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This week on the Kids Commute - it's Mermaid Week! Come and search for treasure and pearls with us in the watery deep. Meet mermaids of all sorts, from all kinds of places!

EPISODE 7 - The Lovely Sirens (Wednesday, September 13, 2017)

People didn't always think of mermaids as lovely underwater ladies who spent all day pearl hunting. The Ancient Greeks thought of them as monsters, called, "sirens." Sirens were very nice to look at, and had beautiful singing voices...but they lured sailors to wreck their ships on rocks. American composer Stacy Garrop wrote, "The Lovely Sirens," as part of her Mythology Symphony -  it's music that shows both sides of our monster mermaids - beautiful singing that ends in a terrible shipwreck!

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Congratulations on your new school year, and welcome back to IPR's Kids Commute! Tune in to Classical IPR this morning at 7:40, or listen any time at the link below!

This week is "Back to School Week," on the Kids Commute.

EPISODE FOUR (Friday, September 8, 2017)

Today, we'll hear some music by composer John Williams from his score to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - meet Hagrid the Professor!

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The Kids Commute returns to Classical IPR weekdays starting September 5th!

Join Kate Botello each weekday morning at about 7:40 as she picks stories and sounds from the Classical world your children will love. She wants to inspire your family with the love of Classical music.

The World Youth Symphony Orchestra performed July 2, 2017 in Kresge Auditorium. Karina Canellakis conducted works by Adams, Mendelssohn, and Ravel. The program was broadcast live on Classical IPR.

Pianist Alon Goldstein in Studio A

Jul 29, 2017

Alon Golstein is the piano soloist with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen this Sunday, July 30th. On Friday he stopped by Studio A and shared music by Domenico Scarlatti, Alberto Ginastera, and Claude Debussy. 

Conductor Carlos Izcaray conducts the World Youth Symphony Orchestra this Sunday, July 30th. The program includes The Chairman Dances by John Adams and La Mer by Claude Debussy. Alon Goldstein is the guest soloist performing Saint-Saëns' Second Piano Concerto. The concert will be broadcast live on Classical IPR Sunday at 8 p.m.

Cristian Macelaru
Sorin Popa

Week Four of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen features guest conductor Cristian Macelaru, Music Director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.

This week's concert features Dvorak's Carnival Overture and Brahms Symphony No. 2. Macelaru - a former member of the WYSO himself - had some fascinating things to say about Brahms, Dvorak, and their musical ideas of happiness.

Listen below to hear more, and to find out why Macelaru wants to make t-shirts that say, "Keep Dvorak Weird!"

Join us for the concert live on Classical IPR, Sunday night at 8pm.


On July 9, 2017, guest conductor JoAnn Falletta led the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen in the second week of their 2017 season.

On the program: the United States premiere of Zhou Long's Tsingtao Overture, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.

Hear the archived live broadcast in full, below.


Carlos Kalmar - WYSO 2017, Week Three

Jul 13, 2017

This week’s performance by the World Youth Symphony Orchestra features "Phenomenon" by Narong Prangcharoen, Mozart’s Third Violin Concerto with soloist Simone Porter, and "Capriccio Italien" by Tchaikovsky. Carlos Kalmar is the guest conductor for this concert which will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. on Classical IPR. Maestro Kalmar stopped by the studio at Interlochen Public Radio to chat about this week's repertoire.

 

In this special hour of Morning Classical, Interlochen Center for the Arts President Trey Devey shares some of his favorite classical music with listeners.

Click through to see Trey's playlist.


JoAnn Falletta, Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic, returns to Interlochen Arts Camp to conduct the second week of the 2017 World Youth Symphony Orchestra season.

On the repertoire this week: Zhou Long's Tsingtao Overture, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.

IPR's Kate Botello talked with JoAnn about Interlochen, the concert repertoire, and sharing in the excitement of discovery with the young musicians of the WYSO.


Karina Canellakis Conducts the WYSO Season Opener

Jun 29, 2017

Karina Canellakis has conducted many of the world's top orchestras. She has taken her place on the podium for performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Luxembourg Philharmonic, and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. This week she conducts the season opening concert of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen. The program will be broadcast live on Classical IPR at 8 p.m. on Sunday. It includes music by John Adams, Felix Mendelssohn, and Maurice Ravel.

Biss & Padmore Concert from Interlochen

May 19, 2017

Pianist Jonathan Biss and tenor Mark Padmore bring late works of Franz Schubert to the stage of Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall at Interlochen Center for the Arts. These world renowned artists perform Schubert’s last song cycle Schwanengesang and the Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major.

Friday Concert: Schwanengesang Translation

May 12, 2017

Music By Request Playlist for March 25, 2017

Mar 25, 2017
Museum of Modern Art

Thanks to listeners in Cadillac, Oklahoma City, Honor, Farmington Hills, Petoskey, Traverse City, Ludington, and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Georges Bizet, Carmen, March of the Toreadors; Myng Whun Chung/Bastille Orchestra

2. Arvo Part, Tribute to Benjamin Britten; Neeme Jarvi/Scottish National Orchestra

3. Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar, Overture; Soundtrack recording

4. William Bolcom, Graceful Ghost; Spencer Myer, piano