Kids Commute Ep. 42 - Greek & Roman Mythology Week! The, "Fly Duet," from ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD. Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!
Original opera poster, 1858

Welcome to Day Three of Greek & Roman Mythology Week on IPR's Kids Commute - classical music for kids!

Today - Jupiter (Zeus) and Pluto both have crushes on Eurydice. In French composer Jacques Offenbach's comic opera, ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD, Pluto tricks Eurydice into dying so she will hang out with him in the Underworld...but Jupiter tries to steal her by turning himself into a fly!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (Episode 42)
Jacques Offenbach

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For generations, Native Americans in the northern Great Lakes have harvested wild rice. It's an important food source. For some it's a way to make a little extra cash. And it's a cultural touchstone that tribal members are trying to pass on to younger generations.

Kids Commute Episode 41 - Greek and Roman Mythology Week! Medusa. Interlochen Public Radio - Classical Music for Kids!
Painting, by Caravaggio

Happy Halloween! Welcome to Day Two of Greek and Roman Mythology Week on IPR's Kids Commute - classical music for kids!

Today, our spookiest bit of mythology - the monster Medusa. Some said she was horribly ugly, some said she was beautiful, but either way - one look into Medusa's eyes and you turn to stone!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (Episode 41)
Christophe Beck

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Gabe Palacio

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent concert performance of Bellini's "Il Pirata" from the Caramoor Music Festival.

The performance features Angela Meade, Santiago Ballerini, Harold Wilson and Will Crutchfield 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.

Ditties in the sky: This week on the Storyteller's Night Sky

Oct 30, 2017

The Milky Way can be seen arcing straight overhead in November, where we find the constellation Cassiopeia, the queen, nearly at the zenith.

Welcome to the first day of Greek & Roman Mythology Week on IPR's Kids Commute - classical music for kids!

Today, we'll meet the King of the Greek Gods - Zeus!

Monday, October 30, 2017 (Episode 40)
Canto Olympico: Ode to Zeus
Mikis Theodorakis

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Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington turns 150 years old on November 1st.
Dan Wanschura

Gayle Turnwald has been volunteering at Big Sable Point Lighthouse for about 20 years. One morning in November of 2003, she went downstairs and noticed the smell of freshly baked bread coming from the kitchen.

Keith Aleo is Director of Percussion at Interlochen Center for the Arts. He visited Classical IPR with instruments to demonstrate during the Drive for Listener Support.

Kids Commute Episode 39 - Spooky Week! Music from Bernard Herrmann's score to THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!
Original 1951 movie poster

Welcome to the last day of Spooky Week on IPR's Kids Commute - classical music for kids!

Today, we'll hear the wonderfully eerie sound of the theremin - one the first-ever electronic instruments! - as it adds an, "outer space," feel to the music from the 1951 Sci-Fi classic, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.

Friday, October 27, 2017 (Episode 39)
The Day the Earth Stood Still: Suite
Bernard Herrmann

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