Morning Classical

Monday - Friday, 7am to 10am on Classical IPR

Join Kate Botello on Classical IPR weekday mornings from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Tune in for a wide variety of classical music with an occasionally eclectic bent - you might catch a show tune or a jazz standard here and there!

Kate also blogs about the birthdays of famous composers, offbeat facts in Classical music and other points of interest.  She hosts musical guests, interviews, and regularly invites expert community members to join her on-air to share their knowledge and love of music.

Kate's Morning Classical program has some regular features during the week, including -

Monday - Friday, 7:40 a.m. - The Kids' Commute

Tune in for classical music aimed to educate and entertain the younglings, trapped in the car on the way to school. Find out more about The Kids' Commute!

Tuesday mornings, 9:00 a.m. - Short Suites

Each Tuesday, Kate plays a "Short Suite" - two pieces of music that go together, in one way or the other.  Submit your own idea or learn more about Short Suites.

Wednesday mornings, 9:00 a.m. - Long Play Wednesday

Luxuriate in a full symphony or a nice, long concerto to help you get through Hump Day.

Friday mornings before 10:00 a.m. - Friday Dance Party!

Kickstart your weekend with the last piece of music that Kate plays on Friday mornings - dance tunes by way of the Renaissance, symphonic dances, or folk dance suites.

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Classical Playlists
1:02 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

PLAY NOW: Dinner with that Nice Couple from the Office

PLAY NOW! Dinner With That Nice Couple From the Office

Making some new acquaintances, and still in that getting-to-know-you phase?  Perhaps you're having some delightful people over but don't know yet if they'd dig your massive collection of rare acid jazz. We've found some eclectic, fun, modern-ish tunes to hang out in the background and be friendly, without hampering your scintillating dinner conversation (but if the socializing's not going so well, you can always talk about the music!).

DINNER WITH THAT NICE COUPLE FROM THE OFFICE

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Event Previews
1:59 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Preview of Interlochen Presents 2014-2015 Season

Ailey II (Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation) - Coming to Interlochen in October

Christopher Gruits, Executive Director of Interlochen Presents, stopped by Studio B this morning to chat about the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Highlights include: singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, Aquila Theatre's Wuthering Heights,  Ailey II from the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, and the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, from the Nebraska Theatre Caravan.

To hear the interview, featuring a track by singer/songwriter Wainwright (appearing at ICA in October), click "Listen," below.

Interlochen Presents Executive Director Christopher Gruits chats with Kate Botello about the 2014-2015 Performance Season.

Tickets go on sale soon - keep your eye on tickets.interlochen.org.  

After the jump - more highlights of the upcoming season, including video from Ailey II and A Christmas Carol.

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Classical Playlists
1:53 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

PLAY NOW: Jenie Altruda, ICA VP of Media & Engagement

Jenie Altruda, ICA VP of Communications & Engagement, shared some of her favorite music with us

Jenie Altruda has found a happy balance between a professional life and an artsy upbringing here at Interlochen. After growing up surrounded by various artistes and theatre types, ICA gives her the opportunity to combine business expertise with a love of the arts.

We spent a terrific hour together listening to some of her favorite music.  This is a cool, eclectic mix, with everything from favorites you might know and love (Bach Cello Suite, anyone?) to pieces new to IPR that may become new favorites (Goat Rodeo! Giacchino! Duckworth!).

Jenie had so much great music that we couldn't fit it all into our hour together on-air.  Never fear! You can still hear it all - click, "Read more," to see a list and enjoy more than two hours of Jenie's choices. Listen to our full conversation and hear the music in context in the streaming link, below.

Jenie Altruda, ICA VP of Communications & Engagement, guest hosts with Kate and shares some of her favorite music with IPR listeners

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Classical Playlists
2:03 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

PLAY NOW: Rick & Lynne Church, IAC Musical Theatre

'Les Miserables' at Interlochen Arts Camp, Summer 2014. Rick and Lynne Church (Musical Director and Vocal Coach) shared highlights and related music on Morning Classical

Les Miserables is one of those "dream" shows for actors in musical theatre.  If you've never done it, you pray you'll be in it, and if you've been in it, you'll never forget it. This summer, Interlochen Arts Camp students had a chance to do the dream show with a dream team - Rick and Lynne Church.  Rick was the show's Musical Director and Conductor, and Lynne served as Vocal Coach for the young singers.  The delightful Churches have had fascinating careers (so far - more to come!) and brought all their expertise to the actors.  To us, they brought terrific music from Les Mis and music that Victor Hugo might have been listening to when he was writing his epic about the French Revolution. BONUS for those listening to the stream - Lynne shared a recording of her own performance in Pagliacci! (We've substituted Maria Callas on our Spotify playlist; click, "Read more." )

Rick and Lynne Church, Musical Director and Vocal Coach of Interlochen Arts Camp's Production of, "Les Miserables," shared highlights from the show, music from Hugo's era, and - as a bonus! Lynne shares her own performance in, "Paglicacci."

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Classical Playlists
3:34 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

PLAY NOW: Deb Lake, Traverse City Film Festival

Deb Lake, Executive Director of the Traverse City Film Festival, shares her favorite film music with IPR listeners

Deb Lake managed to eke out an hour before the Traverse City Film Festival and share some of her favorite film music with us.  It was probably the most time she'd spent sitting down in weeks. Deb's been the Executive Director of the TCFF since 2006 and has been a volunteer with the Festival since its very first year.  Film Festival is her Crunch Time, so we had a lovely breather, listening to some great music together. Don't worry if you missed it - we have it right here. 

Hear the music and conversation below, or click, "Read more," to listen to the playlist. 

Traverse City Film Festival Executive Director Deb Lake guest hosts with Kate, sharing her favorite music from some of her favorite films.

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