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
9:52 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Kids' Commute - Spring has sprung: Vivaldi

Spring has sprung this week on Kids' Commute

  Spring has sprung, this week on Kids’ Commute! We will be welcoming spring with the music of Antonio Vivaldi, Ástor Piazzolla, and Richard Strauss. All these composers wrote specific, spring themed compositions, celebrating one of our most beloved seasons of the year. Are you ready to “spring” into spring?!

 

Antonio Vivaldi is most famous for writing “The Four Seasons,” a collection of four violin concertos representing each season of the year. He wrote this music way back in 1725.

 


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Classical Music
9:29 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Kids' Commute Rossini Overture Week: William Tell

Learn about Gioachino Rossini and his Overtures!

This week on Kids’ Commute, we are exploring 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 from the music in the main opera. 

 

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The Green Room
3:51 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

The 'riot' of spring and homeless writers in Traverse City: this week on the Green Room

Credit Joffrey Ballet

Welcome to the Green Room, a weekly arts journal from Interlochen Public Radio. Listen below to this week's episode about the arts, artists and performance.


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Classical Music
9:34 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Kids' Commute Rossini Overture Week: La Cenerentola

Learn about Gioachino Rossini and his Overtures!

This week on Kids’ Commute, we are exploring 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 from the music in the main opera. 

 

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Classical Music
10:07 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Kids' Commute Rossini Overture Week: The Barber of Seville

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 from the music in the main opera. 


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