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10:27 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Kids' Commute Rossini Overture Week: The Thieving Magpie

Learn about Gioachino Rossini and his Overtures!

This week on Kids’ Commute, we are going to explore the overtures of Gioachino Rossini! 

The Italian composer wrote some famous operas, sacred music, chamber music, songs, and other instrumental and piano pieces. Now just to remind you, the an overture is the first thing you hear before an opera, for instance. It gives you the musical sense of what you’re about to hear, often containing little themes about what you’ll hear in the main opera. 


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Metropolitan Opera
8:24 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Katerina and Brandon Jovanovich as Sergei in Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.
Credit Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Shostakovich’s searing drama Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Eva-Maria Westbroek starred as the adulterous and murderous Katerina Ismailova, a role she has sung to acclaim at leading houses around the world. James Conlon conducted the performance, which also starred Brandon Jovanovich as Katerina’s lover, Sergei, and Anatoli Kotscherga as her brutal father-in-law, Boris. 

Listen LIVE on Classical IPR on Saturday, April 18 at 1pm ET.  Click Read More for the Libretto.

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Michigan Arts & Culture
3:25 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Introducing the Green Room: a new arts show on IPR

Parallel 45 Theater Company has an interesting twist on the classic Cyrano de Bergerac. Just three actors play every role, and the love-struck Cyrano happens to be female, and five months pregnant.
Credit Wayne Erreca

Welcome to the Green Room on Interlochen Public Radio, our new weekly arts journal. Join us to hear about the arts, artists, and performance.

Why is it called the Green Room?

A green room is a space where performers hang out between the dressing room and the stage. It's a place to relax, that usually has a couch and some snacks. So think of the Green Room on Interlochen Public Radio as your backstage pass into the world of the arts each week.

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Classical Music
9:36 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Kids' Commute Eighth Blackbird Week: Glass equipage

From left to right: Michael J. Maccaferri, Tim Munro, Yvonne Lam, Matthew Duvall, Lisa Kaplan, and Nicholas Photinos

Welcome back, Kids’ Commuters. Today is the final day of Eighth Blackbird week. Eighth Blackbird is the artist-in residence at Interlochen Arts Academy, teaching workshops and collaborating with the students. All week, they’ve been taking us through the piece of music composed especially for their group, called “Thirteen Ways.” Ready for the final day?

 

The focus of today’s episode is on the eleventh movement.

 

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Classical Music
9:07 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Kids' Commute Eighth Blackbird Week: Imaginary golden birds

From left to right: Michael J. Maccaferri, Tim Munro, Yvonne Lam, Matthew Duvall, Lisa Kaplan, and Nicholas Photinos

Hey Kids’ Commuters! Welcome back to Eighth Blackbird week. Lisa Kaplan and Matthew Duvall are part of a music group called Eighth Blackbird. Today, we’ll continue delving into the music piece, “Thirteen Ways.”

 

The focus of today’s episode is on the seventh movement.

 

 


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