Classical Music

Interlochen Public Radio has the latest in classical music. You'll find recent local concerts, live performances from our very own Studio A, classical music for kids and so much more. 

  

Thanks to listeners in Lake City, Petoskey, Traverse City, Big Rapids and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Franz Schubert, ballet music from Rosamunde; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

2. Dmitri Shostakovich, waltzes from the Jazz Suite no. 2; Riccardo Chailly/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

3. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies; William Zeitler (glass armonica)

4. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture; Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

An Evening with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra begins at 7 p.m. Ahead of the live concert at 8 p.m., experience an hour of treasures from the Interlochen archives, a conversation with the conductor and more.

In the 7 o’clock hour, conductor Guillermo Figueroa talks about this week’s repertoire, and he shares memories of his days as a camper at Interlochen. The live concert at 8 p.m. features the Symphony No.1 by Shostakovich, Mariandà by Ernesto Cordero and the Overture to Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz.

Listen Sunday starting at 7:00 p.m.

DSO Oboist Sarah Lewis - Music at Midday

Jul 6, 2018

Petoskey native Sarah Lewis shares her favorite works and talks about how each piece has influenced her life. An oboist in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Sarah Lewis will be on stage as the group performs in Bay Harbor at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts Opening Gala on July 7th. That concert will be broadcast live on Classical IPR Saturday night at 8:00 p.m.

 Pianist Sarah Cahill is an advocate for new classical music and a faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory. In 2018, she was given a Champion of New Music Award from the American Composers Forum.

 

Sarah Cahill stopped by Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to play music of John Adams, Annea Lockwood and Pauline Oliveros. All three of those pieces were written for her.

 

Boston Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Elizabeth Rowe has filed a lawsuit against the orchestra, claiming that she is making substantially less each year than her closest peer — a man.

This Saturday, July 7 Interlochen Public Radio broadcasts live from Bay Harbor.  The Gala opening of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, “Raise the Curtain,” will feature the Detroit Symphony OrchestraInterlochen Festival Choir, Broadway star Rachel Gold, Miami City Ballet ballerina 

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  Cellist Joshua Roman and the JACK String Quartet are on the cutting edge of 21st-century music. This Friday on Classical IPR, hear a special presentation of a recent performance they gave at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

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Violinist Martin Chalifour is the principal concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and an adjunct professor at USC Thorton School of Music, and Dr. Mak Grgic is an esteemed classical guitarist and an Artist Diploma student at USC Thorton School of Music. They will be performing tonight at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Chalifour and Grgic visited Studio A to perform works of Bartok, Kreisler and Piazzolla.

Martin Chalifour and Mak Grgic will perform at their duo recital tonight at 8pm in Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Click here for more information.


This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents Opera Broadcasts from the UK's recent production of Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses.

This production stars Roderick Williams, David Shipley, Catherine Carby and Caitlin Hulcup..

Beethoven's music is performed this week by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti. Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!
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Hey Kids Commuters! Summer is heating up and so is week three of IPR’s Kids Commute Summer Listening Program! Each week for five weeks, we’re bringing you a special extended episode of Kids Commute. As always, there’s a Quizlet at the end of the program. Answer the question and receive our week three prize!

This week’s selection is one of the most famous classical pieces of all time, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Symphonies are pretty long compositions (this one lasts between 30 and 40 minutes, depending on the conductor), so in this episode we focus on the first movement, Allegro con brio, which means “fast, and with spirit”. Listen as we walk through some of Beethoven’s life, and highlight a few of his earlier compositions. We teach you what a motif is, and we point out several times where good ol’ Ludwig uses a simple motif to build a tremendous work of art that continues to inspire musicians to this very day.

KIDS COMMUTE SUMMER LISTENING - WEEK 3
MUSIC: Symphony No. 5, first movement, Allegro con brio
COMPOSER: Ludwig van Beethoven
CONDUCTOR/ORCHESTRA: Sir Georg Solti/Chicago Symphony Orchestra

A great example of Beethoven’s brilliance as a composer is that he is able to create so many musical ideas out of only four notes!

And now, fast, and with spirit, just as Beethoven directed, we’ll bring you this week’s episode:


Thanks to listeners in Good Harbor Bay, Midland, Ludington, Harbor Springs and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Ludovico Einaudi, Elegy for the Arctic; performed by the composer

2. James Bolle, Two Sea Monsters; Christopher Gross & Robert Black

3. Robert Schumann, Symphony no. 2 (second movement); Christoph Eschenbach/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

4. Jesper Kyd, Ezio’s Family from Assassin’s Creed 2 original soundtrack

5. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture; James DePreist/Oregon Symphony

An Evening with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra begins Sunday, July 1 at 7 p.m.. Ahead of the live concert at 8 p.m., experience an hour of treasures from the Interlochen archives, a conversation with the conductor, and more.

Ralph Votapek is a concert pianist and Professor Emeritus of Piano at Michigan State University’s College of Music. His daughter Kathryn Votapek is a Lecturer of Violin at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. The two of them will be performing at the Leelanau Summer Music Festival this weekend.

 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrated 25 years on the United States Supreme Court this year. A new album on the Cedille label is a tribute to Ginsburg's personal and professional life. 

The album "Notorious RBG in Song" includes art songs by five contemprary American composers. The music is performed by soprano Patrice Michaels and pianist Kuo-Hao Huang. Michaels also composed a song cycle on the album, "The Long View," which is based on Ginsburg's own writings.

 Violinist Lauren Pokorzynski is a graduate student at Texas Tech University. Lauren will be the soloist with the Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra this weekend on their “Love of Country” concert.

 

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This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents Opera Broadcasts from the UK's recent production of Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth.

This production stars Željko Lučić, Anna Netrebko and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo.

Erich Kunzel conducts the Cincinnati Pops in this week's music, "The 1812 Overture," by Tchaikovsky. Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!
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Hope you’re having a great summer vacation, Kids Commuters! It’s Week Two of IPR’s Kids Commute Summer Listening Program! Each week for five weeks, we’ll bring you a special extended episode of Kids Commute. As always, there’s a Quizlet at the end of the program. Answer the question and receive our Week Three prize!

This week, we focus on the 1812 Overture, one of Tchaikovsky’s best known compositions. You might recognize it as, “the one with the cannons that goes BOOM!”

Be sure to read our whole post for 1812 - we've got lots of informative goodies for you after the jump!

Don't forget to answer our Quizlet to receive your Week Two listening prize!

Kids Commute Summer Listening Week Two
MUSIC: 1812 Overture
COMPOSER: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
CONDUCTOR/ORCHESTRA: Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops

Here's this week's Kids Commute:


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Thanks to listeners in Northport, Wolverine, Lake City, Pierport and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Leroy Anderson, Clarinet Candy; Ensemble Vivant

2. Gustav Holst, A Moorside Suite; Eugene Corporon/North Texas Wind Symphony

3. Giacomo Puccini, O mio babbino caro; Renata Tebaldi

4. Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony no. 9 (first movement); Eduardo Mata/Dallas Symphony Orchestra

5. Various composers, Yodeling Overtures; Mary Schneider

6. Philip Glass, Koyaanisqatsi (selections); Philip Glass Ensemble

On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his quartet arrived at Van Gelder Studios in New Jersey to record an album. It was a busy time for the group, which featured pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones.

Max Richter's music seems ready-made for movies – and that's not in any way a put down. The music is powerful on its own, but certain pieces take on new depth when paired with well-designed visuals.

  

Each summer, Interlochen holds a series of Institutes that provide intensive training to talented young musicians. Interlochen Instructor of Piano Michael Coonrod brought Josephine Chou and Ami Katijima to perform and chat with Kate Botello in Studio A.

Josephine presented the second half of J.S. Bach's Toccata in D major, followed by Ami's performance of Chopin's, "Heroic" Polonaise in A flat major.

This performance in Studio A was engineered by Brock Morman.

Here is a music video in which the things you don't see or hear are almost as important as the things you do.

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents Opera Broadcasts from the UK's recent production of George Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence.

This production stars Stephane Degout, Barbara Hannigan, Gyula Orendt and Peter Hoare.

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