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Sam Corden

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On the wall at Shirley’s in the Woods Cafe is an old tourist map of eastern Kalkaska County. Shirley Tracey says she bought it years before she owned her restaurant in Bear Lake.

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Leo Quirk

  

The sixteenth annual Baroque on Beaver Music Festival gets under way this week. Between July 28 and August 6, you can travel to Beaver Island and hear concerts featuring many different kinds of music. One ensemble that will be performing several times during Baroque on Beaver is the Metallurgy Brass Quintet.

Karen Almond

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Giuseppe Verdi's "Macbeth" from LA Opera.

The production stars Placido Domingo as Macbeth and Ekaterina Semenchuk as Lady Macbeth, and James Conlon conducts. Read more about the production here. An English translation of the libretto is available here.

Did you know that meteor showers take their names from the constellations, even though they’re caused by comets? It’s an interesting practice that’s rooted in a time when it was not understood that comets are the cause for the meteors that fall through our skies. This way of naming can inadvertently keep comet discoverers hidden. But not this week!

John Williams has scored over 100 films and has received more than 50 Academy Award nominations. Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra feature an eclectic mix of Williams’s film music scores on their latest album “Lights, Camera...Music! Six Decades of John Williams.”

 

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra recently closed its 2016-2017 season with a concert called "Americana Plus." The “Americana” part of the title refers to the fact that almost every piece on the program is by an American composer. The “plus” refers to Beethoven's Choral Fantasy. On Friday, July 28 at 8 p.m., hear the entire concert broadcast on Classical IPR.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thank you to listeners in Interlochen Frankfort, Northport, Kingsley, Onekama, and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade (fourth movement); Charles Dutoit/Montreal Symphony Orchestra

2. Howard Hanson, Symphony no. 2 (first movement); composer conducting the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra

3. Edvard Grieg, Violin sonata no. 1 in C minor (second movement); Augustin Dumay/Maria João Pires

4. Johann Sebastian Bach, Bourree from the E minor Lute suite; version 1: Abeba/version 2: Cary Savage

Mark Campbell is one of the most prolific and celebrated librettists in contemporary American opera. But, as he recently told an audience at the Guggenheim Museum, not everyone thought his latest project was a good idea.

International Affairs Forum-Traverse City

Dexter Filkins is a fearless truth teller and one of the premier combat correspondents of his generation. After spending a decade reporting from the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq, Filkins penned "The Forever War" a definitive account of America’s conflicts and a searing exploration of its human costs.  Filkins spoke with Bob Giles, former Curator of the Nieman Foundation of Journalism at Harvard University.

Filkins spoke in Milliken Auditorium, on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College.

Cristian Macelaru
Sorin Popa

Week Four of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen features guest conductor Cristian Macelaru, Music Director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.

This week's concert features Dvorak's Carnival Overture and Brahms Symphony No. 2. Macelaru - a former member of the WYSO himself - had some fascinating things to say about Brahms, Dvorak, and their musical ideas of happiness.

Listen below to hear more, and to find out why Macelaru wants to make t-shirts that say, "Keep Dvorak Weird!"

Join us for the concert live on Classical IPR, Sunday night at 8pm.


Dan Wanschura

More than 150 young people are gathered in northern Michigan this week. They sing, dance and some play instruments.

They come from all over the world – Russia, Vietnam, Germany and northern Michigan. They all join together for what’s called the Children of the World in Harmony International Choir and Dance Festival. 

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