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. 

Suren Bagratuni

Oct 17, 2013

Cellist Suren Bagratuni dropped by Studio A with Maestro Kevin Rhodes of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. The pair were preparing for a huge concert - Dvorak's Cello Concerto and Ninth Symphony ("From the New World"), held at the end of September.  Suren delighted us with performances of Tsintsadze's, "Chonguri" (played without a bow!) and Marin Marais's, "La Reveuse," - exclusive treats in this command performance for IPR listeners!  Suren had a lot of fascinating things to say, and even Kevin got in on the interview act.  

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The Oakland Trio

Jun 26, 2013

The Oakland Trio (Cellist Debra Fayroian, violinist Adrienne Ronmark and pianist Stephen Wogaman) visited IPR's Studio A prior to their Arcturos Concert Series appearance in Suttons Bay.  While in the studio, they performed the second movement of Mendelssohn's  Trio in d minor, Opus 49.

Harpist Danielle Paus

Jun 18, 2013

Harpist Danielle Paus returned to the Interlochen campus for the first time in about ten years, and one of her stops was IPR's studio A. She gave a live performance of  this Swedish polska during her visit.

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.

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.  

Nearby Businesses Eager To Have DSO Back

Apr 5, 2011

Musicians with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have agreed to come back to work, under a tentative labor agreement reached this weekend. There are few details, but the deal appears to bring the six-month strike to an end.

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.

DSO Strike & The Case Of St. Louis

Nov 10, 2010

The musicians strike at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is now well into its second month. Shows have been cancelled through November. The impasse is, in part, over a proposed pay cut that would put salaries in-line with those at lower tier orchestras.

The players say accepting the concessions would threaten the orchestra's world-class status. But what might the DSO look and sound like if management had its way?