Classical Music

Interlochen Public Radio is your gateway to news and classical music from Interlochen Center for the Arts. Learn about new music, upcoming performances and more.

Linsdey Anderson - Live in IPR's Studio A

Apr 19, 2013

Pulitzer-winning composer Ned Rorem is most noted for his art songs.  Here's mezzo-soprano Lindsey Anderson performing Rorem's "Rain in Spring," Live in IPR's Studio A.


Piano Sonata fills Studio A

Feb 5, 2013

Beethoven's Piano sonata  in Eb, Opus 7, performed on the air by Kevin Takeda.

"Les Adieux" from Studio A

Jan 31, 2013

Nathaniel Mo, a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy, performs Beethoven's Piano Sonata #26, "Les Adieux"

Brass Quintet

Jan 30, 2013

AA Students Aden Beery (tuba), Elmer Churampi (trumpet), Morgan Low (trumpet), Alex Melzer (trombone) and Markus Osterlund (horn) are members of an IAA Brass Quintet preparing for the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Click to listen as they visit with Kate Botello in Studio A to play a colorful collection of brass music in different styles.  You'll hear two movements of a famous "Quintet" from Malcolm Arnold, Samuel Scheidt's Renaissance piece, "Canzona Bergamasca," and the kicky and fun "Killer Tango" by Sonny Kompanek.

Beethoven in Studio A

Jan 29, 2013

Menghan Cao plays Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C, Op. 2, #3.  Menghan is one of five Interlochen students travelling to Detroit to perform at the invitation of Maestro Leonard Slatkin of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

As part of a project with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, young pianists have been invited to participate in an epic performance of all 32 of  Beethoven's piano sonatas. Five of those pianists are from Interlochen, and all will be playing their sonatas Live from Studio A over the next couple of weeks. (You can see those performances in Detroit on February 7th, 2013).

Here, Interlochen Senior Ariela Bohrod joins Kate Botello in Studio A to perform Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 15, Opus 28 (otherwise known as the "Pastoral") in its entirety.  Enjoy!

Live from Studio A

Jan 21, 2013

On Tuesday, January 22nd 2013 at 7:30 in Milliken Auditorium, Chamber Music North will present renowned baritone David Small, along with pianist Stephen Wogaman, performing Schubert's famous song cycle, "Winterreise."

Small and Wogman joined Kate Botello live in Studio A to perform a couple of pieces from the cycle ("The Grey Head" and "The Crow") and talked about the music's significance and meaning - and how sometimes pain can be a "good" - or at least moving and beautiful - thing.

Mazel Trio

Nov 7, 2012

Interlochen students Dylan Naroff (violin), Ariela Bohrod (piano),  and Dan Blumhard (cello), are determined to take part in this year's Fischoff Chamber Music competition. With that in mind, they formed the Mazel Trio and have begun preparing their repertoire.  Interlochen cello instructor and Chamber Music Coach Crispin Campbell brought them by Studio A to play for us, and they brought out the big guns - the final movement of Shostakovich's Trio #2 in E minor. 

Click above to listen!

WYSO 2012 Week 5 Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Aug 17, 2012

Osmo Vanska leads the World Youth Symphony Orchestra in the Symphony No. 2 by Jean Sibelius.

WYSO 2012 Week 3 - Firebird, Espana

Aug 17, 2012

Joann Falletta conducts the World Youth Symphony Orchestra in music of Stravinksy, Chabrier, and Berlioz.

WYSO 2012 Week 2 - Pictures at an Exhibition

Aug 17, 2012

The World Youth Symphony Orchestra 2012, week 2.  Jung-Ho Pak conducts Mussourgsky's Pictures at an Exhbition.

Performances by the World Youth Symphony Orchestra:  Elgar's Cello Concerto with soloist Anthony Ross, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (Choral section).

WYSO 2012 Week 4 Beethoven Emperor Concerto

Aug 17, 2012

The World Youth Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven's Emperor Concerto with Awadagin Pratt, conducted by Jung-Ho Pak.

WYSO 2012 Week 1 - American Memories

Aug 8, 2012

Jung-Ho Pak conducts the World Youth Symphony in a program of American music from the 2012 Interlochen Arts Camp.

ENSO STRING QUARTET Live From Studio A

Jul 16, 2012

The Enso String Quartet serves as quartet-in-residence during the Interlochen Adult Chamber Music Camp 2012.  They visited IPR, talked with IPR's Tim Burke and performed music of Giuseppe Verdi live from Studio A.  

Paula Robison on Island Cabin Discs

Jul 14, 2012

Jeff Kimpton hosts Island Cabin Discs on Interlochen Public Radio, asking guests to share the music they would take with them to an island cabin getaway.

This episode features Paula Robison, the "First Lady of the Flute."

Read all about Paula Robison by clicking here!

Michael Moore on Island Cabin Discs

Jun 16, 2012

Jeff Kimpton hosts Island Cabin Discs on Interlochen Public Radio, asking guests to share the music they would take with them to an island cabin getaway. 

This episode of Island Cabin Discs features filmmaker Michael Moore.

Learn all about Michael Moore by clicking here.  

Brass students from the Interlochen Arts Academy play 3 movements from Enrique Crespo's "Americana".

Charles Overton in Studio A

Mar 21, 2012

Gabriel Faure's Impromptu for Harp, Op. 86, performed by Interlochen Arts Academy senior Charles Overton.

Adam Stepniewski

Nov 14, 2011

2nd Violinist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Adam Stepniewski performs music of 20th-century composer Alfred Mendelsohn in IPR's Studio A.

ARTFORMS: The Future Of The Symphony Orchestra

Mar 2, 2011

This week, we'll discuss the health and future of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Musicians haven't had a contract since last summer and negotiations with management have often been bitter and personal. Recently, the striking musicians agreed to return to work without a contract hoping for a settlement.

Yoonshin Song

Jan 5, 2011

Paganini's Caprice #17 in E flat performed Live in Studio A by violinist Yoonshin Song from the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Christmas in Studio A

Dec 10, 2010

A Christmas medley performed by students from the Interlochen Center for the Arts.  Happy holidays, everyone!

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