Short Suites

Every Tuesday morning at about 9:00, we air a little feature we like to call, "Short Suites" - two pieces of music that go together, one way or the other.  The connection may be concrete or abstract.  The link between pieces may be in their themes, their titles, or one piece may quote another. 

We invite you to become the Muse of the Short Suite - come up with one of your own!  Send your Short Suite idea in an e-mail to ipr@interlochen.org .

Here are some examples to get you started!

CONNECTIONS BY TITLE AND/OR THEME:

In the Doghouse, inspired by IPR's Tim Burke

Frank Zappa, "The Dog Breath Variations"

George Gershwin, "Promenade (Walking the Dog)"

THE PARODY CONNECTION:

The Tears of a Clown When There's No One Around, inspired by IPR's Brad Aspey:

Rugiero Leoncavallo, Pagliacci, "Vesti la Giubba" (Pavarotti)

Spike Jonez with Betsy Gay, "Pal-Yat-Chee"

THE CLASSICAL COP (popular music lifted directly from classical music):

The Lovers' Notebook, inspired by listener Liz Bannister

JS Bach, "Minuet in G," from Anna Magdalena's Notebook

"A Lovers' Concerto," by The Toys

...and all these are just to get you started! Please consider giving it a try - the more Muses, the better!

To submit your idea for a Short Suite, drop an e-mail to: ipr@interlochen.org.  We'll see/hear you Tuesday!

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Classical Music
9:40 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Kids' Commute: spring break

Kids' Commute is on spring break!

Kids' Commute is on spring break this week!

If you still need your daily fix, this would be a great week to check out our archived episodes.

Hope you enjoy your time off school, and we'll talk to you next week. 

Hasta semana próxima!

Classical Music
9:29 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Kids’ Commute Trumpet Week: "What else can the trumpet do?"

It's Trumpet week with Abigail Rowland, on Kids' Commute!

It’s all about the Trumpet this week on Kids’ Commute! 

To help us learn more about the Trumpet, we’re talking with Abigail Rowland, who is majoring in trumpet at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear what a trumpet is, why Abigail chose to play it, and get to listen to some of her favorite trumpet music. One thing is clear, she loves her instrument, and she just might convince you to play the trumpet yourself!

 


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Metropolitan Opera
8:46 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Lucia di Lammermoor

Albina Shagimuratova in the title role of Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor."
Credit Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

Donizetti’s tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor. Russian coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova makes her network role debut as the title character, who comes undone in opera's most famous mad scene. Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja stars opposite her as Lucia's beloved Edgardo, her family's enemy. Italian baritone Luca Salsi makes his network role debut as Lucia’s villainous brother, Enrico; and English bass Alastair Miles is the chaplain Raimondo. Bel canto specialist Maurizio Benini conducts. 

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Classical Music
9:21 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Kids’ Commute Trumpet Week: Everyone has a different tone

It's Trumpet week with Abigail Rowland, on Kids' Commute!

It’s all about the Trumpet this week on Kids’ Commute! 

To help us learn more about the Trumpet, we’re talking with Abigail Rowland, who is majoring in trumpet at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear what a trumpet is, why Abigail chose to play it, and get to listen to some of her favorite trumpet music. One thing is clear, she loves her instrument, and she just might convince you to play the trumpet yourself!

 

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Classical Music
12:29 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Kids’ Commute Trumpet Week: Beautiful but fierce

It's Trumpet week with Abigail Rowland, on Kids' Commute!

It’s all about the Trumpet this week on Kids’ Commute! 

To help us learn more about the Trumpet, we’re talking with Abigail Rowland, who is majoring in trumpet at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear what a trumpet is, why Abigail chose to play it, and get to listen to some of her favorite trumpet music. One thing is clear, she loves her instrument, and she just might convince you to play the trumpet yourself!

 


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