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Joe Beyer (right) and Michael Moore in the Traverse City Film Festival offices in downtown Traverse City.
Dan Wanschura

Michael Moore and new executive director dream big for film fest

Michael Moore has hired Joe Beyer as the new executive director for his Traverse City Film Festival. Joe replaces Deb Lake, who resigned last December. “It’s like we found our long-lost soul brother here for Traverse City in the being of Joe Beyer,” says Michael. Joe Beyer returns home to Michigan after working for the Sundance Institute for over 14 years.

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At more than 1,600 sites across the state of Michigan, you can’t drink the groundwater. Well, you could, but it wouldn’t be safe or legal.

Welcome to Day Two of WOMEN COMPOSERS WEEK on IPR's Kids Commute!

This week, we're celebrating the work of women composers, many of whom lived in a time when composing music was considered a job for men.

Today, we'll hear the third movement from the Symphony in E minor by Florence Price. Keep your ears open for the slide whistle - not something you'd necessarily imagine hearing in a symphony!

Tuesday, April 17 2018 (Ep. 136)
Symphony in E minor: Movement III
Florence Price

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Out of more than 2,400 submissions, distinguished projects in just 21 categories earned gold Monday as winners of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes.

Classical music columnist Fran Hoepfner (@franhoepfner) joins Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins to discuss Leonard Bernstein’s second symphony, “The Age of Anxiety,” which he wrote in the years following World War II when he was 30 years old.

Violist David Aaron Carpenter has just released a two-disc set of music for viola and orchestra. The pieces include two 20th-century viola concertos, an arrangement of Antonin Dvorak's cello concerto for viola and orchestra and three world premieres by the Kiev-born and New York-based composer Alexey Shor.

Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with the network broadcast premiere of The Exterminating Angel, the acclaimed opera by Thomas Adès. The story is based on the classic surrealist film by Luis Buñuel, about guests at an elegant dinner party who mysteriously find themselves unable to leave. Tom Cairns wrote the libretto in collaboration with the composer and directed the production, which marked the opera’s U.S. premiere.

The April New Moon occurred Sunday, April 15, which means that night sky advocates around the world are celebrating International Dark Sky Week, with the intent to create greater awareness around light pollution and what it costs us in energy use, in habitat stewardship, and in our own health and well being.

 

Happy Monday! Welcome to WOMEN COMPOSERS WEEK on IPR's Kids Commute - classical music for kids!

This week, we're letting the ladies take the helm as we listen to work by women composers.

Today, we'll hear a piano work by Amy Marcy Cheney Beach.

Monday, April 16 2017 (Ep. 135)
Fireflies
Amy Beach

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Brad Warnaar

Brad Warnaar is a hornist, composer, arranger and alumnus of Interlochen Arts Academy. He stopped by Interlochen Public Radio during the drive for listener support. Hear the complete conversation and excerpts of the music below.

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The Exterminating Angel

Saturday, April 21, 2018 1:00pm

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