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Like a good mixtape from a friend, performances by David Greilsammer tend to range widely in repertoire and surprise with cunning juxtapositions. On a recent album for example, the Israeli pianist alternated sonatas by avant-garde pioneer John Cage and baroque master Domenico Scarlatti.

We’ve heard a lot about honeybees and how important they are as pollinators. But bumblebees pollinate wildflowers and crops, too, and some kinds of bumblebees are in trouble.

A new album by Steven Isserlis surveys the music written for the cello during the period of World War I. The album is called The Cello in Wartime. It includes several popular pieces performed on an instrument called a trench cello.

This Saturday at 1pm, Classical IPR presents a recent performance of Craig Bohmler's Riders of the Purple Sage.

The performance features Laura Wilde, Joshua Jeremiah, Amanda Opuszynski and Joseph Mechavich conducts.

The full schedule of this season's American Opera Series broadcasts is available by clicking here. Classical IPR broadcasts each opera on Saturday afternoons starting at 1 p.m.

It’s Thanksgiving week in America, so it’s time to ask whether there is an obvious festival of gratitude expressed in the stars that are overhead in this season?

One of the most brilliant stars in the sky right now is Capella, in the constellation Auriga, the charioteer, which is visible in the northeast at about 8 pm each night. 

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Thanks to listeners in Petoskey, Millersburg, Cedar Creek Township, Onekama, Suttons Bay and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Gaetano Donizetti, Act II Sextet from Lucia di Lammermoor; Montserrat Caballe, Samuel Ramey et al.

2. Giacomo Puccini, “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi; Renata Tebaldi

3. Over the River and Through the Woods; The Smokey Mountain Band

4. Karl Michael Ziehrer, Step Right Up! (waltz); Gustavo Dudamel/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent performance of Franco Faccio's Amleto (Hamlet) from Opera Southwest. This opera has not been performed since 1871.

The performance features Alex Richardson, Shannon DeVine and Caroline Worra, and Anthony Barrese conducts.

The full schedule of this season's American Opera Series broadcasts is available by clicking here. Classical IPR broadcasts each opera on Saturday afternoons starting at 1 p.m.

  The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra recently presented a concert called Sol Español. The music included pieces by three Spanish composers as well as American composer Gwyneth Walker’s settings of text by the Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral. The concert featured guest appearances by the Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet and soprano Amy Cross, and the music was conducted by Libor Ondras.

Rebecca Reynolds and Jim Carpenter recently released their second podcast series about Charles Manson, called "Young Charlie." They say despite the brutal details of the murders covered in the show, it's a story that needs to be told.
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Take a look at a list of top podcasts today and one thing is very clear: murder is big.

Podcasts like “Dirty John,” “Someone Knows Something,” and a show from ABC News called “A Killing on the Cape,” often focus on the graphic details of murder. Currently, they rank higher on iTunes than shows like “Fresh Air,” “Radiolab” and “The Ted Radio Hour.”


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