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On Tuesday, March 9, the nationally syndicated program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Listen during the 10 a.m. hour of the program on Classical IPR to hear pianist Sarah Cahill perform Terry Riley's "Be Kind to One Another." This recital took place in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall. 

Michael Culler engineered the recording.

 

Enjoy an hour of Repose every weeknight at 10 p.m. on Classical IPR. New episodes air every Saturday at 10 p.m.

Kids Commute - Shark Week!
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This week on Kids Commute - a special request for Kids Commuters Eden and Jael - it's Shark Week!

We're lucky enough to have super-special-expert guest Clark Bunting this week. He's the former CEO and General Manager of the Discovery Channel - and one of the co-founders of that channel's famous "Shark Week!"

Clark will tell us all kinds of neat things about sharks this week, we'll hear music for our fabulous finned friends, and we'll have a toothy Quizlet for you, too!

Music by Request for March 6, 2021

Mar 6, 2021

This week on Music by Request, Classical IPR listeners were into opera, organ music and popular songs from way back.

Requests included music by Charles Ives, Ludwig van Beethoven, Jay Livingston and Antonio Vivaldi.

Requesters also asked for specific performances by Sam Cooke, Fred Astaire, Anne Akiko Meyers and Andre Previn.

See the complete list of requests below.

To make a request for the March 13 program, email ipr@interlochen.org or leave a message on the MBR line at (231) 276-4422.

 

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On this program, we revisit a radio broadcast from July 1974 that featured a complete performance of The Planets by Gustav Holst.

The performance included the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, High School Women's Chorus and student narrators Abbe Sher and Phillip Silverman.

Metropolitan Opera: Carmen

Mar 5, 2021

The 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Bizet’s Carmen, a 2014 performance featuring mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili in the role that brought her international stardom.

She sang the title character of the gypsy who prizes her freedom above everything else, opposite tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko as the volatile and jealous Don José. Soprano Anita Hartig was the virtuous Micaëla, and bass Ildar Abdrazakov sang the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo.

Last fall, violist Renee Skerik was featured in two different chamber recitals in northern Michigan.

This week on Classical IPR in Concert, we showcase those performances, which include music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms and Caroline Shaw.

Did Ludwig van Beethoven really saw the legs off his piano so he could feel the vibrations on the floor?

Kids Commute: Kanneh-Mason Week!
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This week on Kids Commute, we'll meet kids from a house full of music - the Kanneh-Mason family! 

All seven of the British Kanneh-Mason children are terrific musicians. The family made a big splash on the TV show "Britain's Got Talent."

They're also featured in the BBC documentary "This House is Full of Music."

The Kanneh-Masons just released an album of recordings they made together. 

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IPR's music director Amanda Sewell recently gave a virtual Coffee @ Ten talk with Crooked Tree Arts Center

The talk was about various ways that classical musicians and their work intersect with issues relating to climate change.

Watch the entire talk on demand below.

Outdoors: Aldo Leopold

Mar 3, 2021

When this radio station was in its infancy, it aired a program called, if memory serves, "Eco-logue."

Jack Hood, who then was the ecology teacher at Interlochen Arts Academy, presented this folksy nature program.

I met Mr. Hood back when I was a counselor at the camp, and due to his influence, I was seriously contemplating going into environmental education.

To test my resolve, Mr. Hood arranged for me to help chaperone the academy ecology students on their winter camping trip.

On Wednesday, March 3, the nationally syndicated program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Listen during the 11 a.m. hour of the program on Classical IPR to hear guitarist Nicholas Goluses play his own arrangement of music by Mikis Theodorakis in a recent recital at the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall.

Michael Culler engineered the recording. 

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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

Music by Request for February 27, 2021

Feb 27, 2021

This week on Music by Request, Classical IPR listeners were in love with love songs, organ music and big orchestras.

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On this program, we dive into music about water.

From the beautiful blue Danube to the Moldau to the waterfront docks of Hoboken, N.J., we'll hear decades of water music, performed by students and faculty between the lakes at Interlochen Center for the Arts.


Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

Feb 26, 2021

The 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, a highlight from 2017.

Soprano Renée Fleming starred as the glamorous and worldly Marschallin, making her final appearance in that signature role, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča bid farewell to the role of Octavian, the Marschallin’s much younger lover.

Making the Rounds with Kevin LaRose 97
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It's time once again for Making the Rounds with Kevin LaRose!

Each Thursday morning at 3:00, Interlochen campus safety officer Kevin LaRose plays a musical instrument somewhere on our campus.

Where's Kevin, and what instrument is he playing?

Last week, Kevin played the bass guitar in the lobby of IPR (which made us all laugh heartily!).

Watch this week's video, below, and make your guess!

Send it in an e-mail to ipr@interlochen.org, and if you're right, we'll send you a CD.

Outdoors: Beech books

Feb 24, 2021

During summer, it is easy to overlook beech trees.

But this time of year, when leaves are gone from mature beech and almost all other deciduous trees, the tan leaves of young beech trees give us some much-appreciated winter color.

Interlochen campers tell me that the trunks of beech trees remind them of elephant legs.

The smooth grey bark is thin, but not particularly insulating.

Beech trees grow in the eastern United States but they peter out just west of Lake Michigan.

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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

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Cristian Măcelaru was surprised when he learned he'd been admitted to Interlochen Arts Academy because he thought he'd filled out the application for Interlochen Arts Camp instead.

At the Academy, Măcelaru discovered conducting, an experience that would change his life completely.

Music by Request for February 20, 2021

Feb 20, 2021

This week on Music by Request, Classical IPR listeners were big on choral and keyboard works by Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as band music and sea shanties.

Classical IPR in Concert: Laredo-Robinson Duo

Feb 19, 2021

In late August 2020, vioinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson performed to a reduced density audience at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts.

Prior to that evening, the last time the two had performed for an audience in person was in early March of 2020.

The program is featured this week on Classical IPR in Concert. Listen Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at noon or click on the link below to listen at any time.

Metropolitan Opera: La Rondine

Feb 18, 2021

The 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Puccini’s La Rondine, a memorable performance from 2009.

It starred soprano Angela Gheorghiu as the Parisian courtesan Magda and tenor Roberto Alagna as Ruggero, a passionate young man from the countryside.

The cast also featured soprano Lisette Oropesa and tenor Marius Brenciu as the chambermaid Lisette and the poet Prunier, and bass Samuel Ramey as Magda’s wealthy companion Rambaldo.

Making the Rounds 96 - Where's Kevin?
Kevin LaRose

Each week, in the wee hours of Thursday, Interlochen campus safety officer Kevin LaRose plays a musical instrument somewhere on the grounds of Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Where's Kevin, and what instrument is he playing?

Send your guess in an e-mail to ipr@interlochen.org, and if you're right, we'll send you a CD!

Last week, Kevin played the contrabass trombone outside the Fire Barn - and his valves froze!

Psst - today is Kevin's birthday. Where's our Birthday Guy, and what instrument is he playing? Join him in his b-day serenade in the video below.

From 8-bit chip sounds to full symphony orchestra and chorus, video game music comes in endless styles.

Classical IPR has created an on-demand playlist of music from video games, all arranged for a variety of instruments and ensembles.

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