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. 

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.

 

requiemformymother.com

Stephen Edwards is best known for his work as a film composer. When his mother passed away in 2006, he composed a Requiem mass in her memory. “Requiem for My Mother” is now commercially available for the first time.

The Gryphon Trio
John Beebe

The Gryphon Trio is performing a concert tonight in the Concert Hall of the former Holy Rosary School/Sala Koncertowa in Cedar as part of the Leelanau Summer Music Festival. Violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys and pianist Jamie Parker talked with Kate Botello and performed works of Beethoven and Astor Piazzolla.

Todd Rosenberg

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Don Giovanni" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago

The production stars Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni, Ana Maria Martinez as Donna Elvira, Marina Rebeka as Donna Anna and Kyle Ketelsen as Leporello, and Sir Andrew Davis conducts. Click here for an English translation of the libretto.

When his mother Rosalie Savarino Edwards passed away in 2006, composer Stephen Edwards composed a Requiem mass in her honor. The premiere recording of Edwards’s Requiem for My Mother is Classical IPR’s New Release of the Week.

 

J. Paul Getty Museum

Thanks to listeners in Manistee, Onekama, Kennesaw (GA), Big Rapids, Harbor Springs, and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Richard Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries; Frederick Hohman

2. Rodgers & Hammerstein, “Some enchanted evening” from South Pacific; Jonathan Tunick/London Symphony Orchestra/Jose Carreras

3. Igor Stravinsky, Les noces (first scene); JoAnn Falletta; Les Noces Percussion Ensemble/Virginia Symphony Chorus

4. Jacques Ibert, Concertino for Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra/Branford Marsalis

Todd Rosenberg

This Saturday at 1 PM, Classical IPR presents a recent production of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago

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.


Most people love to sing, but in Estonia, they take their singing very seriously. At the Estonian Song Festivals, for example, over 30 thousand singers routinely show up to form one gigantic chorus. Among the Baltic country's smaller, professional vocal ensembles, the Grammy-winning Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is considered one of the world's best. When the group releases a new album, fans of choral music listen up.

Since its premiere in 1918, Gustav Holst's symphonic cycle The Planets has effectively defined the informal genre of "music about space." But more recently, four prominent artists from different musical realms collaborated on a cosmic exploration of their own. It culminated in Planetarium, which was released earlier this month.

What role does music play in our national dialogue about immigration? Six young musicians, rooted in six different countries, gathered at Ellis Island, and in Manhattan, to explore that question in a new composition inspired by Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land."

 Classical IPR’s New Release of the Week features Natalie Dessay performing songs of Franz Schubert (1797-1828). This album is the first time Dessay has recorded Schubert’s music.

 

National Gallery of Art

Thanks to listeners in Beulah, Branch, Manistee, Frankfort, and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Ira Hearshen, Fantasia on the Army Blue; US Army Field Band

2. George Frederic Handel, “The name of the wicked” from Solomon; Nicholas McGegan/Winchester Cathedral Choir/Göttigen Festival Orchestra

3. William Dawson (arr.), “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “Ev’ry time I feel the spirit”; Anton Armstrong/St. Olaf Choir

4. Richard Rodgers, title track and “Surrey with a fringe on top” from Oklahoma! Keith Lockhart/Boston Pops Orchestra

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.

Andrew Cioffi

This Saturday at 1 PM, Classical IPR presents a recent production of Georges Bizet's "Carmen" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago

  This year marks the 40th season for the Emerson String Quartet. They are celebrating with a new album called “Chaconnes and Fantasias.”

 

J. Paul Getty Museum

Thanks to listeners in St. Ignace, Frankfort, Interlochen, Royal Oak, Leland, and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Bei Männern” from The Magic Flute; John Eliot Gardiner/English Baroque Soloists/Gerald Finley & Christiane Oelze

2. George Frederic Handel, Harp Concerto no. 6; Bernard Labadie/Les Violons du Roy/Valerie Milot

3. Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello suite no. 1, first three movements; Zuill Bailey

Cory Weaver

 This Saturday at 1 PM, Classical IPR presents a recent production of Vincenzo Bellini's "Norma" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Molly Rubin

This weekend, Chas Helge will perform as the soloist in Antonin Dvorak’s Cello Concerto with the Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra. Helge, who grew up in Manistee and also attended camp at Interlochen, is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Oklahoma. He visited IPR’s Studio A to perform some music and to talk about his Northern Michigan roots.

It's now officially summer, which means it's time to kick back, pour out a glass of rosé and listen to the ever-timeless Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, by composer Felix Mendelssohn. The German composer wrote the Overture (Op. 21) when he was only 17, but by then he was a seasoned composer with numerous operas and string symphonies under his belt.

Earlier this month, the New York Philharmonic's outgoing music director Alan Gilbert said goodbye to his orchestra in a series of concerts. Today, he is saying hello to a brand new job in Hamburg, Germany.

Mozart And 'The Peanut Vendor' In Havana

Jun 22, 2017

Last month, American pianist Simone Dinnerstein was in Cuba preparing for her current North American tour with an orchestra of young musicians from Havana. She fondly recalls one very hot rehearsal.

Colin Way

The Honens Piano Competition is a sort of Canadian Van Cliburn competition, where an award is given just every three years. The competitors are all under the age of 30, and the winner receives not only a major cash award of $100,000 but also an extensive career development program valued at about half a million dollars.

 

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