Arts at Interlochen

Interlochen Center for the Arts has arts education programs for students in grades 3-12 and adults. Interlochen also hosts hundreds of concerts and events in northern Michigan and is the parent organization of our two public radio stations.

Find the stories and sounds of Interlochen below, or click here for recordings of Interlochen student performances. 

Music at Midday - Guest Host Leelanee Sterrett

Nov 15, 2017
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Leelanee Sterrett was raised here in Northern Michigan and is now a member of the New York Philharmonic. She joined Nancy Deneen for Music at Midday, bringing along several of her favorite recordings and plenty of enthusiasm. 

Leelanee Sterrett  was on Kids Commute with Kate Botello this morning.  http://interlochenpublicradio.org/post/kids-commute-don-quixote-week-wednesday#stream/0

Keith Aleo is Director of Percussion at Interlochen Center for the Arts. He visited Classical IPR with instruments to demonstrate during the Drive for Listener Support.

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The Juilliard String Quartet was founded in 1946 and remains one of the leading string quartets in the world. They recently visited IPR's Studio A and talked about the legacy of the quartet and what it's like to carry that legacy into the 21st century. They played movements from string quartets by Haydn and Beethoven.  Hear the entire performance and conversation below.

Cellist Naseem Alatrash brings his performances of traditional Arabic music to audiences around the world. His playing incorporates traditional melodies and improvisation. He stresses the importance of improvisation for all musicians saying, "Being unable to improvise is like being unable to hold a casual conversation." Naseem Alatrash and Crispin Campbell collaborated on two selections and discussed communication and connecting through music. Listen to In Studio A with Naseem Alatrash and Crispin Campbell.

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This Friday night at 8 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent concert by the World Youth Wind Symphony (WYWS). The concert took place during the 2017 Interlochen Arts Camp season.

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.

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Join us for the World Youth Symphony Orchestra Live Concert Broadcast tonight at 8:00 p.m. Carlos Kalmar conducts. Violinist Simone Porter performs the Third Violin Concerto of Mozart. Also featured are works by Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen and Tchaikovsky. Listen at 8:00 on Classical IPR!

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Violinist Simone Porter will be the soloist with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra this Sunday evening. Conducted by Carlos Kalmar, Porter and WYSO will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto no. 3.

Simone Porter stopped by Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio for a conversation and to perform music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Manuel de Falla. She was joined by collaborative pianist Tim Plambeck.

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.


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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.

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.

When Josh Groban takes his final bow in Broadway's Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812, he'll leave some very big shoes to fill. Fans of the multiplatinum-selling recording artist have flocked to see him in this exuberantly offbeat musical, which is based on a section of the Russian novel War and Peace.

  Interlochen Arts Academy senior Nathaniel Heyder was recently selected as a winner of the 2017 NextNotes Competition. NextNotes is a national competition hosted by the American Composers Forum. Heyder was one of six winners chosen from over 130 submissions. Heyder studies composition with Cynthia Van Maanen at Interlochen Arts Academy.

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This afternoon, Interlochen broke ground for its new music building. Kedrick Merwin, Director of Music at Interlochen Center for the Arts, stopped by Interlochen Public Radio to discuss the new building. The new building has features such as state-of-the-art recording capabilities, extra-wide doors, and multimedia zero-latency streaming. Merwin explained that the new music building will connect Interlochen musicians with each other and with other musicians around the world.

Friday Concert: Schwanengesang Translation

May 12, 2017

Sarah Jarosz in Concert on Classical IPR

Apr 23, 2017

Singer songwriter Sarah Jarosz has performed for sold out audiences in the U.S., the U.K. and Ireland, and she’s been featured on A Prairie Home Companion. Her contemporary folk and American roots music just won two Grammy Awards.

2017-04-22 Singer-Songwriter Concert

Apr 22, 2017

This Friday, March 17, the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra will feature performances by the concerto competition winners. Chea Young Kang, a senior from South Korea, visited IPR's Studio A recently for a performance and conversation.

Ms. Kang won the concerto competition singing “Una Voce Poco Fa” from Rossini’s opera The Barber of Seville. She sang the piece in IPR's Studio A. 

This Friday, March 17, the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra will feature performances by the concerto competition winners. Ailun Zheng, a senior from Shanghai, visited IPR's Studio A recently for a performance and conversation.

Grammy-award winner Bob James is well known for his jazz music, but recently just premiered his new piano concerto. Since December, he has had his piano at Interlochen Public Radio. That’s because he recorded a new album with Nancy Stagnitta, flute instructor at Interlochen. The duo is about to premiere their new work at a concert in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall here on the Interlochen campus. Fittingly, the album is called, “In the Chapel in the Moonlight.”

Bob and Nancy joined Kate Botello in Studio A to give us a preview. The concert will be held March 4 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. For tickets, visit tickets.interlochen.org or call the Interlochen box office at 231-276-7800.


This Saturday, February 11, the Interlochen Arts Academy Band and the Creative Writing Department are collaborating in a unique exploration of the intersection between sounds, words and meaning.

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