this week.

They’ve played for countless audiences for more than 30 years, formed the first musician-directed and internet-based classical recording company, were named Musical America’s Musicians of the Year and are the Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. They will perform a concert tonight (February 4, 2020) in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.

In Studio A with Audrey Jellett

Jan 29, 2020

Audrey Jellett is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. She studies cello with Patrick Owen.

When Audrey visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio, she performed music of Lukas Foss with pianist Ya-Ju Chuang. She talked about the piece, and she also shared a bit about her time at school in Interlochen.

Hear Audrey and Ya-Ju's performance and our interview below.

In Studio A with Audrey Jellett was engineered by Brock Morman.

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.

Percussionist Ruyi Yuan is a junior at Interlochen Arts Academy, with a focus on the marimba.

She recently visited Studio A to perform the second movement of the Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra by Emmanuel Sejourne, with Ya-Ju Chuang at the piano.

Ruyi told IPR's Kate Botello about why she loves the marimba and about her fascinating storytelling technique for managing mallets.

Hear the full interview and performance below.  This Studio A broadcast was engineered by Michael Culler.

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.

Violinist Yu-Jen Weng is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy, where she studies with Ara Sarkissian.

She recently visited IPR's Studio A to perform the second movement from the violin concerto by Jean Sibelius. She was joined by collaborative pianist Ya-Ju Chuang.

Yu-Jen told us why Aladdin is her favorite movie and why it's a lot easier to practice at Interlochen than in her hometown of Taipei, Taiwan.

Listen to the entire performance and interview below.

  

Brock Morman engineered this edition of Studio A.

In Studio A with soprano Elizabeth Hanje

Dec 9, 2019

Elizabeth Hanje is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy, where she studies voice with John Bragle.

She visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio with collaborative pianist Ya-Ju Chuang.  She performed "O del mio amato ben" by Stefano Donaudy and Eduoard Lippe's song "How Do I Love Thee."

In Studio A with the Vesta Quartet

Dec 4, 2019

The Vesta Quartet, four saxophonists from the Interlochen Arts Academy, visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio recently.

Jacob Peery, Taylor Simpson, Zachary Costello and Taki Salameh each shared what they like most about the piece they brought to the studio, Memory from Nepomuk's Dances by Marcelo Zarvos.

Hear their performances and learn a bit about each of them by clicking the link below.

In Studio A with the Vesta Quartet was engineered by Brock Morman.

In Studio A with the Northern Lower Brass Quartet

Dec 3, 2019

The Northern Lower Brass Quartet brought holiday cheer to Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio.

The group appeared in advance of Tuba Christmas. The event will be December 7 at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church on Center Road in Traverse City.

Tuba and euphonium players who wish to participate should register on site at 12 p.m. this Saturday.

For more information, click here or contact marlene@encorewinds.org

Interlochen Conductor of Choirs John Bragle and the IAA Chamber Singers recently created a special recording for our listeners for Thanksgiving Day. The Chamber Singers performed works by Brahms, Berger and Rutter. Tune in to Classical IPR Thanksgiving morning at 8:43, or listen any time at the link below.

The Chamber Singers performed three works:

Interlochen Arts Academy Organist Kat Jolliff began her studies as a piano major but wanted to expand her horizons a bit. She switched her major to organ performance for her senior year.

Kat recently performed a couple of pieces in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall on the Interlochen Arts Academy campus, and we had a chance to speak with her about the music and her instrument.

Kat performed Marcel Dupré's prelude from the "Prelude and Fugue in G minor, Opus 7" and JS Bach's fugue from the "Prelude and Fugue in G minor."

Adam Kuhn is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy, where he studies clarinet with Bryan Conger.

He is one of the winners of this year's student concerto competition and will perform with the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra in the coming months.

In Studio A with Catharsis Winds

Oct 30, 2019

Catharsis Winds visited Interlochen Public Radio's Studio A during their recent stop at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Catharsis Winds, a Cleveland-based award-winning ensemble, performed in Studio A last year. They returned this month with some new repertoire to share. Also, members of the group spoke about their busy year performing in the United States and Europe.

In Studio A with Catharsis Winds was engineered by Brock Morman with production assistance from Helga Tong.

Amanda Sewell

Violinist Ara Sarkissian, violist Renee Skerik and cellist Patrick Owen are members of the Interlochen Arts Academy string faculty. 

They'll give a recital tonight, and they stopped by IPR's Studio A to give listeners a preview of some music that will appear on that recital. 

Amanda Sewell

A student string quartet from Interlochen Arts Academy recently brought some sun to IPR's Studio A.

The students performed the first movement of Franz Joseph Haydn's quartet op. 76, no. 4, nicknamed "Sunrise." Each member also told us what they like best about this particular piece.

Listen to the entire performance and conversation below.


In Studio A with Chris Correa

Oct 22, 2019

Chris Correa is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. He is from Long Beach, California and studies oboe with Dane Philipsen.

Chris visited IPR’s Studio A to perform the etude "Boulevard des Capucines" by Gilles Silvestrini.

He told IPR why he enjoys the repertoire he's working on and how reed making class is going.

Listen below for the entire interview and performance.

 

In Studio A with Chris Correa was engineered by Brock Morman with production assistance from Zachary Sobania.

Seraph Brass is an all-female brass ensemble who performs all over the world. They'll play a concert in Corson Auditorium Thursday, October 17 along with the Interlochen Arts Academy Brass Ensemble. 

The ensemble visited Studio A to talk about their upcoming concert and their goals for working with the students.

Hear Seraph Brass perform the Prelude to the Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg and the full interview below.

Pianists Richard Gao and Wenbo Xing will perform tonight and tomorrow night as part of Interlochen Arts Academy’s interdisciplinary evening, Collage.

The two pianists visited Studio A to perform works of Chopin ("Etude in A minor Opus 25 No. 11") and Liszt ("Sounds in the Forest").

They told us a little bit about their interests outside the piano. They are both students of Michael Coonrod.

Hear the performances and interviews below.

David Finlayson

For Anthony McGill, it wasn't always easy being known as "Demarre's Little Brother" when they were teenagers in their youth orchestra.

Now the brothers are all grown up. Anthony McGill is the principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic. His brother Demarre McGill is the principal flute of the Seattle Symphony. 

The McGills have just released their second album together. It includes two pieces commissioned specifically for them. 

Dr. Richard A. White is a classical tubist known for his clear sound and stylistic flexibility. He is an alumnus of Indiana University and the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Besides teaching at the University of New Mexico, he is also a motivational speaker.

Dr. White visited IPR's Studio A to perform some nifty tuba work you've probably never heard before, and talk about his favorite - and least favorite - questions that people have about the tuba.

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. 

Baroque cellist Juliana Soltis has just released her interpretation of J. S. Bach's six suites for solo cello. Classical IPR recently spoke with her about the album, called "Going Off Script: The Ornamented Suites for Cello."

This Sunday afternoon, the Traverse Symphony Orchestra presents "Wagner Gala: Fire and Fury," its opening concert of the season.

Mezzo soprano Lindsey Anderson has performed with the Seattle Opera, the Sarasota Opera and the Virginia Opera, just to name a few. The Northern Express recently named her one of its 20 most fascinating people of 2019 in northern Michigan. She’s also the Assistant Director of Admission (Recruitment & Communications) at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

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