Classical IPR in Concert

Classical IPR regularly broadcasts recent concerts from northern Michigan. Hear performances by local ensembles, Interlochen students, visiting professional artists and more.

This week Classical IPR brings you a concert by the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Libor Ondras. It's a program they performed this summer at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts.

Dylana Jenson and David Lockington appear with the orchestra to perform the Concerto for Violin and Cello by Johannes Brahms. The concert also includes familiar works by Smetana, Copland and Bernstein. Listen Friday at 8 p.m.

Kirsten Trudeau

The Gregorian Schola is a special division of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome. Its students are dedicated to the study and preservation of Gregorian chant.

Members of the Gregorian Schola recently visited Northern Michigan and presented concerts of chant from medieval manuscripts.

Friday at 8 p.m., Classical IPR presents a concert they gave at the Cross in the Woods Shrine in Indian River. 

Dave Calendine is the house organist at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. He regularly performs during Detroit Red Wings hockey games.

Calendine recently gave a recital at the Music House Museum, performing Broadway favorites on the museum’s 1924 Wurlitzer theater organ. See below for more information about the instrument.

Join Classical IPR Friday for a special presentation of this recent performance. This program airs at 8 p.m.

Join Classical IPR Friday at 8 p.m. for recent performances of chamber music given by Interlochen Arts Camp faculty members. Friday evening's program is listed below.

courtesy of M. Grgic

This summer, guitar virtuoso Mak Grgic and world-renowned violinist Martin Chalifour came to Interlochen. Their July performance in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall featured works by Vivaldi, De 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 8:00 p.m.

This Friday at 8 p.m., Classical IPR in Concert presents a recent recital given by pianist Sarah Cahill at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Each piece on the program was composed specifically for Cahill.

In 2017, the Interlochen Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble celebrated The First Lady of Song in a concert called “A Centennial Birthday Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.” The Jazz Ensemble was joined for this concert by two special guests, Gary Motley and Carmen Bradford.

Join Classical IPR this Friday night at 8 p.m. for a presentation of this recent concert.

This Friday at 8 p.m., join Classical IPR for a recent performance given by the Brentano String Quartet at Interlochen Center for the Arts. 

The quartet performed Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet in C minor (op. 18, no. 4) and the String Quartet no. 12 in D-flat major by Dmitri Shostakovich. 

Friday's program also includes music from studio albums the Brentano Quartet has released.  Franz Joseph Haydn's String Quartet in B-flat major (op. 71, no. 1) and Beethoven's String Quartet no. 15 round out the broadcast.

Join Classical IPR this Friday at 8 p.m. for a program of chamber music performed by faculty members at Interlochen Arts Camp. The program and personnel are listed below.

Paul Schoenfield, Cafe Music. Performed by Dennis Kim, violin; Jonah Kim, cello; Robert Koenig, piano

Cyril Rootham, Septet (United States premiere). Performed by Christopher Chaffee, flute; Linda Strommen, oboe; Anton Rist, clarinet; Henry Skolnick, bassoon; Josh Michal, horn; David Holland, viola; Joan Holland, harp

 The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra recently presented its Bach Family Festival Concert. The concert featured music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Philip Emanuel Bach and Johann Christian Bach, as well as Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf.

Join Classical IPR this Friday at 8 p.m. for a special presentation of this recent concert. The entire concert program is below (click for a larger image).

Caroline Bittencourt

The Danish String Quartet is known for their iconic mix of traditional string quartet repertoire and their own arrangements of Danish and other Nordic folk tunes. They have played everywhere from Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center to NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts. 

The Danish String Quartet recently performed in Corson Auditorium at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Join Classical IPR this Friday at 8 p.m. for a special presentation of this recent concert.

View the concert program below.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Interlochen Festival Choir are featured along with broadway star Rachel Gold and violinist Yesong Sophie Lee.

You’ll hear works by Verdi, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Saint-Saëns, Lerner & Loewe, and Tchaikovsky. Listen Friday at 8:00 p.m.


The Traverse Symphony Orchestra recently presented an all-Rachmaninoff program.

Join Classical IPR Friday night at 8 p.m. for a broadcast of this recent concert under the baton of Kevin Rhodes.

The TSO welcomed guest pianist John Novacek. Novacek was the soloist in Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no. 1.

The program also included Rachmaninoff's Symphony no. 1. See the entire program below. Click the image for a larger view.