Live from IPR's Studio A

IPR hosts Interlochen students and faculty, guest performers and talent from across northern Michigan for live performances in our very own Studio A. Enjoy these performances anytime!


Live from Studio A
3:39 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

A Song Of Blessing: Tibetan Monks Perform Live

Tibetan monks in IPR's Studio A

Several members of the Mystical Arts of Tibet stopped by Interlochen Public Radio for a conversation and performance live in Studio A today.  These Tibetan Buddhist monks are in Traverse City this week, constructing an elaborate sand painting at the Dennos Museum.

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Live from Studio A
1:15 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Tibetan Buddhist Monks Create Sand Painting In Traverse City

Tibetan Buddhist monks create a mandala, an intricate sand painting at The Dennos Museum Center.
Sara Hoover

NOTE: Monks from the Mystical Arts of Tibet who are in Traverse City this week will also perform at Milliken Auditorium this Saturday, and live on Classical IPR Thursday April 17, in the 10 a.m. hour.

The Dennos Museum Center of Northwestern Michigan College is hosting Tibetan Buddhist monks this week.

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Live from Studio A
2:11 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

New Opera Project - Live from Studio A

(L-R) Tevan Goldberg, Aliya Ultan, Sage DeAgro-Roupp, Erin Anderson (in the back - Scott Skiba)

The spirit of collaboration is alive and well with Interlochen's upcoming New Opera Project.  Interlochen composing students worked in tandem with faculty and performers to create scenes for new operas.  The Parallel45 Production company came on board to produce, and the operas will make their world premieres at the Inside Out Gallery in Traverse City.

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Live from Studio A
6:20 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Jade Fung - Live from Studio A

Jade Fung performs Liszt and Paganini a la Fazil Say, Live from A

Interlochen Arts Academy Sophomore Jade Fung paid a musical visit to IPR's Studio A.  She performed a pair of delightful contrasts, flowing powerfully through a Liszt Concert Etude before jazzing it up with a Fazil Say arrangement of a Paganini Caprice.


IAA Sophomore Jade Fung performs Liszt's, 'Un Sospiro,' and Fazil Say's arrangement of Paganini's 'Caprice No. 24.'

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Live from Studio A
11:29 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Wanzhen Li - Live from Studio A

Violinist Wanzhen Li performs in IPR's Studio A

Interlochen Alumna Wanzhen Li returned to the area and paid a visit to Interlochen Public Radio, where she played Eugene Ysaye's " Violin Sonata No. 4."

Violinist Wanzhen Li performs music of Eugene Ysaye in IPR's Studio A.

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Arts at Interlochen
4:42 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Pianist Michel Dalberto: musician and judge

Pianist Michel Dalberto with Thom Paulson at IPR.

Pianist Michel Dalberto visited Interlochen and performed on Classical IPR live in Studio A.  Dalberto tells of his choosing to become a musician in a non-musical family, about the musician's responsibility to act as judge, interpreting the composer's intention, sometimes using significant performances by other artists as a precedent....or not.  He also performs music of Faure and Scriabin in this January 22, 2014 performance at IPR Studio A.

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Live from Studio A
1:21 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Baritone Carlton Ford - Live in IPR's Studio A

Baritone Carlton Ford with Donna Brunsma

Alumnus Carlton Ford returned to Interlochen Arts Academy to work with voice students, and he also paid a visit to IPR to sing works by Grieg, Ravel and Tosti.

Baritone Carlton Ford sings live in IPR's Studio A

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Live from Studio A
1:13 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Canticum Novum - Live in IPR's Studio A

Canticum Novum Live in IPR's Studio A

We had quite a crowd in Studio A this morning! Northwestern Michigan College Choir Director Jeffrey Cobb brought 32 stalwart members of the new vocal ensemble, Canticum Novum, to IPR's Studio A. Canticum Novum, along with the NMC Chamber Choir, will appear in, "Sounds of the Seasons - Holiday Songs for Brass and Voices," in Miliken Auditorium Friday, December 6th.  Listen for a sneak preview of the concert - Mendelssohn and a calypso carol.

The Canticum Novum vocal ensemble performs Mendelssohn's, "There Shall A Star Come Out Of Jacob," and Jester Hairston's arrangement of, "Mary's Little Boy Chile."

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Live from Studio A
2:30 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Laurie Rubin with Jennifer Taira, Live from IPR's Studio A

Laurie Rubin and Jennifer Taira, visiting IPR's Studio A for a live performance

Mezzo-soprano/author/jewelry designer Laurie Rubin dropped by IPR's Studio A before leading a master class with Interlochen's Opera students.  Laurie, an acclaimed performer, recently released her memoir, Do You Dream In Color? Insights from a Girl Without Sight.  She spoke with IPR's Kate Botello about how she approaches the challenges of singing without sight, and sang an inspiring song she co-wrote with partner Jennifer Taira for her new album. 

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Suren Bagratuni - Live from IPR's Studio A
12:00 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Suren Bagratuni

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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