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.

Kids' Commute Young Voices: Uberlebensgross

Mar 18, 2015

This week on Kids’ Commute, we are celebrating young voices from around the world! 

The music throughout the week will feature children’s choirs singing songs from different cultures and in different languages.

So, are you ready to listen to some talented kids making some fun music? 

 


Kids' Commute Young Voices: Chit-Chat Polka

Mar 17, 2015

This week on Kids’ Commute, we are celebrating young voices from around the world! 

The music throughout the week will feature children’s choirs singing songs from different cultures and in different languages.

So, are you ready to listen to some talented kids making some fun music? 


Kids' Commute Young Voices: Rikki Tikki Tavi

Mar 16, 2015

This week on Kids’ Commute, we are celebrating young voices from around the world! 

The music throughout the week will feature children’s choirs singing songs from different cultures and in different languages.

So, are you ready to listen to some talented kids making some fun music? 

 


This week on Kids’ Commute, we’re taking a trip back through the ages with music buff and Interlochen alumus, Michael Thurber! 

Michael is in town this week for his appearance on the NPR Show, From the Top

He’ll be collaborating with Interlochen students to debut his composition, “The Three Musketeers”. This week, Michael will take us through the past five centuries of classical music, focusing on five different composers. Are you ready to take a trip in the music history time machine? Strap yourself in, and let’s go!

 


This week on Kids’ Commute, we’re taking a trip back through the ages with music buff and Interlochen alumus, Michael Thurber! 

Michael is in town this week for his appearance on the NPR Show, From the Top

He’ll be collaborating with Interlochen students to debut his composition, “The Three Musketeers”. This week, Michael will take us through the past five centuries of classical music, focusing on five different composers. Are you ready to take a trip in the music history time machine? Strap yourself in, and let’s go!

 


This week on Kids’ Commute, we’re taking a trip back through the ages with music buff and Interlochen alumus, Michael Thurber! 

Michael is in town this week for his appearance on the NPR Show, From the Top
He’ll be collaborating with Interlochen students to debut his composition, “The Three Musketeers”. This week, Michael will take us through the past five centuries of classical music, focusing on five different composers. Are you ready to take a trip in the music history time machine? Strap yourself in, and let’s go!

 


This week on Kids’ Commute, we’re taking a trip back through the ages with music buff and Interlochen alumus, Michael Thurber! 

Michael is in town this week for his appearance on the NPR Show, From the Top

He’ll be collaborating with Interlochen students to debut his composition, “The Three Musketeers”. This week, Michael will take us through the past five centuries of classical music, focusing on five different composers. Are you ready to take a trip in the music history time machine? Strap yourself in, and let’s go!

 


This week on Kids’ Commute, we’re taking a trip back through the ages with music buff and Interlochen alumus, Michael Thurber! 

Michael is in town this week for his appearance on the NPR Show, From the Top. He’ll be collaborating with Interlochen students to debut his composition, “The Three Musketeers”. This week, Michael will take us through the past five centuries of classical music, focusing on five different composers. Are you ready to take a trip in the music history time machine? Strap yourself in, and let’s go!

 


On Kids’ Commute this week, we’re exploring the world of video game music! 

We might not always notice it, but music plays an really important role in making video games so enjoyable. Video Game music, like movie soundtracks, really helps you get in the moment and feel what’s happening on screen. Are you ready to go gaming with Kate Botello? Just click the “play” button below to begin your journey!

 


Kids' Commute Video Game Week: Thinking music

Mar 5, 2015

On Kids’ Commute this week, we’re exploring the world of video game music! 

We might not always notice it, but music plays an really important role in making video games so enjoyable. Video Game music, like movie soundtracks, really helps you get in the moment and feel what’s happening on screen. Are you ready to go gaming with Kate Botello? Just click the “play” button below to begin your journey!

 


On Kids’ Commute this week, we’re exploring the world of video game music! 

We might not always notice it, but music plays an really important role in making video games so enjoyable. Video Game music, like movie soundtracks, really helps you get in the moment and feel what’s happening on screen. Are you ready to go gaming with Kate Botello? Just click the “play” button below to begin your journey!

 


Kids' Commute Video Game Week: There be dragons!

Mar 3, 2015

On Kids’ Commute this week, we’re exploring the world of video game music! 

We might not always notice it, but music plays an really important role in making video games so enjoyable. Video Game music, like movie soundtracks, really helps you get in the moment and feel what’s happening on screen. Are you ready to go gaming with Kate Botello? Just click the “play” button below to begin your journey!

 


We’re wrapping up French Horn this week, with Kaci Cummings!

To help us learn more about the French Horn, we’re talking with Kaci Cummings, a student at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear some of Kaci’s favorite music, why she loves the instrument, and why she thinks you too, should play the French Horn!

 


It’s all about the French Horn this week on Kids’ Commute! 

To help us learn more about the French Horn, we’re talking with Kaci Cummings, a student at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear some of Kaci’s favorite music, why she loves the instrument, and why she thinks you too, should play the French Horn!

 

It’s all about the French Horn this week on Kids’ Commute! 

To help us learn more about the French Horn, we’re talking with Kaci Cummings, a student at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear some of Kaci’s favorite music, why she loves the instrument, and why she thinks you too, should play the French Horn!


 

It’s all about the French Horn this week on Kids’ Commute! 

To help us learn more about the French Horn, we’re talking with Kaci Cummings, a student at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear some of Kaci’s favorite music, why she loves the instrument, and why she thinks you too, should play the French Horn!

 


 

It’s all about the French Horn this week on Kids’ Commute! 

To help us learn more about the French Horn, we’re talking with Kaci Cummings, a student at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear some of Kaci’s favorite music, why she loves the instrument, and why she thinks you too, should play the French Horn!

 


 

Kids' Commute - Oscars Week: Growing like bamboo

Feb 20, 2015

It's the final day of Oscars Week, on Kids' Commute

The Oscars are awards given to the past year’s best movies. The winners are revealed in an award ceremony called, The Academy Awards. 

So, we’re going to have a listen to the music for the five movies nominated for the Animated Feature Film Award. Today: The Tale of Princess Kaguya!

 


Jeremy Kittel is a seriously well rounded violinist and musician; he’s a master of classical, jazz, Scottish and Irish fiddle, Bluegrass… you name it, he does it!

Jeremy recently came to Interlochen Arts Academy to work with some students before a Valentine’s concert in Suttons Bay, and brought his bandmates Joshua Pinkham (mandolin) and Quinn Bachand (guitar) with him to Studio A.
(Learn more about the band, and our Studio A visit, by clicking "Read More.")

Kids' Commute - Oscars Week: Swimming with Selkies

Feb 19, 2015

This week on Kids' Commute, we are celebrating the upcoming Oscars! 

The Oscars are awards given to the past year’s best movies. The winners are revealed in an award ceremony called, The Academy Awards. 

So, we’re going to have a listen to the music for the five movies nominated for the Animated Feature Film Award. Today: Song of the Sea!

 


Kids' Commute - Oscars Week: Dragon racing

Feb 18, 2015

This week on Kids' Commute, we are celebrating the upcoming Oscars! 

The Oscars are awards given to the past year’s best movies. The winners are revealed in an award ceremony called, The Academy Awards. 

So, we’re going to have a listen to the music for the five movies nominated for the Animated Feature Film Award. Today: How to Train Your Dragon 2!

 

Kids' Commute - Oscars Week: "Cheesy" boxtrolls

Feb 17, 2015

This week on Kids' Commute, we are celebrating the upcoming Oscars! 

The Oscars are awards given to the past year’s best movies. The winners are revealed in an award ceremony called, The Academy Awards. 

So, we’re going to have a listen to the music for the five movies nominated for the Animated Feature Film Award. Today: The Boxtrolls!

 


This week on Kids' Commute, we are going to celebrate the upcoming Oscars! 

The Oscars are awards given to the past year’s best movies. The winners are revealed in an award ceremony called, The Academy Awards. 

So, we’re going to have a listen to the music for the five movies nominated for the Animated Feature Film Award. Today: Big Hero 6!

 


PLAY NOW: Road Trip!

Nov 21, 2014

Taking a road trip? Change your playlist! We're thinking about you out on those snowy roads for your holiday travels. It's exciting and stressful, we know. What soundtrack can be both calming and stimulating? What could add new color to the landscapes outside your car window?  Kate Botello has put together nearly 4 hours of music designed to surprise and invigorate your road trip. Great for the Classical music fan, or if you're just willing to give Classical a try. Best of all, there's no interruption when you leave our coverage area. You just need your smart phone and the free music sharing app Spotify.

You've probably listened to some tunes while making dinner - but how often have you based the menu directly on the music? IAA Band Conductor Dr. Matthew Schlomer and Black Star Farms Chef Jonathan Dayton put their heads together for an innovative project that does just that.

"Tone to Table," a collaboration between Interlochen Arts Academy and Black Star Farms, is an upcoming event exploring the connections between food and music - compositional "ingredients" taking on new depth as they relate to one another.

Chef Dayton, along with Black Star's Stephanie Lee Wiitala, came together with Dr. Schlomer to create an event based on the interplay of music and food. On November 20th, diners can experience that exchange, with music provided by IAA, and food by Black Star Farms. The menu has a, "Landscapes," theme, and follows many layers of that idea - everything from outdoor landscapes to landscapes within - what Dr. Schlomer calls, "ideal urges," and, "primal urges."

We were treated to a performance and discussion of those, "primal urges," in Studio A. IAA Flute Instructor Nancy Stagnitta was the soloist, with a group of IAA percussion students (Joshua Pearlmutter, Stephen Karukas, Adriano Macciocchi and Miyu Morita), performing samples of Andre Jolivet's, "Suite en Concert." The piece is based on ancient sounds and ideas - flute and drum are the oldest musical instruments known to man. Chef Dayton discussed how the primal sound and differing textures influenced his dish, from ingredients to  plating.

It was a fun, interesting discussion (we even talked about how Chef Dayton changed a sauce because it was too, "creamy," for its accompanying composition), interspersed with fascinating music, but be warned: it might make you hungry!


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