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Music by Request for January 25, 2020

16 hours ago
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Featured on today's program was  Bruce Brubaker's piano transcription of Pat's Aria from John Adams' Nixon in China.

Metropolitan Opera: La Bohème

Jan 24, 2020
Evan Zimmerman / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with La Bohème, Puccini’s cherished opera about youth, love, and loss.

The performance, taped earlier this season, stars Ailyn Pérez as the seamstress Mimì and Matthew Polenzani as the smitten poet Rodolfo. Olga Kulchynska sings Musetta, the role of her company debut this season, and David Bizic is Musetta’s on-and-off-again lover Marcello.

Welcome to a new week on IPR's Kids Commute. This week starts out on Monday, January 20, which is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In his honor, we've put together Civil Rights Week, with history and music that celebrates his legacy.

Update on WIAA 88.7

Jan 23, 2020

Dear Classical IPR listeners,

As many of you know, we have been working for several weeks to restore WIAA 88.7 FM after it unexpectedly stopped transmitting. 

We identified the cause of the problem as a malfunction on our tower’s antenna array, which will need to be dismantled and rebuilt. Unfortunately, snow and ice have made it unsafe for our crew to climb the tower to do this work, despite several attempts. We now anticipate that winter weather will delay the signal’s repair for a few weeks. 

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s spiritual music from around the world.

 
Listen to the entire episode below. 

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.

Jader Bignamini will become the 18th music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra next season. He replaces Leonard Slatkin.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has a new music director, Jader Bignamini, who signed a six year contract that begins in the 2020-21 season. 

 


On Thursday, January 23, 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. Thursday to hear Cuarteto en Guaguanco by Guido Lopez-Gavilan performed by the Harlem Quartet. This concert took place in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall.

The recording was engineered by Michael Culler.

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.

Join Classical IPR Friday, January 24 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 violinist Augustin Hadelich. The conductor is Jader Bignamini.

ON THE PROGRAM:

PAGANINI Violin Concerto No. 1

BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique

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.


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Repose has been a favorite of IPR listeners since the 1980s. Listen every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR, with new episodes every Saturday at 10 p.m.

Great Lakes Concerts: January 20, 2020

Jan 19, 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:

Marcus Norris: GLORY for Violin and Chamber Orchestra
Xie Min, violin

Jackson Symphony Orchestra
Matthew Aubin, conductor
(World Premiere--Recorded March 24, 2019 Weatherwax Hall, Jackson, MI) 

Music By Request for January 18, 2020

Jan 18, 2020
National Public Radio

Today's playlist featured traditional gospel songs and spirituals.  

Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata

Jan 17, 2020

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Verdi’s beautiful tragedy La Traviata.

Aleksandra Kurzak sings the iconic title role as Violetta, the courtesan who gives up everything she possesses for an enduring love. Dmytro Popov is the impulsive Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey is his moralistic father Giorgio Germont.

Karel Mark Chichon conducts the Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus.

This week's episode of the Interlochen Collection features pianist Cynthia Raim. We'll hear archival recordings from her time as an Interlochen camper in the early 1960s as well as her later professional commercial recordings.

Listen to the entire episode below.

Kids Commute - Beethoven Week!

Jan 17, 2020

This week is a big week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. It’s Beethoven Week! One of our loyal listeners, Landon, requested Beethoven Week over a year ago and his patience has finally been rewarded. Beethoven is a favorite composer for many people because he wrote so many beautiful pieces of music. He has such a broad body of work, the Kids Commute team decided to focus on his compositions that feature the piano. Beethoven lived a fascinating life, and wrote about 722 compositions over forty five years.

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.

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Repose has been a listener favorite since the 1980s. Listen every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR, with new episodes every Saturday night at 10 p.m. This week's playlists are available below.

On Monday, January 13, 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. Monday to hear music of Sergei Rachmaninoff performed by violinist Martin Chalifour and guitarist Mak Grgic during a recent recital in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.

The recordings were engineered by Duncan LeMay with Michael Culler.

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)
 

Music by Request playlist for January 11, 2020

Jan 11, 2020
Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo

Featured on today's program were piano pieces taught and performed by long time Western Michigan University piano professor, Phyllis Rappaport, who passed away on January 10, 2020. 

Interlochen Center for the Arts

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, we revisit the National High School Symphony Orchestra’s trip to the White House in 1962, where they performed for President John F. Kennedy.

Listen to the entire episode below.

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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