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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.

It's the Kids Commute Story Challenge! Listen to music, and write us a story or draw us a picture!
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Hi Kids Commuters! We’re always talking about musical imagery on Kids Commute, and we’re issuing a challenge to you. See that piece of music there on the page? The Kids Commute team thought it would be fun if you told us a story to go with it! It can be about whatever your imagination conjures up, but it can’t take any longer to read aloud than the music itself, which is two minutes and eighteen seconds long. We’ll pick our favorite stories and bring them to life in a dramatic reading for the radio! If you don’t want to write a story, send us a picture and we’ll put it on our website!

ENCORE - Kids Commute - Pirate Week!

Mar 27, 2020

  

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. 

Classical IPR spotlight on From the Top hopefuls

Mar 26, 2020

Classical IPR is featuring audition recordings for the previously scheduled From The Top taping at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Since the public From The Top event had to be canceled because of COVID-19, Classical IPR will share performances from Interlochen Arts Academy’s From The Top hopefuls.

Listen at 1:30 p.m. weekdays.

 

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

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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.

Kids Commute - Irish Week!

Mar 20, 2020

We found your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow - it’s Irish Week on Kids Commute - your source for music appreciation for kids from Interlochen Public Radio! St. Patrick’s Day is Tuesday, March 17, and the Kids Commute team thought it would be fun to put together a week full of Irish music. We’ll hear traditional Irish melodies; music from John Field, the inventor of the nocturne; and a bit of modern Irish music. Make sure to listen for the hint for this week’s Kids Commute Quizlet. We’ll send you a Kids Commute Prize Pack if you text us the correct answer.

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 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. 

Kids Commute - "From the Top" Week!

Mar 12, 2020

Hello, Kids Commuters. Welcome to From the Top Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio! From the Top is a radio program from NPR.The show celebrates the stories, talents, and character of young classically-trained musicians. Through live events, NPR and video broadcasts, scholarships, and arts education programs, we empower these extraordinary young people to engage and inspire music lovers of all ages. All week we’ll hear performances from folks who were featured on From the Top when they were teenagers, or even younger.

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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Repose is an hour of beautiful and relaxing music. You can hear it every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR, with new episodes every Saturday at 10 p.m.

 

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Peter Kater - Ascent

David Lanz - A Whiter Shade of Pale

Jeanette Alexander - The Road to Caernarvon  

Autumn's Child - Row of White Trees

Jeffrey Michael - Indigo Falls

On Monday, March 9, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR this Monday during the eleven o'clock hour to hear music of Franz Schubert played by pianist Jonathan Biss. The performance is from a recent concert in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall.

The recording was engineered by  Michael Culler.

Great Lakes Concerts: March 9, 2020

Mar 8, 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.

Music by Request for March 7, 2020

Mar 7, 2020
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Thank you to listeners from Kaleva, Buckley, Traverse City, Petoskey, Onekama, Honor, Omena and Suttons Bay.   

Classical IPR in Concert: The Process

Mar 6, 2020

This week, we present a special edition of Classical IPR in Concert called “The Process”.

We’re highlighting the work of Interlochen Arts Academy Students learning Music Production and Engineering in the studio of Marc Lacuesta.

Several works on the program have been composed, performed, recorded and engineered ALL by students at Interlochen!

This episode will also include music by Charles Ives, Ludwig Milde, Miguel Llobet and many others.

Tune in for Classical IPR in Concert Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at noon, or listen below at any time.

   

Join Classical IPR Friday, March 6 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 pianist Terrence Wilson. The conductor is Thomas Wilkins.

ON THE PROGRAM:

JOHNSON Lift Every Voice and Sing

NKEIRU OKOYE Voices Shouting Out

NKEIRU OKOYE Black Bottom (World Premiere)

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