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On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it's a program of world premieres given by Interlochen student ensembles. Listen to the entire episode below.

Today we hear the conclusion of the story. Will Marie and Tonio be allowed to marry, or will the Marquise force her long lost daughter to marry a man from a more proper upbringing? We’ll find out when we hear “Quel scandale!/Salut a France”/”What a scandal! Salute to France.”  

Today’s selection is “Au secours de notre fille”/”Our daughter needs our help,” sung by a chorus of French soldiers. They want to help Marie marry Tonio, over the Marquise’s objections. She reveals Marie is really her long lost daughter, and she should marry a man more proper than a soldier from the army. 

Join Classical IPR Friday, March 8 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.

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.

In Studio A With Muying Chen

Mar 6, 2019

Interlochen Arts Academy senior Muying Chen, a piano student of Michael Coonrod, visited Interlochen Public Radio's Studio A this week.

Muying shared music from Gargoyles by Lowell Liebermann and Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev.

After graduation Muying plans to pursue a double major in college studying  Piano and Economics.

In Studio A with Muying Chen was engineered by Brock Morman.

This week we’re highlighting selections from Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti’s opera “La Fille du Régiment,” or “The Daughter of the Regiment.” Today, we learn that Marie is in love with Tonio, who saved her life. The 21st regiment won’t allow Tonio to marry Marie unless he becomes a soldier. Today we hear, “Ah, mes amies,” French for “Ah, My Friends,” in which Tonio unites with the French soldiers in hopes they will give him permission to marry Marie. 

The 2018-19 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Das Rheingold, the first opera of Wagner’s four-part cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen.

C'est bon de te revoir - it’s good to see you again! Welcome back to Daughter of the Regiment Week on Kids Commute - music appreciation for kids from Interlochen Public Radio. This week, we’re listening to selections from Gaetano Donizetti’s opera, “La Fille du Régiment”, or “The Daughter of the Regiment”. Yesterday, we met a very fancy lady stopped by French troops in the Austrian mountains. Today, we meet the sergeant of the 21st regiment, who turns out to be surprisingly polite, to the surprise of the fancy Marquise we met yesterday. We are also introduced to Marie.

8 p.m. performances 3/4/19 through 3/7/19

Mar 4, 2019

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.

Bonjour, Kids Commuters! This week, we’re going to the opera! Our theme is “La Fille du Régiment.” That’s French for “The Daughter of the Regiment," an opera by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti. 


This Monday at 6 p.m., join Classical IPR for Great Lakes Concerts, a weekly program featuring performances from all over the state.

Great Lakes Concerts is produced by WKAR Public Media at Michigan State in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and Interlochen Public Radio.

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Thanks to listeners from Mackinac Island, Ludington, Interlochen, Higgins Lake and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Johann Pachelbel, Canon in D major; Raymond Leppard/English Chamber Orchestra

2. Claude Debussy, Reverie; Hélène Grimaud

3. Englebert Humperdinck, selections from Sleeping Beauty; Karl Anton Rickenbacher/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

4. Felix Mendelssohn, Concert piece for clarinet and basset horn; Northern Chamber Orchestra/Lynsey Marsh/Elizabeth Jordan

Dr. Stu Everett, a retired veterinarian and longtime friend of Interlochen Public Radio, passed away recently. 

In memory of Dr. Everett, Classical IPR presented a program of music about animals. View the playlist below, and click the audio file to listen to the program.

Traverse Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven and Bunch

Mar 1, 2019

If you missed the Traverse Symphony Orchestra on February 17th, you can listen here.

The concert includes Beethoven's Egmont Overture and his Symphony No. 3.

Michael Coonrod was the piano soloist in the world premiere performance of the Concerto for Piano, Left Hand by Kenji Bunch.

This concert broadcast was engineered by Michael Culler.

Art Blakey was one of the most important jazz musicians of the second half of the 20th century. Bill Sears and Gary Motley recently visited IPR's Studio A to perform some of Blakey's music and discuss his legacy as a performer, mentor and bandleader.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, Interlochen student ensembles perform dances from around the world. Listen to the entire episode below.

ENCORE - KIDS COMMUTE - Pirate Week! Friday

Mar 1, 2019

Ahoy, mateys! 'Tis Friday, the last day of Pirate Week on I-P-Arrrrrr! Today, we'll hear the Overture to the comic pirate opera "Jolly Roger" by English composer Walter Leigh.

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"Jolly Roger Overture"
Composer: Sir Walter Leigh

André Previn, a celebrated musical polymath, died Thursday morning; he was a composer of Oscar-winning film music, conductor, pianist and music director of major orchestras. His manager, Linda Petrikova, confirmed to NPR that he died at his home in Manhattan.

ENCORE - KIDS COMMUTE - Pirate Week! Thursday

Feb 28, 2019

This week, we're hearing music inspired by the scurvy seadog robbers of the high seas - pirates! Today,  it's music by composer Hans Zimmer from the third installment of PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN!

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"Drink Up, Me Hearties.  Yo-ho!"
Composer: Hans Zimmer

Metropolitan Opera 3/02/2019: La Fille du Régiment

Feb 27, 2019

The 2018-19 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Donizetti’s comedy La Fille du Régiment. Soprano Pretty Yende stars in the title role as Marie, the young girl taken in and raised as a daughter by a regiment of French soldiers. Tenor Javier Camarena is Tonio, the boy who enlists just to marry her – and sings the show-stopping aria “Ah! mes amis,” famous for its remarkable nine high Cs.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

This Friday, Classical IPR presents a recent performance of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake from Interlochen Arts Academy.

The performance from December 2018 featured students in the Academy Dance and Orchestra programs.

The orchestra was conducted by Leslie Dunner. Joseph Morrissey is the director of dance.

Listen Friday at 8 p.m. or any time below.

In Studio A With Interlochen Arts Academy Faculty

Feb 27, 2019

Interlochen Arts Academy faculty members perform tonight in the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall. They stopped by Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to share some of the music on this evening's concert. 

Pianist Ya-Ju Chuang, violinist Ara Sarkissian, violist Renee Skerik and flutist Nancy Stagnitta performed  music by Beethoven and Martinu in Studio A. Listen below.

Join Classical IPR for this year's Baroque on Beaver classical music festival, held on Beaver Island. The trip dates are Thursday August 1 through Sunday August 4, 2019.

The IPR trip includes roundtrip airfare, lodging, some meals, reserved premium seating at concerts, open orchestra and chorus rehearsals and roundtable discussions with festival musicians.

The tentative trip schedule is below - click the image to enlarge it.