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The Boardman Review is a quarterly publication founded by brothers Nick and Chris Loud. They recently published their third issue, a winter edition.

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Christine Goerke sings the title role of Richard Strauss’s tragedy Elektra under the baton of future Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The acclaimed American soprano stars as the revenge-obsessed princess of Greek myth, with soprano Elza van den Heever as Elektra’s sister, Chrysothemis, and mezzo-soprano Michaela Schuster making her network broadcast debut as the guilt-stricken matriarch, Klytämnestra. They are joined by bass Mikhail Petrenko as Orest and tenor Jay Hunter Morris as Aegisth, in Patrice Chéreau’s celebrated staging.

Happy Monday Kids Commuters! Welcome to a whole new week on IPR's Kids Commute!

This week, we're going to learn all about great American March music with the help of your fellow Kids Commuter, Maya!

Today, we'll learn about the structure of marches, and hear John Philip Sousa's, THE THUNDERER.

Monday, March 12, 2018
The Thunderer
John Philip Sousa

Here's today's Kids Commute:

More than 60 people showed up for an emotional school board meeting in Traverse City Area Public Schools district Saturday. Most people showed up in support of Superintendent Paul Soma.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Thanks to listeners in Maple City, Petoskey, Cadillac, Ludington and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Gaetano Donizetti, Act II sextet from Lucia di Lammermoor; Placido Domingo, Cheryl Studer, Juan Pons et al.

2. Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish Dances nos. 7 & 8; Rachel Barton Pine & Samuel Sanders

3. Paul Dukas, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Andre Previn/Los Angeles Philharmonic

4. The Beatles, A Day in the Life; Nick Davies/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

5. Greg McCallum, Hymn Quilt; performed by the composer

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason isn't even 20 years old yet, and he's already been called "the hottest young classical musician on the planet" by Classic FM. Sheku (he goes by his first name) won the BBC Young Musician Award in 2016 and has just released his first album on Decca Classics, called "Inspiration."

The Legislature has sent a bill to Governor Rick Snyder that forbids local governments from adopting ordinances dealing with questions employers may ask in job interviews. It’s an effort to preempt local rules that bar asking about salary histories and criminal backgrounds.

There are no such local regulations in Michigan, but they have been adopted in other states.

File this one under: "when genre walls collapse, the fusions are wonderful." Among the sidenotes to dance-music archivists' interest in the minimalist sounds of New York's 1970s and '80s downtown cult figures such as Arthur Russell and Julius Eastman, is how it's brought the work of their colleagues, contemporaries and collaborators to light.

Don't have a cow, man! It's the main theme to THE SIMPSONS! Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!

Happy Friday, and welcome to the last day of DANNY ELFMAN WEEK on IPR's Kids Commute!

This week, we've been enjoying the weird and wonderful world of American film composer, Danny Elfman.

Today, we'll hear Elfman's iconic theme to the TV show, THE SIMPSONS. Don't have a cow, man!

Friday, March 9, 2018 (Ep. 119)
Danny Elfman

Here's today's Kids Commute:

Anders Kelto (right) stands next to Anthony Ervin, a swimmer who is featured in Kelto's new audio series "Gamebreaker with Keith Olbermann."
Caroline Kim

When Anders Kelto listened to sports podcasts, what he usually heard was a couple of guys sitting around bantering with each other.

“There was no good audio sports journalism in the world, at least that I had been exposed to,” he says.

Anders is changing that. Today, the Traverse City native is out with his own podcast —it’s a sports documentary series.


David Cassleman

Updated March 9, 2018 at 4 p.m.

A letter from Traverse City school administrators alleges the district superintendent bullies and intimidates female principals.


Notice about 100.9 FM

After major boosts in our 88.5 and 88.7 classical music signals, we no longer need the 100.9 tower. We've got you covered!

NPR ombudsman coming to TC

Meet Elizabeth Jensen April 5th at Milliken Auditorium

Metropolitan Opera


Saturday, March 10, 2018 1:00pm

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